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Golden Globe Winner Predictions – TELEVISION


Like the Screen Actors Guild, the Golden Globes honor television alongside film and right here are your fool-proof Golden Globe television predictions from yours truly. Something fun happened in the TV Series, Drama category with the Globes this year and that’s that they didn’t nominate the Emmy winner from this year, Breaking Bad, since it’s run was out of Golden Globe’s calendar year eligibility. With True Detective being put into the TV Movie/Miniseries category here, that takes out what likely would have been the Emmy runner-up. What we have left are Game of Thrones and House of Cards as the most likely to take the crown on Sunday. I have Game of Thrones winning even though House of Cards, with a win for Robin Wright last year, could certainly win here. I do have it as my alternate. As its only nomination (no Peter Dinklage this year), it’s a risk, I know.

In Drama Actress Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) has the most buzz and the Globes do love rewarding first season performances (like Robin Wright last year) and I think she’ll beat out this year’s Emmy winner, Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife). In Drama Actor, again with Breaking Bad out of the picture, Kevin Spacey stands the best shot at winning and the best chance for the show to get a win.

The Comedy categories are an exciting bunch as so much seems up in the air. I think Orange is the New Black will prevail but Transparent has all the buzz going in. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) should be able to repeat in Best Actress but watch out for newcomer Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) to sneak in and grab it.

TV Movie/Miniseries will be a fight between True Detective and Fargo. Fargo triumphed here at the Emmys but didn’t have True Detective as a competitor. I think that TD will end up the winner here, along with Matthew McConaughey. But with 5 nominations, Fargo will be a formidable opponent.

My full winner predictions and runners-up:

Best TV Series, Drama
Winner: Game Of Thrones
Alt: House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Winner: Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Alt: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Winner: Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Alt: Clive Owen (The Knick)

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Winner: Orange is the New Black
Alt: Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Alt: Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Winner: Ricky Gervais (Derek)
Alt: Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
Winner: True Detective
Alt: Fargo

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Winner: Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Alt: Allison Tolman (Fargo)

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Winner: Matthew McConaughey (True Detective)
Alt: Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Winner: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
Alt: Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Freak Show)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Winner: Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)
Alt: Colin Hanks (Fargo)

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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