77th Golden Globes: TV nominations

TV editor Amy Brown runs us through this year's TV Golden Globe nominations

Amy K Brown
10th December 2019
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Awards season is again upon us. It’s one of the best times of year for us TV and movie fans whether it goes the way we want or not. And with the Golden Globes nominations having just come out, I’m back again to talk about the good, the bad and the inbetween of the TV nominations. 

For those of you who read my sleepy account of the Emmys, you’ll know what has already succeeded earlier this year. There was a lot of crossover between that and the newly announced Golden Globe nominations and I was excited to see some favourites getting more exposure. 

The comedy category came through this year, with HBO’s Barry being nominated for best series. It’s in good company alongside Fleabag which swept the Emmys earlier this year. I know you might be tired of me mentioning these shows at every corner but it’s for good reason, trust me. Bill Hader is also nominated for best actor in a comedy series, the award he’s secured twice in a row at the Emmys. He didn’t win this title at last year’s Globes so hopefully he’ll secure it this time. His consistent performance as the title character puts him in a strong position to win.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge also secured a nom for best actress in a comedy series for Fleabag and after her Emmy win, she’ll be a favourite to grab a Globe too. I was happy to see Andrew Scott getting a nod for his role as the ‘Hot Priest’, which was incredible. This was a nice surprise after Scott being snubbed so far in awards season. 

Jodie Comer's portrayal of the most lovable assassin absolutely deserves more love, although I would have liked to see her co-star Sandra Oh get some recognition as well.

The drama category saw nominations for big shows like Big Little Lies and Killing Eve. Jodie Comer, who stars in the latter, also received a nod for best actress which she already won at the Emmys. Her portrayal of the most lovable assassin absolutely deserves more love, although I would have liked to see her co-star Sandra Oh get some recognition as well. A few others I was glad to see was Billy Porter being nominated for his role in Pose, Olivia Colman for The Crown, and Christina Applegate for Dead To Me. Although, I did feel that Zendaya was wrongfully ignored for her role in Euphoria. 

Since the nominations dropped, the Golden Globes have again been criticised for an obvious lack of female directors or writers, even less so for women of colour. We have a few in the TV categories and even less for film. It calls us back to the 2018 ceremony when Natalie Portman was announcing the best director category and said, “Here are the all male nominees”. It’s ultimately very important that this is called out when there is a considerable amount of women working in this industry and doing so brilliantly. Do better, Golden Globes! 

See the full list of TV nominations below and stay tuned for January as there will no doubt be another of my sleep deprived awards show summaries. The 77th Golden Globes premiere 7 January at 1:30am GMT.

Best series, drama
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show

Best actress in a comedy series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Best series, comedy
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician
Best supporting actor in a TV series
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl
Henry Winkler, Barry
Best limited series
Catch 22
The Loudest Voice
Best supporting actress in a TV series
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Best actor in a drama series
Brian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
Best actor in a limited series or television motion picture
Christopher Abbott, Catch 22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Best actress in a drama series 
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Best actress in a limited series or television motion picture
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Best actor in a comedy series
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

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AUTHOR: Amy K Brown
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