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Should Win: I'd be happy if Breaking Bad, completing the first half of a superb final season, won.
Will Win: Homeland has a lot of momentum going into awards season, and it's a worthy winner.
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Best Actor, Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Should Win: Bryan Cranston cannot be given too many awards for his portrayal of ruthless Walter White.
Will Win: I'd bet that one of The Newsroom's few wins will be in this category, for Daniels' fine performance.
WINNER: Damian Lewis, Homeland
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Best Actress, Drama
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Will and Should Win: Unless there's a surprise upset, and the Globes want to give Close a final Damages award, this category is a lock for the excellent Danes.
WINNER: Claire Danes, Homeland
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Best Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
Will and Should Win: Girls. Is there any question that the season's most innovative new comedy ought to win? I don't think so, nor do I think Globes voters will be able to resist rewarding it.
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Best Actor, Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Will and Should Win: While I concede the Globes might hand the award to Cheadle, I persist in the feeling that this is Louis C.K.'s year to win, as he deserves to do.
WINNER: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
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Best Actress, Comedy or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Should Win: Poehler's great performance, showing more range than any other sitcom actress this season, deserves to win.
Will Win: I think Dunham mania could give the talented actress-writer an award here.
WINNER: Lena Dunham, Girls
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Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hatfield & McCoys
Should Win: Game Change was a vastly entertaining TV-movie that ought to take the prize.
Will Win: The Hour has the international acclaim that the Hollywood Foreign Press is aware of, and so the Globe may well go to it.
WINNER: Game Change
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Best Actor, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Should Win: Cumberbatch deserves it for his witty take on Holmes.
Will Win: As a co-producer, Costner impressed everyone in the industry for making this lengthy miniseries about a not-on-everyone's-radar subject a popular success, and he may win for his acting here.
WINNER: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
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Best Actress, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Will and Should Win: Never underestimate the power of a glamorous movie star in this category — by which I mean Kidman may take the award. Though I think the Globes will go with another movie star, Moore, for her superb Sarah Palin.
WINNER: Julianne Moore, Game Change
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Best Supporting Actor
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Will and Should Win: This category mixing comedy and drama performances is always dicey (i.e. Max Greenfield could sweep in for a win), but Mandy Patinkin will prevail, as he should.
WINNER: Ed Harris, Game Change
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Best Supporting Actress
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Should Win: Paulson's subtle performance deserves a Globe.
Will Win: Maggie Smith is both a quality act and a sentimental favorite; she'll win.
WINNER: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey