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Golden Globes 2013: Tube Talk's picks for the winners

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Sunday night marks a milestone for the Golden Globes - 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler will host the 70th annual awards, giving Hollywood's finest a well-deserved break from the barbs of caustic comic Ricky Gervais...

Ahead of the ceremony, Tube Talk is sticking its neck out and naming our picks for the winners of 2013 - who we'd like to see scoop a Globe and who we think will ultimately walk away with the gongs. Read our choices below, and be sure to name your own picks in the comments section below!

> Game Change, Homeland lead Golden Globe TV nominations
> Golden Globes nominations 2013: TV list in full

Best Television Series - Drama
The Nominees: Breaking Bad (AMC), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Downton Abbey (PBS), Homeland (Showtime), The Newsroom (HBO)
Who Should Win: Downton isn't in the same league as its competitors, The Newsroom was considered something of a misfire, and it's difficult to judge the final Breaking Bad season on its first half alone. So we're backing the third season of Boardwalk for the win.
Who Will Win: Despite an uneven second season, we're going to call it again for 2012's winner Homeland.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
The Nominees: Connie Britton (Nashville), Glenn Close (Damages), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Who Should Win: For delivering a powerhouse performance across five seasons of Damages, we'd love to see Glenn Close scoop a Golden Globe in 2013.
Who Will Win: It'll be deja-vu for Claire Danes as she grabs another Globe for her performance as unstable CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Breaking Bad S05E04: 'Fifty-One'

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Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
The Nominees: Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Who Should Win: Credit to Jeff Daniels for at least making his pompous arse of a Newsroom character watchable, but Cranston's continually sterling work on Breaking Bad deserves the nod.
Who Will Win: If Cranston's nominated, Cranston wins - that's how these awards ceremonies work.

Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
The Nominees: The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Episodes (Showtime), Girls (HBO), Modern Family (ABC), Smash (NBC)
Who Should Win: We love Episodes, but Girls was definitely the most innovative and impressive new comedy this year. Oh, and a nomination for Smash - really?
Who Will Win: Probably Modern Family - when it comes to awards domination, it's the Bryan Cranston of US TV comedies.

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Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
The Nominees: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Lena Dunham (Girls), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Who Should Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus for breaking the Seinfeld curse and delivering a brave and very funny performance in HBO's under-appreciated Veep.
Who Will Win: In the battle of the hosts, we predict that Tina Fey will walk it - the Golden Globe mob can't get enough of loveable Liz Lemon.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
The Nominees: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis CK (Louie), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Who Should Win: Like Julia Louis-Dreyfus but more so, Matt LeBlanc dispensed with vanity for Episodes and portrayed a sad, lonely figure who doesn't quite cut the same trim or attract the audience figures that he once did. Give that man a Globe.
Who Will Win: Betting on Parsons to win this category is as close to a sure thing as you can get. He does shout "Bazinga!!" very well indeed.

Hatfields & McCoys: Kevin Costner and Matt Barr

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Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Nominees: Game Change (HBO), The Girl (HBO), Hatfields & McCoys (History), The Hour (BBC America), Political Animals (USA Network)
Who Should Win: We'd love to see Political Animals win - it was a surprisingly sturdy piece of work given that it aired on USA Network, which is better known for its (and this is not intended as a criticism) more lightweight programming.
Who Will Win: The huge ratings in the US for Hatfields & McCoys took everyone by surprise - we wouldn't be surprised to see that translate into awards love on Sunday night.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Nominees: Nicole Kidman (Hemingway and Gellhorn), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum), Sienna Miller (The Girl) Julianne Moore (Game Change), Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)
Who Should Win: Julianne Moore gave host Tina Fey a run for her money when she channelled Sarah Palin, but Jessica Lange continues to blow our minds on FX's bizarro horror drama.
Who Will Win: We think we'll get our way here and see Lange waltz away with her sixth (sixth!) Golden Globe.

Sherlock S02E03: 'The Reichenbach Fall'

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Nominees: Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Toby Jones (The Girl), Clive Owen (Hemingway and Gellhorn)
Who Should Win: To avoid an internet implosion, it's probably for the best if Benedict Cumberbatch tops this category for his performance in the BBC's crossover hit Sherlock.
Who Will Win: The Hatfields & McCoys appreciation will extend all the way to this category - Costner better prep his acceptance speech.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Nominees: Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Sarah Paulson (Game Change), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Who Should Win: For an exceptionally strong year which included fantastic performances in both Game Change and American Horror Story, we'd love to see the long under-appreciated Sarah Paulson win a Globe.
Who Will Win: Everybody loves Maggie Smith, don't they? The Dowager Countess will have cause to look a little less dour at this year's Globes, we suspect.

Homeland S02E11: 'In Memoriam'

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Nominees: Max Greenfield (New Girl), Ed Harris (Game Change), Danny Huston (Magic City), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Who Should Win: An odd category this - how on Earth does one compare Max Greenfield's hilarious antics on New Girl to Mandy Patinkin's heavyweight Homeland performance? For us though, Mandy wins out - he's the heart and Saul of Showtime's terrorist thriller.
Who Will Win: Mandy stands a good shot, but the power of Modern Family shouldn't be underestimated - we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Eric Stonestreet walk away with this one.

Do you agree with our Golden Globe 2013 picks? Name your own choices below!

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