Just before the actual rest of the season starts, here’s an early prediction line up at the Golden Globes Awards for January next year. As you all know, the Globes love em TV stars, and the it new shows of the season. Here’s my first hunch on who will be nominated:
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Newsroom (HBO)
6th nominee: Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
The Newsroom seems to be the cup of tea of HFPA especially since they’re “journalists” so this might strike a bone to them. Downton Abbey was already nominated last year (and even won), Mad Men takes a hiatus and is now back, Game of Thrones seems to be the “it” show they go gaga for a second year, and with Homeland already winning, I can see them having a second round at the podium.
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (HBO)
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Kelsey Grammer, “Boss” (Starz)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Damian Lewis, “Homeland” (Showtime)
6th nominee: Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Past winners Grammer and Hamm will definitely be back again, Damian Lewis plus the Homeland hard on will make him competitive for the win. Cranston is a three time Emmy winner who is still Globeless, and Daniels is a Globe nominee slash movie star in what seems to be their favorite new series for next year.
Glenn Close, “Damages” (DirecTV)
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)
6th: Connie Britton, “Nashville” (ABC)
Margulies and Danes seem to be the new category mainstays here. Gloves love them youngsters in this category and especially those who carry their show so that fits Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and Scandal’s Kerry Washington respectively. For that last spot, it can either go to Mad Men’s Jessica Pare or Elisabeth Moss, Nashville’s Connie Britton, or if they’re staying safe, Damages’ Glenn Close.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Go On (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
6th: 30 Rock (NBC)
Modern Family is safe for another round (and even probably for the win), TBBT’s late surge of breakout will be enough for them to nominate it again. As for the remaining three slots, I see HBO’s breakout shows Girls and Veep, then NBC’s high rated Go On to complete the nominee list.
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” (Showtime)
Matthew Perry, “Go On” (NBC)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
6th: Louis CK, “Louie” (FX)
Globes love ’em Showtime as proven by past noms by David DUchovny and current winner Matt Leblanc, so Don Cheadle is in. Baldwin is their go to guy nominee, and Parsons is another past winner as well. I expect Perry to follow the suit of his co-Friend Matt Leblanc to win this year for headlining Go On.
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl” (Fox)
Lena Dunham, “Girls” (HBO)
Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
6th: Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project” (NBC)
While Zooey Deschanel can be the new girl, Lena Dunham is the it girl and she’ll definitely get in for this year. The same can be said for current Emmy champ Julia Louis Dreyfus. To complete the round up is BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Mindy Kaling can get in, but I’m not counting on it.
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Game Change (HBO)
Hatfields & McCoys (History)
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
6th: Political Animals (USA)
The same Emmy line up are eligible this year, though just replace American Horror Story with the new season entitled Asylum to replace its place. If the Globes want some new blood, expect the star-studded USA drama Political Animals to get in.
MOVIE/MINISERIES LEAD ACTOR:
Kevin Costner,”Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock” (PBS)
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change” (HBO)
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
Bill Paxton, “Hatifleds & McCoys” (History)
6th: Dominic West, “The Hour” (BBC America)
Since Idris Elba is ineligible this year, I expect the five remaining Emmy nominees to fill up this line up.
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Lindsay Lohan, “Liz and Dick”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change” (HBO)
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals” (USA)
6th: Ashley Judd, “Missing” (ABC)
This line up seems more promising than usual. You have two past Oscar winners with Jessica Lange and Nicole Kidman, you have two past Oscar nominees Julianne Moore and Sigourney Weaver. Then you have Lindsay Lohan. I expected Lohan to get nommed just because it’s the Globes, and it’s not the Globes if it’s not a trainwreck in the making.
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Max Greenfield, “New Girl” (Fox)
Ed Harris,”Game Change” (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)
6th: Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia” (FX)
Stonestreet seems to be their favorite male character in modern Family, and between the second Emmy win, he’s in for a third nod. Greenfield is the breakout star and fits the Neil Patrick Harris and Jeremy Piven noms, so it seems that he’s in for a nod as well. Dinklage is the current champ and still the scene stealer in his show, Harris is the most buzzed male supporting actor performance in TV movies and miniseries this eligible year, and Mandy Patinkin.. HOLLA will be their hard on for Homeland.
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals” (USA)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)
6th: Sarah Paulson, “Game Change” (HBO)
Vergara and Smith are HFPA’s cup of tea so they’ll retain their noms. Bowen’s two Emmys wins will probably lead to the HFPA finally noticing her in here. Burstyn is a big name that they might find too hard to resist, and Hendricks rounds up the group as the pretty scene stealer in the show that reminds me of Katherine Heigl when she got nominated for Grey’s Anatomy.