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Fans of The Blacklist will attest that James Spader gives a superb performance as the thriller’s antihero, Raymond “Red” Reddington. Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association seems to agree, having nominated James for a Golden Globe in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category.

This is the second Golden Globe nomination for James Spader — he was previously up for an award in the same category in 2005 for his role as attorney Alan Shore on Boston Legal. However, the veteran actor is not exactly a stranger to accolades. He’s a three-time Emmy winner for his performance as Alan: twice while on Boston Legal and once while starring in its parent series, The Practice.

All but one of the nominees this year are from freshman series, meaning it’s almost anyone’s game. James’s competition this year includes critical darling and early favorite Bryan Cranston, for his performance in Breaking Bad’s explosive final season, as well as Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), and Liev Schrieber (Ray Donovan). In a surprising turn, 2013 Emmy winner Jeff Daniels was not nominated for his performance in The Newsroom.

Congrats to James for this amazing honor! This is the kind of list you want to be on.

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