“I made a couple of last-minute changes that helped me,” reveals Gold Derby user Elizabeth Myers (screen name Magic 8 Ball), who wins our contest in predicting the Golden Globes TV nominations. By scoring an impressive 77.73% accuracy in 11 categories, Myers’s prize is a $100 Amazon gift certificate … and eternal bragging rights, of course. Below, see this reader’s current Golden Globes picks including “The Crown” for Best Drama Series and “Atlanta” for Best Comedy Series, and then be sure to make your own predictions.
“I changed ‘Mr. Robot’ for ‘Westworld’ in Drama Series, and took out ‘All the Way’ and put in ‘The Dresser,'” Myers explains about her last-minute switches. “The Globes run cold on so many things after one year, which helped me make my ‘Mr. Robot’ change, and ‘The Dresser’ felt more like a Globes entity than ‘All the Way.’ I went with my heart on my Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell picks; I wasn’t too confident that after so many years the Hollywood Foreign Press Association would go for them, but after the Emmys I was willing to take a chance! Last year’s nomination of Sarah Hay for ‘Flesh and Bone’ made me think Riley Keough had a good chance early on, as Starz is on their radar.”
“Right now I have ‘The Crown’ winning drama and ‘Atlanta’ winning comedy,” notes Myers. “For both, I think being new helps at the Globes, and ‘Atlanta’ is the only 2016 debut comedy nominated. I’m more confident in my pick of ‘Atlanta’ than ‘The Crown’; I’m waffling between that and ‘Stranger Things.’ But I think ‘The Crown’ has the edge as a historical drama.”
Make your Golden Globes Awards picks now and tell industry insiders which films and performers you have out front to win on January 8. You can keep changing them until just before show time. Be sure to make your predictions right here. You’ll compete for a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s nominees). Read our contest rules.