Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 12 Years a Slave and More 2014 Golden Globes Upsets

Andy Samberg, Jacqueline Bissett and Jon Voight's wins had some viewers scratching their heads

By Zach Johnson Jan 13, 2014 4:34 PMTags
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Few predicted that Brooklyn Nine-Nine would take home the Golden Globe for Best TV Series (Comedy), but Fox's freshman half-hour hit did just that on Sunday, Jan. 12.

"I almost went to med school, [but] I decided to do this," the cop comedy's co-creator Dan Goor said, motioning to his new statue. "This is way better, way better than saving a human life. Thank you!"

It beat CBS' The Big Bang Theory, HBO's Girls, ABC's Modern Family and NBC's Parks and Recreation.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's star, Andy Samberg, was equally shocked when he was named Best Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy), besting Arrested Development's Jason Bateman, House of Lies' Don Cheadle, The Michael J. Fox Show's Michael J. Fox and The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons.

"Oh no! I didn't prepare anything! It wasn't going to happen," a visibly confused Samberg, 35, told the audience. "You guys. The Globes, right? Who knew? I guess I'll just thank everyone."

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Jacqueline Bisset and Jon Voight were surprise winners in the supporting actor categories, more than 40 years after they were each recognized in the now-defunct Most Promising Newcomer category.

The former, who starred in the miniseries Dancing on the Edge, could barely form a coherent sentence after she finally made it onstage. "I want to thank the people who have given me joy, and there have been many. And the people who have given me s--t, I say it like my mother—what did she say? She used to say, 'Go to hell, and don't come back,'" said Bissett, who is also Angelina Jolie's godmother.

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After losing in 2012 and 2013, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler finally won her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy). Nurse Jackie's Edie Falco and Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus were considered the frontrunners to win, while New Girl's Zooey Deschanel and Girls' Lena Dunham were also nominated. "I think I'm 0 for 13 in these awards shows, so I was very, very, very surprised to win and very excited," Golden Globes co-host Poehler later told E! News.

Robin Wright beat predicted threats Juliana Margulies and Kerry Washington in the Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama) category. The House of Cards star's win also marked Netflix's first victory.

12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were nominated in seven movie categories, though the former didn't fare as well as the latter. The drama and the comedy each won their Best Motion Picture title, but 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor lost in the Best Actor category. Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o were also defeated in the Supporting Actor/Actress categories, in spite of their rave reviews.

Blue Jasmine star Cate Blanchett reigned supreme in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) category, triumphing over Gravity's Sandra Bullock, Philomena's Judi Dench, Saving Mr. Banks' Emma Thompson and Labor Day's Kate Winslet. It marked Blanchett's third win at the Golden Globes.

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