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Jon Voight wins Golden Globe Award for 'Ray Donovan'

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Actor Jon Voight has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his performance in "Ray Donovan" 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.

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In his acceptance speech Voight slowly said "I know you all. I am very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this great honor and I am truly humble to be among my talented peers. Working on 'Ray Donovan' is an endless joy."

In "Ray Donovan" Jon Voight plays Mickey Donovan, Ray's father that has been recently released from prison after serving time for murder. Mickey is a charming character that has a goal to settle back with his family and perhaps settle a few scores along the way.

This is the fourth Golden Globe win and tenth nomination for Jon Voight. His previous Golden Globe wins were in:

  • 1986 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Runaway Train"
  • 1979 - Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama for "Coming Home"
  • 1973 - Most Promising Newcomer - Male for "Midnight Cowboy"

Also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television were:

  • Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad")
  • Josh Charles ("The Good Wife")
  • Rob Lowe ("Behind the Candelabra")
  • Corey Stoll ("House of Cards")

"Ray Donovan" was nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards this evening, including:

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for Liev Schreiber

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

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