Cable shows shut out network television at Golden Globes awards

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Associated Press

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It was a battle for cable TV supremacy at the Golden Globes awards, with three honors each for Showtime's CIA thriller "Homeland" and "Game Change," the HBO movie about Sarah Palin's 2008 vice presidential candidacy.

HBO's "Girls" picked up two awards for best comedy. Show creator Lena Dunham was tapped as best comic actress, beating out nominees Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of NBC. In fact, all the commercial networks were snubbed and PBS received just one award.

"Homeland" scored a sweep of the biggest drama awards, including best TV drama for the second year in a row. Co-stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis both won top acting awards.

Veteran actress Maggie Smith received a best supporting actress award for PBS' "Downton Abbey."

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APPHOTO CASH336: Damian Lewis poses with the award for best performance by an actor in a television series - drama for "Homeland" backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (13 Jan 2013)

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APPHOTO NYET765: This image released by NBC shows Claire Danes with her award for best actress in a TV drama series for her role in "Homeland" during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater) (13 Jan 2013)

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APPHOTO CAPM517: Actress Julianne Moore, winner of the award for best actress in a miniseries for "Game Change," arrives at the HBO Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo byC hris Pizzello/Invision/AP) (13 Jan 2013)

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