Gold Derby user Doug Jamieson did so well at predicting last year’s Golden Globes TV nominations — 11th place out of more than 1,500 predictors — that he’s now featured in a league along with the other Top 24 Users to forecast this year’s noms. Can YOU take him down this year? Below, see this reader’s current Golden Globes picks and then be sure to make your own predictions.
“As for my thoughts on Best Drama Series, I’m going with ‘Stranger Things,'” reveals Jamieson. “We all know the Hollywood Foreign Press Association loves to go for the hot new buzz-worthy shows, so ‘Stranger Things’ has the drama category in the bag. No other show generated as much pop culture hype and buzz this year and the Globes will want to get the jump on the Emmy Awards in acknowledging that. And frankly the HFPA won’t be able to resist the photo op featuring the entire young, enthusiastic cast on stage when they collect their award.”
Rounding out his drama predictions, Jamieson predicts that “Game of Thrones,” “The Crown,” “Westworld” and “Mr. Robot” will earn noms. He thinks Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”) will win the Golden Globe for Best TV Drama Actor, and that Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”) will prevail as Best TV Drama Actress.
“As for Best Comedy Series, I’d say it’s a close race between ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Divorce,'” Jamieson continues. “I’m giving the edge to ‘Atlanta,’ purely because of the street cred and ‘it’ factor the show has, much like ‘Girls’ winning in 2012. I’m sure they think by awarding ‘cool’ shows like this, the street cred also rubs off onto the Globes, too. I also think the HFPA likely won’t be able to resist the possibility of awarding a show the Emmys will probably ignore, like ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ last year.”
As for the rest of his comedy picks, Jamieson thinks “Veep,” “Black-ish” and “Transparent” will be nominated. He also foresees acting victories for Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) for Best TV Comedy Actor and Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”) for Best TV Comedy Actress.
Make your Golden Globes TV Awards picks now and tell industry insiders which shows and performers you have out front to win on January 8. You can keep changing them until just before nominations are announced on December 12 at 5 am PT/8 am ET. But it is important to register your initial predictions now to let Hollywood know who has the inside track for these kudos. 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.