The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is famous for recognizing underrated TV series on their annual awards show, but which Golden Globes nominees would benefit the most from a win on Jan. 7? (See the full list of nominees here.)
“Big Little Lies” already raked in a ton of Emmys, but with a second season of the hit drama officially in the works, more recognition can’t hurt.
Amy Sherman-Palladino’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earned rave reviews from critics but largely missed the buzz of casual viewers. Should it win in one of the two categories it’s up for, that could bode well for the underrated series.
Golden Globes voters love to recognize potentially hot new shows, as it’s done with “The Crown,” “Mr. Robot” and “Mozart in the Jungle.” Frankie Shaw’s “SMILF” has already been picked up for a second season, but a win could turn new eyes on the Showtime half-hour.
Every broadcast network not called NBC is starving for a show that sits at the intersection between crowd-pleaser and awards-bait. ABC already has half that equation with “The Good Doctor,” but the network is surely hoping to turn it into a true “This Is Us” competitor with a statue for star Freddie Highmore.
National Geographic’s anthology series “Genius” earned a slew of Emmy nominations for its first season, but none of them panned out in the packed limited series categories. But for a cable network making a bold foray for scripted success in the peak TV era, a Golden Globe could help make that strategy seem a little less risky.
USA’s “The Sinner” was probably the biggest surprise on the list of TV nominees, and should the Jessica Biel-led limited series topple the likes of “Big Little Lies” and “Feud: Bette and Joan” to come out with a win, it would be a huge upset.
“This Is Us” missed out on the win last year in favor of Netflix’s “The Crown” and was topped at the Emmys by Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But in a world where broadcast networks are struggling to keep up with streaming options, a drama series win would go a long way toward proving that network TV is still relevant.