Will 'Newsroom' and 'Girls' and other fresh shows crack the HFPA fields?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Ed Harris, "Game Change"
Larry Hagman, "Dallas"
Sam Waterston, "The Newsroom"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
Brendan Coyle, "Donwton Abbey"
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
Jared Harris, "Mad Men"
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Somebody from "Coma"
Somebody from "Hatfields and McCoys"
Ray Winstone, "Great Expectations"
Somebody else from "Modern Family"
Chris Colfer, "Glee"
Lowdown: I think Larry Hagman's a lock here and I'm not sure I could explain why. Globes voters used to love him on the original "Dallas" and I think ballots came back after his passing, so this would be an emotional tribute. So, actually, I'm totally able to explain why. Nostalgia + Respect + Fitting Eulogy = Nomination. Anyway... Dinklage won last year. Harris is a movie star. Everybody else? Who knows! Assume somebody from "Modern Family" will be nominated. Assume somebody from "Downton Abbey" will be nominated. You'd think Aaron Paul would be a lock for "Breaking Bad," but since he's never been nominated here before, you'd be presumptuous to think that. I think Jared Harris, as a foreign actor with an esteemed pedigree giving a worthy performance on a beloved show makes a lot of sense, but I'd also think Mandy Patinkin made a lot of sense. Of course, "Hatfields and McCoys" or "Coma" could both fill the category from their deep rosters of craggy supporting players. Once again... Who knows?
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