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Amy Poehler wins Golden Globe Award for 'Parks and Recreation'

Actress Amy Poehler has just won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical for his performance in "Parks and Recreation" on Jan. 12, 2014, at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honors the best in television and film. Tonight’s show was hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey live on NBC.

Amy Poehler stars in 'Parks and Recreation.'
Amy Poehler stars in 'Parks and Recreation.'
Photography courtesy of NBC
Amy Poehler wins Golden Globe Award for 'Parks and Recreation.'
Photograph courtesy of NBC

Before leaping to the stage, Amy was getting a back message from Bono and turned and gave him a big kiss and proclaimed "I never won anything like this!"

In "Parks and Recreation," Amy Poehler plays Leslie Knope. She is Deputy Parks Director of Pawnee's parks and recreation department. But her dreams go way beyond town politics as she desires to be the first woman President of the United States.

This is the first Golden Globe win and third nomination for Amy Poehler. Her prior nominations have also been for her work in "Parks and Recreation."

Also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical were:

  • Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl"
  • Lena Dunham for "Girls"
  • Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep"

"Parks and Recreation" was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards this evening. The second nomination for "Parks and Recreation" was for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at

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