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  • montana82
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    I see a good some of the experts/editors are predicting her to win.  Was the Outlander party with the HFPA in Scotland really that good that they are prepared to do this?

    I haven’t seen much of this Outlander show.  Is she giving a performance good enough to warrant a win in a field that includes powerhouse performances from Davis, Henson, Green, and Wright?  It’s likely she will never be up for an Emmy, SAG, or Critics Choice for this role.

    Will the Globes hurt their credibility they have been working hard to repair by doing this? Is this another Pia Zadora? Scent of a Woman?  Or is she good enough where it won’t seen as a joke?  I am seriously curious.

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    nkb325
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    She’s very good. Not as good as Green or Wright imo, but better than Henson and Davis (I seem to be the only person that isn’t over the moon about either of these performances). Her win would be in no way embarassing for any reason other than it maybe making them a bad emmy predictor, but in years I don’t think that’s really something anyones going to hold against them.

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    Marcus Dixon
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    I’m predicting Taraji, but I think many others are predicting Caitriona because of the level of support “Outlander” has with the Globes. Don’t forget, the other three nominees — Robin Wright, Eva Green and Viola Davis — do not have their corresponding drama series nominated, which shows weak support from the voters.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    No, I don’t think her performance is that good. It’s decent. She’s the weakest out of this bunch.

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    vinny
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    #366592

    Personally, I think she is the weakest in the catagory but out of the whole bunch of acting nominees in all the catagories Gaga is the weakest overall. Kinda feel like Davis or Henson will win this award.

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    Reis
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    #366593

    Green for the win.

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    Cathy97
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    I see a good some of the experts/editors are predicting her to win.  Was the Outlander party with the HFPA in Scotland really that good that they are prepared to do this?

    I haven’t seen much of this Outlander show.  Is she giving a performance good enough to warrant a win in a field that includes powerhouse performances from Davis, Henson, Green, and Wright?  It’s likely she will never be up for an Emmy, SAG, or Critics Choice for this role.

    Will the Globes hurt their credibility they have been working hard to repair by doing this? Is this another Pia Zadora? Scent of a Woman?  Or is she good enough where it won’t seen as a joke?  I am seriously curious.

    A new Pia Zadora? Lol. I wouldnt go that far, but it is true, that five members of the HFPA were in Scotland for a weekend and also got gifts from the production (one HFPA member was thanking them on twitter for their gifts). I think, I would compare it with the nominations for the movies “The Tourist” or “Burlesque”. Several members of the HFPA were invited by Sony (studio behind both movies and Outlander) to a weekend in Las Vegas and then later nominated the movie and both their stars for Globes (“‘Bribed’ Golden Globe judges nominate flops after Vegas junket” outlines how Sony, the company that distributed “Burlesque” (and “The Tourist”), treated members of the HFPA before they voted for the awards http://www.ifc.com/2010/12/bribe-golden-globes. ) Neither the movie nor the actors won anything in the end (loved Ricky Gervais poking fun at the Globes and asking Depp a year later if he has finally seen the movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvHXzP2SpLA & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpRQkmNY8gM). Also one HFPA member, who was also in the Highlands, just wrote an article about the “genius” costume designer on the official HFPA website (just in time for the announcement of the Designer Guild Awards next week). After the announcement of the emmy nominations, Chris Albrecht (head of Starz) met with some “TV Academy executives” after Outlander was “snubbed” (http://www.ew.com/article/2015/09/16/starz-ceo-chris-albrecht-calls-emmys-political-game).

    The british Independent wrote an article about the HFPA (and I have seen a lot of foreign article also discussing the lack of actual critics inside the HFPA) and about the lawsuit of their former publicist of 17 years, Michael Russell, who claimed that “HFPA members routinely accept money, holidays, and gifts from film studios in exchange for nominating their movies for Golden Globes. The organisation also secretly sells media credentials and space on their red carpet for profit.
    (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/golden-globe-awards-tarnished-by-allegations-of-corruption-2185198.html)

    The New York Post also wrote an article last January about the bribing at the Globes: http://nypost.com/2015/01/10/how-stars-and-studios-bribe-voters-for-golden-globes/

    “When members are courted by a studio or a celebrity, it does influence how they feel about a particular movie or star,” one HFPA insider reveals. “A lot of these members work part time and for pretty obscure [publications]; they still get very star-struck. Sometimes you’ll get A-list names personally calling them to wax lyrical about their movie: Who wouldn’t get excited to have Angelina Jolie purring down the end of the phone? Even Tom Cruise has been [rumored] to send them handwritten Christmas cards.” Then there are the one-on-one lunches and intimate dinners.

    “Sometimes actors will even flirt with members; whatever it takes to ingratiate themselves,” the insider reveals. “Even though everyone in the industry knows that the awards lack any real credibility, they still generate huge publicity for their movies. And it’s a lot easier to curry favor with a few dozen HFPA members than it is to suck up to the Academy.” 

    “The one thing that’s most annoying and illegitimate about them is the way they conduct their interviews,” Reiner has said. “Each of these people asks to have their picture taken with you . . . that kind of cheesiness permeates that organization.”

    “The Dark Knight” star Gary Oldman is similarly scathing. In 2014, he told Playboy: “[The Globes is] a meaningless event. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is kidding you that something’s happening. They’re f - - king ridiculous. There’s nothing going on at all. It’s 90 nobodies having a w - - k. Everybody’s getting drunk, and everybody’s sucking up to everybody. Boycott the f - - king thing.” 
     

    The lack of any other nominations by the industry or critics (no nominations from the TCA or CC, AFI, Satellite, WGA) doesnt show any support for either the actors or the show itself. Also the reactions by critics ranged between disbelief to laughter to being glad that a new show got in and not Downton Abbey. But they also ask why a show, which only got a viewership of 1 mil. gets nominated but said, that the popularity of the show might be the reason it got nominated and it helped that the actors are foreign. The nominations of both Menzies (who should have got one for Rome) and Balfe werent praised but only mentioned. In comparison the nominations for Mendelsohn, Tierney and especially Green were praised since all three are the most critically acclaimed performences in their category.

    In Michael Ausiellos predictions he said, that both Balfe and Outlander will win (“sources close to my gut” http://tvline.com/2016/01/01/golden-globes-2016-predictions-outlander-caitriona-balfe/), but also said, that both Mr Robot and Eva Green should win.

    I watched the whole season of Outlander (only the second half is eligible for the Globes) and I liked her performence in the first three episodes but the character just got more and more annoying and I didnt feel that she is really able to show a lot of emotions and felt that she was very bland on screen. Balfe and Green had a similar scene at the end of both shows, where they had to cry and I just didnt buy her emotions whereas Green totally sold it. 

    Just one more thing in regard to Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson. This year was about diversity in TV and the emmy win of Viola Davis and her speech was very important (http://time.com/4150462/pop-culture-women-moments-2015/) for diversity in TV. Taraji P. Henson has hands down created the most talked about character in tv this year and she has received nominations for nearly every award and is way more popular than Outlander or Balfe. I am not sure if the HFPA is really given all of the acting awards in tv to caucasian actors when the emmys went out of their way and gave the first African-American the best actress award. Wouldnt it be a step back if either Davis or Henson would lose out to either Balfe or Green (I dont think Wright will win since she allready won one Globe)?

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    This is a fun/frustrating category to size up.  The only one that we can count out is Robin Wright, which is a shame because she definitely deserves to win for her best season (and first one as a lead) over at least Viola Davis, Caitriona Balfe and Taraji P. Henson.

    Henson would be a “lock” if Empire came out in the fall, but the show has fallen hard since the spring and almost seems like old news at this point.  Then again, these voters awarded Glee series, supporting actor and supporting actress for its second year after awarding the series previously.  Henson is the obvious choice and she is backed up by the series nomination for Empire, but since when do the Golden Globes make the obvious choice?  That would have meant going with Davis last year, no?

    Davis was the obvious choice last year and she lost.  So do they play catch-up this year or was last year an indication that they do not really care for this performance?  They did not award Kerry Washington a couple of years ago, so maybe the Globes are past the days of awarding leads from mediocre series, like when they awarded Don Cheadle when his series was not nominated.

    Is Eva Green a Tatiana Maslany or a Katey Sagal?  All three seem to have struck a chord with the critics and seem like the “correct” choices.  Sagal overcame the lack of previous snubs and no nomination for her series; Maslany did not a few years later.  Green also has one other massive ace up her sleeve: Showtime.  There has scarcely been a year when Showtime has not won something.  You have to go back seven years to the last time that Showtime did not win at least one award.  Remember how crazy they even went over The Affair last year?  Showtime only has three nominees total this year, so if Showtime is going to get an award, it it either going to be Green, Liev Schreiber or Maura Tierney.  Then again, maybe this is just not Showtime’s year.  You have to go back thirteen years to the last time that they were nominated in a program category—years before Weeds and Dexter reinvented the network.

    I hate to admit it, but Caitriona Balfe really does have a shot.  Outlander made a huge splash this year out of nowhere and she is the outlander, so what better way to award the show?  Just because a show gets a lot of nominations, it is not neessarily going to win one.  See True Detective last year.  But the Globes may have made up for that in the eyes of HBO by giving The Normal Heart two wins.  And if they want to award Starz this year, it is either Outlander, Flesh & Bone or Patrick Stewart for fucking Blunt Talk.  If they could throw Starz a bone via Jacqueline Bisset, you would think that they would not skunk them the first time that they are up for a series award.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Taraji is about to get her Golden Globe snatched. LMFAO! 

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    God I hope not. I just finished the first half of season one and she is such a BORING actress. 

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    JB
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    Will win: Taraji P. Henson
    Should win: Robin Wright
    ~ spoiler: Viola Davis

    The other two have no chance. But if there was a shocker for Eva Green, I would approve. Balfe is capable enough, but she’s lucky she got a nomination. 

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    leothescorpio
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    She’s not happening. This is Taraji’s race to lose.

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