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2013 Golden Globe Award Nominees

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2013 Golden Globe Award Nominees
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A new year, a new set of nominees have arrived -- it's the 2013 Golden Globe Nominations! This year's nominees are are finally a nice, varied bunch of new contenders and some of the same favorites who get nods every year (and deservedly so).

This year's big Emmy winner, Homeland received nominations in all major categories and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them take home wins once again.

Interestingly enough, perennial nominee Mad Men did not get a nod for best drama despite its critically acclaimed season. Jon Hamm did manage to squeak by with a nod for best actor, but that's all the series managed to grab this year. Could this be the beginning of the end for Mad Men? Perhaps the voters have decided the time was right for some new blood to grab the spotlight -- there are some terrific dramas out there and while I believe Mad Men to be a brilliant series in every sense of the word, I think the time has come to recognize the other great dramas on the primetime lineup.

Did your favorites get a nod? Find out who takes home the gold when the Golden Globes air January 13, 2013 on NBC.

Best Drama Series Who Should Win?: Homeland has consistently brought their A-Game to the table, never disappointing... ever! That's not to say the others have not done the same, but it's one of the few dramas where every single character (including the secondaries) brings everything they have to the table. I believe Homeland will mimic the Emmys and bring home the gold in all major categories.

Best Actor - Drama
  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland
Who Should Win?: While I love Damian Lewis and believe he will probably win if the Golden Globes follows the Emmy lead, I feel that Bryan Cranston is the best choice in this category. Jeff Daniels was also spectacular, as well as Steve Buscemi, but Cranston's depth and range is the best of the best in every way possible. While I know those Mad Men fans will argue that Jon Hamm is the most deserving, I think it's time to face the fact that Mad Men is in a major downward spiral in the voters eyes; it's just not that good anymore.

Best Actress - Drama Series Who Should Win?: Hands down -- Claire Danes. She absolutely stuns me week after week with her performance. I think Danes and Julianna Margulies will vie for the top spot here as Margulies also continually shows up at the table week after week. This has been one of her best roles to date.

Best Series, TV-Movie or Miniseries – Supporting Actor
  • Max Greenfield, New Girl
  • Ed Harris, Game Change
  • Danny Huston, Magic City
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Best Series, TV-Movie or Miniseries – Supporting Actor
  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
  • Sarah Paulson, Game Change
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
TV-Movie or Miniseries
  • Game Change
  • The Girl
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Political Animals
Best TV-Movie or Miniseries – Actor
  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Toby Jones, The Girl
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Best TV-Movie or Miniseries – Actress
  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Sienna Miller, The Girl
  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
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