Thursday, December 11, 2014

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

My predictions: 2/5, picking only Aduba and Janney
Who’s missing? Julia Roberts (The Normal Heart), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black), Ann Dowd (The Leftovers), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers)

This category is unpredictable as always, but at least this year wasn’t quite as crazy as last year. Dismissed are any traces of “Modern Family” and a few expected nominees, namely Julia Roberts, whose TV movie did well in other categories, and, unfortunately, any mention of the terrific “The Leftovers,” which could have had a handful of contenders in this category. Instead, we get Emmy winner Allison Janney (Mom), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) with her first Globe mention for her show’s fourth season, and Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), who won a guest acting Emmy and earned a SAG nomination, representing her show in this race. I predicted Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Freak Show) last year but thought she wouldn’t make it this year, and I’m thrilled to see Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), who was ignored by Emmy voters, recognized for a terrific performance not as often noted as her male costars.

Who will win? It’s a competitive category, but I think Janney over Aduba and Bates (not the “Downton Abbey” one).

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