The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air tonight on NBC. I’m offering my predictions for tonight’s film and television awards even though it’s probably a crap-shoot.
It’s always tricky when it comes to predicting the Golden Globe Awards because nobody truly knows how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will vote. After all, this is the same group that previously nominated The Tourist for Best Comedy or Musical during their 68th Golden Globe Awards in 2011. In spite of this nomination, there are people who consider the Golden Globes as a pre-cursor in the Road to the Oscars. Due to the aforementioned nomination, I would recommend studying the guild awards as you’re putting together your predictions for Oscar Sunday. The guild awards tell us who is likely to win because the voting bodies overlap.
As we look at the nominations for the 76th Golden Globes, one film is missing from the Best Foreign Language Film and that is Cold War. While Roma is likely to win the Oscar, Cold War is giving it a run for the money. It’s certainly a safe bet that the Polish film will be among the nominations later this month.
The TV portion is hard to predict because I don’t watch as much television as I would like. Most of this is because of the insane amount of television in existence. The television categories are not quite the same as the Emmy Awards because there is one category for supporting actors. One of the trends in recent years is to award a new comedy series in its first season. This may be easier said than done because there are three shows nominated for their first season. We should look for Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to repeat as a winner tonight. Or look for NBC’s The Good Place to win because it’s the best sitcom on television…period!
On the TV Drama side, one would think that The Americans would have the strongest chance of winning. This was the final season for the FX spy thriller starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. While it would be fair to award them for the final season, HFPA has a trend of awarding movie stars in TV series. Therefore, do not be surprised to see Julia Roberts win over last year’s winner, Elisabeth Moss.
The trick to predicting the winners is turning to prior years to see who was awarded by the HFPA. Again, this certainly isn’t a case of who I want to win but who I think will win.
- Best Motion Picture – Drama: A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Pictures/Live Nation Productions/Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/Jon Peters Production/Bill Gerber Production/Joint Effort Production; Warner Bros. Pictures)
- Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Green Book (Participant Media/DreamWorks Pictures; Universal Pictures)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale, Vice
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- Best Director – Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
- Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
- Best Motion Picture – Animated: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing)
- Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: Roma (Participant Media/Esperanto-Filmoj; Netflix) (Mexico)
- Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, First Man
- Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “Shallow,” A Star Is Born (Music & Lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt)
- Best Television Series – Drama: The Americans (Fox 21 Television Studios/FX Productions; FX Networks)
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
- Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Sharp Objects (HBO Entertainment/eOne /Tiny Pyro Productions/Blumhouse Television/Fourth Born /crazyrose Productions; HBO)
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Regina King, Seven Seconds
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
- Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama: Julia Roberts, Homecoming
- Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama: Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Bill Hader, Barry
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Henry Winkler, Barry
Jeff Bridges was previously announced as the recipient of the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award.