Golden Globes 2018: Who Will Win TV Categories


The time has come to break down the Golden Globes, which air on Sunday, January 7. Let’s start with television. In my opinion, television will be a little easier to predict than movies because of the Emmy results and a lot of heavy favorites in certain categories. Here we go.

To save you time, I will say this:

Big Little Lies Will Win Every Category Where It Has A Nomination Except Supporting Actress

Best TV Limited Series or TV Movie
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies 
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
David Thewlis, Fargo

At the Emmy’s, Big Little Lies did not only win, they DOMINATED, sweeping every major acting category. I think this is going to happen again. It’s a lock to win Best Limited TV Series and Best Actress. Skarsgard won at the Emmys so he is also the smart pick. Personally, I am pulling for Jessica Biel and David Harbour in their respective categories. Biel winning would be a HUGE upset but it would be so well deserved. Loved The Sinner. Now will Laura Dern win best supporting actress? Keep reading.

To save some more time, I will also say this:

The Handmaid’s Tale Will Win Every Category Where It Has A Nomination

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies 

Long live the Handmaid’s Tale. The Golden Globes loves to reward first year shows and no first season was better than The Handmaid’s Tale. Hulu has a serious player especially after cleaning up at the Emmys. Elisabeth Moss is the best actress on television and will add a second Globe to her resume. Supporting Actress is a two horse race between Laura Dern and Ann Dowd. Both won at the Emmys. As good as Dern was, Dowd was phenomenal. She sent a chill down your spine every time she was on screen. Under his eye. Praise be Ann Dowd.

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical 
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
Will & Grace 

Comedy / Musical is definitely my weakest category to predict so I’m going off of previous years winners to pick a winner. The last 5 winners have been freshman shows so by default, I’m eliminating Black-ish and Master of None. I’m also going to eliminate Will & Grace because if it didn’t win the previous 6 times, I don’t see 7th time being a charm. So that leaves us with two options, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and SMILF. Both revolve around funny single mothers and critically acclaimed. I’m going with the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel because of its late hype and better rating with critics. .

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

This is Sterling K. Brown’s award to lose. Odenkirk and Schreiber are excellent, but the recency bias usually takes over unless it’s a final season of a show. Freddie Highmore has had a nice transition from the Bates Motel to the successful Good Doctor. However, I’d be shocked if he wins. That leaves us to Bateman, who would be my second pick. That being said, Sterling K. Brown is the best actor on This Is Us. He carries that show and should carry the globe on Sunday.

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy/Musical
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

The toughest category to predict. I honestly have no idea who is going to win. I can only narrow it down to three choices: Aziz, Bacon, and McCormack. Your guess is as good as mine. The Globes love to shock the world so I’m going with the name that is the most shocking out of the three: Kevin Bacon. Let’s Dance.

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy/Musical
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Two horse race between Allison Brie and Rachel Brosnahan. Both were very good in their respective breakout hits. Since I have MMM winning Best Comedy / Musical, I’m riding the hot hand and picking Brosnahan to have a great night and take home the win.

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius 

A lot of talented actors in this field. I would say the most deserving is Kyle MacLachlan for resurrecting a character after two decades and still winning over audiences. However, Fargo has had success before at the Globes so my pick is McGregor for playing two twins in Minnesota, ay.

Tune in on Sunday night to see how many I got wrong!

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