There’s nothing the Golden Globes love more than when movie stars come to television. Just ask recent TV winners Robin Wright (“House of Cards“), Don Cheadle (“House of Lies“) and Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra“). This year, Gold Derby’s Experts, Editors and Users all predict the same awards trajectory for Viola Davis, star of the red-hot ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder.”
Davis is the clear frontrunner to win the Best TV Drama Actress Globe, which would make her the second Shondaland star to ever receive top honors from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy“) won their supporting race a decade ago. (See Gold Derby’s official Golden Globe rankings and racetrack odds.)
Davis has the support of five Golden Globe Experts, five Editors and the majority of All Users, giving her leading odds of 9/4 to win. The only group holding out for another leading lady is the Top 24 Users, who instead cast their vote for Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife“) and give her overall 7/2 odds to win.
In third place according to our racetrack odds is last year’s surprise champ Wright, who has 6/1 odds to win. Fellow Shondaland star Kerry Washington (“Scandal“) is in fourth place with 13/2 odds, followed by Ruth Wilson (“The Affair“) in fifth place with 16/1 odds and Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander“) in sixth place with 20/1 odds. (Watch our new webchat with Balfe here.)
The HFPA is clearly a fan of Davis, having nominated her twice before on the film side: Best Actress for “The Help” (2011) and Best Supporting Actress for “Doubt” (2008). But this year could very well be her first victory at the Golden Globes.
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