Small Screen Standouts
THR's Barry Garron make his annual TV Predictions
Except for ABC's "Lost," all of the nominated drama series are new kids on the block. It's tempting to pick "Rome" because of two factors common to previous winners: 1) It's on HBO and 2) It was filmed overseas. Instead, I think the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will choose Fox's "Prison Break." The series has high drama and great action, a combination that should endear it to Golden Globe voters.
**Note: He did a predictions for Best Actor Drama also, but didn't mention Wentworth. Instead he chose Hugh Laurie.
Will Golden Globe voters continue to put their ballots behind indies- and leave studio films in the dust?
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"...But there also is a significant element in the TV categories of paying homage to the new. Four of the five series nominated for top drama and three of the six for best musical or comedy are rookies: ABC's "Commander-in Chief," and "Grey's Anatomy," Fox's "Prison Break," HBO's lusty period epic "Rome" and the comedies "My Name is Earl" (NBC), "Weeds" (Showtime), and "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN).
...Also enjoying a particularly good Globes showing is 20th Century Fox Television, with nominations for "Earl" and its star Jason Lee, "Prison Break" and its charismatic breakout lead Wentworth Miller, "24" lead Kiefer Sutherland and ABC's "Boston Legal" castmate Candice Bergen.
Following is a brief analysis of the major film and TV races being decided at Monday night's Golden Globes ceremony:
Actor (Television Drama):
For more than a year, buzz has been surrounding the performance of Laurie as the crotchety Dr. Greg House. He has to be seen as a front-runner even though Sutherland is a four-time Globes nominee (and one-time winner in 2002). But the momentum on the white-hot Miller also could carry him into the winner's circle."