Via EW, we have the full television nominees for this year’s Golden Globes. As many predicted, Game of Thrones joins HBO sibling Boardwalk Empire, along with Showtime’s Homeland (which has been wrongfully overlooked this season, IMO), Starz’s Boss, and FX’s American Horror Story. And of course, Peter Dinklage scores another best supporting actor nod for his role as Tyrion Lannister, joining three other actors nominated for their work in HBO productions (Paul Giamatti, Guy Pearce, and Tim Robbins).
If we had to make a guess, we’d feel fairly comfortable with Dinklage being considered the frontrunner, although the higher profiles of actors like Giamatti and Robbins might make them more appealing to the notoriously star-struck Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whose 80-odd members are the sole nominators and voters.
As to the Best Dramatic series, thanks to last year’s winner Boardwalk Empire, having had a sensationally strong back half of its second season according to all reports, we suspect it may well duplicate its win. Homeland is fantastic, but that final episode this weekend is going to be key to how the entire season is perceived—everyone’s hoping it doesn’t falter as The Killing did—and in any case the show has had a good deal less attention than some of the other shows on the ballot.
I’d like to consider Boss and American Horror Story outside shots… but you never know with the Globes.
Results will be presented on January 15th.