Mommie-Not-So-Dearest triumphed over "The Good Wife."
Katey Sagal, who plays the ruthless matriarch of an outlaw motorcycle gang in FX's "Sons of Anarchy," scored the first upset of the Golden Globes ceremony when she won for lead actress in a television drama, beating out popular favorites Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife" and Kyra Sedgwick in "The Closer."
"I'm so shocked, but I am prepared," she said as she began her acceptance speech.
Her award came amid a night of surprises, as HBO series "BoardwalkEmpire" took home two awards in its first season (for TV drama and Steve Buscemi for actor in a drama), and Laura Linney won for actress in a comedy or musical. "Glee" was the night's big winner for the television categories, with awards going to supporting actor Chris Colfer, supporting actress Jane Lynch, and television series, comedy or musical.
But Sagal's win was especially sweet for the actress and "Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, given the hoopla that erupted last year when the cable network's most popular series failed to nab any nominations. Critics hailed the drama and singled out Sagal, whose character endured several intense storylines, including being brutally beaten and raped by a white surpremacist.