With 1/2 odds from our seven TV Experts, Courtney B. Vance (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) is projected to win Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actor at Sunday’s Golden Globes. In FX’s true-crime anthology series, Vance played Johnnie Cochran, the defense attorney who helped football player-turned-murder suspect O.J. Simpson get acquitted; “People v. O.J.” has five total noms this year, more than any other TV program. Five of our Experts are predicting the Vance victory: Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and Ken Tucker (Yahoo).
In second place is Tom Hiddleston (“The Night Manager”) with 7/5 odds. The two Experts picking him to win are Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby). Hiddleston plays Jonathan Pine, who goes undercover to take down an international arms dealer in this AMC spy thriller adapted from a novel by John le Carre. It’s right behind “People v. O.J.” with four total nominations.
According to our overall combined odds featuring the predictions of all Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users (those who did the best at their winner picks last year), and All Users, the top choice is also Vance with 8/13 odds based on the support of more than 900 people making their predictions. Once again the second spot is held by Hiddleston with 11/4 odds. We then have Ahmed at 10/1, Turturro at 50/1, and Cranston at 66/1.
Of these nominees, only Cranston is a past winner, having claimed Best TV Drama Actor for “Breaking Bad” in 2014, but that’s not helping him win support on our racetrack. Turturro earned one past nomination for his supporting role in the 1994 film “Quiz Show.” But the three leading contenders Vance, Hiddleston and Ahmed are all competing at the Globes for the very first time.
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