Golden Globes TV Drama Actress showdown: Editors vs Top 24

While the majority of our Top 24 Users predict that “Homeland” star Claire Danes will three-peat, all but one of our Editors are backing the bid by Kerry Washington (“Scandal“) for TV Drama Actress at the Golden Globes. 

Washington wasn’t able to beat Danes, the reigning champ, at the Emmys to become the first African-American woman to win that category.

The same does not hold true at the Golden Globes. In 1972, Gail Fisher won for her role as a supportive secretary in the detective drama “Mannix” and in 1992 Regina Taylor prevailed for her part as a housekeeper in the segregated south in the family drama “I’ll Fly Away.” 

Of our six Editors backing the bid by Washington, four have Danes in second place: Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, Matt Noble and David Schnelwar. The other two — Chris Beachum and Daniel Montgomery — have Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black“) in the runner-up position. Chris has Danes in fourth behind Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex“) while Daniel has her in third. See the full breakdown of their predictions here

Our Top 24 are drawn from those users who did the best predicting last year Golden Globe nominations. Nineteen of them predict that Danes will prevail again. Only one of them has Washington winning. Two are backing the bid by Taylor Schilling for the freshman season of “Orange is the New Black” which just switched to the drama side.  One likes the looks of Maslany while another expects 2009 champ Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife“) to finally pick up a bookend. See the full breakdown of their predictions here

With 60% of All Users also predicting Danes to take home her third Globe in a row, her combined odds are a leading 9/4. Washington, with the support of just 20% of All Users, is back in second with combined odds of 13 to 5. And, although she has no first place support from Editors or Top 24 Users, Emmy nominee Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel“) has the backing of 5% of All Users and that is good enough for third place in the combined odds at 8/1. In fourth is Maslany at 10/1 while Emmy contender Robin Wright (“House of Cards“) just makes the cut at 16/1. See the full breakdown of odds here

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