Golden Globes 2018 Predictions: 10 Nominations We Want to See

Golden Globe 2018 Predictions

When it comes to predicting Emmy or Oscar nominations, there is a method to the madness.

But the Golden Globe nominations -- split into a bajillion categories and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's love of all things new and/or A-list -- it is just madness. Which means, until the 2018 Golden Globe noms are announced on Monday at 5:00a.m. PT, this could be anybody's year.

Here are 10 movie and TV nominations we would love to see...


1. Wonder Woman: Warner Bros. may have launched an awards season campaign with their eye on the Oscars, but...C'mon. We all loved Wonder Woman, but no one really thinks it will be nominated for Best Picture, right? The Globes seem much more attainable. Yet even with the comedy and drama categories split, Wonder Woman still feels like a longshot for Best Motion Picture, Drama, as does Patty Jenkins for Best Director. But perhaps Gal Gadot could slip into the Best Actress, Drama category?

2. Tiffany Haddish for Best Supporting Actress: If it weren't such a tight race this year, Haddish would be a lock for her riotous performance in Girls Trip. (The grape fruit scene alone is worthy of awards.) It might still happen. After all, she won Best Supporting Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. If not, is it too late to hire her to host?

3. Brooklynn Prince for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy: The HFPA plays fast and loose with labels like "comedy" and "drama," and The Florida Project could go either way. Prince might be running as a supporting actress, though, but if she were considered lead, she'd have a solid shot at ousting, say, Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast) or Dame Judi Dench for a spot here. At 7 years old, she would be the youngest nominee ever.

4. Kumail Nanjiani for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy:The Big Sick will be nominated for Best Picture in the "Musical or Comedy" and Holly Hunter is a lock in Best Supporting Actress. Nanjiani and his writing partner and wife, Emily V. Gordon, will probably get a Best Screenplay nomination, too. But I hope he isn't overlooked for Best Actor, just because he's playing a version of himself. His performance is equally hilarious and heartwarming, and I want to see his name alongside sure things like James Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out).

5. Christopher Plummer for Best Supporting Actor: For the drama of it all. It's already insane how quickly director Ridley Scott was able to excise Kevin Spacey from All the Money in the World and replace him with Plummer. If Plummer, a three-time Globe nominee (with one win), were able to nab a Best Supporting Actor nomination, too, it would be wiiiiild. He filmed his scenes, like, last week!


6. Mandy Moore for Best TV Actress, Drama: Moore scored her first Golden Globe nomination last year for her portrayal of Rebecca Pearson on This Is Us, but the current second season features some of her best acting work yet. Creator Dan Fogelman said as much when he spoke to ET in September following the soul-crushing premiere, which featured one of Moore's most emotional performances to date: "This season is her basically stepping up and announcing, ‘I’m not playing right now.'" We're expecting Moore to be recognized once again for her underrated and heart-wrenching performance as the Pearson matriarch -- and this time, it shouldn't come as a surprise.

7. Freddie Highmore for Best TV Actor, Drama: The Globes often recognize the newest success story and this year, it's easily The Good Doctor, which is the season's most-watched new show. Highmore, who showcased his enviable range on Bates Motel, is the not-so-secret weapon to the ABC medical drama's quick rise. As Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon who has autism and savant syndrome, he adds a level of heart and warmth to his character's daily struggle to adapt socially and professionally that has struck a chord with audiences.

8. Jessica Biel for Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actress: Is this the start of Jessica Biel's reinvention? Biel turned heads in the dark and gripping crime drama, The Sinner, in her excellent portrayal of Cora Tannetti, a young wife and mother who stabs a man to death in front of her family on a public beach but doesn't know why. Biel delivered a career-defining performance in the eight-episode series, convincingly peeling back a complex woman's layers as the episodes went on, and proved she's more than ready (and deserving) to become a serious awards contender.

9. Alison Brie for Best TV Actress, Comedy: Brie is mesmerizing as actress-turned-pro wrestler Ruth Wilder, aka Zoya the Destroya, on Netflix's GLOW and we're pretty confident she'll score her first nomination come Monday morning. If anything, Brie should be recognized solely for her memorable (and impressive) one-woman wrestling scene.

10. Jonathan Groff for Best TV Actor, Drama: There's something compelling about Groff in Netflix's psychological drama, Mindhunter, and his work could lead to his very first Globe nomination. The two-time Tony nominee is a force in the theater world, but he's quietly been taking the small screen by storm with critically-acclaimed roles (see: HBO's Looking). With Mindhunter, Groff ups the ante in his most unexpected role to date as a baby-faced FBI profiler obsessed with hunting serial killers.


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