Golden Globes

ADTV looks at the 2017 Golden Globes awards and broadcast.

The Awards  

At the 2017 Golden Globes, HBO went home empty handed for the first time since 1990, ushering in a new era of winners. Netflix finally won their first series award, and Amazon took home its fifth and sixth award, becoming the first streaming service to double dip in television and film.

The most exciting television moment of the night came when Tracee Ellis Ross earned her first major award of her career as well as a rousing standing ovation. This shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise though. black-ish was the most nominated comedy of the night, and Ross’s infectious personality was probably a huge asset when it came to campaigning throughout those Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) parties. Atlanta won two awards (comedy series and lead actor) which is only surprising because the HFPA is the last voting body I would have expected to embrace a comedy about economic hardship and hip-hop in the American South.

The Crown took home two major awards including Netflix’s first series win, proving it was futile to bet against it even though I tried to convince myself the voting body was changing. British dramas so clearly appealed to the HFPA’s sensibilities, and because of that every other drama contender went home empty handed from Westworld to Stranger Things. In fact, the only other drama to go home with an award was Amazon’s Goliath for Billy Bob Thornton’s performance, beating out a category filled with Emmy contenders. This recognition happened simply because he was the movie star on a popular streaming platform that knows how to schmooze their way through the HFPA parties.

Throughout awards season, I knew The Night Manager was just too juicy of an international sensation for the HFPA to ignore, but I mistakenly thought that popularity would culminate in a series and actor win, not an acting sweep only to lose the top award. The People v. O.J. Simpson continued its awards streak and gave Ryan Murphy a win in all three of the Globes’ top series awards (Nip Tuck, Glee, and now PVOJS).

Going forward, it seems that Atlanta is going to benefit the most from this year’s awards at the Emmys. The Golden Globes have a spotty (at best) history with predicting Emmy contenders (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mozart in the Jungle, The Affair), but every group from the critics to the PGA seems to be celebrating Donald Glover’s new comedy. If a group like the HFPA singled out the show (a group I never thought would like a show set in the south about hip-hop), the Emmys will probably follow suit. Tracee Ellis Ross clearly cemented herself as the Julia Louis-Dreyfus alternative, but if Veep’s final season is the masterpiece we are all hoping for this conversation is pointless.

The Ceremony

The 2017 Golden Globe awards will go down in history as the year Meryl Streep gave the most poignant speech of any awards ceremony in what seemed to be a rallying cry for everyone to do better and be sharper. The most affecting moment for me came at the beginning of her speech. Streep took the time to single out her peers around the room and made everyone realize that she truly cares about the people around her. Watching her single out everyone from Amy Adams to Ruth Negga only proved that she is the role model we need right now.

On a sour note, Jimmy Fallon was the most tiring host in a long time. His jokes never really offended or annoyed, but they were frustrating simply because he never pulled from his strengths. On The Late Show, Fallon excels when he creates odd and enduring scenarios whether he is playing beer pong with Betty White or having Michelle Obama educate us on the history of the mom dance. He had a room full of personalities to utilize but instead he stuffed the ceremony with subpar jokes and used Questlove as a prop instead of the integral part of The Tonight Show that he has proven himself to be.

And once again presenters like Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell stole the show with a bit that I couldn’t help but compare to one of my favorite scenes in The Office with everyone utilizing the grief counseling session to rehash their favorite films. Kristen Wiig consistently steals the show at the Globes and Twitter erupts in campaigns to finally bring her on as a host to no avail. Maybe next year. Goldie Hawn did not disappoint, and I drove my family crazy with my incessant screaming of “she’s my favorite Banger sister.” Hopefully, Oscar producers were paying attention to the Reynolds/Fisher tribute because that is how you celebrate the life of a Hollywood legend.

Overall I actually enjoyed this year’s ceremony. I’ve had some trouble this year mustering up excitement for awards season after the most soul-draining political season of my life, but after hearing “City of Stars” blasted seven record-setting times, Moonlight receiving the top award, and watching so many deserving first time wins for actresses like Viola Davis and Tracee Ellis Ross, I finally feel like I have the energy to celebrate everyone’s favorite season.

 

What were your favorite moments of the Golden Globes last night? How did you do in the predictions? Should Jimmy Fallon be invited back next year?

So, it’s come to this. The Golden Globes are finally upon us, and no matter what importance you put on the awards themselves, it never hurts to have a little golden hardware under your belt for future awards glory. The film races, while they likely won’t change minds during this nomination period, are more critical given the Oscar voting time of year. The TV races, on the flip side, generally have very little to do with the Emmy Awards in the fall. Case in point, Rachel Bloom’s Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe winning performance failed to merit a much-deserved Emmy nomination. Still, wins for The Crown and Westworld would help keep them in the conversation as Emmy season starts heating up this spring.

For all winners in both Film and TV categories, check out our post over on AwardsDaily main.

Tomorrow night, be sure to look out for ADTV’s reactions on the next episode of the Water Cooler Podcast.

2017 Golden Globes TV Predictions

AwardsDaily TV offers their 2017 Golden Globes TV Predictions

The 2017 Golden Globes ceremony snuck up on us with awards season moving earlier and earlier each year. The ceremony airs Sunday night on NBC, hosted by (ugh) Jimmy Fallon. Here are our official 2017 Golden Globes TV predictions from Clarence, Megan, Joey, and Jalal. Most of us think Netflix’s The Crown will have a good night with some predicting (perhaps foolishly – I speak for myself of course) a rare 3-win haul. Stranger Things looks to be left out this time (it’s only nominated in two categories), but we’ve underestimated the cult phenom before. Will we suffer the same fate again? Find out Sunday night.

After the ceremony, please join us on Monday’s Water Cooler Podcast for a recap of the show’s highlights and lowlights as well as our reactions to the winners.

Enjoy the weekend, and we will catch you on Monday.

 

 Clarence MoyeMegan McLachlanJoey MoserJalal Haddad
Drama SeriesThe CrownThe CrownThe CrownWestworld
Actor, Drama SeriesBilly Bob ThorntonRami MalekBilly Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
Actress, Drama SeriesClaire FoyClaire FoyClaire FoyClaire Foy
Comedy SeriesAtlantaVeepAtlantablack-ish
Actor, Comedy SeriesJeffrey TamborDonald GloverDonald GloverDonald Glover
Actress, Comedy SeriesIssa RaeSarah Jessica ParkerIssa RaeTracee Ellis Ross
Limited Series
TV Movie
The People v. O.J. SimpsonThe People v. O.J. SimpsonThe People v. O.J. SimpsonThe Night Manager
Actor,
Limited Series
TV Movie
Tom HiddlestonTom HiddlestonTom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
Actress,
Limited Series
TV Movie
Sarah PaulsonSarah PaulsonSarah PaulsonSarah Paulson
TV Supporting ActorJohn LithgowSterling K. BrownJohn LithgowJohn Lithgow
TV Supporting ActressThandie NewtonThandie NewtonThandie NewtonThandie Newton

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Episode 107: The Cooler Gang is joined by Jalal Haddad as they review the latest television awards.

This week at the Water Cooler, we take a deeper look at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice awards and see who emerges with a boost from the first major award show of the new Emmy season. Then, Monday brought the 2017 Golden Globe nominations. We’ll look at who received the most television nominations and what, if any, narratives can be constructed for future Emmy glory. But before that, we’ll briefly talk about last week’s Hairspray Live! and see how its awards prospects compare to previous live events.

As always, we’ll close with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

Thanks to all of our listeners and thank you, in advance, for remembering to rate us on iTunes!

02:52 – Hairspray Live!
12:21 – Critics’ Choice TV Awards
30:15 – 2017 TV Golden Globe Nominations
1:17:49 – Flash Forward

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“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this recognition. We are so humbled and honored that our show has struck a chord with audiences around the world. We are constantly inspired by the tireless, phenomenal work of our cast and crew, and we are particularly excited for Winona, who created an indelible performance that viewers won’t soon forget.” — Stranger Things creators and executive producers The Duffer Brothers and executive producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen 

“Huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Russian hackers that made our nominations possible.” – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

“The Globes always lead the industry in recognizing the new, the subversive, the wild frontrunners. What an honor it was for me to wake up and see that TRANSPARENT continues to be part an important and lauded part of our culture. How thrilling, also that Jeffrey Tambor’s marvelous and gorgeous portrayal of Maura Pfefferman is getting love. In this post-Trump America, intersectional voices are the future of the taking our power against patriarchy. I am especially so excited to see Issa Rae and Donald Glover nominated for how they are reinventing artistic protagonism as artists and actors. This morning I’m on the set on a mountainside with the I LOVE DICK cast and crew in Marfa, Texas and we’re celebrating for Amazon and Topple. Artmaking — and the revolutionary power of art as a method of political explosiveness — are my rallying cry and my current reason to live these days. This morning puts so much more gasoline in my engine.” – Jill Soloway, Transparent

“The single drama which celebrates great writing and great performances is an endangered species. The Dresser’s nomination is a tribute to the HFPA’s support for this important and beloved form. This nomination is a testament to Ronald Harwood’s brilliant writing, Richard Eyre¹s glorious direction and a masterclass in acting by Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, along with all the support we received from Starz and the BBC.” – Executive producers Colin Callender from Playground and Sonia Friedman from Sonia Friedman Productions, The Dresser

“It’s nice to be invited to the party, thank you HFPA. I am especially pleased to share it with my acting partner Riz Ahmed. And of course, our indomitable leader Steve Zaillian and Richard Price.” – John Turturro, The Night Of

“I am so excited and proud that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized our show, The Night Manager, as well as the outstanding actors Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie, and the genius behind it all, John LeCarre. I am incredibly happy by this tremendous honor.” – Susanne Bier, Executive Producer and Director of The Night Manager

“I am thrilled with the nominations for The Crown. Delighted of course for Claire and John, but this was a massive team effort, and the Best Drama – Television nomination really reflects that. I am proud of everyone involved. Thank you so much to the HFPA.” – ​Peter Morgan, writer/producer of The Crown

“I am so delighted by the nominations The Crown has received today! The whole experience has been wonderful. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to bring Peter Morgan’s Princess Elizabeth to life; she is a gift of a role and a challenge I am so grateful for – a young woman trying to navigate a path through an extraordinary situation. I must thank the HFPA for this nomination, it’s such an honour. More than anything I am so happy that people have enjoyed the show the way they have and recognised the hard work of the truly brilliant ensemble cast and crew. I would also like to congratulate John and everyone on The Crown for their nominations today.” – Claire Foy, The Crown

“What a great morning for everyone who worked so hard on THE PEOPLE V. OJ! Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press for the recognition, and congratulations to my incredible producing partners and amazing actors. This project is easily one of the most satisfying of my professional life. I am feeling very blessed and appreciative today.” – Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson

“I’m very grateful to the HFPA for recognizing Black-ish and also mine and Anthony’s work on the show, in a year of such incredible work. So many of the projects that I love in film and television were acknowledged, and I’m honored to be a part of this great class of nominees. I’m thrilled to be included in a category of talented women of all different ages and races, each telling such different stories. As an actress, I’ve dreamt of being at the Golden Globes since I can remember – it seems like the best party of the year. I’m 44 years old, third series in. This is a thrilling moment, and I couldn’t be prouder that it’s because of Black-ish.” – Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

2017 Golden Globe Television Nominees

Here are your 2017 Golden Globe television nominees

The 2017 Golden Globe television nominees were unveiled this morning by Golden Globe winners Don Cheadle and Laura Dern and Golden Globe nominee Anna Kendrick. New series meriting nominations include NBC’s This is Us, FX’s Atlanta, HBO’s Westworld and Divorce, Netflix’s Stranger Things and The Crown, Amazon’s Goliath, and Epix’s little-seen Graves which received a nomination for Nick Nolte.

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story led television nominations with 5 bids, thanks to the strength of its cast with four acting nominations. The Night Manager followed closely with 4 nominations. On the series side, Westworld and This Is Us each received three bids, although the men of both series were completely shut out. Netflix’s The Crown also received three bids thanks to the international flair of the production.

Interestingly, the nomination for This Is Us is NBC’s first drama nomination in 10 years since Heroes, another Milo Ventimiglia project.

The 74th Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and will air live Sunday, January 8, 2017 on NBC.

And the 2017 Golden Globe television nominees are…

Best Television Series – Drama

The Crown

Game Of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

 

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

 

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Atlanta

Black-ish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Nick Nolte, Graves

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

Issa Rae, Insecure

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People v. O.J. Simpson

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

John Turturro, The Night Of

Courtney B. Vance, People v. O.J. Simpson

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience

Sarah Paulson, People v. O.J. Simpson

Charlotte Rampling, London Spy

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown, People v. O.J. Simpson

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

John Lithgow, The Crown

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

John Travolta, People v. O.J. Simpson

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Golden Globes

Jalal makes his predictions for Monday’s Golden Globes announcement in the television categories

Drama Series

  1. The Crown
  2. Westworld
  3. Mr. Robot
  4. Stranger Things
  5. The Americans

No other show seems more destined to be a Golden Globe favorite than Peter Morgan’s epic decade-spanning saga about Queen Elizabeth II The Crown. Westworld is HBO’s biggest new hit in years, and it might just dominate every awards list from now until the Emmys. Mr. Robot, last year’s winner, might be the only drama to return to the list, but fans have been split on the sophomore season. Stranger Things might seem more like a summer phenomenon than a major awards contender (and its acting chances are probably very overblown) but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has always made room in the drama race for genre hits from True Blood and The Walking Dead to the first season of American Horror Story. The Americans has never come close to being a Golden Globes contender in any category, but sometimes the HFPA tries to play catchup with shows that become major Emmy players and if the show ever breaks through with the Foreign Press it will be now.

Without a doubt, the best part of the Golden Globes and their TV awards is that they never let their nominees become stale. They constantly kick out old shows to make room for the new. Outlander, Narcos, and Empire all seem like they would be right up the alley of the Golden Globes, but after a year of the shows not gaining traction anywhere else voters will probably feel fine dismissing them. Game of Thrones pops up randomly in the drama race but the Foreign Press has never really loved the show. Now that they have Westworld to obsess over, they might just put it aside once again. This Is Us is the biggest network hit of the year, and because of that it almost made it into my predictions (and it could easily replace The Americans) but heartwarming family dramedies don’t necessarily do well at the Golden Globes.

Golden Globes
(Photo: USA Network)

Actor in a Drama Series

  1. Rami Malek, Robot
  2. Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  3. Wagner Moura, Narcos
  4. Aaron Paul, The Path
  5. Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

Golden Globes voters passed over Rami Malek last year to give Jon Hamm a final sendoff even though Mr. Robot was their favorite drama of the year. After going on to win the Emmy and an even stronger second season in terms of material, he’s probably the frontrunner to win the race this year. Liev Schreiber has somehow become the most consistent nomination in the drama races and without any strong Showtime alternative he’ll probably keep being nominated. Hulu tried to create a lot of buzz around The Path earlier this year but once the show actually premiered it basically all disappeared. Globes voters love to recognize breakout hits however, and Hulu’s first foray into serious drama might be enough to earn Aaron Paul a surprise nomination. Narcos never took off like many of Netflix’s other hits but the show clearly appeals to the foreign press so Wagner Moura has a good chance of coming back for a second year. Anthony Hopkins might not have the screen time to warrant a best actor nomination, but if voters really fall for Westworld he could easily go along for the ride (he is a Cecil B. DeMille recipient after all).

Matt Smith is another actor with little material that might end up with a nomination simply because they love the show. Kiefer Sutherland used to be a Golden Globes favorite during 24, and he could be welcomed back with open arms but Designated Survivor seems to be dropping in viewers and relevance. Other than that the only other possibilities seem to be past nominees like Bob Odenkirk and Kevin Spacey or maybe even someone like Sam Heughan who voters skipped over last year when they recognized the rest of Outlander.

Actress in a Drama Series

  1. Claire Foy, The Crown
  2. Thandie Newton, Westworld
  3. Alice Braga, Queen of the South  
  4. Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld  
  5. Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

As I said before, The Crown feels poised to be one of if not the favorite show of the Foreign Press this year, and it would be shocking if they left out the star herself, Claire Foy. She has been around on television for eight years now acting in mostly BBC period pieces, and voters love to recognize breakout stars like Foy. HBO made the decision to submit both actresses in lead, and although that strategy won’t be as successful at the Emmys, HFPA voters will make room for a cast when they really like the show (The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives). Queen of the South may not seem like an obvious awards contender, but Alice Braga is an international star that first earned success with a supporting role in the foreign-language hit City of Gods. Her show also airs on USA which has had some surprising successes at the Golden Globes over the years. It’s hard to say whether Outlander is really liked by Golden Globes voters, or if they just saw the cult success of the small show on Starz and decided to invite it to the party. Voters might not want to give up on the show entirely, and Balfe would be an obvious choice.

Empire isn’t the network hit it used to be in ratings or content, but voters might feel compelled to invite Taraji P. Henson back to the party after the most exciting speech of the night last year. Voters have an unexplainable obsession with The Good Wife, and they’ve nominated Juliana Margulies every year except last year so they might bring her back for a final farewell (similar to Jon Hamm). Tatiana Maslany finally won her first Emmy, and the HFPA might decide to bring her back because of that even though she hasn’t been nominated since 2013. Other Emmy favorites might return, but voters have never liked Viola Davis enough to actually give her an award and Robin Wright seems to be slowly losing steam.

Golden Globes
(Photo: Netflix)

Comedy Series

  1. Divorce
  2. Fleabag
  3. The Get Down
  4. Transparent
  5. Silicon Valley

Amazon won this award for the past two years in a row. and HFPA voters will probably want to keep up their trend of rewarding the future of television (at least in the nomination phase) by bringing back awards favorite Transparent and newcomer/British import Fleabag. A critical favorite earlier in the year, Fleabag then became a surprise awards contender when it earned a couple Critics’ Choice nominations. The show is a perfect fit for Globes voters and the show’s success will probably depend on whether Amazon puts any weight behind a campaign. The Get Down may not have been the success people were hoping/expecting it to be but voters are suckers for flashy musicals no matter the quality so it could easily earn a sole series nomination.

The HFPA loves no network more than HBO and Divorce has everything voters adore that will likely turn the show into a Golden Globes winner; Sarah Jessica Parker, a dramedy centered around a middle aged woman, Sarah Jessica Parker. The fifth and final slot will probably go to another HBO comedy the only question is which one? Most people are predicting Veep but the Globes haven’t been the biggest fans of the show, in fact they only brought it into the comedy series race for the first time last year (when there was an extra nominee). My guess (as unconfident as I may be) is Silicon Valley which voters welcomed during the first two seasons.

Atlanta is the best reviewed comedy of 2016 on Metacritic (not counting Transparent) but I’m not convinced that the humor of the show translates well to international audiences especially when voters haven’t been the biggest fans of other more personal comedic shows like Masters of None or even Louie (not that the actual tone of the show resembles them at all). Insecure is another show that should be doing well but if critics and the WGA completely snubbed the show I doubt the foreign press will be the first. Orange Is The New Black keeps returning to the comedy race but as the show becomes less and less of a cultural phenomenon voters might feel less inclined to keep bringing it back.

If Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had become a bigger success Globes voters might have wanted to bring the musical into the conversation but after ratings slipped even further and the CW relegated it to the Friday dead zone the show probably doesn’t have a chance. As good as Black-ish is Golden Globes voters have made a clear decision to keep the focus on streaming shows and premium networks and it’s hard to see them all of a sudden embracing the family sitcom even if it is one of the biggest hits on network TV.

Actor in a Comedy or Musical

  1. Thomas Haden Church, Divorce
  2. Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
  3. Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
  4. Donald Glover, Atlanta
  5. Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk

The comedy actor race has become a barren wasteland in recent years so much so that the most celebrated performance in contention is probably one of the more dramatic ones on television. At least HBO gave us something new to talk about with Thomas Haden Church in Divorce, his best performance since Sideways. Divorce may have its flaws but Church is genuinely funny and because of that he probably is the frontrunner to win. Globes voters have a habit of scrapping past winners that never took off in the real world but Gael Garcia Bernal is charming enough to probably sneak back into a deserted category. Patrick Stewart was nominated last year for Blunt Talk and without any legitimate competition he might make it back in even if the average person hasn’t even heard of his show. Donald Glover’s Atlanta may or may not be a Golden Globes contender but everyone is talking about him and voters probably won’t be able to resist nominating the only up-and-coming male star in contention.

Other than that there aren’t a lot of other performances to choose from. Ted Danson used to be a Golden Globes favorite and is one nomination away from tying for the record for most nominated comedic actor with Alan Alda. Voters could bring back a past winner and movie star like Don Cheadle back for his last season. There is talk around Nick Nolte for his work on Graves but I wonder if the show and its network (Epix) is to obscure even for the HFPA. Voters could even decide to bring Thomas Middleditch into the conversation after he finally broke through at the Emmys.

Actress in a Comedy or Musical

  1. Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
  2. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  3. Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  4. Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  5. Issa Rae, Insecure

During the days of Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker was basically the queen of the Golden Globes; she’s won award away from tying Carol Burnett and one nomination away from joining the ranks of Bea Arthur and Mary Tyler Moore. In fact the moment HBO announced they were teaming back up with SJP she basically became the frontrunner for the Golden Globe. Phoebe Waller-Bridge seems like the perfect breakout star that HFPA voters love to reward, especially since her show premiered on Amazon, and if anyone is going to give SJP a run for her money this year it will be her.

Rachel Bloom won last year and although Crazy Ex-Girlfriend struggled to gain significance beyond its loyal group of fans she might be able to enter the race again simply because Globes voters are suckers for musicals. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may have had an aimless second season but Ellie Kemper benefits from the appeal of a more traditional performance on a more cutting edge streaming network. I’m skeptical on whether or not Issa Rae can break through for her debut performance on Insecure because her show might be too small for voters to pay any attention, but if any network can convince people to pay attention it is HBO.

The rest of last year’s nominees (Lily Tomlin, Jamie Lee Curtis, and even Julia Louis-Dreyfus) feel more like placeholders rather than legitimate Golden Globes favorites. Gina Rodriguez received the “a star is born” throughout Hollywood after her breakout Golden Globes win two years ago but the show is quickly fading. Ten years ago Minnie Driver would be the strongest awards contender for her work on Speechless but in 2016 she mioght get lost among all of the other ABC sitcom moms. As mentioned before Globes voters seem to be the only awards group who aren’t going crazy over Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her nominations feel more like they come from obligation than excitement. America Ferrera would be an obvious Golden Globes choice if anyone besides myself was actually paying any attention to Superstore. Tig Notaro received a lot of critical acclaim this year but One Mississippi probably isn’t the type of show voters are paying attention to.

Golden Globes
(Photo: HBO)

Best Limited Series or TV Movie  

  1. The Night Manager
  2. The People v. O.J. Simpson
  3. The Night Of
  4. The Dresser
  5. Crisis in Six Scenes

I’ve brought up tailor made shows for Golden Globes voters a lot and the John le Carré adaptation The Night Manager is a perfect example of just that. Watched by reportedly 1/6th of the United Kingdom and bringing AMC some of their best ratings in the history of the network the limited series was a global phenomenon that voters will not ignore. The other big limited series of the year, The People v. O.J. Simpson, will likely end up with the most nominations of the night (out of any program) because of its giant ensemble cast.

HBO has dominated this category by producing 17 of the 40 winning programs and although voters seem to be getting bored by their usual biopics (they were left out of the race last year) they will probably embrace The Night Of, an HBO remake of a British crime series. For the past three years voters have embraced miniseries from Starz and this year voters don’t have a lot to choose from besides The Dresser, a BBC import starring some very well-respected names. My fifth prediction, Crisis in Six Scenes,  is a risk to say the least but the critically panned show has a lot of Globes friendly elements; created and starring Woody Allen (another Cecil B. DeMille winner) and produced by Amazon Studios.

Voters could easily go in a completely different direction with so many other miniseries and TV movies to choose from. American Crime was the first great show of 2016 but the second season was so long ago that HFPA voters might not care anymore. Voters love HBO so they might ignore The Night Of for Confirmation or All The Way although it’s hard to imagine the foreign press singling out a couple of generic American political films.  Voters only honor American Horror Story every other year so it will probably be absent. Netflix is trying to force The Gilmore Girls on everyone. Hulu is trying to enter the limited series race with 11.22.63. The Weinstein Company even has a glorified Lifetime movie starring some of the most nominated actresses in the history of the Golden Globes.

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

  1. Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
  2. Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson
  3. Cuba Gooding Jr, The People v. O.J. Simpson
  4. Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
  5. Ian McKellen, The Dresser

Courtney B. Vance undoubtedly gives one of the best performances of the year but more than any other group the HFPA will likely also love his costar, Cuba Gooding Jr. who is an Oscar winner playing the most infamous athlete of all-time. With Taylor Swift tabloids and James Bond rumors Tom Hiddleston is quickly becoming an international star and because of that he is likely the frontrunner to win the entire race. Riz Ahmed isn’t a household name but voters do like contributing to an up-and-coming star (last year’s winner Oscar Isaac) and Ahmed on top of having a role in the new Star Wars is also a rapper. The last nomination is up for grabs and usually when HFPA have multiple options they go for the safe, respected BBC choice, in this case Ian McKellen.

Benedict Cumberbatch hasn’t been nominated since the first season and it’s hard to argue why he will break into the race over a bunch of more appealing contenders although he is on a career high right now with Doctor Strange. James Franco is the type of star that could get a nomination off of name recognition and a good campaign from Hulu. HBO has other contenders with Bryan Cranston and John Turturro and the network has earned at least two actor nominations for their miniseries/TV movies every year this millennium except 2011.

Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie 

  1. Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
  2. Kerry Washington, Confirmation
  3. Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
  4. Lily James, War and Peace
  5. Jessica Lange, Wild Oats

2016 is Sarah Paulson’s year and no one is getting in the way of her earning another nomination. Kerry Washington is going to be invited to the party. Riley Keough is an up-and-coming actress, the star of a Starz miniseries, and is the granddaughter of Elvis. She’s the exact type of actress that no one is including in the conversation until the Globes awards her with a surprise nomination. The rest of the nominees get a little tricky. War & Peace was a miniseries that came and went earlier in the year without much attention but it is a sweeping literary epic produced not only by BBC but Weinstein as well. On top of that Lily James was in Downton Abbey for multiple seasons so she is on the radar of many HFPA voters. The Weinstein company has awards campaigning down to a science and Jessica Lange is an easy sell with 5 Golden Globes and 15 nominations (including 7 in this category alone).

Shirley MacLaine, the other star of Wild Oats, is the second most nominated actress at the Golden Globes (behind Meryl Streep) and her name might be enough for voters to invite her to the party. American Crime can’t be dismissed (and Lili Taylor gives my favorite performance of the year) but I’m not convinced the show is on the radar of most voters especially for two leading performances. Depending on the mood of the voters they could welcome back Lauren Graham from the Gilmore Girls revival. Voters are also suckers for musicals and they could nominate someone like Julianne Hough or Laverne Cox but if they do go in that direction it will likely be for someone more prestigious like Audra McDonald.

Golden Globes
(Photo: FX)

Supporting Actor

  1. Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
  2. John Lithgow, The Crown
  3. John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson
  4. Louie Anderson, Baskets
  5. Ed Harris, Westworld

Hugh Laurie was so well-liked by HFPA voters throughout the days of House that he seems like an easy sell to voters for a miniseries like The Night Manager and the same goes for an actor like John Lithgow in The Crown who has already won a supporting Golden Globe for his work on Dexter. All of the attention for the supporting cast of The People v. O.J. Simpson is rightfully on Sterling K. Brown who is having a stellar 2016 but voters might surprise everyone by gravitating towards a campier performance from a movie and tabloid star like John Travolta. I’ve gone back and forth between predicting both Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright or replacing one of them with Louie Anderson. Baskets might be too small of a show for voters to recognize but they have increasingly used the Emmy races as a starting off point.

These predictions feel pointless could they could all easily be wrong and replaced with the likes of Kit Harington, Sterling K. Brown, or even Chris Cooper. Voters might just rely on last year’s nominees and bring back Christian Slater, Ben Mendelsohn, Tobias Menzies, Jon Voight, or even Alan Cumming.

Supporting Actress 

  1. Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
  2. Judith Light, Transparent
  3. Maura Tierney, The Affair
  4. Dame Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  5. Grace Gummer, Mr. Robot

I’ve already made the argument for my first four predictions in a previous awards tracker and like the contenders in the supporting actor race they could be easily replaced by a long list of other contenders including Emily Watson, Miley Cyrus, Constance Zimmer, Millie Bobby Brown, Regina King, Kathy Bates, or Lady Gaga. The only prediction I haven’t touched on yet is Grace Gummer who joined the cast of Mr. Robot this year and might appeal to HFPA voters once they realize she is the daughter of their favorite actor of all-time (and this year’s Cecil B. DeMille recipient).

2017 Golden Globes Predictions

ADTV offers their fearless and foolhardy 2017 Golden Globes TV predictions

Everyone at AwardsDaily TV lays in wait for Monday’s Golden Globes announcement with equal parts fear and giddy excitement. On Monday’s podcast, Megan, Joey, and I revealed our 2017 Golden Globes TV predictions fully expecting to be completely wrong come Monday. The Golden Globes aren’t like the Emmys. They’re random and persnickety. Last year’s hotness often becomes this year’s crow’s feet. Plus, the Hollywood Foreign Press often finds themselves wined and dined. We’re not saying they’re bribed, of course, but the squeaky wheel does often get the oil. At any rate, predicting the Golden Globes (at least on the TV side) truly feels like a fool’s errand.

At any rate, here we are publishing our official 2017 Golden Globes TV predictions joined by fellow ADTV contributor Jazz Tangcay. Jalal will be offering his predictions in tomorrow’s Awards Tracker. Feel free to point and laugh on Monday like The Simpsons‘ Nelson Muntz when the HFPA goes their own way as they SO often do. We won’t mind. Much.

Return to AwardsDaily TV on Monday for the full Golden Globes TV nominations and reactions from the nominees.

 Clarence MoyeMegan McLachlan
Drama SeriesThe Crown
Game of Thrones
Outlander
This is Us
Westworld
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot
This is Us
Westworld
Actor, Drama SeriesSam Heughan, Outlander
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Kiefer Sutherland, Designated Survivor
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Matt Smith, The Crown
Actress, Drama SeriesCaitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Viola Davis, HTGAWM
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Comedy SeriesAtlanta
Black-ish
Divorce
Transparent
Veep
Black-ish
Divorce
Orange is the New Black
Transparent
Veep
Actor, Comedy SeriesAnthony Anderson, Black-ish
Thomas Haden Church, Divorce
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Thomas Haden Church, Divorce
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Actress, Comedy SeriesPhoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Minnie Driver, Speechless
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Minnie Driver, Speechless
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Limited Series
TV Movie
American Crime
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The Night Manager
The Night Of
People v. O.J. Simpson
American Crime
Crisis in Six Scenes
The Night Manager
The Night Of
People v. O.J. Simpson
Actor,
Limited Series
TV Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, PVOJS
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, PVOJS
Actress,
Limited Series
TV Movie
Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls: AYITL
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, PVOJS
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls: AYITL
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, PVOJS
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
TV Supporting ActorLouie Anderson, Baskets
Sterling K. Brown, PVOJS
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
John Travolta, PVOJS
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Sterling K. Brown, PVOJS
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
John Travolta, PVOJS
TV Supporting ActressOlivia Colman, The Night Manager
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Constance Zimmer, UnReal
Miley Cyrus, Crisis in Six Scenes
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Chrissy Metz, This is Us
Maura Tierney, The Affair
 Joey MoserJazz Tangcay
Drama SeriesThe Crown
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot
This is Us
Westworld
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Mr Robot
Stranger Things
This is Us
Actor, Drama SeriesAnthony Hopkins, Westworld
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Keifer Sutherland, Designated Survivor
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Actress, Drama SeriesViola Davis, HTGAWM
Claire Foy, The Crown
Taraji, Empire
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Viola Davis, HTGAWM
Claire Foy, The Crown
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Comedy SeriesAtlanta
black-ish
Divorce
Fleabag
Transparent
Veep
Black-ish
Divorce
Orange Is the New Black
Transparent
Veep
Actor, Comedy SeriesAnthony Anderson, black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Thomas Haden Church, Divorce
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Thomas Haden Church, Divorce
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Actress, Comedy SeriesRachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Minnie Driver, Speechless
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie
Limited Series
TV Movie
All the Way
American Crime
The Night Manager
The Night Of
People v. O.J. Simpson
American Crime
AHS: Roanoke
The Night Manager
The Night Of
People v. O.J. Simpson
Actor,
Limited Series
TV Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Michael Gambon, Churchill's Secret
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, PVOJS
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, PVOJS
Actress,
Limited Series
TV Movie
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, PVOJS
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Lily James, War & Peace
Sarah Paulson, PVOJS
Anika Noni Rose, Roots
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
TV Supporting ActorLouie Anderson, Baskets
Sterling K. Brown, PVOJS
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
John Travolta, PVOJS
Louie Anderson, Basket
Sterling K. Brown, PVOJS
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
TV Supporting ActressOlivia Colman, The Night Manager
Miley Cyrus, Crisis in Six Scenes
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Judith Light, Transparent
Constance Zimmer, UnReal

2017 Golden Globe predictions

Episode 106: The Cooler Gang puts on their predicting hats and capes and attempts to forecast the most finicky awards group of them all with our 2017 Golden Globe predictions.

This week at the Water Cooler, we’re girding our loins for next Monday’s 74th Annual Golden Globes nominations announcement. Clearly, we’re focusing on the most important categories of all – the Television categories. So, on this week’s podcast, we give our 2017 Golden Globe predictions on who will make it, who will surprise us, and who misses out of the Golden Globes television categories. Plus, we speculate on what to expect from those crazy, one-performance-fits-all supporting categories. It becomes a fool’s errand to try and predict the Hollywood Foreign Press, but who said we weren’t fools?

As always, we close with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

Thanks to all of our listeners and thank you, in advance, for remembering to rate us on iTunes!

04:47 – 2017 Golden Globes Predictions
44:17 – Flash Forward

 

supporting races

Jalal looks at the supporting contenders for the upcoming Golden Globe announcement

Arguably, the supporting races at the Golden Globes are the hardest categories to predict of any television award. In 2013, these awards were widely predicted to be dominated by the supporting cast of American Horror Story: Coven, Game of Thrones, and Anna Gunn. The Hollywood Foreign Press confounded expectations and snubbed these players in favor of Janet McTeer and Jacqueline Bissett (the eventual winner), two women from little seen Starz miniseries. These two supporting races are nearly impossible to predict if only because the Foreign Press doesn’t separate the performances by genre. This meant Eric Stonestreet went head to head with Peter Dinklage, and Sofia Vergara battled it out with Jessica Lange.

As bizarre as that all comes across, it makes the job of predicting the nominees seem near impossible. With so many performances to sift through, it helps to know what (usually superficial) qualities Globe voters look for. In the past the Foreign Press has gravitated towards past Oscar winners, movie stars, Emmy favorites, pop stars, HBO programming, young ingénues, and British imports. However, with every nominee that fits into a neat little box, there is the unexplainable series of nominations for Alan Cumming years after everyone moved on from The Good Wife.

Below are the ten most likely contenders in each category. The asterisk represents my current predictions.

supporting races
(Photo: Netflix)

Supporting Actor

Louie Anderson  – Baskets may be too small of a show to be recognized by the HFPA, but Anderson is coming off of his first Emmy win which may help him stand out in such a crowded (and dramatic) field.

Sterling K. Brown – Just off of a career-defining performance and Emmy win in The People v. O.J. Simpson as well as a new hit on NBC (This Is Us), Brown may very well be the frontrunner at the Globes. Particularly since he isn’t competing against himself after NBC submitted him in lead for This Is Us. There is a chance however that the Foreign Press ignores him for bigger names, especially among his own costars.

Chris Cooper11.22.63 might not seem like an obvious awards vehicle but the foreign press loves to spread the wealth and there aren’t too many other races in which to recognize Hulu.

Kit Harington – In 2016 no one could stop talking about Jon Snow. After the obsession of Snow’s fate and the Battle of the Bastards, Harington earned his first Emmy nom. The Globes could easily recognize the rising star, but they remain to be the only awards group that hasn’t fallen head over heels in love with Game of Thrones.

*Ed Harris – Nominated for six awards (and winning twice), Ed Harris is no stranger to the Golden Globes. Now that he stars in the biggest hit of the fall season as well as HBO’s future, he may seem like an obvious Globes contender.

*Hugh Laurie – As the biggest international television hit of 2016, The Night Manager is bound to be a major Golden Globes contender, and Laurie is likely to go along for the ride.

*John LithgowThe Crown might just be the most Globes-friendly television show in the history of the award. John Lithgow might be the frontrunner to win if voters devour the show like most think they will.

Christian Slater – Last year’s winner might have had a less influential arc throughout Mr. Robots sophomore season, but if the HFPA continues their obsession with the show he might continue to pick to be nominated.

*John Travolta – Never underestimate how much the Foreign Press loves movie stars, in fact they are so enamored by John Travolta that they nominated him for Hairspray. Even if his performance as Robert Shapiro isn’t the strongest he is arguably the biggest name of the show and the Foreign Press has nominated similar prosthetics-heavy performances in the past (Rob Lowe in Behind The Candelabra).

*Jon Voight – Jon Voight’s win two years ago was the beginning of an odd awards obsession with Ray Donovan and three years later the 11-time Golden Globe nominee could easily sneak back into the race.

Jeffrey Wright – He may not be as big of a name as his costar Ed Harris, but he is a Golden Globe winner for quite possibly the biggest and best miniseries to be produced by HBO. He could be nominated alongside Harris although the Foreign Press has stepped away from crowding a category with costars.

supporting races
(Photo: Amazon)

Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates – With her best material since Coven, Bates seems like an obvious contender, but Globes voters have largely ignored her for her work on the hit anthology series except for Freak Show – her weakest year.

Millie Bobby Brown – As Stranger Things becomes more and more popular, the Golden Globes might feel obligated to reward the show somewhere. What better way than to nominate the up-and-coming British actress?

*Olivia Colman – Colman has been on the verge of her first big award for quite some time now, and she seems like an obvious contender after The Night Manager became such a massive hit.

*Miley Cyrus – Popstar+Amazon+Woody Allen might seem like an obvious Golden Globes equation

Lady Gaga – Voters couldn’t resist giving Gaga her first Golden Globe last year for her television debut on American Horror Story even if it meant snubbing critically acclaimed performances from Kirsten Dunst and Queen Latifah. They might just bring her back although her screen time is significantly less in the sixth installment.

*Judith Light  – Of all the obvious contenders in the supporting actress race, Light might be able to stand out because her performance in the third season is actually her strongest yet.

Maggie Smith/Joanne Froggatt –  Downton Abbey has been an awards favorite since the British import first aired on PBS, and at least one of the two supporting actresses have filled a slot for four of the first five seasons. If Globes voters want to send the show off with one last hurrah, Smith or Froggatt could easily sneak in for a third time.

*Maura Tierney – As last year’s winner, Tierney finally won the first major award of her career which was a little surprising seeing as voters mostly avoided The Affair in its second season. With the Emmys following suit and the third season just premiering, Globes voters might bring Tierney back simply because she is the most buzzed about name on Showtime currently.

*Emily Watson – Although I admittedly haven’t taken the time to actually watch The Dresser, I know Watson shouldn’t be counted out if only because she is a well-regarded British actress on a BBC television film and HFPA voters have had a soft spot for Starz as of recently.

Constance Zimmer – Globes voters might try to play catch up with Zimmer after she earned her first Emmy nomination earlier this year, but after the show’s sophomore slump she might be skipped over entirely.

 

Readers, what are your predictions for the supporting races? Do any of last year’s other nominees stand a chance including Uzo Aduba, Regina King, Tobias Menzie, Ben Mendelsohn, and Alan Cumming?

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