Cable shows shut out network television at Golden Globes awards

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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