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‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ cast and crew at the Golden Globes

The television categories of the Golden Globes delivered some predictable winners, a few surprises and several awards for British TV actors and series.

Read more: Full list of Golden Globe 2019 winners

Cable networks narrowly beat streaming platforms in the contest for honours, with FX and Netflix tying at three Globes apiece while HBO and Showtime had to make do with one each.

In the best drama series category, Hollywood Foreign Press Association voters chose FX’s The Americans (pictured), which finished its six-season run last summer, over new contenders including BBC America’s Killing Eve and Amazon’s Homecoming.

FX’s Emmy winner The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won the limited series Globe and Netflix’s The Kominsky Method got the nod over Amazon’s strongly fancied The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as best comedy series.

In the TV acting categories, Killing Eve star Sandra Oh - also a co-presenter of the Sunday evening Globes ceremony - won best actress in a drama series over nominees including Homecoming’s Julia Roberts and The Americans’ Keri Russell.

Richard Madden, from the BBC’s Bodyguard (screened in the US by Netflix) pipped The Americans’ Matthew Rhys and others to win best actor in a drama series. And Ben Whishaw, from the BBC’s A Very English Scandal (seen in the US on Amazon), was preferred over favourite Henry Winkler, from Barry, as best supporting actor in a limited series.

Patricia Arquette, from Escape At Dannemora, was the surprise winner as best actress in a limited series, a category in which Amy Adams, from Sharp Objects, had been widely tipped.

Less surprising were the wins for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan as best actress in a comedy series and Darren Criss, who took the Emmy for The Assassination Of Gianni Versace, as best actor in a limited series.

Among individual shows, Gianni Versace and The Kominsky Method were the only multiple winners, with two Globes each. Homecoming and Barry, which had gone in with three nominations each, both came out of the ceremony empty-handed, and Sharp Objects, also contending in three categories, produced only one win, for Patricia Clarkson as best supporting actress in a limited series.