Golden Globes TV Winners: Mr. Robot and Mozart Make Their Mark Amid Other Surprises
The show won for best drama, beating out a stellar list that included Game of Thrones (HBO), Narcos (Netflix), Outlander (Starz) and Empire (Fox).
Mr. Robot's wins began early, as Christian Slater picked up the Globe in the TV supporting actor category. "Thank you Hollywood for letting me do what I love to do for the past four decades," he said.
Globes voters were also hip to music this year. Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle won the award for best comedy, and also for comedy actor (Gael Garcia Bernal).
The two big actress awards also went to music-fueled performances: Taraji P. Henson won best drama actress for her hip-hop Fox series Empire, and Rachel Bloom was the surprise winner in the comedy actress category, for The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Mozart beat out Casual (Hulu), Orange is the New Black (Netflix), Transparent (Amazon), and HBO’s Silicon Valley and Veep.
"We're so lucky we get to do a show that honors musicians," executive producer Paul Weitz said. It also makes it two winning years in a row for Amazon, which took the comedy award last year for Transparent.
Bernal won in a competitive category that included Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk), Rob Lowe (The Grinder) and last year's winner, Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent).
Henson handed out cookies around the Beverly Hilton audience after her name was announced—an homage, of course, to her Empire character, Cookie Lyon.
"Cookies for everyone tonight," she exclaimed. "Who knew that playing an ex-convict would take me all around the globe?"
Henson beat Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Catriona Balfe (Outlander) and Eva Greene (Penny Dreadful).
As for Bloom, that made it two years in a row for The CW, which won the comedy actress award last year too for Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez.
"We almost didn't have a show," explained an out-of-breath Bloom. "We made a pilot for another network (Showtime)," which eventually passed on it, before it ended up on The CW.
Bloom beat Rodriguez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens) and Globes fave Lily Tomlin (Grace & Frankie), who also landed a nomination for best actress in a motion picture (Grandma).
Jon Hamm won another Globe for Mad Men-- and this time it was televised. He last won the best drama actor Globe in 2008, the year the show turned into a press conference due to the Writers Guild of America strike.
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"Thank you for including me in this insanely talented group of actors," Hamm said. The actor, who won the Emmy in September, thanked creator Matt Weiner (something he forgot to do at the Emmys) for creating such a "horrible" character in Don Draper.
"Thank you," he quipped in his thanks to Weiner, "for not taking my suggestion and ending the entire series on Chumbawumba."
Hamm beat Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Wagner Moura (Narcos) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul). It was the lone farewell nomination for Mad Men.
In the miniseries/motion picture arena, voters went with Masterpiece's Wolf Hall (PBS) over Fargo (FX), American Crime (ABC), American Horror Story: Hotel (FX) and Flesh and Bone (Starz).
Meanwhile, Globes voters haven't quite given up their love for Showtime's The Affair. The show, which won the best drama award last year, wasn't nominated this year-- but Maura Tierney still picked up the Globe for supporting actress.
"This category very flattering," Tierney said. "There are a huge amount of actresses in so many different TV movies and series."
FX picked up a win for American Horror Story: Hotel's Lady Gaga, who landed the Globe for outstanding actress in a movie or limited series.
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"I feel like Cher in Moonstruck right now," she said. "This is one of the greatest moments of my life. I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer but music worked out first!"
Oscar Isaac won the Globe for movie/limited series actor via HBO's Show Me a Hero.
The Globes didn't show favoritism when it came to awarding different platforms, as broadcast, cable and streaming all had reason to cheer the winners.
The final network tally: Amazon and USA landed two, while The CW, Fox, AMC, HBO, PBS, FX and Showtime each received one.
A full list of nominees is below:
2016 Golden Globes: TV Winners and Nominees
Best Television Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot (WINNER)
Best Actress, TV Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (WINNER)
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Actor, TV Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (WINNER)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Mozart in the Jungle (WINNER)
Orange Is the New Black
Best Actress, TV Comedy or Musical
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (WINNER)
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Best Actor, TV Comedy or Musical
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle (WINNER)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Best TV Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall (WINNER)
Best Actor, TV Miniseries or Movie
Patrick Wilson, Fargo
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero (WINNER)
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Idris Elba, Luther
Best Actress, TV Miniseries or Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel (WINNER)
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Best Supporting Actress, TV Series, Miniseries or Movie
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Maura Tierney, The Affair (WINNER)
Judith Light, Transparent
Best Supporting Actor, TV Series, Miniseries or Movie
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (WINNER)
A number of the TV nominees also got called out in the movie nominations--see the list of 2016 Golden Globe movie nominations here.