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On a night of surprises at the Golden Globes, Michael Keaton winning the award for best actor in a motion picture, music or comedy, for his performance in “Birdman” was somewhat expected. The 63-year old actor gave a heartfelt acceptance speech, talking about growing up in a “run-down farmhouse” where the rules included “always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”

Keaton was one of several first-time winners at Sunday’s ceremony. His only other nomination came in 2003, for his performance in the HBO movie “Live from Baghdad.”

Here are the other first-time winners:

Actor, drama: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

This was the first nomination for Redmayne, who portrayed the physicist Stephen Hawking.

Supporting actor, film: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

The veteran character actor was a first-time nominee and took home the first award of the night.

Supporting actress, film: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Arquette had three previous nominations for her role in the TV drama “Medium.” This was her first nomination as a film actress.

Director, film: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Linklater earned his first two Globe nominations this year, both for “Boyhood”; he was also nominated for best screenplay.

Actor, drama series: Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

The two-time Oscar winner finally won a Golden Globe, on his eighth try. “I can’t [bleeping] believe I won one,” he said.

Actress, drama series: Ruth Wilson, “The Affair”

Wilson was nominated previously in 2008 for her role as Jane Eyre in a TV miniseries.

Actor, musical or comedy series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

This was Tambor’s first nomination.

Actress, musical or comedy series: Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”

The 30-year old newcomer, a first-time nominee from a rookie show, beat out such established actresses as Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”).

Actor, miniseries or movie: Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Thornton, who has a screenwriting Oscar, has been nominated four previous times, all for movies: “Bad Santa,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “Bandits” and “A Simple Plan.”

Actress, miniseries or movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman”

This was Gyllenhaal’s third nomination.

Supporting actor, series, miniseries or movie: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”

This was Bomer’s first nomination.

Supporting actress, series, miniseries or movie: Joanne Froggatt, “Downtown Abbey”

Froggatt’s win, the second award of the night, set the tone for the show — the first-time nominee was an upset winner over Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”).

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