Golden Globes 2014: Breaking Bad and Behind The Candelabra win big
Story by Jack Foley
STEVEN Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra and Breaking Bad emerged as the big winners in the TV categories at the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 12, 2014).
The Liberace biopic was named best TV movie/mini-series ahead of British productions Dancing On The Edge and The White Queen, with leading Michael Douglas picking up the best actor in a TV movie, series or mini-series, ahead of his co-star Matt Damon and British duo Idris Elba (for Luther) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (for Dancing In The Edge).
The film, which was released in cinemas around the world, was only shown on cable channel HBO in the US after failing to find a distributor to back it due to its subject matter.
Crime drama Breaking Bad also came away with two awards, including best drama series and best actor in a drama for its leading man Bryan Cranston.
It was the first Golden Globe for Cranston, who had been nominated for the same award every year since 2011. He said the award was “a lovely way to say goodbye” after the series ended after five years in September.
Another double award winner in the TV categories was newly commissioned police caper Brooklyn Nine-Nine, wihch was crowned best comedy or musical TV series, while leading man Andy Samberg took home the best actor in a comedy trophy ahead of the likes of Michael J Fox, Don Cheadle and Jason Bateman (for Netflix’s Arrested Development revival).
Amy Poehler, who co-hosted the ceremony with Tina Fey, won best actress in a TV comedy or musical for her role in Parks and Recreation, while Robin Wright was named best actress in a drama series for the Netflix original series House of Cards.
Elisabeth Moss won best actress in a TV movie or mini-series for BBC drama Top of the Lake and veteran actor Jon Voight collected best supporting actor in a TV movie, series or mini-series for HBO’s Ray Donovan.
Jacqueline Bisset was named best supporting actress in a TV series, mini-series or TV movie for her part in BBC drama Dancing On The Edge, one of very few British successes despite an incredibly strong showing among the nominees.