In what has been a fantastic year for television, the Golden Globes have announced a strong lineup of nominees for next year’s ceremony.
Leading the pack is the crime-case mini-series The People v O.J. Simpson which received five mentions including the coveted Best Mini-Series category.
It also scored acting nominations for Courtney B. Vance (Best Actor in a Mini-Series), Sarah Paulson (Best Actress in a Mini-Series) and supporting duo Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta (Best Supporting Actor in a Series / Mini-Series).
There was also a strong showing from the BBC thriller series The Night Manager as it secured four nominations including Best Mini-Series as well as acting nods for Tom Hiddleston (Best Actor in a Mini-Series), Hugh Laurie (Best Supporting Actor in a Series / Mini-Series) and Olivia Colman (Best Supporting Actress in a Series / Mini-Series).
Both O.J. and Night Manager are in competition for the Best Mini-Series accolade along with American Crime, The Dresser and The Night Of. The latter show also secured double acting noms for British actor Riz Ahmed and John Turturro.
Elsewhere, HBO heavyweights Game of Thrones and Westworld will battle it out in the Best Drama Series category along with NBC’s This is Us and Netflix hits The Crown and Stranger Things.
Thrones could only manage one acting nod for Lena Headey (as scheming Queen Cersei) while Westworld was acknowledged in Best Actress (TV Drama) and Best Supporting Actress (Series / Mini-Series) for female stars Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores) and Thandie Newton (Maeve).
The historical series The Crown deservedly secured acting mentions for Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill while Winona Ryder was recognised for her lead role in Stranger Things.
The usual suspects like Rami Malek (Mr Robot), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and The Americans duo Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell were also amongst the key drama acting nominees.
In the Comedy television categories, Black-ish recevied three nominations for Best Television Series (Comedy/Musical) as well as acting noms for Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Atlanta, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent and Veep were also nodded in the main group of series nominees. Gael Bernal Garcia (Mozart), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) were amongst the familiar faces to receive mentions. Former Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker was also shortlisted in Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) for her riotous role in the HBO sitcom Divorce.
However there no mentions at all for favourites like Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine Nine or The Big Bang Theory!
The 2017 Golden Globes will take place on January 8th, with chat show host Jimmy Fallon presenting.
The full list of nominees are below (predicted winners in blue):
BEST TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
GAME OF THRONES
THIS IS US
BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
Rami Malek, MR ROBOT
Bob Odenkirk, BETTER CALL SAUL
Matthew Rhys, THE AMERICANS
Liev Schreiber, RAY DONOVAN
Billy Bob Thornton, GOLIATH
BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
Caitriona Balfe, OUTLANDER
Claire Foy, THE CROWN
Keri Russell, THE AMERICANS
Winona Ryder, STRANGER THINGS
Evan Rachel Wood, WESTWORLD
BEST TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Anthony Anderson, BLACK-ISH
Gael Garcia Bernal, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
Donald Glover, ATLANTA
Nick Nolte, GRAVES
Jeffrey Tambor, TRANSPARENT
BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Rachel Bloom, CRAZY EX GIRLFRIEND
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, VEEP
Sarah Jessica Parker, DIVORCE
Issa Rae, INSECURE
Gina Rodriguez, JANE THE VIRGIN
Tracee Ellis Ross, BLACK-ISH
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
THE NIGHT MANAGER
THE NIGHT OF
THE PEOPLE V O.J. SIMPSON
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Riz Ahmed, THE NIGHT OF
Bryan Cranston, ALL THE WAY
Tom Hiddleston, THE NIGHT MANAGER
John Turturro, THE NIGHT OF
Courtney B. Vance, THE PEOPLE V O.J. SIMPSON
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Felicity Huffman, AMERICAN CRIME
Riley Keough, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE
Sarah Paulson, THE PEOPLE V O.J. SIMPSON
Charlotte Rampling, LONDON SPY
Kerry Washington, CONFIRMATION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Sterling K. Brown, THE PEOPLE V O.J. SIMPSON
Hugh Laurie, THE NIGHT MANAGER
John Lithgow, THE CROWN
Christian Slater, MR ROBOT
John Travolta, THE PEOPLE V O.J. SIMPSON
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Olivia Colman, THE NIGHT MANAGER
Lena Headey, GAME OF THRONES
Chrissy Metz, THIS IS US
Mandy Moore, THIS IS US
Thandie Newton, WESTWORLD