If you’re able to book a spot at the Netflix Golden Globes party this year, make your reservation now. We are predicting the upstart online streamers to have major victories for the top comedy and drama prizes.
Our current predictions center shows that “Orange is the New Black” leads with 15/8 odds to win Best Comedy Series. And “House of Cards” is picked to prevail at 15/8 odds for Best Drama Series. It would be a big triumph because we haven’t seen a network claim both series trophies since ABC in 2006 with “Ugly Betty” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
At last year’s Globes, Netflix submitted “Orange” in the drama categories, but it only picked up one nomination: Taylor Schilling as Best TV Drama Actress. A few months later, Netflix decided on a much more successful strategy by going for comedy at the 2014 Emmy Awards. The result was 10 nominations, including Best Comedy Series, Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox, and a guest win for Uzo Aduba.
The company asked the Hollywood Foreign Press to make a similar change to comedy for the upcoming Golden Globes. That move was approved, and it should lead to great things.
I am predicting “Orange” to win the top prize because Globe voters love to reward the new and unique. Remember this same group of voters chose the debut season of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and its star Andy Samberg at the last ceremony. That follows other new comedy victories in recent years from “Girls,” “Glee,” and “Desperate Housewives.”
While “Orange” is in its second season, it still feels very fresh and never had much of a shot amongst all the dramas last time. With aging programs like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” as the main competition, I think this will be a very easy choice as the champ..
As for “House of Cards,” we already know the HFPA voters like the show very much. Robin Wright won last time as Best TV Drama Actress, and the show had nods as Best Drama Series and for Kevin Spacey and Corey Stoll.
Just because it couldn’t stop the freight train of “Breaking Bad” and Bryan Cranston at the 2014 ceremony, that doesn’t mean much. In fact, “HOC” was most likely just biding its time until the next ceremony, giving the Globes a chance to honor a trailblazing show that had embarrassingly never won before. Much like “OITNB,” it aired its sophomore season this past year and is still a hot, fresh product. Its main competition could be older shows like “Game of Thrones” and “The Good Wife.”
Also, Spacey has a huge IOU from this group: he is a two-time Oscar champ who has never won a Golden Globe. By the end of the 2015 show, he very well could have two statues in his hand since he is also an executive producer of the program.
Do you think “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards” are destined for series victories at the Golden Globes? Nominations will be announced early on December 11.
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