This year, true to form, at the Golden Globes we saw a slew of new shows take flight. “Mr. Robot” won Best Drama Series and Supporting Actor (Christian Slater) while “Mozart in the Jungle” took both Best Comedy Series and Actor (Gael Garcia Bernal). And Comedy Actress went to Rachel Bloom from “Crazy Ex Girlfriend.”
Will any of these new Globe-trotters be left at home by the Emmys? It happens all the time. In 2014, Globe comedy champ “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and its winning star, Andy Samberg, were snubbed by the Emmys. Last year, “The Affair” took Best Drama Series at the Globes, carrying along its leading lady Ruth Wilson as well; both were overlooked by the Emmys. At that same ceremony, Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) was given the Comedy Actress prize by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. only to be shunned by the TV academy.
I expect that Bloom will suffer the same fate as Rodriguez. Both star on CW shows and that network has always struggled at the Emmys. And I fear that “Mozart” and Bernal will be left out in favor of “Master of None” and its star Aziz Ansari. That show more naturally fills the hip void left by the absence of “Louie” in those categories.
“Mr. Robot” is the trickiest one for me to call. Rami Malek and Slater should reap bids in lead and supporting respectively. However I think it may be snubbed for the program prize. The USA network has not fared well in past drama races. And sci-fi shows find it hard to catch on with Emmy voters; it took Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) till season three to break through. However online voting may have changed this dynamic.
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