While Davis currently has leading 4/9 odds to claim victory, the Golden Globes just love to throw us curveballs. Who, if anyone, can stop Davis from winning her first-ever Globe on Jan. 11? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of her co-nominees.
PROS: Like Davis, Wilson is nominated for a freshman show and Globes voters can’t get enough of brand new series. Also in her favor is the fact that “The Affair” is nominated as Best Drama Series and Dominic West is up for Best Drama Actor — that shows strong support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
PROS: Even though “House of Cards” has only aired two seasons, it still feels just as fresh as ever thanks to Netflix’s strategy of airing all episodes of a season at once. Wright is also an elegant movie star, which no doubt helped her win this same category last year. That brings us to …
CONS: The fact that Wright is a recent winner lessens her chances of repeating. Unlike the Emmys, which tend to reward the same stars and shows over and over again, the Globes like to keep things moving like an assembly line. Next!
PROS: Now in Season 6, “The Good Wife” is absolutely ancient by HFPA standards. And yet, the series and Margulies herself are inexplicably nominated again. That shows the Globes are willing to forgo their usual pattern of only nominating fresh fare because “The Good Wife” is simply too good to pass up.
CONS: Thanks to “ER,” “The Good Wife” and a couple of TV movies, Margulies has been nominated a total of 12 times. Yet she’s only won once. Essentially that means the Globes like her, they just don’t love her.
PROS: Similar to Margulies, Danes has been nominated a lot by the HFPA. However, Danes has fared much better in terms of wins. In fact, she’s unbeatable. Four previous nominations and four previous wins. That’s two for “Homeland,” one for “Temple Grandin” and one for “My So-Called Life.” Will this year’s nomination make it five-for-five?
CONS: It’s no secret that “Homeland” took a nosedive in Season 3. While the current Season 4 was much better received, Danes is coming back to the Globes after a year in which she was snubbed. There may still be voters who can’t forget about the dip in quality last year. And while Danes is one of the biggest TV stars around, don’t forget that Davis is actually a movie star. That’ll be absolutely irresistible for Golden Globes voters.
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