Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Final Golden Globe Predictions

Golden Globe nominations will be announced tomorrow morning. While I’m making some moderate modifications to my film predictions, I don’t think there’s much to change here. What I’m not sure about is whether established favorites like “This Is Us” and more tepidly received fare like “GLOW” or the completely snubbed “The Good Place” will end up still doing well, or if there will be an onslaught of other new series I’m not predicting that end up showing up a lot. The only big change I made reflects my misconception that “Bodyguard” was considered a limited series, so I’m gambling on it showing up in both the lead actor and drama series races, with Benicio Del Toro taking his spot in the miniseries acting race. AFI announced their top TV yesterday, including mostly series that I’m not predicting: “The Americans,” “Pose,” “Succession,” “Better Call Saul,” and “The Kominsky Method.” We’ll see if they show up here or not. I’m rooting for “Counterpart” but dubious about its chances, and I’m also worried that the very deserving Jodie Comer won’t be nominated alongside her Emmy-honored costar Sandra Oh. A big surprise would be “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” missing out across the board for its second season, which premieres today, even later than its first season last year. I’m excited to see what this list will include, though I imagine most of my attention will end up on the film side rather than here. Full reactions by category beginning Thursday morning, though probably not quite as early as nominations are announced given that I’m currently in Los Angeles.

No guts, no glory:
I’d say my predictions for “Counterpart” and “Bodyguard” in the top races count for that!

Final predictions:
Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
John Krasinski (Jack Ryan)
Richard Madden (Bodyguard)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
J.K. Simmons (Counterpart)

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)

Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Maya Rudolph (Forever)

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
Jonah Hill (Maniac)

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)
Emma Stone (Maniac)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV Series
Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)
Henry Winkler (Barry)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a TV Series
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Best Miniseries or Television Film
The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Sharp Objects
The Tale
A Very English Scandal

Best Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
Killing Eve

Best Comedy Series
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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