The tide is high in this ocean of award shows as more and more nominees flood through. The best and brightest of television and movies will be honored in early January of next year with the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. Comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the event, which just announced its potential winners with a long list of nominees. Here are some highlights of those vying for gold.
Best TV Series, Drama
The Netflix original, House of Cards picks up another consecutive nomination as does Downton Abbey. While The Good Wife and The Affair too are aiming for the top spot, the favorite to win is the epic series Game of Thrones.
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
The lineup for the best actors on television include Hollywood hard-hitters like Kevin Spacey and James Spader, but Clive Owen, Dominic West, and Live Schreiber could easily take the globe home with them.
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
House of Cards, The Good Wife, and The Affair are sweeping the nominations, with representation from the performances of Robin Wright, Julianna Margulies, and Ruth Wilson. However it seems that Viola Davis’s ground-breaking performance in How to Get Away With Murder might pick up the first award for the show.
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Shows like Orange is the New Black and Girls have always done well when it comes to taking home the gold. The only question is can they do it again for best musical or comedy series? Or will the newcomer, Jane the Virgin snag the golden globe?
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Mark Ruffalo stands alone as the only nominee from The Normal Heart for this category, while Fargo and True Detective each whipped up a pair of nominees from their cast of talented men. From True Dectective, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have been nominated while Billy Bob Thorton and Martin Freeman finish off the list for their work in Fargo.
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Finally the lovely ladies of television us what they have to prove with their nominations. Jessica Lange of American Horror Story: Freak Show is slated to win but the talents of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Tolman, Frances O’Connor, and Frances McDormand could prove threatening to winning the title.
Author: Austin Nicol