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Globe Awards Honor Newer Series; ‘Weeds’ Parker Wins in an Upset

Jan 16, 2006  •  Post A Comment

In an upset, Mary- Louise Parker beat out all of the “Desperate Housewives” at Monday night’s Golden Globes Awards.

Ms. Parker, star of Showtime’s “Weeds,” won the prize for best performance by an actress in a television series-musical or comedy.

ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” did win the Golden Globe for best television series-musical or comedy, one of four won by resurgent ABC. The network’s “Lost” was named best television series-drama.

HBO took home three Golden Globes, and NBC, CBS, Fox and Showtime won one award each.

With “Weeds” in its first season and “Desperate” in its second, the awards were dominated by relatively new shows, with programs such as “House,” “Commander in Chief,” “The Office” and “Grey’s Anatomy” recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The victory for “Weeds” brings additional recognition to Showtime, which is trying to fight its way out of HBO’s shadow. As Chris Rock, who presented the award to Ms. Parker, said, while millions watch “Desperate Housewives,” “Weeds,” about a suburban widow who deals marijuana, “is only watched by Snoop Doggy Dogg.”

Ms. Parker, who also has appeared on NBC’s “The West Wing,” gave a tribute to the late “West Wing” actor John Spencer during her acceptance speech.

The Golden Globes were broadcast on NBC.

Here is a complete list of the winners in the television categories:

Best Television Series – Drama

“Lost”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Geena Davis – “Commander in Chief”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Hugh Laurie – “House”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

“Desperate Housewives”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Mary-Louise Parker – “Weeds”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell – “The Office”

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Empire Falls”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

S. Epatha Merkerson – “Lackawanna Blues”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jonathan Rhys Meyers – “Elvis”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Paul Newman – “Empire Falls”