Golden Globes 2018 Predictions: Who Will Win TV Categories


Which TV favorite will come out on top at the Golden Globes?

The 75th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs this Sunday on NBC, and unlike the Emmys, which are easier to predict when it comes to the winners, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association likes to be unpredictable with who they mint the year's best on the small screen.

Will Amazon's critically-acclaimed new dramedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, sweep the comedy series and comedy actress categories? Will Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale bring home the top drama prize? Does anyone stand a chance in pulling an upset over Big Little Lies? It's anyone's guess when it comes to the Globes!

With just three days to go before the big day, ET predicts who will win and who should win the TV categories at the Globes.

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Should Win:The Crown
Will Win:The Handmaid’s Tale

It's a tight race between Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid's Tale and last year's Golden Globe winner The Crown for the top drama prize, and you really can't go wrong with either of them. Though The Crown has international appeal -- being about Queen Elizabeth and all -- we're 99 percent certain it'll be the critically-acclaimed (and super timely) Hulu series that will prove triumphant.

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
Will & Grace

Should Win:The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Will Win:The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Amazon's stunning '50s dramedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will be the one to beat and the Globes often like to recognize the shiny and new. What better fit than the impeccably acted and visually perfect Mrs. Maisel?

Best TV Limited Series or TV Movie
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Should Win: Big Little Lies
Will Win:Big Little Lies

Does any other nominee stand a chance at unseating the star-studded Big Little Lies? While it might be refreshing to see Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan or The Sinner pull off the upset, we just don't think it's in the cards. And with Big Little Lies returning for a second season, the awards aren't going to stop anytime soon.

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Should Win:Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Will Win: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

This is Sterling K. Brown's to lose. There is a decent chance Freddie Highmore could gain traction with his peerless performance as a young doctor with autism and savant syndrome on The Good Doctor, but we're pretty confident Sterling has this one in the bag.

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Should Win: Claire Foy, The Crown
Will Win: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Coming off her first Emmy win, we're predicting that Elisabeth Moss will follow that up with her second career Golden Globe. (She won in 2014 for the first installment of Top of the Lake.) But don't count out The Crown's outgoing leading lady Claire Foy or even 13 Reasons Why's surprise nominee Katherine Langford. With the Globes, anything's possible!

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy/Musical
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace
Should Win: Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Win: Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

Could Kevin Bacon be the Billy Bob Thornton of 2018? Billy Bob shocked everyone by taking home the award last year for Amazon's Goliath, and the Globes have a history of awarding shows from the streamer (see: Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent) so it could bode well for I Love Dick. However, it honestly wouldn't surprise us if Aziz Ansari snagged his first Globe for Master of None or if Will & Grace's Eric McCormack earned his first after six nominations.

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy/Musical
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF
Should Win: Alison Brie, GLOW
Will Win: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

If 2017 taught us anything, it's that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan is the real deal. In recent years, the Globes have recognized leading ladies on the rise like Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom, and Mrs. Maisel is The Rachel Brosnahan Showcase. We're betting on the 27-year-old ingenue, who was previously nominated for an Emmy in 2015 for her guest arc on House of Cards, to break through in the awards conversation.

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius 
Should Win: Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks 
Will Win: Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Ewan McGregor (twins) and Kyle MacLachlan (at least three alter egos) were the only actors in this category to play multiple characters on their respective shows and we think they're the ones to beat. But could Robert De Niro's star power (he was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2011) propel him to win his first Globe since 1981 for Raging Bull

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies 
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Should Win: Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Will Win: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

It's Nicole Kidman. Enough said.

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
David Thewlis, Fargo
Should Win: David Harbour, Stranger Things
Will Win: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

Newly-minted Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgard will most likely add a Globe to his already impressive awards stash, but Stranger Things' David Harbour is due for some serious awards love.

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies 
Should Win: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale 
Will Win: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

We're here for the Laura Dern-aissance. Does anyone else come close?

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST on NBC.


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