Golden Globes: Billy Bob Thornton Wins Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

The 74th annual awards show, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday.

Billy Bob Thornton took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a TV series, drama, on Sunday night.

The actor beat out Rami Malek in Mr. Robot, Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul, Matthew Rhys in The Americans and Liev Schreiber in Ray Donovan.

The win was Thornton's second in the category; he took home the Golden Globe in 2015 for his role in FX's Fargo.

Thornton poked fun at friend and fellow nominee Odenkirk while accepting the award. "Here ya go, bud," the Goliath star quipped, adding, "I love Bob."

"A lot of people in the business get called privileged. I came out here in poverty and spent a decade trying to eat, so those things get to you," Thornton said backstage after accepting his award. "So, at the end of the day, what separates people who come to these awards shows or who do TV or movies … they're people who are willing to take a chance. In this age of social media, people are slamming each other left and right. So now, when I accept an award, I accept it with pride."

The star, who has a best actor Oscar win for his role in 1996's Slingblade, talked about his move from the big screen to the small screen. "I honestly believe there's more potential in [a season two of] this show than there was for the first season. I think we need to see what it is who made this character who he is. I know that Amazon, to their credit, wants to do it. I think it just depends on if they come up with the right story."

Jimmy Fallon hosted the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 8.

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