When it comes to making your Golden Globes predictions at Gold Derby, always remember: Newest = Best. Voting members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association love honoring the hippest, freshest fare on the television side, including in the race for Best TV Comedy Series. For a refresher on all the new laffers up for consideration, scroll down to click through our brand new photo gallery highlighting the top 15 new TV comedies of 2015.
Since the Globes’ eligibility period is the 2015 calendar year, that means many of the freshman shows that already contended at the Emmys will be up for their first Globes, including “The Last Man on Earth,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Grace and Frankie.”
But if a show aired in the first half of 2015, might it already be too old for Globes voters? Chances are good they’ll want to honor something that just premiered in the past few months, including new fall shows “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder,” “Life in Pieces” or “Significant Mother.”
Recent TV comedies to claim victory on their freshman outings include: “Transparent” (2014), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2013), “Girls” (2012) and “Glee” (2009). Find out if a new laffer wins this year when Ricky Gervais hosts the 73rd Golden Globes on Jan. 10, 2016. Nominations in 25 categories — 14 in film and 11 in television — will be announced on Dec. 10.
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Last year, Gold Derby’s Editors led the way with an accuracy rate of 85% when it came to predicting the Golden Globe film nominations, followed by those Top 24 Users at 84%, the Experts at 82% and all Users with 76%. (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)
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