Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Uzo Aduba: Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates: American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt: Downton Abbey
Allison Janney: Mom
Michelle Monaghan: True Detective
Who Should Win: Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba was amazing in Season One of Orange is the New Black but absolutely stunning in Season Two. Her character went through the ringer finding love in all the wrong places and she deserves this Golden Globe. My second pick would go to Joanne Froggatt but I don’t actually see that happening. Besides Maggie Smith, the HFPA hasn’t given a lot of love to Downton Abbey.
But honestly, I think the race is between Kathy Bates or Allison Janney. They are award show legends who have never really had a chance to go up against each other in the past.
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Matt Bomer: The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming: The Good Wife
Colin Hanks: Fargo
Bill Murray: Oliver Kitteridge
Jon Voight: Ray Donovan
Who Should Win: Matt Bomer
This is absolutely no offense to Colin Hanks at all who was amazingly brilliant in Fargo but Matt Bomer really did an excellent performance in The Normal Heart that no one can touch. Though there are some heavy hitters in this category, I feel confident that Matt Bomer will take it (though I might be secretly rooting for the younger Hanks).
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series
Lena Dunham: Girls
Edie Falco: Nurse Jackie
Julia-Louis Dreyfus: Veep
Gina Rodriquez: Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling: Orange is the New Black
Who Should Win: Amy wasn’t nominated…….I don’t care.
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Series
Louis CK: Louie
Don Cheadle: House of Lies
Ricky Gervais: Derek
William H. Macy: Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor: Transparent
Who Should Win: Give Louis CK a Globe!!!
By the way, Jeffrey Tambor is almost definitely winning but I just want Louis CK to be recognized for his amazing acting skills as well as his writing. I really love William H. Macy in Shameless but I have to put my support behind the man who deserves it most and for once that pesky Jim Parsons isn’t nominated to swoop it away from him.
Best Television Series- Comedy or Musical
Jane the Virgin
Orange is the New Black
Who Should Win: Silicon Valley
I felt so awful not saying Orange is the New Black. Orange is the New Black is absolutely amazing…..go watch it….I know you have Netflix so stop procrastinating. But I would love to see Silicon Valley win. Besides the fact that there are the biggest underdogs, I just think it would be great for the show to win to be pretty much the only one that relies solely on its humorous writing to be successful. The others are dramadies or just dramas depending on your view point. I also say pretty much the only one because I have not watch Jane the Virgin nor do I really plan to. I might if it wins…..but who are we kidding? Transparent will win so the HFPA can prove they’re progressive.
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Martin Freeman: Fargo
Woody Harrelson: True Detective
Matthew McConaughey: True Detective
Mark Ruffalo: The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton: Fargo
Who Should Win: I….well, um…..ugh, I don’t know!!!!! Stop making me choose!
This is the best category by far! I mean, there is not an undeserving actor in this category and they should all win. So let’s hope for a five way tie. I will be quietly hoping for Woody Harrelson just on the off chance that his drunk speech would definitely be the best. Love that man.
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Maggie Gyllenhaal: The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange: American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand: Oliver Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor: The Missing
Allison Tolman: Fargo
Who Should Win: Allison Tolman
I know, I’m going against The Queen; Jessica Lange. But how great of a moment would it be if Allison Tolman won? And she has a really good chance. Why? Because her performance was by far the best out of all five but again, I wouldn’t be surprised it Lange takes the Globe again.
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie
The Normal Heart
Who Should Win: True Detective
And I can hear half of the audience groaning after it happens. You either love it or you hate it but I personally think it was brilliant. Nothing against The Normal Heart or Fargo, I am big fans of both of you but True Detective needs to win because let’s be honest they probably can’t top it with Season Two.
Best Actress in a Drama Series
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
Who Should Win: Viola Davis
Um, because she’s Viola Davis. She’s had an excellent season so far and we need to see her on that stage. Maybe I’m still bitter she didn’t win a few years ago for The Help. She was robbed!! Robin Wright also deserves it for her amazing performance in House of Cards and you really can’t count out Margulies or Danes in this category but let’s hope we Viola up there taking the Globe.
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Clive Owen: The Knick
Liev Schreiber: Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey: House of Cards
James Spader: The Blacklist
Dominic West: The Affair
Who Should Win: Kevin Spacey
If I’m going with my favorite, it’s Kevin Spacey all the way. Though I thought Dominic West was brilliant in The Affair. However, most people are calling for Clive Owen to take the Globe. I can honestly say I have no idea who’s going to win so let’s just watch and see.
Best Television Series- Drama
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Who Should Win: Game of Thrones
Though I would love for Downton Abbey to finally be appreciated, it is pretty clear to me that Game of Thrones is overdue for a Globe. People are calling for The Good Wife to win to make the awards a little more mainstream but what’s more mainstream than the show that keeps breaking internet streaming records?? Literally after the Purple Wedding, the internet broke. Let’s watch Game of Thrones finally get the respect it deserves.