golden globes 2015

The countdown for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards has begun and fans are waiting with bated breaths to see if their favourite, movie, TV series and actor win the prestigious award.

While many have zeroed down on some sure shot winners, in every category, there are some dark horses who can shock fans and critics alike.

Below is the list of nominations and some predictions who could possibly upset certain sure winners in the TV shows category. Take a look.

Best TV Series, Drama

The Affair (Showtime)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Good Wife (CBS)

House of Cards (Netflix)

While House of Cards remains a favourite to win the Best TV Series in the Drama category, The Affair could turn out to be a surprise winner.

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Ruth Wilson, The Affair

Robin Wright, House of Cards

From this section, Viola Davis looks more promising as a winner, however, Ruth Wilson may become the dark horse for her flawless performance as Alison, the grieving mother-turned- philanderer.

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Clive Owen, The Knick

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

James Spader, The Blacklist

Dominic West, The Affair

Kevin Spacey from House of Cards can win this coveted award, however, James Spader remains a fan favourite for his power-packed performance as Raymond 'Red' Reddington.

There is Dominic West as well, who can shock fans by winning the 72nd Golden Globe for playing two versions of his character on The Affair.

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Girls (HBO)

Jane the Virgin (CW)

Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Transparent (Amazon)

Netflix's jail drama Orange is the New Black appears as a tough contender in this category, however, Transparent and Jane the Virgin could be the dark horses and stun fans.

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the fan favourite to win the Golden Globe this year, but Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin fame will sure give her a run for the money.

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Louis CK, Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Ricky Gervais, Derek

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Jeffrey Tambor appears as the trophy winner for his striking performance as a transgender, divorced, Jewish father-turned-mother of three in the series Transparent. But then, there is Ricky Gervais from Derek who will give him stiff competition for the award.

Best TV Movie or Mini-series

Fargo (FX)

The Missing (Starz)

The Normal Heart (HBO)

Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

True Detective (HBO)

Winner: True Detective or Fargo

Dark horse: Olive Kitteridge