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Golden Globe Awards: 'Homeland' wins Best Television Series - Drama for 2nd time

01/13/2013 by Corinne Heller

The terrorism-themed Showtime drama series "Homeland," starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, has won the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Drama, marking its second win in the top TV category in the row.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 13. "Homeland" beat "Boardwalk Empire," ''Breaking Bad," ''Downton Abbey" and Aaron Sorkin's new show "The Newsroom."

In "Homeland," which debuted in 2011, Danes plays bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis plays her lover, Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Iraq War veteran who secretly became an Islamic terrorist while in captivity and who was elected as a congressman after his return home.

The show also stars "Princess Bride" actor Mandy Patinkin as Mathison's mentor and CIA superior. All three actors earned individual Golden Globe nods this year, marking Danes' fourth nod and Lewis' and Patinkin's third.

Minutes before the show was announced as the 2013 winner of Best Television Series - Drama, Lewis won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama. Danes took home the prize later in the evening.

Last year, "Homeland" won the Golden Globe for Television Series - Drama and six Emmys, including the award for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for Lewis and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for Danes. In 2012, she also won an Golden Globe for her role, which marked her third overall. Lewis was nominated for one last year but lost to Kelsey Grammer of the Starz series "Boss."

Danes earned her first Golden Globe award and first Emmy nomination in 1995, given for her lead role in the short-lived series "My So-Called Life," which launched her career. She won her second Golden Globe and first Emmy in 2010, for the television film "Temple Grandin."

Lewis earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his role in the 2001 mini-series "Band of Brothers." Patinkin received his first for his performance in the 1983 movie "Yentl," in which he starred opposite Barbra Streisand. He was nominated for his second Golden Globe in 1995 for his role in the medical drama series "Chicago Hope."

The cast of "Homeland" celebrated the show's Golden Globe nominations at a Showtime party a day earlier, on January 12. Actor Navid Negahban, who plays the Islamic terrorist Abu Nazir, and Morena Baccarin, who plays Lewis' character's wife, also attended (Check out photos from the event).

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