Watching the Golden Globe Awards with PBS and TV critics, who’ve promised to root for “Downton Abbey” in all relevant categories. Which includes the night’s first TV derby: Best Supporting Actress in...well, anything.
And, like the first category, which was best suporting actor in a movie, it’s won by — an accent! The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which throws this clambake, loves handing out trophies to actors with accents.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- WINNER: Maggie Smith “Downton Abbey: Season 2.” As usual, Maggie Smith is a no show.
- Hayden Panettiere in “Nashville”
- Archie Panjabi in “The Good Wife”
- Sarah Paulson in “Game Change”
- Sofia Vergara in “Modern Family”
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- WINNER: “Game Change.” HBO, which telecast, stands for Heroic Brave Operation, we’re told.
- “The Girl”
- “Hatfields & McCoy”
- “The Hour”
- “Political Animals”
And here’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s monologue, which kicked off the show: