Forget the movies.
The real surprises at this year's fizzy and fun Golden Globes came, mostly, in the TV categories.
One shocker after another highlighted the tipsy telecast that went down as smoothly as the bubbly the stars were drinking quite liberally. Most certainly, it was an effervescent night for "Saturday Night Live" alums, who went home winners.
Here are the five biggest surprises of the night:
Andy Samberg and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine": Praised by critics but not embraced by the public -- at least in the ratings, this frisky new Fox police comedy received a big smooch from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, winning best TV comedy/musical, while its star -- "Saturday Night Live" alum Samberg -- took home best actor honors. He was stunned; we were too.
Amy Poehler: Talk about comic timing. Few use it as effortlessly as Poehler, a former "SNL" alum and "Parks & Recreation" star. The very funny lady beat out other faves such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") and Lena Dunham ("Girls") to name but an impressive few in the best performance by an actress in a comedy or musical. About time she gets her due.
Elisabeth Moss: The "Mad Men" actress faced ferocious and intimidating competition from the much-lauded likes of Hollywood acting royalty Helen Mirren and Jessica Lange. But the Hollywood Foreign Press Association weren't swayed by all that star power, and awarded Moss, who played a detective investigating a girl's disappearance in "Top of the Lake," the trophy. Even she seemed flabbergasted to win best actress in a TV movie or miniseries. And she received the bleeps to prove it.
Robin Wright: In a total come-from-behind victory, the stunning Wright -- who plays a savvy D.C. wife with political influence in Netflix's addictive "House of Cards" -- snatched the prize from the clutches of favorite Julianna Margulies of "The Good Wife," while keeping Kerry Washington of "Scandal," Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black" and Taylor Schilling of "Orange Is the New Black" at bay. Way to go, Robin. And by the way, we like your new boyfriend, Ben Foster, too.
Matthew McConaughey: It's been an incredible last few years for McConaughey. But even though he was marvelous in "Dallas Buyers Club," the best actor in a drama trophy seemed destined for the amazing Chiwetel Ejiofor of "12 Years a Slave" or the master actor Robert Redford for "All Is Lost." But McConaughey, in a surprise, triumphed, and gave one of the best acceptance speeches of the night.