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Golden Globes 2019: The Bodyguard and A Very English Scandal among TV hopefuls


Story by Jack Foley

HIT BBC drama The Bodyguard and critically-acclaimed political drama A Very English Scandal, starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, have both been nominated for Golden Globe Awards.

Bodyguard star Richard Madden is up for best actor in a TV drama for his role in the BBC1 thriller, which is also shortlisted for best TV drama. The thriller, co-starring Keeley Hawes, was a massive Sunday night ratings hit.

Madden is shortlisted alongside Welshman Matthew Rhys, who is shortlisted for the second time for his work in spy saga The Americans.

Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, meanwhile, are both nominated for their roles in BBC political drama A Very English Scandal, which tells the story of Jeremy Thorpe, an MP who, in 1979, was tried and later acquitted of conspiring to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott.

Other Brits shortlisted among the TV categories are Benedict Cumberbatch, for Patrick Melrose, Westworld‘s Thandie Newton and Sacha Baron Cohen, for his satirical series Who is America?.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story has the most TV nominations, getting four mentions in all.

Former Glee star Darren Criss said it was “insane” and “an honour” to receive one of those nominations for playing the Italian fashion designer’s killer.

The complete shortlist for best dramatic TV series is The Americans, Bodyguard, Julia Roberts’ drama Homecoming, hit BBC thriller Killing Eve and Pose.

While the shows in the running for best comedy series are Barry, The Good Place, Jim Carrey comeback Kidding, The Kominsky Method and Amazon’s hit series The Marvellous Mrs Maisel.

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