Brooklyn Nine Nine caused the biggest upset at the Golden Globes last night, when it not only picked up the Best Television Comedy gong, but its star, Andy Samberg, managed to claim the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical too.
Samberg was clearly in a state of shock when he picked up his award. He stood on the stage and remarked, “Oh no! I didn’t prepare anything! It wasn’t going to happen. You guys. The Globes, right? Who knew?”
The former Saturday Night Live star continued, “I guess I’ll just thank everyone. Thanks to Fox and [president] Kevin Reilly and Universal. And, you know, the guys that came up with the show, Mike [Schur] and Dan [Goor]. The cast is awesome. The crew, really good, can’t forget them. The writers kick A. Everyone on my team. And, no, I really do love them and respect them.”
He also made sure to thank his Lonely Island bandmates, stating, “And [Akiva Schaffer] and [Jorma Taccone from the Lonely Island] who I have done everything in my career with. And, of course my beautiful and incredible wife [musician] Joanna [Newsom], who I love so much.”
Samberg beat Arrested Development’s Jason Bateman, Don Cheadle from House Of Lies, Michael J. Fox from The Michael J. Fox Show, and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons to surprisingly pick up the award.
However, that wouldn’t be Brooklyn Nine Nine’s only triumph at the ceremony. Despite going up against the more experienced comedies The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Modern Family and Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine Nine also picked up the Best Television Comedy statue too.
The show’s co-creator, Dan Goor, took to the stage to accept the award, and like Samberg he was clearly bemused by the success.
He stated, “I’m a terrible actor, so you can be assured I’m very surprised in real life. I want to thank Universal Television and Fox, especially Kevin Reilly who controls our fate and who is very, very handsome and smart.”
Goor then admitted that he had picked a career in Hollywood over going to medical school, and he teased, “This is way better than saving a human life.”
Brooklyn Nine Nine’s success is even more surprising when you consider the fact that it only recently aired its twelfth episode last week, and it still remains a relatively unknown quantity as it only draws in around 3.8 million viewers an episode.