Eighth time was the charm tonight for Kevin Spacey, who finally won his first Golden Globe tonight after seven previous nominations (1996's The Usual Suspects, 2000's American Beauty, 2002's The Shipping News, 2005's Beyond the Sea, 2009's Recount, 2011's Casino Jack, and Netflix's House of Cards in 2014).
"This is the eight time i've been nominated — I can't fucking believe I won," said the actor, who was bleeped by network censors.
But Spacey wasn't the only first-timer tonight. In fact, it was the inaugural trip to the podium for every single actor who took home a Golden Globe in a television category: The Affair's Ruth Wilson, Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez, Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor, The Honorable Woman's Maggie Gyllenhaal, Fargo's Billy Bob Thornton, Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt, and The Normal Heart's Matt Bomer.
Additionally, three new programs took top honors in the big categories as well, with The Affair winning Best Drama, Transparent winning Best Comedy, and Fargo winning Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And The CW was the lone broadcast network winner, which was a huge feat for the eight-year- old channel.