But maybe the night's biggest shocker came with the TV comedy prize for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Fox's new cop spoof starring
"I couldn't be more surprised," Samberg told reporters backstage, adding that in his on-camera acceptance speech he had forgotten to thank his parents, not to mention the
Sunday's wins could prove crucial for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which has earned generally strong reviews but has struggled in the ratings. Although the September premiere attracted 6.2 million total viewers, only a bit more than half that number have watched episodes since, according to Nielsen. On Sunday, the show was No. 1 in a field of much better known competitors:
"We're very stunned, very grateful, very happy," said "Brooklyn" co-creator Dan Goor backstage. Fox executives will decide in May whether to bring the show back.
"Breaking Bad," meanwhile, celebrated its Globes victory without having to worry about a renewal. The show wrapped up its run in September with a finale seen by more than 10 million total viewers. The creators are preparing a sequel, "Better Call Saul."
"The fans have lifted this up to a level that none of us could have predicted,"
Creator Vince Gilligan said that the producers were determined not to keep the show on the air too long.
"Better to go out with people wanting more than people going, 'Aw, crap, is that thing still on the air?'" Gilligan said backstage.
The prize for best miniseries or TV movie went, as many observers had expected, to "Behind the Candelabra," HBO's biopic of the popular pianist Liberace, starring
Douglas, who also took home the lead actor prize in the miniseries category, said his costar deserved a nod as well.
"It's fine for somebody of my age to reach out and do this character," the 69-year-old "Wall Street" star told reporters. "But for a leading man of [Damon's] stature to take on this gamble and perform as well as he did is inspirational."
Amy Poehler, who co-hosted
But maybe the most talked-about acceptance speech came from Jacqueline Bisset, who had been nominated for Golden Globes four times previously, including as best newcomer in 1969. This time, collecting a prize as supporting actress in the miniseries category for the
"My skin is very alive with emotion," Bisset explained to reporters backstage. "I get there quickly. Sometimes it's better not to get there so quickly — emotion freaks people out."
Times staff writers Amy Kaufman and Chris Lee contributed to this report.