While the Golden Globes are known to give momentum to films and stars heading into the Oscars, the TV side is often a different animal. Due to the scheduling of the Emmys being in September, they are often unaffected by the Golden Globes’ choices way back in January, but Emmy wins can sometimes influence what the Globes go for at their next ceremony. At the 2018 Golden Globes, we saw recent Emmy winners like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Big Little Lies,” Sterling K. Brown, Elisabeth Moss and more add another trophy to their mantle. This year’s Golden Globes could see its own collection of repeat victories.
The Golden Globes helped put “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on the award show map last year, leading to a major Emmy haul in September. “Maisel” is nominated yet again for Best Comedy Series at the Golden Globes, and it could be the rare show to earn consecutive wins in the series category. Same goes for its star, Rachel Brosnahan, who would be the first actress since Tina Fey in 2008 to win her Golden Globe category twice. Co-star and Best Supporting Actress Emmy winner Alex Borstein is nominated in the Golden Globes’ catch-all supporting actress category, and she may have the best chance of all considering she hasn’t won a Globe before. The series has sustained its buzz in Season 2, which just dropped on Amazon in early December, with a style and wit that Globes voters surely adore.
Then there’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” The FX program won Best Limited Series and Limited Series/Movie Actor for star Darren Criss, and now both are frontrunners to win their respective Golden Globes categories. The Golden Globes have a strong affinity for Ryan Murphy productions — “Nip/Tuck,” “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” to name a few — and “Versace” was one of the most acclaimed shows of 2018, with an important message about the traumas of homophobia.
Another series that could do very well at the Golden Globes is “Barry.” While the HBO comedy-drama lost to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in Best Comedy Series at the Emmys, stars Bill Hader and Henry Winkler did pick up matching Emmys for their performances. The series, Hader and Winkler are all nominated at the Golden Globes, where Winkler certainly has a past as a two-time winner for “Happy Days” back in the ’70s.
Meanwhile, Borstein isn’t the only recent Best Supporting Actress Emmy winner in this year’s equivalent Golden Globes category. Drama Supporting Actress winner Thandie Newton of “Westworld” is nominated, following her nomination for Season 1 in 2017. Matthew Rhys finally earned an Emmy this past year for his performance as Philip Jennings in “The Americans,” and now he is nominated for his second Golden Globe. This is the first time “The Americans” has gotten into Best Drama Series, signaling strong support, and Rhys could do what fellow cable drama antihero portrayers Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston have done in recent years by winning a Golden Globe for the final season of his show.
Finally, there’s Regina King, who surprised many this past September by winning her third Emmy in four years, this time for her performance in Netflix’s under-the-radar series “Seven Seconds.” Not only does King have a Golden Globe nomination for “Seven Seconds” but she is also considered a major frontrunner on the film side in Best Supporting Actress, where she is nominated for “If Beale Street Could Talk.” If the Golden Globes are going another way in that Supporting Actress category, they could throw King a bone for “Seven Seconds” in Best Limited Series/Movie Actress.
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