Sunday, December 10, 2017

Final Golden Globe Predictions

I’m focused much more on the movies right now than I am TV, at least awards-wise, since I’m spending most of my weekend catching up on endless hours of shows that may or may not be nominated. The important thing to remember about the Golden Globes is that they love new shows, and I just don’t think that any of this year’s fare is as hot as a lot of last year’s, which is still popular. For instance, three of last year’s biggest new series are just as big this year – “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” and “This Is Us.” There’s no reason to think that “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the big Emmy winner, won’t join that list, replacing “Westworld,” and “Game of Thrones” will probably be nominated again even though it’s not as Globe-beloved as it is by Emmy voters. Will “The Deuce,” “Mindhunter,” or “Ozark” crack the list? I’m not so sure. On the comedy side, I still think we’ll see a lot of upheaval, but I’m not sure what to make of the resurgence of shows that used to be on like “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Will and Grace.” I’m subbing Jonathan Groff in for Kit Harington but leaving Rami Malek, a risky decision, I realize, and similarly swapping Winona Ryder out for Maggie Gyllenhaal and keeping Tatiana Maslany. For some reason, I think that Keir Gilchrist will make the cut, and I’ve replaced Larry David with him. Only the Globes would take out last year’s winner Tracee Ellis Ross to make room for Alison Brie, but that’s what I’m predicting now. I’m adding in Bobby Cannavale in the supporting race in place of Peter Dinklage, and keeping the supporting actress race as is, even though Millie Bobby Brown, Chrissy Metz, Nicole Kidman, or a whole number of other actresses could show up. I’m also really rooting for Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who was far and away the best thing about season three of “Fargo.” As usual, I’m expecting a lot of surprises. As always, let’s hope for good ones. My category-by-category reactions will be up at some point tomorrow, so stay tuned!

No guts, no glory:
Dan Stevens for Best Actor for “Legion”
Frankie Shaw for Best Actress for “SMILF”
Margo Martindale for Best Supporting Actress for “Sneaky Pete”

Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
James Franco (The Deuce)
Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter)
Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor)
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)

Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Hank Azaria (Brockmire)
Keir Gilchrist (Atypical)
Eric McCormack (Will and Grace)

Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Debra Messing (Will and Grace)
Issa Rae (Insecure)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
Jude Law (The Young Pope)
Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake: China Girl)
Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV Series
Bobby Cannavale (Mr. Robot)
Sean Hayes (Will and Grace)
Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)
David Thewlis (Fargo)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a TV Series
Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale) 
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Megan Mullally (Will and Grace)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
Top of the Lake: China Girl
Twin Peaks

Best Drama Series
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Comedy Series
Master of None
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Will and Grace

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