The 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, saw some shocking wins on Sunday night as some of the biggest names fell short while the least expected ones grabbed the trophies. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the ceremony, which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
1. New Show "The Affair" Wins Best TV Series
Many long-running television series such as “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “Downton Abbey” and “The Good Wife” suffered their biggest loss when new series, “The Affair,” won the Best TV Series, Drama award. The Joshua Jackson-starrer series premiered in October 2014 and made it big in its first year.
2. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Defeats Highly Favored "Birdman"
The highly favored “Birdman” was defeated by “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in the best picture in musical or comedy category. But, the Michael Keaton-starrer reclaimed glory in the best actor and best screenplay categories.
3. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Wins Best Animated Movie
“The Lego Movie” and “Big Hero 6” were predicted as the winners in the best animated movie category, but the Golden Globe went to Dean DeBlois-directed film "How to Train Your Dragon 2."
4. Gina Rodriguez Wins Best Actress In A TV Comedy
Gina Rodriguez, whose nomination in the Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy category came as a surprise for many, took home the award on Sunday night. The "Jane the Virgin" star defeated Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black).
5. "Fargo" Beats "True Detective"
The much sought after HBO series "True Detective" was defeated by FX series "Fargo." Another shocker came as Billy Bob Thornton of "Fargo" won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, while Matthew McConaughey, who contributed a major part in the success of "True Detective," lost in the category.