Golden Globes: TV nominations and predictions
* "Downton Abbey," PBS
* "Homeland," Showtime
* "The Newsroom," HBO
SHOULD WIN "Breaking Bad" -- it is the best show of this group, after all. Would make sense, no?
WILL WIN "Homeland" -- The Globes don't want to disavow last year's choice, and "Homeland" is,
after all, the flavor of the month.
* "The Big Bang Theory," CBS
* "Episodes," Showtime
* "Modern Family," ABC
* "Smash," NBC
SHOULD WIN "Girls" -- Hey, maybe the Globes will get this one right!
* Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
* Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
SHOULD WIN Cranston. 'Bout time -- but don't expect this because the Globes don't like to ape favored sons of the Emmys.
Plus, he's a big-screen actor, and they love that, too.
* Connie Britton, "Nashville"
* Glenn Close, "Damages"
* Claire Danes, "Homeland"
* Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
SHOULD WIN Dockery, though the competition is rough here. Highly unusual if the worthy Close gets this, as her last Globe win was back in 2007; rarely, if ever, do the Globes give a repeat win to someone over such a long period.
WILL WIN Dockery, because Globe voters know they've made a mistake not honoring "Downton" earlier; this should make up for that.
* Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
* Louis C.K., "Louie"
* Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
* Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
* Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
SHOULD WIN Louis C.K. Maybe too bleak for the walk-on-the-sunny-side-of-the-street Globe voters.
* Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
* Lena Dunham, "Girls"
* Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
* Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
* Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
SHOULD WIN Poehler. If anyone anywhere in any of the TV categories is more worthy of a win Sunday night than Poehler -- who will be co-hosting with Fey -- then I'm not sure who that is.
WILL WIN Deschanel.