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Golden Globe Television Predictions

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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”
“Girls”
“Silicon Valley”
“Jane The Virgin”
“Transparent”

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?”

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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!

2014: A Recap

 

 

Here’s a recap of what was 2014 in Baltimore

 

Comings and Goings:

 

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Megan Pringle returned to local TV, landing at WBAL. Kai Jackson announced that he will also be returning to TV, this time at FOX 45.

Marianne Banister, Rick Boone, Brandi Proctor, Joce Sterman, Don Scott, Jenn Marino, Mary Anne Perry said goodbye.

We wrapped our arms around, and welcomed: Joanna Campbell, Trang Do, Catherine Hawley, Karen Campbell, Marcus Washington, Rick Ritter, Adrienne Green, Mary McKenzie, Larry Collins, & Tracy Leong!

 

Maryland Based Productions Flourish

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“VEEP” and “House Of Cards” continue to dominate critics “Best Of” lists as well as Hollywood awards. “VEEP” was honored with several nominations at this years Emmy and SAG awards, taking home the Best Actress prize at both ceremonies for Julia Louis Dreyfus. Robin Wright shocked everyone by nabbing the Golden Globe for Best Drama Actress, while “Breaking Bad” swept the Series and Actor races.

“Philomena”, which filmed in Montgomery County, reaped Judi Dench a Golden Globe, SAG, and Oscar nomination. The film also nabbed a Best Picture nomination at the Globes and the Oscars.

Indie film “Sally Pacholok” shot in the area this year as well. That will be released in 2015.

 

“Zaching”

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On March 11th, Zach Lederer passed away at the age of 20. Zach was diagnosed with brain tumor at age 11.  It then returned when he was 17. Zach was an inspirational figure not just locally, but nationally. The picture of him making a strongman pose, later dubbed “Zaching”, went viral and inspired many fighting  cancer.

Here’s a gallery of local and national celebrities Zaching: http://on.fb.me/16ZpKVc

Donate to the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation: http://bit.ly/1zqGXNQ

 

“Star Spangled Spectacular”

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This year, Baltimore was in the national spotlight, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner! The region was engulfed in red, white, and blue,  and fireworks too. Tall ships were brought in from all over, while the Blue Angels entertained thousands and shook many houses.

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The fun ended with a huge concert and fireworks display at Pier Six and Fort McHenry starring Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Train and Kristin Chenoweth among others. John Lithgow and Jordin Sparks hosted the event.

 

“Orioles Magic”

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When you think of 2014 in Baltimore, you think of Orioles Magic. The O’s went on to the win the AL East Division, making it all the way to the ALCS, where they fell to the Royals. Saying they were a very fun team to watch this year is an understatement. They brought magic back to this city. After every win, or after every rally, there was orange electricity in the air.

No longer are we a city that just bleeds purple.

Throwback Thursday: Frank Zappa

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On December 4th, 1993, Baltimore’s Frank Zappa passed away from prostate cancer. In September 2010, Frank Zappa Day was born in Highlandtown.

Frank Zappa Statue Unveiling: http://bit.ly/1CHIiaj

Frank Zappa Way Unveiling: http://bit.ly/1tIc8lJ

Gail Zappa’s Speech: http://bit.ly/1CHIwhz

Mayor Stephanie Rawling Blake’s Speech: http://bit.ly/1zTDwRl

NOTE: The video quality isn’t that great. My bad. 🙂