The awards season has officially arrived, with the Golden Globes airing this Sunday night. While the Globes don’t always match up to the other awards handed out, it does give a good indication as to what voters are thinking. Here are who we think will win the major awards.
Best Actor In A Drama: There is not denying that there are a lot of heavyweights in the category, from Daniel Day-Lewis to Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, but this will be the year that Gary Oldman finally takes home a much deserved statue. The versatile actor had never even been nominated for a Golden Globe before this year, and one had one Oscar nom to date. He deserves this one for playing a convincing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
Best Actress in a Drama: Can we say Meryl “Freakin’” Streep? She’ll be going for her ninth Globe on Sunday night, and we think she will win it. Sally Hawkins was great, so was Jessica Chastain and Frances McDormand , but really Streep is hard to beat this year.
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical: Really, we just want to see James Franco win, not because he’s reall, really good in The Disaster Artist (he is!), but because we want to see what kind of messed up speech he will give when he does win. Steve Carrell turned heads once again, and Hugh Jackman is, well Hugh Jackman, but we think Franco has them beat.
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Lady Bird might just take star Saorise Ronan all the way to Oscar gold, and we think it will start here with a Globe. Margot Robbie might have something to say about that though, because she was that good in I, Tanya.
Best Picture, Drama: This category is really, really hard to call this year, because there are so many good films nominated. We liked The Shape Of Water, and really want it to win, but Call Me By Your Name will probably take it home this year. We wouldn’t be surprised either though if Dunkirk snuck in, but it’s more of an outside chance than anything.
Best Picture, Comedy or Musical: Lady Bird really will be hard to beat in this category. After all Get Out is a horror film, and the genre doesn’t win much, The Greatest Showman was a bore, The Disaster Artist is funny, but not good enough to win, and I, Tonya just has an outside shot at winning.
Best Television Series — Drama: Come on now, you have to admit that The Handmaid’s Tale was not only good, but probably the most talked about show on TV last year. Game of Thrones came back for a shortened season that didn’t live up to the hype, Stranger Thing is, well, too strange, The Crown was entertaining but not as strong, and This is Us, is well, network TV and since when does network TV produce shows that get nominated anymore?
Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy: Will Grace came back with a s bang, and will take home the trophy. Even though it had been off the air for years, it didn’t seem to miss a beat.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Bob Odenkirk deserves this, he just plays his character Saul Goodman so well that you tune in mostly to see what he does next. Jason Bateman turned in what might just be his best ever dramatic showing in Ozaark. Yet, as good as they both are, it’s Freddy Highmore who will take home the statue for his leading role in The Good Doctor.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Claire Foy will take home her second statue in a row for playing Queen Elizabeth in The Crowd. The Handmaids Tale did take home a fair number of Emmy’s though, including acting, but Foy will get her revenge this time around.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy: Watch for Will Grace star Eric McCormack to jump all over this one. Usually we’d say for nostalgia’s sake he will be the winner, but in this case he truly deserves it for his comedy gold.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy: If you haven’t watched GLOW on Netflix, you are missing out. Don’t let the stigma surrounding professional wrestling keep you away from it, because it’s about so much more than that. Alison Brie leads the cast, and it shows why.