I completely forgot the Golden Globes nomination were coming out on December 12th! I just opened Twitter and there they were!
In case you missed it, I talked about the nominations for the Emmys a couple of months ago and I LOVED doing it! So I’m here, writing this. I haven’t even looked at most of the nominees so this is my actual first impression!
You can read the complete list on Variety’s website.
The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon and it will be transmitted on NBC on January 8th… So let’s dive into it!
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
- THE CROWN (Netflix)
- GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
- STRANGER THINGS (Netflix)
- THIS IS US (NBC)
- WESTWORLD (HBO)
Wow, what a category. I literally can’t choose a winner. I am particularly happy because I have seen everything in this category (I’m on ep 1 of Westworld and a review will be coming up in the following weeks, but nevermind).
Let’s be frank: Game of Thrones had won a lot of prices so… Yeah, let’s give space to shows like The Crown and This is Us. They are new, incredibly well-made and at their first nomination. This Is Us has made me feel things I didn’t even know I was capable of experiencing.
This might be an unpopular opinion but for me Stranger Things was over-hyped. I didn’t find it as good as people said it was. I was just: “Meh”.
LAST YEAR WINNER: MR. ROBOT
MY WINNER: This Is Us. (Sorry “The Crown”… If it were possible, I would award the globe to both the shows, but it’s not possible so…)
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
- MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
I haven’t seen “Atlanta” and “Black-ish”, but out of the left three, “Mozart in the Jungle”. Without. A. Single. Doubt.
I have just finished season 3 and it’s amazing. Absolutely perfectly made. Maybe even better than the other two… No, no, sorry: they are all beautiful.
I’m not a huge fan or Transparent or Veep, so…
MY WINNER: Mozart In The Jungle
LAST YEAR WINNER: Mozart in The Jungle
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
- RAMI MALEK – “Mr Robot”
- BOB ODENKIRK – “Better Call Saul”
- MATTHEW RHYS – “The Americans”
- LIEV SCHREIBER – “Ray Donovan”
- BILLY BOB THORNTON – “Goliath”
Just like at the Emmys, I haven’t seen “Ray Donovan”, “Goliath” and “Better Call Saul” (I haven’t even finished season 5 of Breaking Bad)
But out of the two I know, Rami Malek is my choice. I like Rhys, he’s a good actor, but I got bored with “The Americans” in season 2 and stopped watching, so…
MY WINNER: RAMI MALEK – “Mr Robot”
LAST YEAR WINNER: Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:
- CAITRIONA BALFE – “Outlander”
- CLAIRE FOY – “The Crown”
- KERI RUSSEL – “The Americans”
- WINONA RYDER – “Stranger Things”
- EVAN RACHEL WOOD – “Westworld”
Luckily, “Outlander” is the only one I am not familiar with, so… yay.
Thinking about the performances of these actress, one that made an impact on me, as Claire Foy’s. Her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth is spectacular.
But Evan Rachel Wood was also very good. I feel like her role is not easy to portray: the emotions, the physical aspect, the repetitiveness…
Keri Russel and Winona Ryder are amazing actresses but my vote (as if I could actually cast it) goes to:
MY WINNER: CLAIRE FOY – “The Crown”
LAST YEAR WINNER: TARAJI P. HENSON – “Empire”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY:
- ANTHONY ANDERSON – “Black-ish”
- GAEL GARCIA BERNAL – “Mozart in the Jungle”
- DONALD GLOVER – “Atlanta”
- NICK NOLTE – “Graves”
- JEFFREY TAMBOR – “Transparent”
Sadly I am only familiar with Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Tambor’s work… And this is tough… They are both incredibly talented… But I’m staying loyal to the Maestro.
MY WINNER: GAEL GARCIA BERNAL – “Mozart in the Jungle”
LAST YEAR WINNER: GAEL GARCIA BERNAL – “Mozart in the Jungle”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY:
- RACHEL BLOOM – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
- JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS – “Veep”
- SARAH JESSICA PARKER – “Divorce”
- ISSA RAE – “Insecure”
- GINA RODRIGUEZ – “Jane The Virgin”
- TRACEE ELLIS-ROSS – “Black-ish”
I have only seen “Veep”, but if the Emmy’s are of any indication, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is going to win again, so…
POSSIBLE WINNER: JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS – “Veep”
LAST YEAR WINNER: RACHEL BLOOM – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
BEST LIMITED SERIES:
- AMERICAN CRIME
- THE DRESSER
- THE NIGHT MANAGER
- THE NIGHT OF
- THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Frankly I don’t have an opinion in this category. I have seen only “The Night Manager” (Yes, I haven’t seen O.J.! I am probably the only tv obsessed person who hasn’t seen it)
MY WINNER: I don’t care … sorry.
LAST YEAR WINNER: WOLF HALL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:
- RIZ AHMED – “The Night Of”
- BRYAN CRANSON – “All The Way”
- TOM HIDDLESTON – “The Night Manager”
- JOHN TURTURRO – “The Night Of”
- COURTNEY B. VANCE – “The People VS O.J. Simpson: Amerian Crime Story”
I don’t have an opinion in this category either..
I love Bryan Cranston and he is an amazing actor and I’m sure he did an amazing job, bur having not seen “All the Way”, I can’t really judge.
Tom Hiddleston was also good on “The Night Manager”, but… I don’t know.
LAST YEAR’S WINNER: OSCAR ISAAC “Show Me a Hero”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:
- OLIVIA COLEMAN – “The Night Manager”
- LENA HEADEY – “Game Of Thrones”
- CHRISSY METZ – “This Is Us”
- MANDY MOORE – “This Is Us”
- KERRY WASHINGTON – “Confirmation”
Wow, what a group of extremely talented women! Frankly I LOVE them all.
The only series I haven’t seen is “Confirmation”, but as for Bryan Cranston, I trust Kerry, but I’m going to choose from what I know… But I DON’T know!
I can’t choose!!!! Both Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz are extraordinary of “This is Us”… truly legendary.
Lena Headey is just… come on… Queen Cersei. And I love her.
But how could I not choose Olivia Coleman?! She is just so good! She was amazing on “The Night Manager!”
MY WINNER: Don’t make me choose. Please. Don’t. Press Association, please give to these amazing ladies 5 Globes! Please.
LAST YEAR’S WINNER: LADY GAGA – “American Horror Story”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
- FELICITY HUFFMAN – “American Crime”
- RILEY KEOUGH – “The Girlfriend Experience”
- SARAH PAULSON – “The People VS O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
- CHARLOTTE RAMPLING – “London Spy”
- THANDIE NEWTON – “Westworld”
I am kind of angry I haven’t seen any on these except “Westworld”…
LAST YEAR’S WINNER: MAURA TIERNEY – “The Affair”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
- STERLING K BROWN – “The People VS O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
- HUGH LAURIE – “The Night Manager”
- JOHN LITHGOW – “The Crown”
- CHRISTIAN SLATER – “Mr Robot”
- JOHN TRAVOLTA – “The People VS O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
At least in this category I know most actors.
Sterling K Brown also plays Randall on “This is us” and he is utterly brilliant. John Lithgow in “The Crown” is an amazing Winston Churchill. Great performance!
Christian Slater on Mr. Robot is very good and very disturbing at the same time. Half the time I’m watching, I am so scared of him. Literally terrified.
MY WINNER: I can’t decide!!! Shoot… John Lithgow? Christian Slater? Help. Please.
LAST YEARS WINNER: CHRISTIAN SLATER – “Mr Robot”
Hope you like this post! Let me know your opinion and who you think is going to win!