Golden Globe TV predictions: ‘Stranger Things’ will sweep drama categories

The Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Monday, December 12, and while film contenders look to cement their status as top Oscar contenders, over on the TV side new shows aim to break through for the first time. Last year USA’s cyber-activist drama “Mr. Robot” won top honors in the drama field, and this year looks like it will be a big year for Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which is expected to sweep.

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These official odds are derived from the predictions of Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Golden Globe TV nominations, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Golden Globe TV noms, and hundreds of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.

The Hollywood Foreign Press are a fickle bunch when it comes to their TV picks: one year’s favorite is often the next year’s also-ran, but that’s good news for freshman shows trying to make the cut. “Stranger Things” made a big splash when it debuted on Netflix this past summer, and we’re betting on it to go three-for-three, winning Best Drama Series, Best TV Drama Actress (Winona Ryder) and Best TV Supporting Actress (Millie Bobby Brown). (The TV supporting categories combine dramas, comedies, movies and miniseries.)

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The defending champ for Best Drama Series, “Mr. Robot,” is expected to earn a repeat nomination in the top race, but while shows often fall out of favor in their second year we think the Globes will want to make it up to star Rami Malek in the Best TV Drama Actor contest; he was expected to win that award last year, but the HFPA decided to give a farewell hug to Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) instead. In September the Emmys awarded Malek, so the Globes may want to avoid being seen as behind the curve.

Another hot new show tipped for multiple nominations is HBO’s “Westworld.” The sci-fi/western hybrid will earn noms for Best Drama Series and acting bids for leads Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood. And Netflix will have a second opportunity at the drama title with “The Crown,” which is forecast to receive nominations for Best Drama and for its lead actress Claire Foy.

Find out who else we’re betting on below. The predicted winners are indicated in gold, and potential spoilers are in italics.

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BEST TV DRAMA SERIES
“Stranger Things” — 12/5
“Game of Thrones” — 3/1
“The Crown” — 10/3
“Westworld” — 4/1
“Mr. Robot” — 5/1

Spoilers: “This is Us” (6/1); “Outlander” (7/1); “Narcos” (8/1)

BEST TV DRAMA ACTOR
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” — 19/10
Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” — 3/1
Kiefer Sutherland, “Designated Survivor” — 4/1
Wagner Moura, “Narcos” — 11/2
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” — 6/1

Spoilers: Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (13/2); Hugh Laurie, “Chance” (15/2); Matt Smith, “The Crown” (10/1)

BEST TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things” — 9/4
Claire Foy, “The Crown” — 3/1
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld” — 10/3
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” — 9/2
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” — 11/2

Spoilers: Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander” (13/2); Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (13/2); Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (13/2)

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BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” — 2/1
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” — 7/2
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager” — 4/1
Louie Anderson, “Baskets” — 5/1
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” — 5/1

Spoilers: Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot” (13/2); Tobias Menzies, “Outlander” (15/2); John Lithgow, “The Crown” (9/1)

BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” — 11/5
Constance Zimmer, “UnReal” — 7/2
Maura Tierney, “The Affair” — 4/1
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager” — 9/2
Judith Light, “Transparent” — 9/2

Spoilers: Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones” (13/2); Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (12/1); Miley Cyrus, “Crisis in Six Scenes” (12/1)

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