But who deserves to scoop a gong for their work over the past 12 months? And who will ultimately end up walking away with a coveted trophy? Join Tube Talk as we take a look at the nominees and reveal our own hopes and predictions...
Best Television Series - Drama
And the winner is... An exceptionally strong category. Game of Thrones was an enormous hit in early 2011, but FX hit American Horror Story and Showtime's superb Homeland are both fresh in the memory - could this give them the edge? The only real underdog here is Kelsey Grammer's Boss - the first season had its moments, but was deeply flawed. We reckon that Boardwalk might emerge as the surprise winner - a safe, somewhat predictable choice, but a solid one.
Nominated: Claire Danes (Homeland), Mireille Enos (The Killing), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Madeleine Stowe (Revenge), Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness)
And the winner is... Julianna Margulies is always a safe bet - consistently great - and Mireille Enos was one of the good things about the otherwise disappointing The Killing. And Madeleine Stowe might be a long shot, but she's great, campy fun in Revenge. But we'll be honest - we're going to throw a massive, toys-out-of-the-pram tantrum if Claire Danes isn't the one to take home the gong after her superb turn in Homeland. If she doesn't bag the award, it will be a real shame.
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
And the winner is... Damian Lewis was excellent in Homeland - arguably, with a less 'showy' role, the Brit actor had a tougher job than co-star Claire Danes, but he blew us away in the first season's tense final episodes. And while Boss was a little uneven, Kelsey Grammer's central performance was mesmerising. But whenever Bryan Cranston's up for an acting award, only a fool would bet against him - our money's on the Breaking Bad star.
Nominated: New Girl (Fox), Enlightened (HBO), Episodes (Showtime), Glee (Fox), Modern Family (ABC)
And the winner is... Modern Family has long been an awards favourite, while Enlightened proved a hit with the critics in late 2011. We're going to rule out Episodes and Glee - a win for the former would be a real upset, while even hardcore Gleeks have to admit that the musical comedy-drama isn't the show it once was. We wouldn't be surprised to see New Girl walk away with an award - the Zooey Deschanel sitcom is a bona fide hit in the US and has a broad appeal that could carry it to victory.
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
And the winner is... This is a brilliantly strong category and should finally put to bed those tired 'females aren't funny' clichés. Any of these women would be deserving victors, but we're going to put our money on Deschanel - not only has she got great momentum at the moment, but she keeps her New Girl character Jess 'kooky' while never being too annoying. It's a tough gig, and harder than it looks, but she does it well.
Nominated: Thomas Jane (Hung), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), David Duchovny (Californication), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
And the winner is... One man deserves this award above all others - Matt LeBlanc was fantastic in Episodes, subverting both his Friends persona and the rumors surrounding his own life to great comic effect. But we reckon LeBlanc's a long shot - ditto Thomas Jane, given that Hung was recently canned by HBO. Johnny Galecki's nomination came as something of a shock, so could he emerge as the surprise winner too? We think it's between the Big Bang star and 30 Rock legend Baldwin.
Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
And the winner is... We'd love to see the BBC's '50s-set series The Hour take home a Globe, but critics in the US are going wild for period drama Downton Abbey - we reckon it's a dead cert to win. HBO's offerings were also strong this year, though Mildred Pierce did attract mixed reviews from some quarters.
Nominated: Romola Garai (The Hour), Diane Lane (Cinema Verite), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult), Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)
And the winner is... Another tough category! Elizabeth McGovern could well take the gong because of the love for Downton Abbey at the moment, but while she's great, she isn't our favourite thing about the show. Instead, we'd suggest it could come down to either Romola Garai or Emily Watson. And, if we have to pick one, we'd go for Watson for her sterling turn in Appropriate Adult, dealing with controversial and chilling material in a magnificent and brave performance.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
And the winner is... Phew, what a list! Could it be any more heavyweight? With such big names competing for the gong, it's impossible to say who's going to make the cut. We enjoyed West's charm and smarm in The Hour, but again Hugh Bonneville's in with a real shot considering the Downton adoration. It's anyone's game, but we think Idris Elba might just edge it.
Nominated: Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce)
And the winner is... Again, this is an incredible list, made even more difficult considering the wide range of genres being covered (comparing Sofia Vergara's funny turn to Kelly Macdonald's steely drama is pretty hard, to be honest). Critics fell over themselves to praise Jessica Lange's fun scenery-chewing melodrama in American Horror Story, so she's got a real chance, as has Maggie Smith - though her Downton character is largely loved simply for her fabulous one-liners. But we think Macdonald could be the one to win after her subtle and intriguing performance in the second season of Boardwalk.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
And the winner is... Surely there's only one winner here? While all the actors on the list are wonderful, none of them appear as well-loved as the wonderful Peter Dinklage. Dinklage earned a whole new legion of fans after his touching and funny performance of Tyrion in Game of Thrones, and followed that up with an Emmy. We would not be surprised to see him add a Golden Globe to his mantelpiece.
The 69th annual Golden Globes air on Sunday from 8pm EST/5pm PST on NBC.
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