Thursday, December 10, 2015

Golden Globe Nominees: Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical

My predictions: 3/6, picking only “Orange is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley,” and “Transparent”
Who’s missing? Girls, Jane the Virgin, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Last Man on Earth, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory

It’s very interesting to compare this list with the SAG Best Ensemble field, which also contains six nominees. Three of them - Orange is the New Black, Transparent, and Veep - are the same. Of those three, it took “Orange is the New Black” until its classification as a comedy in year two to get here, “Transparent” was snubbed in season one, and Emmy winner “Veep” is actually here for the first time. Long-forgotten are network comedies like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” that SAG still likes, and instead, we get an interesting trio. Silicon Valley is back for year two, keeping up its streak of only being nominated in the top races with no performers ever singled out. Mozart in the Jungle is an Amazon offering that I found over the top but it’s still interesting to see it here. And the best news of all is the inclusion of Hulu’s superb show Casual, a fantastic addition that I’d love to see win this.

Who will win? It’s hard to say – maybe they’ll go for Veep now that it’s finally nominated?

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