SEVERANCE, ABBOTT ELEMENTARY, THE WHITE LOTUS will emerge victorious at the 80th Golden Globe Awards next week. There could be some upsets or pleasant surprises. Read more for a prediction of possibilities
Best TV Series—Drama
BETTER CALL SAUL
HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
THE CROWN will win once more, but I believe it’ll be for the final season, since season five had mixed reviews. This time, it’ll go to SEVERANCE, which has been raved about, and is suddenly in the conversation again. It’s definitely an excellent show, so it will be deserving, without a doubt.
Best Actress In A Drama Series
Emma D'Arcy, HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
Laura Linney, OZARK
Imelda Staunton, THE CROWN
Hilary Swank, ALASKA DAILY
The previous two Queen Elizabeth portrayers—Claire Foy and Olivia Colman—have won at least once for THE CROWN, so it’s quite likely Imelda Staunton will win as well. Will it be for season five? It’s quite possible. Zendaya’s Emmys success could also factor in. But I think the HFPA will go with Her Majesty.
Best Actor In A Drama Series
Jeff Bridges, THE OLD MAN
Kevin Costner, YELLOWSTONE
Diego Luna, ANDOR
Bob Odenkirk, BETTER CALL SAUL
Adam Scott, SEVERANCE
It’s quite likely that this will go to Bob Odenkirk finally for BETTER CALL SAUL. The final season and his work in it was very well received. Adam Scott could come close too.
Best TV Series—Musical Or Comedy
ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING
I really wish THE BEAR would win this, but I think it’ll go to the overrated ABBOTT ELEMENTARY.
Best Actress In A TV Series—Musical Or Comedy
Quinta Brunson, ABBOT ELEMENTARY
Kaley Cuoco, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
Selena Gomez, ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING
Jenna Ortega, WEDNESDAY
Jean Smart, HACKS
The Golden Globes do end up with people who are fresh and buzzy a lot of the time. So I think they’ll go with Jenna Ortega for WEDNESDAY. She’s gained a lot of favor since the Netflix show premiered.
Best Actor In A TV Series—Musical Or Comedy
Donald Glover, ATLANTA
Bill Hader, BARRY
Steve Martin, ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING
Martin Short, ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING
Jeremy Allen White, THE BEAR
Jeremy Allen White should definitely win this one. The ONLY MURDERS… guys seem like strong contenders, but the votes in favor of the show will be split between them, and White will benefit from that I believe. He was excellent in THE BEAR.
Best Limited Series Or TV Movie
DAHMER—MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY
PAM & TOMMY
THE WHITE LOTUS
I’d be surprised if THE WHITE LOTUS does not win this one. It’s recent, it’s been reviewed well by most, and it’s been a buzzy second season.
Best Actress In A Limited Series Or TV Movie
Jessica Chastain, GEORGE & TAMMY
Julia Garner, INVENTING ANNA
Lily James, PAM & TOMMY
Julia Roberts, GASLIT
Amanda Seyfried, THE DROPOUT
Amanda Seyfried’s Emmys success will spill over the Globes, and she’ll deserve it.
Best Actor In A Limited Series Or TV Movie
Taron Egerton, BLACK BIRD
Colin Firth, THE STAIRCASE
Andrew Garfield, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN
Evan Peters, DAHMER—MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY
Sebastian Stan, PAM & TOMMY
Evan Peters should win, and I think he will. His work as Dahmer was hauntingly disturbing and devastating at the same time.
Best Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or TV Movie
Jennifer Coolidge, THE WHITE LOTUS
Claire Danes, FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE
Daisy Edgar-Jones, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN
Niecy Nash, DAHMER—MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY
Aubrey Plaza, THE WHITE LOTUS
This is probably the most predictable category here. If Coolidge does not win, it will be truly, truly surprising.
Best Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or TV Movie
F. Murray Abraham, THE WHITE LOTUS
Domhnall Gleeson, THE PATIENT
Paul Walter Hauser, BLACK BIRD
Richard Jenkins, DAHMER—MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY
Seth Rogen, PAM & TOMMY
Paul Walter Hauser has received rave reviews for his work in BLACK BIRD, so he could win, but I think the general love for the THE WHITE LOTUS will continue here, with F. Murray Abraham winning.
Best Supporting Actress In A Musical, Comedy Or Drama TV Series
Elizabeth Debicki, THE CROWN
Hanna Einbinder, HACKS
Julia Garner, OZARK
Janelle James, ABBOTT ELEMENTARY
Sheryl Lee Ralph, ABBOTT ELEMENTARY
Elizabeth Debicki should win this one. However, Sheryl Lee Ralph’s momentum from her Emmy win a few months ago and that memorable acceptance speech will work in her favor.
Best Supporting Actor In A Musical, Comedy Or Drama TV Series
John Lithgow, THE OLD MAN
Jonathan Pryce, THE CROWN
John Turturro, SEVERANCE
Tyler James Williams, ABBOTT ELEMENTARY
Henry Winkler, BARRY
Henry Winkler hasn’t won for BARRY yet, so maybe the HFPA will give it to him, but it seems like John Turturro is enjoying a lot of support for SEVERANCE.