February 28, 2021 2:33:24 pm
Golden Globes this year are being held two months after they were supposed to due to the coronavirus pandemic. These awards, unlike Oscars, are given in both film and television categories. Hollywood Foreign Press Association is the organisation that conducts the event every year.
Television was the major source of entertainment in 2020, since nearly every film theatre in the world was closed for the better part of the year. Thus, the medium garnered even more attention as people who would rather go see movies in cinemas had to contend themselves with serialised entertainment.
2020 also saw a lot of quality television and now it is time to award their excellence.
Here are our predictions:
Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown (Netflix)
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
With its season 4, The Crown is better than ever. The writing, performances, direction, score, everything was top notch. We believe it should take the trophy in this category.
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Emily in Paris (Netflix)
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
The Great (Hulu)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
We believe this should be a cakewalk for Ted Lasso, the show that made 2020 more bearable. Schitt’s Creek was great, and so are The Flight Attendant and The Great, but there should be no competition for Jason Sudeikis-led show, which, out of nowhere, became an instant favourite of nearly everybody who watched it.
Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Jason Bateman – Ozark (Netflix) as Martin “Marty” Byrde
Josh O’Connor – The Crown (Netflix) as Prince Charles
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC) as Saul Goodman
Al Pacino – Hunters (Prime Video) as Meyer Offerman
Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason (HBO) as Perry Mason
This, ideally, should be a tie between Jason Bateman and Bob Odenkirk. Odenkirk’s consistently amazing work in Better Call Saul sadly goes largely undiscussed, and same can be said about Bateman’s work in Ozark. We will be happy if either of them end up clinching the award.
Best Actress – Television Series Drama
Olivia Colman – The Crown (Netflix) as Queen Elizabeth II
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC America) as Villanelle
Emma Corrin – The Crown (Netflix) as Diana, Princess of Wales
Laura Linney – Ozark (Netflix) as Wendy Byrde
Sarah Paulson – Ratched (Netflix) as Nurse Ratched
Olivia Colman won a Golden Globe last time too, and she should win this time as well. Emma Corrin, who played Princess Diana, might prove to be an upset, however.
Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Don Cheadle – Black Monday (Showtime) as Maurice Monroe
Nicholas Hoult – The Great (Hulu) as Peter III of Russia
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV) as Johnny Rose
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) as Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Hulu) as Ramy Hassan
Jason Sudeikis’ performance as the sillily optimistic and uncommonly kind football coach should win this.
Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Lily Collins – Emily in Paris (Netflix) as Emily Cooper
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant (HBO Max) as Cassie Bowden
Elle Fanning – The Great (Hulu) as Catherine the Great
Jane Levy – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC) as Zoey Clarke
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV) as Moira Rose
After more than a decade on The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco is out to prove that she can do more than just comedy. Her performance in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant has been praised almost universally.
Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Bryan Cranston – Your Honor (Showtime) as Michael Desiato
Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule (Showtime) as James Comey
Hugh Grant – The Undoing (HBO) as Jonathan Fraser
Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird (Showtime) as John Brown
Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True (HBO) as Dominick and Thomas Birdsey
Honestly, any actor might win in this category and it will not surprise us. Ethan Hawke is simply a cut above the rest this time.
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America (FX) as Phyllis Schlafly
Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People (Hulu) as Marianne Sheridan
Shira Haas – Unorthodox (Netflix) as Esther “Esty” Shapiro
Nicole Kidman – The Undoing (HBO) as Grace Fraser
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) as Elizabeth “Beth” Harmon
The year may have been varying degrees of horrible for most of us, but Anya Taylor-Joy had a great 2020. Her turn as chess prodigy Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit became a phenomenon and though many had issues with the miniseries, almost everybody loved her performance. She should win this.
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
John Boyega – Small Axe (Prime Video) as Leroy Logan
Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule (Showtime) as President Donald Trump
Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV) as David Rose
Jim Parsons – Hollywood (Netflix) as Henry Willson
Donald Sutherland – The Undoing (HBO) as Franklin Reinhardt
Dan Levy and Schitt’s Creek swept the Emmys last year’s September, and it is not hard to imagine the actor winning in this category. John Boyega and Jim Parsons should give him tough competition.
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
Gillian Anderson – The Crown (Netflix) as Margaret Thatcher
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown (Netflix) as Princess Margaret
Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix) as Ruth Langmore
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV) as Alexis Rose
Cynthia Nixon – Ratched (Netflix) as Gwendolyn Briggs
Gillian Anderson was compelling as both an actor and an impersonator of Margaret Thatcher in The Crown. She should take this trophy.
Best Miniseries or Television Film
Normal People (Hulu)
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
Small Axe (Prime Video)
The Undoing (HBO)
The Queen’s Gambit should win in this category easily.
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