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Golden Globe Awards: "Ugly Betty" Wins Best TV Comedy

Golden Globe Awards: "Ugly Betty" Wins Best TV Comedy


"Ugly Betty" is cute and campy, sweet but not syrupy, occasionally mean, but always willing to reward the underdog in the end. Basically, it's the kind of show not often seen in primetime in the U.S., and maybe that's just why the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored it as the best comedy on TV at the Golden Globe Awards last night.

Based on a Colombian telenovela, the general story of "Ugly Betty" has been translated for almost a dozen countries. After all, who doesn't like a story of an ugly duckling with a big heart who proves time and again that being wise is better than being beautiful? ABC's Betty is played perfectly by America Ferrera, who also nabbed the Globe for best actress in a TV comedy. The show's win was a bit of a surprise: Though the Globes like to honor new shows, I thought "The Office" would be rewarded for its two and a half seasons of stellar work. But "Ugly Betty" is one of my new favorites — yours, too — and I'm glad the show already has a big-time award to its name.

For more on the show and snapshots of some of the show's best moments so far,

"Ugly Betty" mixes the silly mystery of early "Desperate Housewives" with the kinds of relationship dramas usually associated with, say, "Days of Our Lives." The ensemble cast is filled with scene stealers like Mark Indelicato as Betty's stylish nephew and Vanessa Williams as Mode Magazine's power-grabbing creative director. But what really makes "Ugly Betty" soar is its snappy dialogue, the witty putdowns and comebacks (most often flying from the mouths of Williams' Wilhelmina and Becki Newton's Amanda) that move the show beyond an cheesy soap and into the realm of spit-take-worthy TV.


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pinkrosie95 pinkrosie95 10 years
Rosiei lloove that show
ShoeS ShoeS 10 years
Congrats!!! Yeah!!!
bassetread bassetread 10 years
I have not watched it but after America's speech last night - I think I am going to watch now...
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Definitely one of my favorite shows. At first, I wasn't sure that they would be able to sustain a whole season; now I'm sure they can--and more. Betty is a great role model.
lilren lilren 10 years
I adore this show. There's just something about it...
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
they were so cute when they won :)
Christina362536 Christina362536 10 years
oops that was totally supposed to be "yay!!! I L :love: VE This show!!!"
Christina362536 Christina362536 10 years
:love:
Christina362536 Christina362536 10 years
YAY!! I L:love:OVE this show!!!!
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