updated 01/15/2012 AT 10:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/15/2012 AT 11:20 PM ET
Named best actress for the TV drama Homeland, Claire Danes said that when she won her first Globe, for 1994’s My So-Called Life, she was only 15 – and was so overwhelmed that she forgot to thank her parents.
She made up for that oversight on Sunday, and pointed out her mother, Carla, sitting in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Danes also thanked her husband, Hugh Dancy, “who keeps me sane and happy.”
Throughout the evening, many winners took time to remember members of their families. The Artist’s best comedy actor, Jean Dujardin, thanked “my beautiful and talented wife.” (The movie was also named best picture comedy or musical.)