Even though Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") hasn't won a Golden Globe since "Seinfeld" more than 20 years ago, our pundits still predict she'll seal the deal with Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. voters this year. However, don't count out last year's winner Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin"), who's hoping to go two-for-two at the Globes. Hurry — there's a $100 Amazon gift certificate on the line for whoever does the best at predicting this year's Golden Globe Awards, so start predicting right now.
According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by Expert journalists we've polled, Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year's nominations and the more than 1,500 total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) block of predictors, Louis-Dreyfus currently leads the race for Best TV Comedy Actress with 9/5 odds.
Louis-Dreyfus has been nominated by the HFPA seven times throughout her career, including three consecutive bids for "Veep" (2012-14), twice for "Seinfeld" (1993-94) once for "The New Adventure of Old Christine" (2006) and for the feature film "Enough Said" (2013).
Even though she has yet to prevail for HBO's "Veep" at the Globes, Louis-Dreyfus should take comfort in her handful of Emmys for the role of Vice President-turned-President Selina Meyer (four for acting, one for producing).
But what about fan favorite Rodriguez (9/2 odds)? Despite being snubbed by the SAG Awards on Wednesday, Rodriguez shouldn't worry too much as Globes voters have already anointed her as one of their own. Her CW dramedy "Jane the Virgin" is still as hot as ever, and HFPA members have no problem repeating in this category, just ask Tina Fey ("30 Rock," 2007-2008) and Sarah Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City," 1999-2001, 2003). [We originally only credited SJP with three wins, sorry about that.]
Other top contenders for Best TV Comedy Actress: Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") is in third place with 6/1 odds, Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie") is in fourth place with 13/2 odds, Jane Fonda ("Grace and Frankie") is in fifth place with 22/1 odds and Constance Wu ("Fresh Off the Boat") is in sixth place with 25/1 odds. SEE MORE
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Last year the Experts led the way with an accuracy rate of 67% when it came to predicting the Golden Globe TV nominations, followed by all Users with 65%, the Top 24 Users at 63% and the Editors at 61%. (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.) Which group will be victorious this year?
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