This Sunday (1/9/16), Ricky Gervais will once again walk down the stage to host a wild night of unpredictable accolades known as the Golden Globes. We have no idea what he plans to do or say on stage, and that includes the announcement of some of our favorite actors and actresses in Hollywood. Here is our prediction of who will take home statues on Sunday in the Television categories.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
Game of Thrones
WHO WILL WIN: GAME OF THRONES
Having already claimed the trophy at the Emmy’s, this magical Thrones will continue its reign over the competition. Sleeper pick is newcomer, Mr. Robot.
BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Wagner Moura (Narcos)
Liev Schriber (Ray Donovan)
WHO WILL WIN: RAMI MALEK
An impossibly challenging role, Malek’s intensely layered portrayal of Mr. Robot‘s Elliot made the craziest show of the year intimately believable. Nostalgic Pick is Jon Hamm for the last season of Mad Men.
BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Eva Green (Penny Dreadful)
WHO WILL WIN: CAITRIONA BALFE
As the time-traveling nurse Claire, Balfe pulled at our heartstrings and got us hot and bothered with her whirlwind romance with that strapping Scotsman Jamie. Possible upset pick is Viola Davis for her wonderful acting chops in How to Get Away With Murder.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY)
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
WHO WILL WIN: TRANSPARENT
When it comes to a show that is actually a comedy, with tons of heart and important things to say, Transparent is the clear winner. Digital sleeper pick Silicon Valley could hack the voting system, but we don’t think they’ve run the right program.
BEST ACTOR (COMEDY)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle)
Rob Lowe (The Grinder)
Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk)
WHO WILL WIN: AZIZ ANSARI
While we suspect that Transparent will repeat a win in the comedy TV series category, we’re not sure that star Jeffrey Tambor will be as lucky. Instead, we think this is where a new critically acclaimed comedy will get its due, and Aziz Ansari will be victorious as the star and creator of Master of None.
BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY)
Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens)
Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)
WHO WILL WIN: LILY TOMLIN
Nominated in two different categories, we think Tomlin gets her trophy in this one. Look out for newcomer Rachel Bloom though, she might just be crazy enough to win!
American Horror Story
Flesh & Bone
WHO WILL WIN: FARGO
American Horror Story has had a fantastic season, but it’s obviously very dark and not for everyone. (All the more reason for fans to love it.) Fargo likely will come out the winner—pulling off a really strong second season with a whole new cast.
BEST ACTOR, MINISERIES
Idris Elba (Luther)
Oscar Isaac (Show Me a Hero)
David Oyelowo (Nightingale)
Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall)
WHO WILL WIN: IDRIS ELBA
This is going to be an extremely close contest, but Elba is just too smooth and interesting an actor to be denied. Oscar Isaac is headlining the new wave of talented thespians so look for him to be knocking on the door.
BEST ACTRESS, MINISERIES
Kirsten Dunst (Fargo)
Lady Gaga (American Horror Story)
Sarah Hay (Flesh & Bone)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
Queen Latifah (Bessie)
WHO WILL WIN: KIRSTEN DUNST
This really is a two horse race between Dunst and Gaga. It’s obvious the countess has some real acting chops, but she isn’t quite the Hollywood darling that Dunst is. Look for a close battle here.
Check back with us next week to see how many we got right!