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Jane the Virgin and 6 other surprising Golden Globe noms that should win

There were some surprises in the Golden Globe nominations this week and we think a few of them deserve to take home the trophy.

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Jane the Virgin: Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Did you ever think you’d see the day when a CW show was nominated for a Golden Globe? Well, Jane the Virgin has broken through that barrier and we couldn’t be happier for this sweet, funny and poignant series. We think it deserves to take home the trophy because of its completely different style and amazing acting.

Allison Janney: Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie

After being nominated four times and losing for the hit drama The West Wing, Janney finally got nominated for her work on Mom. It’s a bit of a surprise that a comedy like Mom would get a nomination. But we think Janney has the chance to win the award as she’s spectacular and deserves it for her work playing a mom who’s had some challenges to becoming a good mother.

Quvenzhané Wallis: Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The biggest surprise about this nomination is that Annie hasn’t been receiving the kind of word of mouth a movie wants to get before it’s released. But whatever the problems with the film, we think Wallis is a talented actress who deserves to win. She blew us out of the water with her performance in her other films, such as Beasts of the Southern Wild and 12 Years a Slave.

Game of Thrones: Best TV Series, Drama

The surprise is that this epic series has never gotten a nod for best drama series by the Golden Globes. We’re happy that error has been corrected this year. We think it has deserved to win because the beauty and scope of this series is like nothing that was ever seen before it. It broke ground in many ways and it deserves to be acknowledged for that.

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Alan Cumming: Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie

The Good Wife has had its fair share of nominations and this year is no different. What did come as a surprise for us was seeing Cumming’s name among the list of nominees for best supporting actor. Cumming is nothing short of a revelation on The Good Wife. He constantly surprises us in his role as Eli Gold, a character that is so far from Cumming’s real-life persona that it has been a joy to watch him step into the skin of someone else. If that doesn’t deserve a win, we don’t know what does.

Gina Rodriguez: Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Yes, we already talked about Jane the Virgin above, but now it’s time to give the show’s star her due. The quirky CW series would be nothing without Rodriguez in the lead role as a young woman accidentally impregnated and forced into becoming a real-life virgin mother. We think Rodriguez deserves to win for the way she portrays Jane’s take on her new life. Rodriguez’s Jane is both innocent and wise all at once.

Transparent: Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Not that long ago, a series about a transgender woman would never have been pitched in Hollywood, let alone made. But thankfully, times have changed and Jeffrey Tambor’s turn as the lead character in Transparent has become one of our favorite performances of the year. The surprise isn’t that a show with a transgender lead character was nominated, but that a show produced by Amazon was. The face of TV is changing daily and now includes those series that don’t air on your standard networks. We think it deserves to win because it is fantastic, but we hope it will win to push the envelope on the definition of a TV series.

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Check out the full list of Golden Globe nominations below

Best Motion Picture, Drama



The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

David Oyelowo, Selma

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Into The Woods


The Grand Budapest Hotel

St. Vincent


Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars

Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Emily Blunt, Into the Woods

Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey

Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Bill Murray, St. Vincent

Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice

Best Animated Feature Film

The Lego Movie

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

Best Foreign Language Film

Ida (Poland/Denmark)

Force Majeure (Turist) (Sweden)

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett (Israel)

Tangerines (Mandariinid) (Estonia)

Leviathan (Russia)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Emma Stone, Birdman

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Edward Norton, Birdman

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Best Director – Motion Picture

Ava DuVernay, Selma

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman

David Fincher, Gone Girl

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory Of Everything

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gone Girl

Antonio Sanchez, Birdman

Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Big Eyes” — Big Eyes

“Glory” — Selma

“Mercy Is” — Noah

“Opportunity” — Annie

“Yellow Flicker Beat” — The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Best TV Series, Drama

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

The Affair

Game Of Thrones

House of Cards

The Good Wife

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Claire Danes, Homeland

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Ruth Wilson, The Affair

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Clive Owen, The Knick

James Spader, The Blacklist

Dominic West, The Affair

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Orange Is the New Black


Jane the Virgin


Silicon Valley

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin

Lena Dunham, Girls

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

William H. Macy, Shameless

Ricky Gervais, Derek

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Louis C.K., Louie

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series

Olive Kitteridge


The Missing

True Detective

The Normal Heart

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Allison Tolman, Fargo

Frances O’Connor, The Missing

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

Allison Janney, Mom

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Colin Hanks, Fargo

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