Toni Collette wins Golden Globe

By David Knox on January 18, 2010 / Filed Under Pay TV 24

Toni Collette has won a Golden Globe award as Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for United States of Tara.

“The first time I came here 15 years ago I was on the loo and missed my whole category!” she said.

Collette was the sole Aussie to win, with both Simon Baker and Rose Byrne missing out.

Ricky Gervais opened the show by reminding everyone he created The Office, not Steve Carrell and chose to plug it.

“I’m not used to these sort of vieweing figures. Let’s face it neither is NBC.”

Within another 3 minutes he said “Let’s get on with it before NBC repalces me with Jay Leno.”

He also made a wisecrack at Kiefer Sutherland’s expense when he suggested scenes of Jack Bauer thumping people wasn’t necessarily in the script.

Presenter Felicity Huffman struggled to remember her rehearsed welcoming the HFPA President.

TV winners in bold:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Lea Michele, “Glee”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt, “Damages”
John Lithgow, “Dexter”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House M.D.”
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Glenn Close, “Damages”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgewick, “The Closer”

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Georgia O’Keefe”
“Grey Gardens”
“Into the Storm”
“Little Dorrit”
“Taking chance”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”
Kenneth Branagh, “Wallander: One Step Behind”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Endgame”
Brendan Gleeson, “Into the Storm”
Jeremy Irons, “Georgia O’Keefe”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keefe”
Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”
Jessica Lange, “Grey Gardens”
Anna Paquin, “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”
Sigourney Weaver, “Prayers for Bobby”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”

Best Television Series – Drama
“Mad Men”
“House M.D.”
“True Blood”
“Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams, “Hung”
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”
Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Best Television Series – Comedy
“30 Rock”
“The Office”
“Modern Family”

The night’s Red Carpet Arrivals turned into Wet Carpet Arrivals as steady rain continued over the carpet outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel. A sea of umbrellas kept stars, media and crews on their feet with plenty of soaked gowns and A-list stars humbled before drenched fans.

The award ceremony is repeated tonight at 8:35pm on FOX8.

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  1. Tony January 19, 2010 at 10:41 am -

    And the award for worst plastic surgery goes to … Sophia Loren.

  2. Macca January 19, 2010 at 6:46 am -

    Tara and Dexter were my favorite shows of 2009, congrats to all involved!

  3. Harry January 18, 2010 at 11:05 pm -

    Well Done to Toni Collette – I was hoping she would win, its great that she did! Well Done to the guy from Dexter, although Im not a fan of the show, he is brilliant on the show, as was John Lithgow.

  4. AA January 18, 2010 at 10:32 pm -

    Love Toni Collette-so happy she’s finally won a Golden Globe.

  5. effdee January 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm -

    Congrats to Toni….
    I looked at all the other shows names and…. I haven’t seen any of them, not my taste at all, but I wouldn’t miss Tara for anything!

  6. AlvinC January 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm -

    Congrats to Glee (thnks Ryan Murphy for such a great show) and congrats to Toni as well.

  7. Matt January 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm -

    Thank the gods 30 Rock didn’t clean up again, shows that the Globes judges were actually paying attention. The drop off from the first two season to the third has been huge, I’m not at all excited about 30 Rock anymore. I don’t know if Glee deserved to win, personally I’d have gone with the under appreciated Office but I guess Glee is the hot new thing and got recognized for that.

    Michael C. Hall Delta’d it. John Hamm or Cranston (not nominated) were better performances but I’m happy Dexter gets to win something because I can’t imagine the show going on much longer without dropping off.

  8. Swayslayer January 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm -

    What a year at the Globes! Michael C. Hall was sorely overdue a globe for his work on Dexter. And props to John Lithgow for showing everyone just how scary a mofo he can be.

    I love 30 Rock but Glee was certainly the deserving comedy breakout show this year. I’m sure Tina didn’t mind being beaten by a cast of singing, geeky teenagers…

    And what about Julianna Margulies taking out Best Actress for a TV Drama?! She beat out some weighty competition!

  9. Andrew January 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm -

    @Beckala, yeah Chloe’s great! have you seen her in Brown Bunny? Her finest performance yet!

  10. Tepee January 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm -

    Love 30 Rock but also love Glee and I’m glad the former hasn’t hogged the limelight for 3 years in a row. Congrats to Toni who was brilliant in Tara for winning in such a tight category.

  11. Dean January 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm -

    WTF? Glee over 30 Rock? Now I’ve heard everything…..

  12. par3182 January 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm -

    hooray that an awards group finally recognised that chloe sevigny is the jewel in the crown big love (the only thing better would have been a tie with jane lynch)

  13. Beckala January 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm -

    So great to see Big Love honoured – that is such a brilliant show and Chloe Sevigny is absolutely incredible!

  14. Brodie January 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm -

    Shame Dexter didn’t take out out best television series, to go with nods for John Lithgow and Michael C Hall.

  15. David Knox January 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm -

    2 hrs in now.

  16. Andrew January 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm -

    Why is Kyle or Jackie O tweeting about being pushed onto the res carpet with the stars just minutes ago? Isn’t the show like half way through?

  17. Craig January 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm -

    Great to see Toni Collette win also John Lithgow and Michael C. Hall for Dexter. And of course Grey Gardens as best TV movie and Drew Barrymore.

    Best of all Lauren Graham was there and not many could miss that bright pink dress!

  18. steven g January 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm -

    Fantastic for Toni Collette and Michael C Hall. Love both shows !

  19. tomothy January 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm -

    John Lithgow & Michael C Hall were very deserving winners. Michael looks very different in that picture, glad he is in remission.

  20. Steph January 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm -

    Yay Toni! Pity we’re not going to see it on FTA

  21. Jed January 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm -

    Well done Toni Collette, well deserved. And glad that Michael C Hall won for Dexter.

  22. koverstreet January 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm -

    haha love that Leno joke,Ricky G is hilarious.

    Shame it isn’t on FTA any longer.

  23. Andy January 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm -

    I love Toni Collette. Congratulations Toni! Very well deserved.

  24. Brodie January 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm -

    John Lithgow’s performance in Dexter was outstanding. Great to see him walk away with a win.

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