Is “The Affair” a serious threat at the Golden Globes?

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  • Tariq Khan
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    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association seems to really like
    “The Affair,” giving it three major nominations in the Television Drama
    categories.


    Best Series


    Best Actor – Dominic West


    Best Actress – Ruth Wilson


    The HFPA often loves to honor the hot new show. Do you think
    that “The Affair” might pull off an upset in any of these categories?


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    Denis
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    I would say it is a sweep, however I think Viola is gonna take it away from Wilson so, yes, series and Actor. Spacey is not winning.

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    AMG
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    I think it could win. It’s the freshest show out of the five. Possibly, the best show out of the five is between House of Cards and The Good Wife.

    I can’t imagine HFPA going for House of Cards for some reason. It was shown in February, nearly an entire year ago, and other shows have really taken the limelight since then, and have stayed there. Because it has been so long, House of Cards has, dare I say, disappeared into the background a bit. 

    Downton Abbey has enough support for a nomination, but I cannot see it being so popular that it wins.  

    Game of Thrones is a massive show, but maybe isn’t the sort of fair, compared to straighter laced Drama Series, that the Globes will reward.

    The Good Wife is possibly the only show that may beat The Affair. It’s on a striking run of form, with great popularity, and critical acclaim. Margulies is a Globes regular, and could be the one to pip Wilson to the post. Alan Cumming getting into Supporting Actor was a massive shock, so enough voters clearly have it on their radar. Plus, timing is on its’ side. It is currently part way through the current season, and has aired the latest episode closest to the date of the Globes – so it may stick in voters minds more than other series. Most notably, there is no ‘need’ to reward a Series like there was last year with Breaking Bad. 

    The Affair would be the bold choice, and the HFPA really do love making those sort of choices. 

    I do not think West will win, Spacey is this years ‘deserves/needs a win’ nominee, after never winning here before. 

    Wilson stands a chance, but Davis/Danes/Margulies will all have very strong cases. NOTE: Danes has NEVER lost at the Globes, winning all four awards for which she has been nominated. 

    The Affair, The Good Wife and House of Cards all have three nods. If they were to share the wealth, then Spacey would get Actor, Margulies or Wilson would get Actress, and the remaining show gets Series. 

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    Awardzilla
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    Ruth Wilson is most likely, and a huge threat, but then they’ve robbed Viola of the top Globe acting honour so they do owe her. Dominic West has an I.O.U. industry wide for the nothing he got for The Wire, so there’s a chance there, but again, much like Viola, how many times can you shoot down Kevin Spacey.

    Series is the big question mark. There are some series that we don’t take seriously because they don’t feel big enough, but they can win because the competition is weak, a bit like last year with Brooklyn Nine Nine. However I think the HFPA will either try and fit in with the popular kids and go for House Of Cards, a very made-for-awards kind of show, but equally likely is that they try and make the rest of awards world feel bad and embrace The Good Wife, which could make the HFPA look very cool and trendy above other awarding bodies, and they would get bragging rights and be the ‘first’.

    Being the first to go for The Affair, they could get bragging rights too, but is there all that much to brag about is my question? Wilson yes, Series and West, unfortunately not. This is not Homeland, where having ownership as the ‘first awarding body’ is worth shouting about, a freshman show that this arguement plays stronger for is Transparent…

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I originally thought so, but there just isn’t the kind of buzz around this show that made Homeland the obvious winner of this category in its first season. I would love to see a The Good Wife in Series, and given the fact that they clearly liked it enough to bring it back from the dead, it wouldn’t surprise me to see it win. I agree that Wilson is the best chance, and I’m jumping back and forth between her and Davis.

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    KyleBailey
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    I would love it to! I also love The Good Wife and House of Cards but it would be great to see The Affair win some stuff 

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    mikeboy898
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    I agree that there isn’t the same level of buzz around The Affair as Homeland’s first season (and even its 2nd), but it is still a bright, shiny new show and that’s got to mean something. I don’t see Ruth Wilson stealing the Globe from Viola, so it could very well pose a threat in the Series category. Personally, I think it’s between HoC and The Affair. HoC is due for the award, but it’s also been 11 months since any of us have seen an episode (even we all binge-watched it because why wouldn’t you)

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    Jalal Haddad
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    I think it is a little dangerous that everyone is looking at Viola Davis as such a lock. If you look throughout the Globe’s televison history the top acting winners are usually from a series also nominated in best drama or best comedy. I would vote for Davis immediately but I am a little worried that HTGAWM wasn’t included in the drama race. I will probably keep Davis in first but Wilson is in a very close second.

    Also did anyone really think there was a lot of buzz around Brooklyn 99 when it won best comedy and best actor last year?

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    Atypical
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    I don’t think this show deserves to win anything, but since the Globes nominated it in three top categories, I think it’s winning at least one. The best shot for a win is Ruth Wilson.

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    Denis
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    Well if Maslany won, why couldn’t Wilson take it for a much more effective and emotional, and why not? better performance in a better show.

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    jf123
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    I think it is a little dangerous that everyone is looking at Viola Davis as such a lock. If you look throughout the Globe’s televison history the top acting winners are usually from a series also nominated in best drama or best comedy. I would vote for Davis immediately but I am a little worried that HTGAWM wasn’t included in the drama race. I will probably keep Davis in first but Wilson is in a very close second.
    Also did anyone really think there was a lot of buzz around Brooklyn 99 when it won best comedy and best actor last year?

    It didn’t have a huge amount of buzz, but it was one of the best reviewed new sitcoms of the fall 

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    Icky
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    Horrible trolling Denis. Maslany didn’t even win.

    The Affair is a new show and is on premium cable, so it’s a threat at the Globes. Oddly enough, I think West has a better shot at winning here than Wilson. But I wouldn’t be surprised by both nabbing trophies.

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    Christopher Kolasa
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    Personally, I hope it does wn all 3. I found this year in tv pretty bad – Doing my top 10 list was even hard. But The Affair was by far the best of all tv in 2014 IMO. Frankly, Id be happy if it swept the Emmys for show, all 4 acting (esp Maura Tierney who I think of all the cast is the stand out) and writing. Im sure it will not happen but one can hope. The show is also a very slow burn and that type doesn’t appeal to many. Most want it fast and often, this is not that kind of show.

    As for the Globes, I think it could win for show and drama actor. No chance for actress. Davis is a star and hot. i don’t see how anyone could beat her just based on Davis’ buzz alone. I have mixed feelings for HTGAWM, but Davis is great in it for sure so a win would be deserving.

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    Carlo
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    Spacey and Davis are really due for a Globe, so I’m sticking with them.
    But The Affair could easily take Drama Series.

    Of course I’m hoping for a The Good Wife upset: I know they don’t go for old shows but: 1) it never won 2) since the day Breaking Bad ended it’s hand down TV best drama 3) that Alan Cumming nod shows strong support… 

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    Denis
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    Horrible trolling Denis. Maslany didn’t even win.

    Oh ye, you got that right.

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