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Golden Globe Nominations – TELEVISION: Transparent, Jane the Virgin, The Affair Lead Newbie Noms

The Golden Globe nominations for television showed some the HFPA’s usual flare for recognizing freshman year shows and this year it was Showtime’s The Affair in Drama and The CW’s Jane the Virgin in Comedy. The Affair was a bit of a surprise with the more high-profile HBO drama The Leftovers seeming like an easy pick here. The Affair showed up in Best TV Series – Drama and both leads, Ruth Wilson and Dominic West, also got nominations. Jane the Virgin, a highly rated CW comedy, could go the way of Ugly Betty a decade ago and find the show’s star, Gina Rodriguez, with some Emmy love next year.

Netflix continues to pave a road for awards domination, gathering up six nominations across the Drama and Comedy categories, three of those for House of Cards. The Comedy Series category is a batch of fresh faces; three of the five are first season nominees. Transparent, Silicon Valley and Jane the Virgin bested the likes of Veep and Parks and Recreation. Speaking of Parks, last year’s winner and Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler was snubbed altogether. That should make for some fun material at the show next month.

In the TV Movie or Miniseries categories Fargo and True Detective predictably swept. True Detective was placed in the Miniseries category at the Globes but competed in Drama Series at the Emmys this year. The Normal Heart also did well, getting nods for TV Movie, Best Actor for Mark Ruffalo (a double nominee today) and Matt Bomer in Supporting. Surprisingly, Julia Roberts was snubbed and Alison Tolman (Fargo) was promoted to Lead from Supporting at the Emmys.

Check out the full list here:

Best TV Series – Drama
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Black List
Dominic West, The Affair

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Jane the Virgin

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best TV Movie or Miniseries
The Normal Heart
True Detective
Olive Kitteridge
The Missing

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton Fargo

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Francis McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Francis O’Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Johane Froggat, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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