The nominees for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday morning and I am so excited for 2020 so I can see if my predictions came true.
Yesterday I discussed my predictions for the winners in the movie categories of the show. Since the Golden Globe Awards celebrate both movies and television, there are a million nominees and would have made for a really long post that even I would not have wanted to read. Due to that, I decided to split the categories and give TV and movies their own dedicated articles. So without further adieu, let’s get into it.
Best Television Series, Drama
Big Little Lies
The Morning Show
I am obsessed with three out of the five of these shows and I’m sure if I had HBO or Apple TV Plus, I would be obsessed with them all. I would love for The Crown or Killing Eve to win but I think it’s going to go to Succession. That show was so popular and everyone in the world was talking about it. I haven’t heard too much about The Morning Show but that’s still new. I loved season 1 of Big Little Lies but season 2 was definitely a huge let down and I couldn’t even finish the season so I don’t think it’ll win. Also shout out to the HFPA for not nominating Game of Thrones because that last season was horrible and did not deserve it.
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
I am just going to start this by saying, season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was so good. I binged the whole thing in two days and desperately needed more. December 2020 cannot come fast enough because I need to know what happens next. Abe and Rose Weissman are my favorite characters on TV and I need real life versions of them in my life. I haven’t seen the other shows so I can only hope Mrs. Maisel is better.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Loudest Voice
I only have one thing to say. If Chernobyl doesn’t win, I will never watch another Golden Globe broadcast again. It was so good! When the final season of Game of Thrones was failing me week after week, I turned to Chernobyl, and it proved to me that good television still exists. As someone who had never even heard of the disaster, I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole time and was captivated by what was going on. Everything about the show was perfect. I also liked Unbelievable, but Chernobyl was superior.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Coleman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
This one is tough because I really like all of these women but for some of them, I didn’t love the show. Olivia Coleman was great as the queen but while watching, I found myself missing Claire Foy. I haven’t seen The Morning Show, but I have heard that Jennifer Aniston is really good in it so maybe she’ll take it. Nicole Kidman was great in season 2 of Big Little Lies but the content was not great so I don’t know if that is going to affect the outcome. Jodie Comer’s portrayal of Villanelle is breathtakingly amazing and she would be my pick for the winner of this category.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kristen Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
I have never been a fan of Natasha Lyonne and her brand of comedy so I don’t think she should win. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is hilarious and very talented so if she won, I would be fine. I absolutely loved both Christina and Rachel in their respective shows and would not mind if either one of them won. I think Phoebe Waller-Bridge is going to come out on top though.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Michelle Williams took home the Emmy for her role in Fosse/Verdon and although I haven’t seen her in that role, I thought it should have gone to Joey King for The Act. Even though I knew the story of Gypsy Rose and her mom, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time wondering what was going to happen next. Joey nailed the voice and homegirl shaved her head for the role! The scene in the bathtub after her teeth fell out broke my heart and was executed perfectly. Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever were great in Unbelievable but my vote goes to Joey.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Brian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, “Pose”
Considering Kit Harrington had a combined total of three lines that he cycled through for the entire season, I think his nomination is undeserved. Tobias was great as Prince Phillip but it took me like three episodes in to recognize him as the Prince when he came on screen so he was a tad forgettable to me. I think it is between Billy Porter and Rami Malek for this one. Billy Porter would be the first openly gay African American to win a golden globe if he wins, which would be cool and would probably result in a good speech.
I was looking over the nominations for the other TV categories and had no idea who would win. For a full list of the nominees visit the New York Times website.
Anyways, the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Come back to my blog the next day for a full recap!