Lead Actor in a Drama: Gabriel Macht, Suits Without Jon Hamm, there’s a spot open for a suave man in a suit, and Gabriel Macht deserves it. Piper Perabo’s nomination last year proved USA is on the Globes radar, and Macht delivered a strong performance that was dramatic, funny and complex. A nomination would definitely be a surprise, but a pleasant one.
Lead Actress in a Drama: Stana Katic, Castle Castle has steadily become a mainstream hit, and Katic had a great year as Detective Beckett continued to investigate her mother’s death and got shot by a sniper. The Golden Globes could definitely make a statement by letting this strong, female lead of a major network hit get a nomination.
Lead Actor in a Comedy: Will Arnett, Up All Night I fully expect Christina Applegate to get a nomination (she has three from Samantha Who? and Jesse), but Arnett might be a little less likely. Still, I fully expect the Golden Globes to embrace this new NBC comedy and the idea of having Arnett and wife Amy Poehler both earn nominations might be too good to pass up.
Lead Actress in a Comedy: Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki have earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, but Cuoco has remained off the awards radar so far. However, she does a fantastic job and this could be a chance for the Globes to give her the credit she deserves.
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