Kelsey Grammer Wins Golden Globe For His Portrayal Of Chicago's Mayor On Boss

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 16, 2012 4:08PM

Kelsey Grammer took home a Golden Globe last night for his fierce portrayal of Chicago mayor Tom Kane in the Starz network's drama Boss. After following the first season of this intense Chicago government influenced drama, we couldn't agree more with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's decision to bestow Grammer with their top honor.

Grammer has received accolades in the past for his comedic work on the show Frasier, but this marks the first win for the actor in a dramatic role. Boss has struggled to draw an audience in its first season, but we're hoping this win for the actor will bring some more viewers to the table. Grammer, who has received critical praise for his portrayal of Kane, hopes for the same. "I hope more and more people will have a chance to see it," he told the Holywood Reporter. "I imagine we'll now garner quite an audience share. It's a compelling story and it's fun to watch people find him."

Many were probably surprised that Grammer took home the Globe, given his competition consisted of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeremy Irons (The Borgias), and Damian Lewis (Homeland).

Starz renewed Boss for a second season before even airing the first episode. Starz Entertainment President Chris Albrecht defended his decision to renew the series last week at the Television Critics Association tour noting his stance that if the work is good they will stand behind it. “We’re incredibly proud of the HFPA’s recognition of Kelsey Grammer’s standout work in “Boss” as both an actor and executive producer," Albrecht said according to TV By Numbers. "As Mayor Tom Kane, Kelsey has yet again created one of the most memorable and thrilling characters on television.”

In case you missed the show, here is a list of all of the winners.