“Will [Golden Globe voters] plant their flag for a new show, or will they endorse the Emmy’s love for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’,” asks Rob Licuria, who is joined by fellow editor Matt Noble and contributing writer Riley Chow to in a new Golden Globes predictions slugfest. As all savvy awards pundits know, the Hollywood Foreign Press has a long history of embracing new shows. Will ‘The Crown,’ last year’s defending champ, or previous nominee “Stranger Things” be taken down by “The Handmaid’s Tale” or “Mindhunter”? Watch our fun new video above.
“Usually with the Golden Globes, you go with the new buzzy shows,” Noble proclaims. “However, this season, you have got a lot of shows in their second year that are really buzzy. Like ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Crown’ and ‘This is Us,’ plus ‘Game of Thrones,’ which is still buzzy even in its much later seasons. And then you’ve got ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ which is a new show, having premiered this year. However, it just won the Emmy, so it may feel like less of a new show that they can plant their flag for.”
“I am really puzzled about the drama series category this year given that ‘Westworld’ is out. It’s not eligible this year, and ‘The Crown’ won last year but it hasn’t yet premiered on Netflix so to me that’s a big question mark,” Licuria adds. While all three agree that the favorite appears to be “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which swept at the Emmys this year with eight wins out of 13 nominations, Chow says that there could be a potential dark horse spoiler in the mix. “I think the one we’re all sleeping on is ‘Mindhunter’,” he says. “I feel like ‘Mindhunter’ was well reviewed and it ticks all of the boxes. If not ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ I think this will win Best TV Drama Series.”
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