| BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Jan 12 The Golden Globes
honored the old and the new with its top television awards on
Sunday, with long-running series "Breaking Bad" taking home best
drama while newcomer police show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" earned
best comedy honors.
"Breaking Bad," which told the gritty tale of a chemistry
teacher turned meth cook, won the Golden Globe for best
television drama series for the first time after having been
nominated in three previous years.
Its star, Bryan Cranston, also picked up his first Golden
Globe for best actor in a TV drama. He, too, had received three
previous nominations for his role as unlikely drug kingpin
Walter White. AMC's "Breaking Bad" wound down last year
after five widely acclaimed seasons.
"This is such a wonderful honor and such a lovely way to say
goodbye to the show that meant so much to me," Cranston said
onstage while accepting his award.
The Golden Globe for best actress in a drama went to Robin
Wright for her role as the formidable wife of a Democratic
congressional leader in the Netflix series "House of
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The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press
Association, are awarded at a star-studded dinner in Beverly
Hills and recognize the year's best achievements in film and
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," a single-camera series about a
childish police detective and his strict gay captain at a
Brooklyn precinct, won best television comedy series after
premiering on the Fox network last fall. It bested last
year's winner, the HBO series "Girls."
"I almost went to med school," the show's co-creator, Dan
Goor, said while accepting the award. "I decided to do this.
This is way, way better than saving a human life."
The show also earned a best comedy actor award for its star,
Saturday Night Live (SNL) veteran Andy Samberg.
His former SNL co-star, Amy Poehler, also won her first
Golden Globe on Sunday for her role as a public official in a
small Indiana town in NBC's "Parks and Recreation."
"I've never won anything like this," an emotional Poehler,
who had been nominated twice before and co-hosted the awards
show with her friend and fellow comedian, Tina Fey, said
onstage. "This is so cliche, but you get really nervous. I never
win so I can't believe I won."
HBO's Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," won
the Golden Globe for best mini-series or TV movie. Hollywood
veteran Michael Douglas won best actor in that category for his
portrayal of the pianist, besting co-star Matt Damon, who played
his young lover.
"The only reason you are not here is I had more sequins,"
Douglas said to Damon while accepting his award.