Our Golden Globes TV contest champ predicts wins for ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Transparent’

“I think that ‘House of Cards‘ and ‘Transparent‘ will be the big winners at the Golden Globes,” predicts Gold Derby’s contest champ Abe Fried-Tanzer (movieswithabe in our forums). Fried-Tanzer beat all others while predicting the Golden Globes TV nominations, earning the #1 position on our leaderboard as well as a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

Also in our chat, this 26-year-old summer programs coordinator from Holliston, Massachusetts predicts “Fargo” will win Best TV Movie/Limited Series and recounts this year’s biggest surprises and snubs. Below, read the entire Q&A with our 2014 Golden Globes TV nominations contest winner.

Golden Globes: Complete list of film and TV nominations

When predicting the nominees, do you usually go with the flow or go your own way?

Predicting the nominees, I try to go with the flow sometimes but also try to add in some of my personal favorites. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” and “The Leftovers” were definitely the two I overemphasized this year.

What were the biggest surprise Globes TV nominations?

The biggest surprise nominations — both great — were “Jane the Virgin” making it in for Best Comedy Series and Michelle Monaghan being recognized for “True Detective.”

Were you in shock over a particular show that didn’t make the cut with HFPA?

The biggest — which I didn’t predict — were the snubs of “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

Golden Globe nominations (TV): Good (‘Jane the Virgin’), Bad (no Emmy Rossum) & Ugly (Amy Poehler diss)

What snubs made you the angriest?

I’m personally grieving for the omissions of Tatiana Maslany and “Episodes,” but I wasn’t too confident in those returning.

What was your personal favorite drama series and comedy series of the year?

My favorite drama series of the year was probably “The Leftovers.” My favorite comedy series of this and most years was “Parks and Recreation.”

What other events do you predict at Gold Derby?

I write predictions on MoviesWithAbe.com and TVwithAbe.com for the Oscars, Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Emmys, and log those predictions at Gold Derby. I may start logging other predictions now too!

Thanks Abe!

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What will win the Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy Series: “Girls,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” or “Transparent”? Cast your own votes below using our easy-drag-and-drop menu.

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