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Cable Triumphs at 73rd Golden Globes

Cable Triumphs at 73rd Golden Globes


Cable shows and their beloved celebrities shined in last night’s 73rd annual Golden Globes, claiming six out of the eleven accolades for television.

USA Network came out with two big wins for Mr. Robot. Mr. Robot won for best television drama series in its first season debut, beating out usual favorite HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Christian Slater snagged the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for his stint as Elliott Alderson.

Cable superstar Jon Hamm closed out his career with AMC’s Mad Men on a high, taking the award for best performance in a television drama series as Don Draper for the second time, having also won in 2008.

Maura Tierney walked away with her first Golden Globe for best actress in a supporting role in a television series for her character Helen Solloway in Showtime’s The Affair.

Cable also struck gold with its actors in the limited series category. HBO’s Oscar Isaac, who starred in the miniseries Show Me a Hero, earned the award for best actor, and Lady Gaga won best actress for FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel, the first Golden Globe nomination and win for the singer and songwriter.

A few of the results may have surprised audiences, but the outcome says a lot about how cable plotlines continue to push boundaries, explore the inner psyches of quirky characters and come out on top. Whether the shows are new and up and coming or in their last season, the momentum of good storytelling and good acting carries on.