Sunday, January 06, 2019

GOLDEN GLOBES 2019—PREDICTIONS FOR TV

I’m really looking forward to seeing Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosting the show tonight. As we wait for it, here are some predictions for the television categories

DRAMA


Best Television Series—Drama
THE AMERICANS
BODYGUARD
HOMECOMING
KILLING EVE
POSE

THE AMERICANS should win this one. It’s not been nominated before, but it particularly deserves it for its stellar swan-song. The HFPA often surprises us with new wins, so I’m going to go ahead and predict that the overwhelming love for THE AMERICANS this year means that it will win.

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series—Drama
Caitriona Balfe, OUTLANDER
Elisabeth Moss, THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Sandra Oh, KILLING EVE
Julia Roberts, HOMECOMING
Keri Russell, THE AMERICANS

This is quite the category, with all deserving performances. I want to see Keri Russell winning this one, but something tells me it’ll be co-host for the evening, Sandra Oh.

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series—Drama
Jason Bateman, OZARK
Stephan James, HOMECOMING
Richard Madden, BODYGUARD
Billy Porter, POSE
Matthew Rhys, THE AMERICANS

I hope Matthew Rhys wins this. Even Richard Madden would deserve it, but I think Rhys will win. He did already win an Emmy for THE AMERICANS.

COMEDY


Best Television Series—Musical Or Comedy
BARRY
THE GOOD PLACE
KIDDING
THE KOMINSKY METHOD
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

I wish MAISEL wins. It deserves a second win. I enjoyed the second season even more than the first.

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series—Musical Or Comedy
Kristen Bell, THE GOOD PLACE
Candice Bergen, MURPHY BROWN
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Debra Messing, WILL & GRACE

Maybe they’ll give it to Debra Messing finally. She’s lost out on this Globe five times already. But I think the HFPA will repeat a win here, and give it to Brosnahan again.

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series—Musical Or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen, WHO IS AMERICA
Jim Carrey, KIDDING
Michael Douglas, THE KOMINSKY METHOD
Donald Glover, ATLANTA
Bill Hader, BARRY

Donald Glover will not win this again. I suspect Jim Carrey will win for his moving performance in KIDDING.

LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Best Television Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
THE ALIENIST
THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA
SHARP OBJECTS
A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL

Unfortunately, it will be VERSACE.

Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
Amy Adams, SHARP OBJECTS
Patricia Arquette, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA
Connie Britton, DIRTY JOHN
Laura Dern, THE TALE
Regina King, SEVEN SECONDS

There’s no frontrunner here like Nicole Kidman last year for BIG LITTLE LIES. Maybe Amy Adams will win. If not her, I’d say Laura Dern.

Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
Antonio Banderas, GENIUS: PICASSO
Daniel Brühl, THE ALIENIST
Darren Criss, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Benedict Cumberbatch, PATRICK MELROSE
Hugh Grant, A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL

Darren Criss for sure!

SUPPORTING

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Alex Borstein, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Patricia Clarkson, SHARP OBJECTS
Penélope Cruz, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Thandie Newton, WESTWORLD
Yvonne Strahovski, THE HANDMAID'S TALE

This is a tight category, with many deserving performances. I think Strahovski should win, for her heart breaking portrayal of Serena-Joy Waterford. But something tells me it’ll be Thandie Newton.

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Alan Arkin, THE KOMINSKY METHOD
Kieran Culkin, SUCCESSION
Edgar Ramírez, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Ben Whishaw, A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL
Henry Winkler, BARRY

This could go to Henry Winkler, who won the Emmy. However, I think Alan Arkin will win.

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