Golden Globes spotlight: Will ‘The Blacklist,’ ‘House of Cards,’ or ‘Ray Donovan’ star take home Drama Actor prize

The Blacklist logo any seasonThere are only a few days left now until the 2015 Golden Globes air on NBC, and with that in mind, it seems fitting that we are also near the end of our spotlight series for some of the individual categories.

The Actor in a Drama Series race to us is fairly interesting this year, mostly in that we’re ready for a sea change. There’s no Jon Hamm here, just as there’s no Bryan Cranston for the first time in a long time. One was a snub, and the other’s show is over. It feels like time for some new blood to win this award, or at least someone winning it for a new show. There’s probably not a runaway favorite to win, but we do still have our preferences.

The nominees – James Spader (“The Blacklist,” NBC), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards,” Netflix), Clive Owen (“The Knick,” Cinemax), Dominic West (“The Affair,” Showtime), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan,” Showtime).

Who should win – Clive Owen. We’ve always loved Owen’s work, and “The Knick” is almost a perfect microcosm for him in that the series, like him, is vastly under-appreciated. This narrowly beat out Spader, who would have been our choice had the fall run of “The Blacklist” been a little stronger. The quality of the surrounding show has to at least be a factor.

Who will win – We’re saying Spacey. The Globes seem more interested in honoring a streaming show than the Emmys, and Spacey is the biggest name of the bunch. He also is extremely strong on this show. “The Knick” is probably too unknown a show for the Hollywood Foreign Press, and the same goes for “The Affair.” We don’t think “Ray Donovan” is strong enough, so for the voters, Spader and Spacey are in the lead.

Who do you want to see win this particular award?

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