Cable and OTT services were the big recipients of Golden Globe nominations, announced Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
OTT services and cable networks swept the Best Comedy category, with Hulu’s Causal, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent, and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black competing against HBO’s Veep and Silicon Valley.
Overall, Netflix drew the most nominations with eight, followed by HBO with seven and Starz with six. Amazon Studios and FX finished with five each, according to the HFPA.
HBO’s Game of Thrones will compete with USA’s freshman series Mr. Robot and Netflix’s Narcos in the Best Drama category along with Fox’s Empire and Starz’s Outlander.
FX’s Fargo will look to win its second consecutive Globe in the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category when it goes up against ABC’s American Crime, FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel, Starz’ Flesh and Bone and PBS’ Wolf Hall.
Starz’s Outlander garnered three nominations, tying for the most among all shows with FX’s Fargo, USA’s Mr. Robot, PBS’s Wolf Hall, Amazon’s Transparent and ABC’s American Crime.
Jeffrey Tambor will look to make it two straight Golden Globe wins in the best actor in a comedy category when he goes up against Aziz Ansari (Netflix’s Master Of None), Gael Garcia Bernal (Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle), Rob Lowe (Fox’s The Grinder) and Patrick Stewart (Starz’s Blunt Talk).
Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt will also go for her second Globes win in the best supporting actress in a series of TV movie category against formidable competition from Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba, American Crime’s Regina King, The Affair’s Maura Tierney and Transparent’s Judith Light.
The winners of the Golden Globe Awards will be announced during a live telecast aired by NBC on Jan. 10.
Nominees in the television categories are below:
Best Television series -- Drama
Empire – Fox
Game of Thrones – HBO
Mr. Robot – USA
Narcos – Netflix
Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe -- Outlander (Starz)
Viola Davis -- How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Eva Green -- Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Taraji P. Henson -- Empire (Fox)
Robin Wright -- House Of Cards (Netflix)
Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jon Hamm -- Mad Men (AMC)
Rami Malek -- Mr. Robot (USA)
Wagner Moura -- Narcos (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk -- Better Call Saul (AMC)
Live Schreiber -- Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Best Television Series Musical or Comedy
Casual -- Hulu
Mozart in the jungle -- Amazon
Orange Is The New Black -- Netflix
Silicon Valley -- HBO
Transparent -- Amazon
Veep -- HBO
Best Performance By An Actress In a Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
Rachel Bloom -- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Jamie Lee Curtis -- Scream Queens (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- Veep (HBO)
Gina Rodriguez -- Jane The Virgin (CW)
Lily Tomlin -- Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Aziz Ansari – Master Of None (Netflix)
Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart In The Jungle (Amazon)
Rob Lowe – The Grinder (Fox)
Patrick Stewart – Blunt Talk (Starz)
Jeffrey Tambor -- Transparent (Amazon)
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
American Crime -- ABC
America Horror Story: Hotel -- FX
Fargo -- FX
Flesh and Bone -- Starz
Wolf Hall -- PBS
Best Performance By an Actress In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Kirsten Dunst –Fargo (FX)
Lady Gaga -- American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Sarah Hay -- Flesh & Bone (Starz)
Flelicity Huffman -- American Crime (ABC)
Queen Latifah – Bessie (HBO)
Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Idris Elba – Luther (BBC America)
Oscar Isaac -- Show Me A Hero (HBO)
David Oyelowo – Nightingale (HBO)
Mark Rylance -- Wolf Hall (PBS)
Patrick Wilson -- Fargo (FX)
Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Uzo Aduba -- Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Joanne Froggatt -- Downton Abbey (PBS)
Regina King -- American Crime (ABC)
Maura Tierney -- The Affair (Showtime)
Judith Light – Transparent (Amazon)
Best Performance By an Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Allen Cumming -- The Good Wife (CBS)
Damien Lewis -- Wolf Hall (PBS)
Ben Mendelsohn -- Bloodline (Netflix)
Tobias Menzies -- Outlander (Starz)
Christian Slater -- Mr. Robot (USA)
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