‘The Night Of’ exclusive: 6 performers submitted for Golden Globes include leads Riz Ahmed, John Turturro

One of the top contenders at the 2017 Golden Globes to take down “The People v. O.J. Simpson” as Best Limited Series might be “The Night Of.” In a Gold Derby exclusive, we can now reveal the six performers that HBO is submitting for Hollywood Foreign Press members to consider in the lead and supporting categories.

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The crime thriller premiered on July 10 and is co-written and directed by Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” 1993) along with writer Richard Price and director James Marsh. It centers around a Pakistani-American college student who is accused of murdering his one-night stand in Manhattan. The late James Gandolfini was originally going to play the lead attorney before his death and still receives a producer credit.

Best TV Drama Actor submissions on Golden Globes ballot:

Riz Ahmed as Nasir “Naz” Khan, the accused college student on trial. He has no previous Globe nominations.

John Turturro as John Stone, the young man’s attorney. He has one previous Globe nomination with no wins.

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Best TV Supporting Actor submissions on Golden Globes ballot:

Bill Camp as Dennis Box, a detective working on the case. He has no previous Globe nominations.

Michael Kenneth Williams as Freddy Knight, a Rikers Island prisoner. He has no previous Globe nominations.

Best TV Supporting Actress submissions on Golden Globes ballot:

Jeannie Berlin as Helen Weiss, a district attorney working on the case. She one previous Globe nomination with no wins.

Amara Karan as Chandra Kapoor, a legal assistant. She has no previous Globe nominations.

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