Skip to main content

See also:

2014 Golden Globe winners: Find out who took home the trophies!

2014 Golden Globe Winners
2014 Golden Globe Winners
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards aired tonight (January 12, 2014) and contained a few surprise winners. The heavy favorites won in some categories, but were shut out in others. Here is a quick and easy recap of all the night’s major winners.

TV Categories:

  • Best Miniseries of TV Film: HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Film: Jacqueline Bisset for “Dancing on the Edge”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries of TV Film: Jon Voight for “Ray Donovan”
  • Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Film: Elisabeth Moss for “Top of the Lake”
  • Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film: Michael Douglas for “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series: Andy Samberg for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series: Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation”
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series: Robin Wright for “House of Cards”
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad”
  • Best Musical or Comedy Series: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • Best Drama Series: “Breaking Bad”

Film Categories:

  • Best Screenplay: Spike Jonze for “Her”
  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence for “American Hustle
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, Musical or Comedy: Jared Leto for “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams for “American Hustle”
  • Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Best Actress in a Drama: Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine”
  • Best Actor in a Drama: Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • Best Musical or Comedy:American Hustle
  • Best Drama: “12 Years a Slave

In television it was a bit of shock that Andy Samberg and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” took home awards. Both of those categories were stacked with established, popular shows and former award winners. This was Amy Poehler’s third nomination and her first win. She was up against favorite Julia Louis-Dreyfus and critical darling Lena Dunham. She was utterly shocked to win. It was no shock that “Breaking Bad” won. It went out with a bang and I would have been surprised had the not won. It was also good to see “House of Cards” get some love. Robin Wright is amazing in it and the show itself is fantastic.

Perhaps the biggest shock, to me at least, was Matthew McConaughey winning for “Dallas Buyers Club.” He gives a fantastic performance (his career in general has been on a roll these last few years), but he was up against some true powerhouses and Hollywood icons. Many thought Leonardo DiCaprio might not win simply because he plays a bad guy in a movie filled with rough language and unlikable people. “American Hustle” announced itself as a major player, but “12 Years a Slave” is still clearly the drama to beat going into the Oscars.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 16, 2014. It will be interesting to see how much of a predictor the Golden Globes turn out to be.