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Netflix and HBO Lead The Pack In Golden Globes TV Race

James Canellos ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

This year’s film categories played it pretty safe in terms of the nominees. The Hollywood Foreign Press didn’t nominate any film that was too drastically shocking. However, this year’s television categories are a completely different story. The Globes mixed it up drastically, in their comedic field. For Best TV series, Musical or Comedy three first season programs got nominated and none of them are a primetime series. Orange Is The New Black, which was wrongfully snubbed last year, and Girls seemed like the only safe bets. Joining them is the often overlooked Jane the Virgin, the raunchy Silicon Valley and Transparent which many thought would be too out there for the HFP. These excellent additions finally ended the reign of regulars Modern Family and The Big Band Theory, not even Jim Parsons could sneak in. However, in the drama category, the only new addition is The Affair, while shows like Mad Men, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder were left out in the cold. Murder’s the only show out of the three to secure a nomination, Viola Davis earned a much deserved Best Actress in a Drama.

The 72nd annual Golden Globes will be hosted once again by former Golden Globe winners Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on January 11th on NBC.

Best TV Series: Drama

The Affair

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Best Actress: TV 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 Actor: TV Drama

Clive Owen – The Knick

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

James Spader – The Blacklist

Dominic West – The Affair

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

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Serie or Motion Picture Made for Television

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

Best TV Series: Musical or Comedy

Girls (HBO)

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Transparent (Amazon)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Jane the Virgin (CW)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart

Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

Colin Hanks – Fargo

Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge

Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-series

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge

Frances O’Connor – The Missing

Allison Tolman – Fargo

Best Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-series

Martin Freeman – Fargo

Woody Harrelson – True Detective

Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Best TV Movie or Mini-series

The Normal Heart (HBO)

True Detective (HBO)

Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Fargo (FX)

The Missing (Starz)

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