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Posted at 12:20 AM ET, 01/17/2011

Golden Globe winners 2011: Katey Sagal, Paul Giamatti and the night's big surprises

By Jen Chaney

Katey Sagal, accepting her Golden Globe. (Reuters) | More photos: Show | Fashion

Annette Bening and "The Kids Are Alright" won. Natalie Portman, Colin Firth and "The Social Network" won. Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and "Glee" took home trophies, too.

No, there weren't too many surprises at this year's Golden Globe Awards. But there were three winners who fell into the somewhat unexpected category. Here's who they are, followed by a complete list of all the Golden Globe winners.

Surprise No. 1: Katey Sagal for lead actress in a TV drama

Sagal won for her role on "Sons of Anarchy," beating out previous winners like Julianna Margulies and Kyra Sedgwick. Those familiar with the actress's work as a motorcycle matriarch who becomes a victim of rape may not have been surprised by the honor. But Sagal seemed to be.

Surprise No. 2: Jim Parsons for lead actor in a TV comedy

Since "The Big Bang Theory's" Parsons won the Emmy for his portrayal of uber-nerd Sheldon last year, it wasn't totally out of the blue for him to win a Globe. But it was natural to think the Foreign Press might go with Alec Baldwin or "Glee's" Matthew Morrison. But they did not and Parsons now has another trophy for his collection.

Surprise No. 3: Paul Giamatti wins for lead actor in a movie comedy/musical

With Johnny Depp nominated twice -- and Giamatti up for a film, "Barney's Version," that the average moviegoer hasn't heard of, let alone seen -- the "Sideways" star didn't exactly look like a frontrunner in this race. But he emerged as the winner, deservedly so, in the night's biggest surprise. His performance as a prickly and neurotic TV producer with an enduring love for his third wife, played by Rosamund Pike, was undeniably strong.

Now here's the list of all the Golden Globe Award winners, and an invitation for you to share (via the comments section) the Golden Globe winners who surprised you.

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Best Picture, Drama: "The Social Network."

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Kids Are All Right."

Best Actor, Drama: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech."

Best Actress, Drama: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan."

Best Director: David Fincher, "The Social Network."

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right."

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti, "Barney's Version."

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter."

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter."

Best Foreign Language: "In a Better World."

Best Animated Film: "Toy Story 3."

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network."

Best Original Score: "The Social Network."

Best Original Song: "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," (written by Diane Warren), "Burlesque."

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Best Series, Drama: "Boardwalk Empire," HBO.

Best Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire."

Best Actress, Drama: Katey Sagal, "Sons of Anarchy."

Best Series, Musical or Comedy: "Glee," Fox.

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory."

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Linney, "The Big C."

Best Miniseries or Movie: "Carlos," Sundance Channel.

Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin."

Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack."

Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jane Lynch, "Glee."

Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Chris Colfer, "Glee."

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By Jen Chaney  | January 17, 2011; 12:20 AM ET
Categories:  Awards Season, Movies, TV  | Tags:  Golden Globes  
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Comments

Finally, Peg Bundy wins an Emmy for Married With Children after all these years. Oh, wait.

Posted by: bsumner | January 17, 2011 1:04 AM | Report abuse

January 17, 2011 at 1:40 am
Nominations video and the winners
68th Golden Globe 2011 Winners list Announced Watch This out http://68th-golden-globe-winners-list.notlong.com

Posted by: rahul_198820002000 | January 17, 2011 2:06 AM | Report abuse

The one award I was really elated with was for Clare Danes in Temple Grandin.

January 17, 2011 at 1:40 am
Nominations video and the winners
68th Golden Globe 2011 Winners list Announced Watch This out http://68th-golden-globe-winners-list.notlong.com

Posted by: rahul_198820002000 | January 17, 2011 2:07 AM | Report abuse

Steve Buscemi and Boardwalk Empire--well-deserved.

Posted by: RC80 | January 17, 2011 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Why is Katey's win over Margulies a surprise? Despite playing the title character, the "Good Wife", Margulies does not carry the show. She usually has the same or less dialog than Archie Panjabi (Kalinda). She's simply another character among an ensemble cast. Her gratuitous s-e-x scenes aren't award worthy and shouldn't be.

Posted by: Nghbrhdwatch | January 17, 2011 8:27 AM | Report abuse

How To Train Your Dragon is a better movie than Toy Story 3. I hope it's not snubbed at the Oscars, too...

Posted by: Duodenum | January 17, 2011 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Saw trailer, and after Paul Giamatti won for his role in Barney's Version which co-stars Dustin Hoffman as his father looks really well acted and a great story. It was based on the award winning comic novel by Mordecai Richler.

Posted by: JMartin8 | January 17, 2011 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I'm confused, how is "The Kids are Alright" in the musical or comedy catagory? It was neither a comedy or musical, but a drama. I can never figure out these award shows.

Posted by: jthomason2 | January 17, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm confused, how is "The Kids are Alright" in the musical or comedy catagory? It was neither a comedy or musical, but a drama. I can never figure out these award shows.

Posted by: jthomason2 | January 17, 2011 5:16 PM | Report abuse

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