New year, new awards season. Tonight, it’s kicking off with the lesser-Emmys. Excuse me, Golden Globes. First up, we’re doing the TV categories. We’re going to go through most of the awards and make our predictions. We will leave a few off, because nobody really cares who wins in those, do they?
Best Drama Series
House of Cards
Honestly, you could make a case for each of these nominees tonight (in the case of Downton Abbey, you’d just always be wrong though. Seriously, why is that nominated?!) But I think we could all agree that it’s probably going to be House of Cards. Although, The Good Wife is well overdue a win in this category.
NOMINEES : Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, The Affair, The Good Wife
Best Actor, Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
I tossed a coin, Clive Owen came out.
NOMINEES : Clive Owen, The Knick, Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, James Spader, The Blacklist, Dominic West, The Affair, Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Best Actress, Drama
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
I don’t really want Viola to win. I mean, I’ve seen bad acting in my time, but she has taken the biscuit with some of her scenes in How to Get Away With Murder. I’ve never seen someone so awkward when they walk. It’s almost as if she’s just figured out she has shoulders and doesn’t know what to do with them yet. But she’ll probably win, I guess.
NOMINEES : Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder, Claire Danes, Homeland, Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife, Ruth Wilson, The Affair, Robin Wright, House of Cards,
Best Comedy Series
This category is the toughest category to decide. There’s so much in here. Any of them could win (except Girls). And any of them truly deserve it. I’m going to go with Transparent on this one. I think the HFPA are brave enough to go with it. Trailing only ever slightly behind is Orange is the New Black.
NOMINEES: Orange is the New Black, Transparent, Girls, Jane the Virgin, Silicon Valley
Best Actor, Comedy
Jeffrey Tambour, Transparent
Wow, look. No Jim Parsons. Is this even real life?! Surely this is Jeffrey Tambour’s to lose. Something about predicting him winning this category is making me think now that the HFPA won’t give it to the show, too. They’re not THAT brave, are they?
NOMINEES: Jeffrey Tambour, Transparent, Louis CK, Louie, Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Ricky Gervais, Derek, William H. Macy, Shameless
Best Actress, Comedy
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
After earning her third Emmy for Veep at last year’s ceremony, it’s very difficult to see why Julia Louis-Dreyfus hasn’t won the Globes’s equivalent? She’s definitely one to beat, with her absolutely pitch-perfect turn as Madam Vice President Selina Meyer. But the HFPA like an underdog, so let’s go with Gina Rodriguez for Jane the Virgin.
NOMINEES: Lena Dunham, Girls, Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin, Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Best Miniseries or TV Movie
It didn’t go to the series at the Emmys, which means it’s probably definitely going to get the Golden Globe. That or Fargo, it’s really between them.
NOMINEES : True Detective, Fargo, Olive Ketteridge, The Missing, The Normal Heart
Best Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
This is down to predicting whether the HFPA prefered Fargo or True Detective. Let’s go with True Detective, and therefore Matthew McConaughey. It’s crazy how many votes a little Oscar win can guarantee you isn’t it?
NOMINEES: Matthew McConaughey, True Detective, Martin Freeman, Fargo, Woody Harrelson, True Detective, Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo, Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Best Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable WomanORFrances McDormand, Olive Ketteridge
This could go to either Maggie Gyllenhaal or Frances McDormand. I mean, I kinda want both to win. They’re both as strong as each other in this category.
NOMINEES: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman, Frances McDormand, Olive Ketteridge, Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Frances O’Connor, The Missing, Allison Tolman, Fargo
Best Supporting Actor
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer gave one of the best performances of last year in The Normal Heart, hence the nomination. He was overlooked for the Emmy, but I’m predicting tonight will be his night to take home the gold.
NOMINEES: Bill Murray, Olive Ketteridge, Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart, Colin Hanks, Fargo, Alan Cumming, The Good Wife, Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Sorry, but everyone else can leave. Crazy Eyes has got this.
NOMINEES: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black, Michelle Monaghan, True Detective, Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Allison Janney, Mom, Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey