Sunday, December 30, 2018

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical


The competition:
Barry aired its first season on HBO. Stars Bill Hader and Henry Winkler are nominated for their performances. Both took home Emmys this past summer and contend for SAG Awards both individually and as part of their ensemble.

The Good Place aired the end of its second season and a good chunk of its third season on NBC, joining this list for the first time this year. Star Kristen Bell is nominated, and Ted Danson contended for an Emmy this past year.

Kidding aired its first season on Showtime. Star Jim Carrey is nominated for his performance.

The Kominsky Method aired its first season on Netflix. Stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are nominated for their performances, and contend for SAG Awards both individually and as part of their ensemble.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel aired its second season on Amazon. It won this award last year as well as the Emmy for Best Comedy Series. Stars Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, also Emmy winners, are nominated for their performances, and they contend along with Tony Shalhoub and the ensemble at the SAG Awards.

Additional notes: This award usually goes to a freshman series. “Atlanta” won for its first season two years ago but was snubbed for its second season this year. “The Good Place” is the sole representative of broadcast television nominated for a top award this year.
Who should win? I actually watch all these shows! I’m halfway through “The Kominsky Method” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and love both. “Kidding” is good but certainly the weakest and weirdest of this bunch. I’m a huge fan of “Barry,” but nothing would make me happier than “The Good Place” winning a long-deserved trophy.
Who will win? I think that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel triumphs again in the absence of a clear freshman favorite.

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