Golden Globes (TV) predictions: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Homeland’ will lead nominations

At Thursday’s announcement of the Golden Globe TV nominations, expect strong showings by “Breaking Bad” and “Homeland” which are both predicted to earn four bids. Among laffers, look for newcomers “The Crazy Ones” and “Veep” to reap three apiece. 

While we predict “Homeland” star Claire Danes will win here for the third year in a row, “Breaking Bad” should take the top prize here as it did at the Emmys with Bryan Cranston also prevailing. “Girls” is likely to repeat as the best laffer though Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) should win a Globe to join her two Emmys for this role. And Michael J. Fox is likely to get a welcome back hug from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. 

Below, a breakdown by TV show of the nominations. (Be sure to check out the breakdown by category here.) 


Breaking Bad
Drama Series
Drama Actor, Bryan Cranston
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress

Drama Series
Drama Actor, Damian Lewis
Drama Actress, Claire Danes
Supporting Actor

Game of Thrones
Drama Series
Supporting Actor, Peter Dinklage
Supporting Actress, Emilia Clarke

House of Cards
Drama Series
Drama Actor, Kevin Spacey
Drama Actress, Robin Wright

Bates Motel
Drama Actress, Vera Farmiga

“Downton Abbey”
Supporting Actress, Maggie Smith

Masters of Sex
Drama Actor, Michael Sheen

The Newsroom
Drama Actor, Jeff Daniels

Orange is the New Black
Drama Series

Orphan Black” 
Drama Actress, Tatiana Maslany

Ray Donovan
Supporting Actor, Jon Voight

Drama Actress, Kerry Washington


The Crazy Ones
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor, Robin Williams
Comedy Actress, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Supporting Actor, Tony Hale

“The Big Bang Theory”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor, Jim Parsons

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress, Lena Dunham

Modern Family
Comedy Series
Supporting Actress, Sofia Vergara

Arrested Development
Comedy Actor, Jason Bateman

House of Lies
Comedy Actor, Don Cheadle

“The Michael J. Fox Show”
Comedy Actor, Michael J. Fox

New Girl
Comedy Actress, Zooey Deschanel

Parks and Recreation
Comedy Actress, Amy Poehler

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