Golden Globe voters love a hot new show, so “Westworld” might be exactly what they’re looking to reward at the 2017 ceremony in January. In a Gold Derby exclusive, we can now reveal the seven performers that HBO is submitting for Hollywood Foreign Press members to consider in the lead and supporting categories.
The futuristic program premiered on October 2 and is produced by Jonathan Nolan (who directed the pilot), J.J. Abrams, the late Jerry Weintraub, Lisa Joy, and Bryan Burk. The show is set in an advanced amusement park with a Western theme and centers around the androids named “hosts” and the wealthy visitors called “newcomers.” The first episode had the highest ratings of any HBO debut since “True Detective” in 2014.
Best TV Drama Actress submissions on Golden Globes ballot:
Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay, a host and madam. She has no previous Globe nominations.
Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy, the oldest host. She has two previous Globe nominations with no wins.
Best TV Drama Actor submission on Golden Globes ballot:
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford, the creative director of Westworld. He has six previous Globe nominations with no wins and received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2006.
Best TV Supporting Actor submissions on Golden Globes ballot:
Ed Harris as Man in Black, a mysterious rich guest. He has six previous Globe nominations with two wins (“The Truman Show,” 1999; “Game Change,” 2013).
James Marsden as Teddy Flood, a newly-arrived host. He has no previous Globe nominations.
Jimmi Simpson as William, a reluctant rookie newcomer. He has no previous Globe nominations.
Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe, head of the programming division of Westworld. He has one previous Golden Globe win for his only nomination (“Angels in America,” 2004).
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