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'Homeland,' 'Game Change' predicted to win three Golden Globes apiece

By Gold Derby News Desk
Jan 11 2013 11:40 am
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Our Experts, Editors, and hundreds of Users have predicted the TV winners of Sunday's Golden Globes, which will air live on NBC. (See our predictions for film winners here.)

These awards are handed out by the fewer than 100 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and though their film awards are often considered a predictor of the Oscars, their TV awards are less reliable as a bellwether of the Emmys. They frequently honor young stars and newer, buzzworthy shows.

"Game Change" leads the Globes' TV nominations with five, and the political drama, which chronicles the rise of Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign, is predicted to win three: Movie/Miniseries, Movie/Miniseries Actress (Julianne Moore), and TV Supporting Actor (Ed Harris).

"Homeland" is also predicted to pick up three awards. Showtime's CIA drama, which is the defending champion for Drama Series and Drama Actress (Claire Danes), is expected to win those categories again, as well as Drama Actor (Damian Lewis).

HBO's freshman comedy "Girls" will win Comedy Series, knocking off defending champ "Modern Family," and its star Lena Dunham is expected to win Comedy Actress against, among others, Golden Globes hosts Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") and Tina Fey ("30 Rock").

Programs expected to win one award apiece are "Louie" (Comedy Actor for Louis C.K.), "Sherlock" (Movie/Miniseries Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch), and "Downton Abbey" (TV Supporting Actress for Maggie Smith).

Click on each category title below to see our experts' complete predictions for that race.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
"Homeland"
Spoiler: "Downton Abbey"

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Spoiler: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Spoiler: Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"

BEST COMEDY SERIES
"Girls"
Spoiler: "Modern Family"

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Louis CK, "Louie"
Spoiler: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Spoiler: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES
"Game Change"
Spoiler: "Hatfields and McCoys"

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
Spoiler: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields and McCoys"

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTRESS
Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Spoiler: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ed Harris, "Game Change"
Spoiler: Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Spoiler: Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

 
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