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Golden Globes TV Underdogs: ‘The Affair’ & More That Should Win

Fri, January 9, 2015 3:39pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 1 Comment
Golden Globe Nominees
Courtesy of Showtime

With the Golden Globes right around the corner, there are many shows favored to win — and many underdogs who just may surprise us all. Who do you want to win on the big night Jan. 11?

When the nominations came out for the 72nd annual Golden Globe awards, many favorites pulled ahead. From Viola Davis to House of Cards, many TV stars and shows came up at the top of many prediction lists. But I think people are forgetting about the underdogs here, and who has a huge chance of bringing home the trophy.

Golden Globes: Nominees & Predictions

TV Drama

Alright, kicking this off with one of my favorite shows of 2014. The nominees for TV Drama are stackedHouse of Cards, The Affair, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and Downton Abbey. The TV experts are thinking that House Of Cards will take it since ok, it is pretty incredible and shocking every Netflix episode after the next. However, I’m going for the underdog rookie for this one.

The Affair has a chance here you guys. Not only are both Ruth Wilson and Dominick West up for Best Actor/Actress in a TV Series: Drama, but the cast is filled with other forgotten talent too like Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney. Yes, some were unsure about the open-ended finale, but I give it props for not tying things up with a bow.

Actress in a TV Drama

That brings me to Ruth. I know, the noms for this are all amazing too: Claire Danes, Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Julianna Margulies, and Ruth Wilson. The favorite is Viola because she freaking rocks in How to Get Away with Murder, and I can’t say that Claire doesn’t win my heart slash break my heart over an dover again on Homeland. However, Ruth has a chance — as the on-screen life of one of the most gorgeous men in TV, Alison has an affair, ruins a family, and still makes us love her.

Sure, at times you’re pissed at what she does or says, and confused and how the hell her memory is so extremely different from Noah’s, but at the end of the day, you’re shocked to say you root for her.

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television

Fargo and The Normal Heart are just amazing — I understand and wish everyone could take home the award. But I have to say,  True Detective may be a long time ago, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten. It’s the opposite of forgotten. Season two is already buzzing with an A-list cast, but no one will beat McConaughey and Harrelson. Well, I can hope.

Do you think any of the underdogs can pull ahead? Let me know!

— Emily Longeretta