Assassination of Gianni Versace and The Americans stand out amongst 2019 Golden Globe TV nominations

The best of television in 2018 has been recognised in today’s Golden Globe Awards lineup.

Leading the way is the FX show The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The series, which depicts the killing of renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace, scored four nods for Best Limited Series as well as acting mentions for Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez.

FX also gained extra plaudits for the retiring series The Americans which grabbed three nods for Best Drama as well as acting nominations for stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.

Elsewhere, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continued its impressive haul of awards recognition with three nominations for Best Comedy Series, Best Actress in a Comedy for Rachel Brosnahan and Best Supporting Actress for Alex Borstein. Another Amazon series to perform well was the thriller Homecoming which landed a nod for Best Drama Series as well as acting mentions for Julia Roberts and Stephen James.

The BBC enjoyed a strong day with three of their hit series being lavished. Thrillers Bodyguard and Killing Eve are both shortlisted for Best TV Series (Drama) with stars Richard Madden and Sandra Oh mentioned in their respective categories. Coincidentally, Oh will be sharing hosting duties with Andy Samberg during the January ceremony.

The biopic mini-series A Very English Scandal also performed well with Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw both scoring acting nods along with its mention for Best Limited Series. Other Brits that made the acting lineups included Sacha Baron Cohen for the political satire Who is America?, Benedict Cumberbatch for the drama Patrick Melrose and Thandie Newton for HBO’s sci-fi/western Westworld.

A number of new shows were also acknowledged including the HBO thriller Sharp Objects which landed acting nominations for Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. The same also applied for Netflix’s The Kominsky Method which also received double nods for actors Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin.

Other major stars to land nominations included Jim Carrey (Kidding), Jason Bateman (Ozark), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Bill Hader (Barry), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Alison Brie (GLOW), Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso) and Henry Winkler (Barry).

There were a number of key snubs which included The Handmaid’s Tale being absent from Best TV Series (Drama) while there no mentions anywhere for Better Call Saul, Black-ish, Modern Family, Ray Donovan or This is Us.

The 76th Golden Globes Awards ceremony will take place on January 6th 2019.

The full list of nominees are below (predicted winners in blue):

BEST TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
THE AMERICANS
BODYGUARD
HOMECOMING
KILLING EVE
POSE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
Jason Bateman, OZARK
Stephen James, HOMECOMING
Richard Madden, BODYGUARD
Billy Porter, POSE
Matthew Rhys, THE AMERICANS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
Caitriona Balfa, OUTLANDER
Elisabeth Moss, THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Sandra Oh, KILLING EVE
Julia Roberts, HOMECOMING
Keri Russell, THE AMERICANS

BEST TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
BARRY
THE GOOD PLACE
KIDDING
THE KOMINSKY METHOD
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Sacha Baron Cohen, WHO IS AMERICA?
Jim Carrey, KIDDING
Michael Douglas, THE KOMINSKY METHOD
Donald Glover, ATLANTA
Bill Hader, BARRY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Kristen Bell, THE GOOD PLACE
Candice Bergen, MURPHY BROWN
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Debra Messing, WILL & GRACE

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
THE ALIENIST
THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA
SHARP OBJECTS
A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Antonio Banderas, GENIUS: PICASSO
Daniel Bruhl, THE ALIENIST
Darren Criss, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Benedict Cumberbatch, PATRICK MELROSE
Hugh Grant, A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Amy Adams, SHARP OBJECTS
Connie Britton, DIRTY JOHN
Carrie Coon, THE SINNER
Laura Dern, THE TALE
Regina King, SEVEN SECONDS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Alan Arkin, THE KOMINSKY METHOD
Kieran Culkin, SUCCESSION
Edgar Ramirez, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Ben Whishaw, A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL
Henry Winkler, BARRY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Alex Borstein, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Patricia Clarkson, SHARP OBJECTS
Penelope Cruz, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Thandie Newton, WESTWORLD
Yvonne Strahovski, THE HANDMAID’S TALE

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