Sunday night was "Girls" Night. The HBO series, which follows four twentysomethings loving and lusting in New York City, not only returned to the airwaves January 13 for its second-season premiere, but also took home two statuettes during the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy went to creator, writer and star Lena Dunham, who beat out fellow nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Zooey Deschanel for the honor. Dunham, however, was quick to acknowledge the actresses during her acceptance speech.
"I wanted to start by saying that the other nominees in this category are women that inspire me deeply and have made me laugh and comforted me at the darkest moments of my life," she said. "Julia, Tina, Amy and Zooey have respectively gotten me through middle school, mono, a ruptured ear drum and acuteful anxiety that populates my entire life, and I worship them."
She concluded her speech by dedicating the win to all those girls out there who just don't belong. "This award is for every woman who's ever felt like there wasn't a space for her," she said. "This show has made a space for me."
Dunham later returned to the stage (again to the strains of Robyn's "Dancing On My Own") to collect the award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.
"Making this show and the response to it has been the most validating thing that I have ever felt," Dunham said. "It has made me feel so much less alone in this world. I can't define it."
She also thanked Chad Lowe.
Rounding out the TV - Musical or Comedy category was Don Cheadle, who won his second Golden Globe (his first came courtesy of 1998's "The Rat Pack"), for his turn as Marty Kaan on Showtime's "House of Lies."
Receiving the Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy statuette from presenters Lucy Liu and Debra Messing, Cheadle joked, "She just said it really didn't say my name but she said it anyway. Thank you, Lucy.
"Wow, this is unexpected," he continued. "It sounds like a cliche, but you really don't expect these moments to happen. I'm really proud of this show."
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