Will 'Newsroom' and 'Girls' and other fresh shows crack the HFPA fields?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Costner, "Hatfields and McCoys"
Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
Clive Owen, "Hemingway and Gellhorn"
Toby Jones, "The Girl"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
Dominic West, "The Hour"
Bill Paxton, "Hatfields and McCoys"
Ben Whishaw, "The Hour"
Grant Bowler, "Liz and Dick"
Kenneth Branagh, "Wallander"
James Cromwell, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Lowdown: This is a good field and the question is going to be how the Golden Globe voters are going to blunder it. If my Top 6 names here are nominated? That's clean and easy. But then you have to start wondering about how effectively Lifetime will push Lindsay Lohan for "Liz and Dick" and if that will get Grant Bowler a nomination. Or you have to start wondering if "American Horror Story: Asylum" will be a juggernaut and will boost James Cromwell to a nomination for a total supporting performance. I'd almost guarantee that somebody I didn't even list will get nominated for a movie you don't remember existing. That's how the Globes work.
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