New shows 'The Crown,' 'At­lanta' anointed by TV Golden Globes

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BEV­ERLY HILLS, Cal­i­for­nia -- New televi sion se­ries were the big win­ners at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, with hip hop com­edy "At­lanta" and Bri­tish royal drama "The Crown" tak­ing the night's top hon­ors.

Net­flix's se­ries about the early reign of Queen El­iz­a­beth II won best tele­vi­sion drama, beat­ing three other new­com­ers as well as HBO's hit me­dieval fan­tasy se­ries "Game of Thrones," which lost the award for the fourth time.

The show's star, Claire Foy, also won a best drama ac­tress award for her por­trayal of the Bri­tish monarch, who she thanked in her ac­cep­tance speech.

"She has been at the cen­ter of the world for the past 63 years, and I think the world could do with a few more women at the cen­ter of it if you ask me," Foy said.

"At­lanta," an FX se­ries about two cousins nav­i­gat­ing the At­lanta hip hop scene, was the only new show in the best com­edy se­ries cat­e­gory. It bested for­mer win­ners in the cat­e­gory "Trans­par­ent" and "Mozart in the Jun­gle," both from Ama­zon Stu­dios, as well as HBO's po­lit­i­cal satire "Veep" and ABC fam­ily com­edy "bl ack-i sh."

"I re­ally just want to thank At­lanta and all the black folks, for real, just for be­ing alive, for do­ing amaz­ing and be­ing amaz­ing peo­ple, I couldn't be here with­out them," Don­ald Glover, who also won a best com­edy ac­tor award for his star­ring role as a hip hop mu­si­cian, said dur­ing the cer­e­mony. "We didn't think any­body was go­ing to like this show, so we ap­pre­ci­ate it."

The Globes, which are handed out by the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion, are known for re­ward­ing emerg­ing se­ries, with shows like hack­ing drama "Mr. Robot," "Trans­par­ent" and "Mozart in the Jun­gle" hav­ing won best se­ries awards after just one sea­son in re­cent years.

An­other new show, Ama­zon's le­gal drama "Go­liath," won one award for best drama ac­tor for its star Billy Bob Thorn­ton.

Tracee El­lis Ross won her first Golden Globe, the best ac­tress in com­edy award for her role as a doc­tor and mother in "black-ish."

FX also took the top honor in the lim­ited se­ries field with "The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son: An Amer­i­can Crime Story." Sarah Paul­son, who played prose­cu­tor Mar­cia Clark in the drama­ti­za­tion of the 1995 dou­ble mur­der trial of foot­ball star Simp­son, claimed the lim­ited se­ries best ac­tress prize.

Bri­tish crime minis­eries "The Night Man­ager" claimed three act­ing awards in the lim­ited se­ries field for Tom Hid­dle­ston, who won for best ac­tor, and Hugh Lau­rie and Olivia Col­man, who won for best sup­port­ing ac­tor and ac­tress, re­spec­tively. - ab­scbn

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