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Golden Globe Television Predictions




It’s that time of year again! The Golden Globes are this Sunday…and here are my FEARLESS predictions!


Best TV Series – Drama

“Downton Abbey
“The Affair”
“Game Of Thrones”
“House Of Cards”
“The Good Wife”

Should Win: “House Of Cards”
Will Win: “House Of Cards”
Spoiler: “Game Of Thrones”

Analysis: With “Breaking Bad” gone, and “True Detective” in Miniseries, expect “House Of Cards” to walk away with this. The only show with any shot of beating it is “Game Of Thrones”, due to the cable factor.


Best Actress – TV Drama

Viola Davis “How To Get Away With Murder”
Claire Danes “Homeland”
Julianna Marguiles “The Good Wife”
Robin Wright “House Of Cards”
Ruth Wilson “The Affair”

Should Win: Viola Davis
Will Win: Viola Davis
Spoiler: Ruth Wilson

Analysis: Claire Danes has had her day, so has Julianna and Robin Wright. All comes down to Viola and Ruth. Both are very buzzed performances. Viola wins if they go for the “star power.” Ruth wins if they go with who ingenue. Viola Davis has a few nominations already under her belt with no wins, so I’m going with Viola.


Best Actor – TV Drama

Kevin Spacey “House Of Cards”
Clive Owen “The Knick”
James Spader “The Blacklist”
Dominic West “The Affair”
Liev Schreiber “Ray Donovan”

Should Win: Kevin Spacey
Will Win: Kevin Spacey
Spoiler: Clive Owen

McNulty in the house, everyone! Sadly, I don’t think he has a shot here. Neither does Liev. Clive Owen is a possibility as is James Spader. But with Kevin Spacey being Golden Globe-less, I think he takes it. If not, the members of the HFPA might not want to take the Metro anytime soon..


Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical

“Orange Is The New Black”
“Silicon Valley”
“Jane The Virgin”

Should Win: “Orange Is The New Black”
Will Win: “Orange Is The New Black”
Spoiler: “Jane The Virgin”

OK…how the in the HELL does “VEEP” get snubbed once again? Over the horrid “Girls” and WTF nominee “Jane The Virgin?”

:side eye:

Anyway, I don’t see anyone winning here but “Orange Is The New Black.” I listed “Jane” as the spoiler because it’s the first CW show to be nominated for ANYTHING, and they’re going to push it down the HFPA’s throats. At least “Modern Family” isn’t nominated again.


Best Actor – TV Comedy/Musical

William H. Macy “Shameless”
Ricky Gervais “Derek”
Don Cheadle “House Of Lies”
Jeffrey Tambor “Transparent”
Louie CK “Louie”

Should Win: Jeffrey Tambor
Will Win: Jeffrey Tambor
Spoiler: Ricky Gervais

Jeffrey Tambor is getting RAVE reviews for his role in the Amazon series, and I think the HFPA will want to be ahead of the curve on this one. Ricky Gervais could sneak a win, since he’s been a host in recent years. And let’s not forget his speeches are pretty epic.


Best Actress – TV Comedy/Musical

Julia Louis Dreyfus “VEEP”
Gina Rodriguez “Jane The Virgin”
Lena Dunham “Girls”
Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie”
Taylor Schilling “Orange Is The New Black”

Should Win: Julia Louis Dreyfus/Taylor Scilling
Will Win: Taylor Schilling
Spoiler: Gina Rodriguez

Holy Flacco ! A “VEEP” sighting! While she deserves it, I don’t think JLD wins here. Taylor Schilling is in a show the HFPA LIKE, and her performance is pretty buzzed. Gina Rodriguez might win because..she’s new?   ::shrugs::


Best Actor -TV Movie/Miniseries

Mark Ruffalo “The Normal Heart”
Matthew McConaughey “True Detective”
Woody Harrelson “True Detective”
Billy Bob Thornton “Fargo”
Martin Freeman “Fargo”

Should Win: Matthew McConaughey
Will Win: Matthew McConaughey
Spoiler: Billy Bob Thornton

Alright, alright, alright..


Best Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries

Frances McDormand “Olive Kitteridge”
Maggie Gyllenhaal “The Honorable Woman”
Frances O Connor “The Missing”
Jessica Lange “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Allison Tolman “Fargo”

Should Win: Frances McDormand
Will win: Frances McDormand
Spoiler: Allison Tolman

Frances McDormand wins here. The only threat is quirky Allison Tolman.



Best Supporting Actor – TV

Matt Bomer “The Normal Heart”
Alan Cumming “The Good Wife”
Bill Murray “Olive Kitteridge”
Jon Voight “Ray Donovan”
Colin Hanks “Fargo”

Should Win: Bill Murray
Will Win: Bill Murray
Spoiler: Matt Bomer

The only way I see Bill losing, is if the HFPA is pissed at the Emmy’s for not giving Matt Bomer his rightfully deserves award. Either way, good to see Matt getting recognition, he’s an underrated actor!


Best Supporting Actress – TV

Kathy Bates “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Uzo Aduba “Orange Is The New Black”
Michelle Monaghan “True Detective”
Joanna Froggatt “Downton Abbey”
Allison Janney “Mom”

Should Win: Uzo Aduba / Kathy Bates
Will Win: Uzo Aduba
Spoiler: Allison Janney

Uzo Aduba is one of the biggest breakout TV stars in the past two years. The HFPA will want to reward her. And let’s face it..she deserves it.

That’s it! Tweet along with me Golden Globes night this Sunday at 8pm!

“VEEP” & “House Of Cards” score PGA and Art Directors Guild Nominations


Those Baltimore productions are at it again!


“VEEP” is up for the Art Direction Guild award for Half Hour Single Camera Tv Series for “Clovis” “Debate” and “Special Relationship.” It is up for the PGA “Danny Thomas Award For Outstanding Producer – TV


“House Of Cards” is nominated at the Art Direction Guild for “Chapter 18. It is also nominated for the Normal Felton Award for Outstanding Producer – TV Drama


Press Release: Vine 301, The New Face of Wine in Baltimore



Vino 301 Wine Concierge, the new face of Wine in Baltimore

Vino 301 Wine Concierge offers
Wine tours to Maryland’s Vineyards

The number of Maryland vineyards and wineries continues to grow in 2014. Only 30 wineries existed 20 years ago; and today there over 60 wineries throughout the state with more planned to open in 2015. The growth in the number of wineries has resulted in a boom in wine production resulting in an increased interest in Maryland wine. Maryland has experienced an 11% increase in production over the past two years. Maryland wine is popular!

Several changes to Maryland’s beverage laws can be attributed to the growth and popularity. For example, allowing wineries to ship wine purchases to homes and businesses encourages Marylanders and visitors to try wine beyond the vineyards’ property. For example, a wine subscription is now something that allows customers to order cases of wine from the internet to be delivered to your home.

“When you tell people about the number of wineries and the locations, their eyes light up and they become immediately interested. They want to learn more,” Ms. Leslie Frelow, owner and Managing Director of Vino 301 Wine Concierge, states. I started Vino 301 Wine Concierge because Maryland produces great wine. Vino 301 thinks it is important to support our local businesses. I wanted to share with others, in a safe environment, what I enjoy about Maryland wine.

About VINO 301 Wine Concierge

Vino 301 Wine Concierge is based in Bowie, MD. The company provides guided wine tours to many of Maryland’s vineyards and wineries. They provide transportation to and from wineries and guests are able to enjoy wine tasting and tours of the vineyard or facilities. Guests receive a collectible wine and light snack during the tour. Tour guests spend a relaxing afternoon experiencing Maryland’s wine culture. Often, the tour guests can meet the winemakers during the tours. It is an invaluable experience, to hear about the wine process from the actual winemaker.

Vino 301 Wine Concierge’s first tour was in April 2013. Since that time, they have given tours to over 400 people in its first year. The wine tours going to Baltimore-Harford counties, southern Maryland, and Frederick and Carroll Counties wineries. Vino 301 wine tours are ideal for friends to get together and enjoy wine. Many people book group tours for birthdays, corporate outings, or even bachorelette parties.

“Our tour guide Wayne for all that they did last weekend for my sister’s birthday wine tour. It was an amazing experience.” KC Cyularz

Over the past year we have garnered wonderful partnerships with the Maryland Wine Association, Baltimore Tourism Association and Visit Baltimore. In 2015 we hope to continue to spread our love of Wine and Tourism with many more in the Baltimore area.

In the first of many events ,VINO 301 will partner with Warehouse 518 ( to host a Wine Tasting Class. The wine tasting class will include an option for brunch or dinner from Warehouse 518’s fabulous menu. (

Additionally, Vino 301 has become the premier sponsor for The Maryland Wine Associations 2015 Wine Passport Experience held in February. Here guests will have the option to participate in one of six different guided tours (

I am excited about what we have accomplished in our first two years. We look forward to offering more tours and sharing Maryland Wine’s with many more in 2015.