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HollywoodLife's Golden Globes Predictions: Alec Baldwin, 'Mad Men,' & More Big Winners!

Sat, January 15, 2011 3:28pm EDT by William Earl 1 Comment

Tell us what you think of our television predictions — are we dead on, or totally crazy?

2010 was a banner year for both network and cable television, and the races will be tight for nearly all of the awards. Laura Linney, Jon Hamm and Julianna Margulies are all receiving plenty of hype, along with a crop of diverse programming ranging from The Big Bang Theory to The Walking Dead. Here are’s Golden Globe predictions in television.

Best actor in a television show – musical or comedy:

  1. Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  2. Steve Carrell, The Office
  3. Thomas Jane, Hung
  4. Matthe Morrison, Glee
  5. Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

In a category dominated by popular actors coasting on past brilliance, let’s go ahead and give it to Alec.

Best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy:

  1. Toni Collete, United States of Tara
  2. Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  3. Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  4. Laura Linney, The Big C
  5. Lea Michele, Glee

Laura shines by tackling her character’s battle against cancer with a subtle humor and grace.

Best series – musical or comedy:

  1. 30 Rock
  2. The Big Bang Theory
  3. The Big C
  4. Glee
  5. Modern Family
  6. Nurse Jackie

Modern Family has taken both critics and audiences by storm and is the show to beat this year.

Best actor in a television series – drama:

  1. Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  2. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  3. Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  4. Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  5. Hugh Laurie, House

Jon brilliantly portrayed the resilience of a man who has lost it all on this season of Mad Men.

Best actress in a television series – drama:

  1. Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  2. Katey Segal, The Sons of Anarchy
  3. Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
  4. Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
  5. Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Alicia Florrick remains one of the most compelling characters on television in The Good Wife, and Julianna has the perfect amount of gravitas and vulnerability for the role.

Best series – drama:

  1. Boardwalk Empire
  2. Dexter
  3. The Good Wife
  4. Mad Men
  5. The Walking Dead

There were many great television dramas this year, but Mad Men was predictably stylish as the show’s universe was turned upside down with the creation of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

— William Earl