Golden Globes: The 5 most surprising winners

January 12, 2015 5:05 AM

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5. Fargo beats True Detective — and Billy Bob Thornton beats Matthew McConaughey. The two acclaimed freshman crime anthology dramas finally squared off in a major race (for the Emmys they competed in different categories). Both shows are terrific; you can make an argument for either one winning this category. Yet True Detective has enjoyed more buzz and Thornton topping McConaughey was definitely a shock given the latter’s mesmerizing performance that was such a large part of True Detective‘s success.

4. How to Train Your Dragon 2 wins best animated movie. Most assumed The LEGO Movie and Big Hero 6 were duking it out, yet Dragon swooped in for the kill—and they didn’t even begrudge the movie for having a “2” on it.

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