Golden Globes 2014 Predictions: TV Drama

'Breaking Bad' has this locked up, but will there be surprises?

The Golden Globes are right around the corner, so you know what that means: getting pre-upset that your favorite didn’t win the award. We’ve already given you our picks in the Comedy TV Series track, and now it’s time to get angry about the Dramas. Here’s who we think should win the big dramatic television awards… And who will win:

Best TV Series, Drama
Will “Breaking Bad” or “Downton Abbey” take the gold now that two-time winner “Homeland” is no longer in the running?

Who Will Win: “Breaking Bad.” Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece will have Globes voters craving that sweet blue, though there’s an outside chance “House of Cards” will force an upset, just based on the novelty of a Netflix prestige series with Kevin Spacey and David Fincher.

Who Should Win: “Breaking Bad.” Though freshman series “Masters of Sex” is similarly phenomenal, “Breaking Bad” was a cultural phenomenon with an ending that satisfied both fans and critics.


Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
This is the only category with five nominees, and eleven roles. So with her first time up to bat, will “Orphan Black’s” six performances shut out three-time loser Julianna Margulies?

Who Will Win: Kerry Washington from “Scandal.” The show is hot, Washington is hot, and it’s just the sort of show/performance the Globes loves.

Who Should Win: Tatiana Maslany. Nobody has ever pulled off playing six characters simultaneously the way she does, with humor, drama, and a superb sense of action. After “Orphan Black” was shut out at the Emmys, this is the Globes’ chance to make things right.


Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Bryan Cranston has lost the past three years, including one year to Kelsey Grammer in frickin’ “Boss.” Is this his time to shine?

Who Will Win: Say his name: Heisenberg will go home with the trophy, or the Beverly Hilton Hotel will get more trashed than the White house.

Who Should Win: Bryan Cranston, who has done uniformly outstanding work, and has gone home with the goose egg since 2010.


Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
This used to be the “hot young thing” category, now it’s the “grand old dame” category. So do either of those fall in favor of fourth time nominee (and never winner) Sofia Vergara?

Who Will Win: Jacqueline Bisset for “Dancing On The Edge.” She’s the oldest nominee, it’s a BBC production, and her character is named Lady Lavinia Cremone. That just sounds classy.

Who Should Win: Monica Potter, “Parenthood.” Sure her cancer storyline on the last season was clear awards-bait, but it was well written, extremely well acted awards-bait. Plus this will make up for that time she was snubbed for “Con Air.”


Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
With every nominee new to the category, it’s anyone’s game!

Who Will Win: Rob Lowe, “Behind The Candelabra.” This is literally the first time Lowe has been nominated since 2001, having lost the Globe five times before then. He’ll take it home this year in a showy role.

Who Should Win: Aaron Paul, who was not only as good as Bryan Cranston in the last season of “Breaking Bad,” but also so we can hear him screen, “I’ve got a Golden Globe, bitches!”


The Golden Globes airs Sunday, January 12 at 8pm E.T. Stay tuned for MTV News’ coverage of the event all weekend long.

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