Saturday, December 11, 2021

Golden Globe Predictions

After considerable reporting last year on the problematic makeup of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the enthusiasm heaped upon programs that paid for expensive European trips, the Golden Globes have fallen out of favor with most this year. Just as I don’t necessarily give any one organization – even the Academy Awards – any adoration, I still enjoy making predictions for their nominations, especially since I’ve been doing so consistently for more than fifteen years.

Because the group hasn’t been prominently featured or in good graces, they’re going ahead without official category placements, which means that some shows or movies might be ineligible, and it’s hard to know where actors will fall or what will be considered a limited series versus a drama or comedy series. That and none of the drama series nominees from last year are eligible, this time around. Without much to go on, here are my guesses for what will be announced this coming Monday morning. More once the list is officially unveiled! Film picks are here.

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Brian Cox (Succession)
Tom Hiddleston (Loki)
Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)
Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets)
Mj Rodriguez (Pose)
Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show)

Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)
Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)
Nicholas Hoult (The Great)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)
Sandra Oh (The Chair)
Sarah Jessica Parker (And Just Like That)
Jean Smart (Hacks)

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Paul Bettany (WandaVision)
Joshua Jackson (Dr. Death)
Ewan McGregor (Halston)
Clive Owen (Impeachment: American Crime Story)
Paul Rudd (The Shrink Next Door)

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha)
Beanie Feldstein (Impeachment: American Crime Story)
Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)
Margaret Qualley (Maid)
Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV Series
Evan Peters (Mare of Easttown)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Christian Slater (Dr. Death)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a TV Series
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown)
Sarah Snook (Succession)
Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
Andie Macdowell (Maid)

Best Miniseries or Television Film
Mare of Easttown
The Shrink Next Door
The Underground Railroad

Best Drama Series
The Morning Show
Squid Game

Best Comedy Series
The Great
The Kominsky Method
Only Murders in the Building
Ted Lasso

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