Saturday, January 30, 2021

Golden Globe Musings: Best Drama Series

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced soon, so here’s a survey of the contenders and the most likely predictions at this time. Weigh in with your thoughts, and let me know if I’ve left off anyone important. A reminder that last year’s nominees mean zilch at the Globes and that the race is almost entirely unpredictable.

Last year’s nominees:
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show

New contenders:
Lovecraft Country
The Outsider
Perry Mason

Potential first-time nominees:
Better Call Saul
The Boys
The Mandalorian

Returning series:

Past nominees:
This Is Us

You can read my extensive rundown of this category for Awards Radar from November. Two of last year’s nominees are eligible this time. One, “The Crown,” is a sure thing, while I didn’t even expect “Killing Eve” to return last year. New shows “Lovecraft Country” and “Perry Mason” are probable inclusions, and what most are predicting this year is something that’s not very typical of Globe voters: welcoming in shows they haven’t previously celebrated. “Ozark” is one such choice, as is “The Mandalorian.” I think it’s much more up their alley to go with “Ratched,” but that show got zero Critics Choice nominations, which makes me wonder whether everyone liked it as much as I did.

Current predictions:
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
Perry Mason

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