While the Emmys singled out "Mr. Robot" star Rami Malek for Best Actor in a Drama, the HFPA chose the star of Amazon series "Goliath." Thornton seemed to think the race was between him and "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk, joking "we have had a feud since the 1940s, when we did a movie with Van Johnson… so there you, go, Bud." He got serious by the end, dedicating his award to a PA from the show who passed away last year.
Unlike the Emmys, where the same show can win over and over, the Globes likes to keep things fresh. There weren't shows much fresher than "Atlanta," which won for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and its star Donald Glover. Last year, "Mozart in the Jungle" and its star Gael Garcia Bernal won both awards.
While another Emmy for Tambor was such a sure thing that Jimmy Kimmel simply handed him one to "save time" at the beginning of the 2016 Emmys, there was no such certainty at the Globes. The HFPA likes to spread the love around, with the television comedy acting award this year going to Donald Glover for "Atlanta."
The uplifting Hollywood musical was expected to be a big winner going into the awards show, but no one expected it to sweep every category. It won Globes for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Best Director (Damien Chazelle) and for score, song, and screenplay. That's a record 7 Globes, the most ever won by any film.
While HBO's futuristic series is a show everyone loves to obsess about it, it left HFPA voters cold. The series, nominated for Best Television Series – Drama, and stars Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton, came up empty-handed at the ceremony.
Another new series that viewers love, the NBC drama was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama but lost to another popular new hit, "The Crown." Nominees Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz, both nominated as supporting, might have canceled each other out.