Actress Claire Danes has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama for her performance in "Homeland" on Jan. 13 at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards are presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honor the best in film and television. Tonight’s show was hosted by SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and broadcast around the world from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
This is Claire Dane's fourth Golden Globe Award win and fifth nomination. Her previous Golden Globe Awards were won in:
- 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama for her performance in "Homeland."
- 2011 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her performance in "Temple Grandin."
- 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama for her performance in "My So-Called Life."
"Homeland," is the Showtime television series about Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) as he returns home eight years after going missing in Iraq. Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), a driven CIA officer, suspects he might be plotting an attack on America.
"Homeland" was nominated for a total of 4 Golden Globe Awards this evening, with the other nominations for:
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television to actor Mandy Patinkin
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama to actor Damian Lewis
- Best Television Series - Drama
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