5 Predictions For TV At The Golden Globes
As you may have heard, the Golden Globe nominations have been announced, which means we have one more major television awards show to look forward to. While the Emmys have already come and gone, the Golden Globes are maybe more interesting, blending as they do the worlds of cinema and TV. Here we want to focus more on the television side of things, so with no further ado, these are five predictions based on the aforementioned nominations.
1. The Handmaid’s Tale Will Win Best Drama
This isn’t going out on too much of a limb, but it’s not a guarantee either. You’ll find some odds in favour of The Crown if you look around, and it wouldn’t be entirely uncharacteristic of the Globes to go with the “fun” option and award Stranger Things. Yet after a virtual sweep at the Emmys, The Handmaid’s Tale looks like too strong a contender. One takes fielding opinions from a wide variety of contributors described the dystopian drama as being “far out in front” to win Best Drama. Additionally, lead actress Elisabeth Moss seems to be a titanic favourite for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
2. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Will Have A Good Night
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel seems to have come out of nowhere to become one of the most respected shows on television or streaming. An Amazon original about a ‘50s housewife breaking out of her traditional role and into the world of stand-up comedy, it almost seems to be the perfect show for the times we live in. Female empowerment has (finally) become a major social theme throughout 2017, and this show celebrates it in a way that’s simultaneously fun and serious. It just feels like the right time for this show to sweep in and steal the award for Best Television Series (Musical/Comedy).
3. Reese Witherspoon Will Win A Tough Category
Witherspoon is nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series for her work in Big Little Lies. Before the Emmys, it was noted that HBO led the nominations in this category with multiple shows, yet it was Big Little Lies that won the night, winning eight total Emmys. So this might not be going out on a limb. But going up against Jessica Biel, Jessica Lange, Nicole Kidman and Susan Sarandon, it says a lot that Witherspoon appears to be a clear favourite.
4. William H. Macy Will Win A Surprise Award
The category of Best Performance By An Actor (Musical/Comedy) is one of the more bizarre ones that was unveiled. This is the case largely because Donald Glover, the star of Atlanta, wasn’t nominated (in one of the bigger snubs of the year). That seems to leave things wide open. Going up against Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Aziz Ansari (Master Of None), Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick), and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), William H. Macy looks like a heavyweight. Yes, Shameless is perhaps overstaying its welcome with some casual fans, but it remains a compelling show, and Macy remains its brilliant heart and soul. He could be a surprise winner on the evening.
5. Sterling K. Brown Will Continue His Rise
Sterling K. Brown suddenly seems like one of the fastest risers in the acting world. He’s been raking in awards for close to two years now for his work on the hit drama series This Is Us, and he recently even got the chance to say he’d be honored to play a role in a potential West Wing reboot (which is probably a long shot, but hey, we can dream; Aaron Sorkin has discussed the idea and specifically noted that he’d like to have Brown). You don’t get a lot higher than that in TV circles, and we’re betting he’s in for another Best Performance By An Actor (Drama) win at this year’s Golden Globes.
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