Jordan Strauss/WireImageTwo-time champ Claire Danes has never lost a Golden Globe race, and now she's poised to win a third prize for starring as a sexy, high-strung CIA agent in the new Showtime TV drama series "Homeland."
Gold Derby gives Danes overwhelming odds to prevail over Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Mireille Enos ("The Killing"), Madeleine Stowe ("Revenge"), and Callie Thorne ("Necessary Roughness"). The reason: She's the perfect, made-for-Globes star : pretty, respected by TV critics, and riding popular buzz right now.
Globe voters love those qualities because they're members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and track the latest showbiz trends for their media outlets back in Norway, Brazil, and Japan. As journalists, they're more attuned to hot new TV and film stars than the Emmys and Oscars, conservative industry awards that often snub young talent
As a 15-year-old newcomer, Danes shocked Globe watchers in 1995 when she won this same category for portraying an angst-ridden,Read More »from Claire Danes a Front-Runner for Golden Globes Win