TV newbies dominate Globes

A fleet of freshman winners from cable flooded the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, which would have shut out the Big Four entirely were it not for ABC’s “Modern Family” in the best comedy category.

The victors hailed mainly from HBO and Showtime, the latter having the only series to be recognized more than once: “Homeland” scored for best drama series and its star, Claire Danes, picked up best actress in a drama.

But Showtime’s third win may have been the night’s biggest upset: Matt LeBlanc took home best comedy actor honors for the relatively unheralded series “Episodes.”

The former “Friends” star acknowledged the show’s executive producers, Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane, in his acceptance speech for writing a fictional version of his actual self for the series.

“They write a Matt LeBlanc that is way more fun and interesting than the real thing,” joked LeBlanc. “I wish i was him.

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