While eight of our Globes Experts do predict that the Netflix prison comedy will prevail, there are four Experts who instead cast their votes for Amazon’s family laffer “Transparent.” Hmm, is this quartet of prognosticators onto something?
Don’t forget, Globes voters love rewarding new series — that’s how “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” won last year — and “Transparent” fits that bill to a tee. But hey, “Orange” can also be considered new to the category since last year it tried its luck, and failed, over on the drama side.
Both shows are hip and buzzy and have lead performers nominated: Taylor Schilling for “Orange” and Jeffrey Tambor for “Transparent.” But “Orange” has an extra bit of support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. thanks to Uzo Aduba being nommed in the catch-all TV Supporting Actress race.
Experts predicting “Orange is the New Black”: Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
As for the Top 24 Users who did the best at predicting last year’s Golden Globes, 21 are voting for “Orange,” while three users — Beau, FrozenBarb and FilmBuff4L — stand alone in picking “Transparent.”
And all seven of Gold Derby’s Editors are predicting a victory for “Orange.”
According to Gold Derby’s overall combined odds, “Orange is the New Black” is in the lead to win this race with 4/11 odds, followed by “Transparent” in second place with 4/1 odds, “Jane the Virgin” in third place with 33/1 odds, “Girls” in fourth place with 50/1 odds and “Silicon Valley” in last place with 100/1 odds.
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