Although “Breaking Bad” has won 10 Emmys — including the top prize of Best Drama Series this year — it has been blanked at the Golden Globes. Indeed, while the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. usually embraces new shows and stars, it gave the cold shoulder to “Breaking Bad” for its first three seasons.
Cranston had won three Emmys (2008 – 2010) before he even reaped his first Golden Globe bid for Best TV Drama Actor in 2011. He lost that race to Steve Buscemi for the first season of “Boardwalk Empire.” In 2012, he was bested by Kelsey Grammer for the freshman season of “Boss” and last year he was defeated by “Homeland” star Damian Lewis who had also edged him out for the Emmy the previous fall.
This year, Cranston was the clear frontrunner to win his fourth Emmy but Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”) pulled off the biggest upset of the night. Look for Cranston to get his revenge at the Globes. He is favored to by six of our seven Editors, 14 of our Top 24 and three-quarters of All Users while Daniels is down in fourth place.
The biggest threat to Cranston, who has odds of 15 to 8, is two-time Oscar champ Kevin Spacey for the freshman season of “House of Cards.” This six-time Globe also-ran has the backing of one Editor, 10 of the Top 24 and 20% of All Users which translates into odds of 13 to 5. Last year’s champ, Lewis, is in third place with only a smattering of Users expecting him to repeat.
And the series has even more support than the star with six Editors, 16 of the Top 24 and three-quarters of All Users forecasting “Breaking Bad” to win for leading odds of 15 to 8.
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