‘The Affair’ season two: Will it fall victim to Golden Globes curse?

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In 2013 “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and star Andy Samberg won Golden Globes for the first season of this Fox laffer but both were shockingly snubbed the following year. With that in mind, will last year’s big winner on the drama side — “The Affair” and headliner Ruth Wilson — follow this same unfortunate trajectory with the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its second season?

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As Gold Derby contributor Riley Chow notes in our TV forum, the rise and fall of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at the Globes is hardly an oddity. Other examples include: “Felicity” winning Drama Actress (Keri Russell) and being nominated for Drama Series in 1998, then being shut out for its remaining four years; “Deadwood” winning Drama Actor (Ian McShane) and getting a Drama Series nomination in 2004, then being ignored after that; and “Boss” earning the Drama Actor prize (Kelsey Grammer) and contending for Drama Series in 2011, then being snubbed the next year.

Will Globes voters snub “The Affair” like they did “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”? Our readers, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, have been debating this hot topic in our all-new, much faster and easier-to-navigate TV forum. Read some of their comments below and then join the discussion in our forums here.

Nashmic: Yes they will totally snub “The Affair” and I’m sure “Empire” will replace it and can even win as Best Drama Series. Also Taraji P. Henson can replace the former champ Ruth Wilson as Best Drama Actress. “Empire” is a perfect fit for the Globes since they love musical series.

AMG: I hope not. I think “The Affair” has upped itself based on the episodes I’ve seen so far of S2. I still have it as getting nominations, and Wilson too.

Sui Generis: Yes. They usually snub their winners, and keep nominating the ones who don’t win.

AlexBustillos: I agree with “Empire” to take the spot, but there’s also “UnReal.” At the GG, even Lifetime can prevail.

leothescorpio: “Empire” will sweep and rightfully so. It will be hard for Wilson and “The Affair” to get back in, but I’m almost sure they’ll nominate Dominic West again.

Emmy Runner: Yes. Since they know it won’t be embraced by Emmy voters any time soon there is no reason for them to stick with it anymore (just like “B-99”). “Transparent” also won big last year but it also proved itself to be an Emmy winner so it will definitely come back.

Rich Landry: Yes, “The Affair” will be snubbed after their Emmy snubs. Just like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” I think this season is amazing on the show and would support the nominations for all four cast members.

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