Thursday, December 13, 2012

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a TV Series

My predictions: 2/5, picking only Smith and Paulson
Who’s missing? Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Ellen Barkin (The New Normal), Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)

So much for the Ellen Bs dominating this category. Instead, we get a strange mix of not entirely unexpected nominees. Returning from last year we have Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family). Last year’s champ Jessica Lange got bumped up to the lead category, and from the TV movie side of things we get Sarah Paulson (Game Change). As Globe voters tend to do, it seems they’ve just started watching “The Good Wife” two full years after nominating it for Best TV Series – Drama, finally realizing that Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), who many would argue has had her weakest season yet, is terrific. And making a surprise appearance in this category is Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), who was expected to be considered a lead. It’s an odd assembly of performers, but a strong one.

Who could win? It’s probably Smith.

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