After “Fleabag” cleaned up at the Emmys, it topped our Golden Globe nominations predictions in three categories: Best Comedy/Musical Series, Best TV Comedy/Musical Actress for Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Best TV Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott. Lo and behold, it got all three nominations on Monday, and our early odds have all three winning, which would make it the first show in 11 years to go 3 for 3.
“30 Rock” was the last show to do so at the 66th ceremony in 2009, taking series and lead acting prizes for Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. That same night, HBO miniseries “John Adams” went 4 for 4, with wins for limited series, leads Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, and supporting actor Tom Wilkinson.
Lots of shows have gone 2 for 2, including in recent years “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Atlanta,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Transparent,” but it’s much harder to bat 1000 with three or more nominations. Many have come close, missing one or two wins, like “The Kominsky Method” (2/3), “The Handmaid’s Tale” (2/3), “Big Little Lies” (4/6 — in this case, the show had double nominees in two categories), “The Crown” (2/3), “The Night Manager” (3/4), “Mr. Robot” (2/3), “The Affair” (2/3), “Homeland” (3/4) and “Glee” (3/5).
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association likes to spread the wealth, but it also sometimes just can’t get enough of you, and we get complete or near sweeps like “30 Rock” and “John Adams” or “Big Little Lies” and “The Night Manager.” Like with the Emmys, “Fleabag” was snubbed completely for its first season by the Globes, so these are its first (and last) nominations. The HFPA zags when everyone zigs a lot, but every now and then it goes all in on something everyone else digs. And everyone and their mother dig the second season of “Fleabag.” Plus, since the Emmys didn’t even nominate Scott, this is the HFPA’s chance to play hero and give Hot Priest some hardware redemption.
In series, “Fleabag” is up against “The Politician,” “Maisel,” “Barry” and” reigning champ “The Kominsky Method.” Waller-Bridge faces off against two-time defending champ Rachel Brosnahan (“Maisel”), Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”), Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”) and Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”). Scott’s competition includes Stellan Skarsgard (“Chernobyl”), Kieran Culkin (“Succession”), Henry Winkler (“Barry”) and Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”).
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