The 2015 Golden Globe awards were just announced, and some newbies got in on the fun! But only a few. And there were some serious snubs. These stellar stars need to be nominated. See if you agree!
Bonnie Winterbottom may have seemed mousey and meek at the beginning of How to Get Away With Murder, but by the midseason finale she let loose and revealed all the dark and stormy emotions brewing beneath her surface, and Weil brought them all to the surface in one of the most powerful scenes of the series to date. We want to see more of Bonnie when this ABC drama returns!
So consistently good, Czuchry is long overdo some credit for making The Good Wife the juggernaut that it is, and keeping the fans around—and fully engaged—after the death of Will. (Sidenote: Please don't let his pretty face get busted up in prison!)
We've been saying it for years: Tatiana Maslany is a freakin' force. Not only has she made us fall in love with her prickly main clone Sarah, but then she went and made us obsess over each and every clone she portrayed after that. And even if we didn't see each clone's clothing and hair/makeup, we could still instantly tell which one she was playing just by her subtle mannerisms. Maslany finally got a SAG Award nomination. Time for Globes to follow suit!
OK, we're just going to say it: Niecy Nash is a revelation on HBO's criminally underrated Getting On. The dark comedy about the healthcare workers in a geriatric extended care facility is pitch-perfect and that's thanks in large part to Nash and her subtle performance as Nurse Denise Ortley.
The reigning queen of TV comedy. Period.
Let's face it, the show could basically be renamed The Danny Project at this point and we'd all be OK with it. Never afraid of looking uncool for a laugh, Messina has infused Danny Castellano with the perfect blend of skepticism, sadness and sarcasm. He can pull off a strip-tease and a sorrow story about his absentee father in the same episode. Dance on, Messina. Dance on.
All hail Valerie Cherish! As the leading lady, executive producer and improve queen behind the brilliance that is HBO's The Comeback, Kudrow has given the best performance of her life so far in the second season. Yes, you heard us, even better than she was on Friends. Just wait til you see the final episodes—which show she has serious dramatic chops on top of all the amazing Valerie ridiculousness. A decade in the making, Kudrow deserves a dang statue!
There hasn't been and there never will be a character as badass as Gemma Teller-Morrow on Sons of Anarchy. From the very beginning, Sagal has made us empathize with her biker mama villain, and even when she murdered her son's wife in cold blood we were still rooting for her to make it to the series finale alive. No spoilers here, but her final scene was perfection.
All. The. Feels! Balfe has hit all the right notes in Ronald D. Moore's highly anticipated Starz series based on the hit book series. As a nurse traveling from 1940s to 1740s Scotland, you can't help but feel every emotion on her stunningly beautiful, perfectly nuanced face. (We might have a bit of a girl crush.)
Some fans of the book series—and author Diana Gabaldon—initially thought Heughan looked nothing at all like their beloved Jamie. Now, honestly, can you imagine anyone else? Heughan's massive presence, mixed with his soulful eyes and understated delivery, have been perfectly perfect.
Hands down our favorite reason to watch DirecTV's Kingdom, Tucker has completely transformed himself from previous roles on Parenthood and The Black Donnellys, to play a hot mess of an MMA fighter, with serious family issues and a knack for BBQing in his whitey tighties. Talk about a career 180 and he's got the acting chops to pull it off.
Don't think anyone on The CW is worthy of receiving any award nominations? Just watch Reign's most recent episode, which found Kane's character, Mary, Queen of Scots, at the center of a controversial rape storyline. In a word, the Aussie was extraordinary, gracefully handling the horrifying scene and the fallout. Kane, long may she reign on our TV screens!
Is there anything Baranski can't do? Seriously, we want to know because she is PERFECT in everything, but especially as Diane Lockhart. She is The Good Wife's rock. Her broaches are so stylin' and everything about her is flawless.
We're just going to say it: Amell is hands down the most underrated actor on TV, delivering a mini-action movie each and every week, doing most of his own stunts and some serious emotional heavy-lifting as Oliver Queen. You can keep Batman and Superman, our money's on the Arrow any day, thanks to Amell's brooding portrayal and unparalleled work ethic.
And the breakout star of the TV season is Taylor, the actor who is single-handedly making us keep our lease in Gotham, a somewhat uneven freshman drama still finding its tone. But from the very first episode, RLT (Cool if we call you that?) has nailed Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin, oozing charisma and creepiness in every scene. Is it bad that we're totally rooting for the baddie to beat the good guys?
In Carol We Trust! McBride went from a background character to being the heart and soul of the hit AMC drama. Her journey from battered wife to leader has been mesmerizing. Now, who do we talk to about ensuring she never becomes zombie fodder?