Netflix is on fire lately with its original slate of TV dramas. In fact, the streaming service could earn more nominations at the 2018 Golden Globes than any other network. The second seasons of “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” are frontrunners to earn Best Drama Series bids for Netflix, but also watch out for new shows like “Mindhunter,” “Ozark” and “13 Reasons Why” to break through with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
It’s commonplace for Globes voters to completely drop a show just one year after rewarding it with a nomination or a win. However, Gold Derby still predicts that all of last year’s eligible Best Drama Series contenders will be nominated again: winner “The Crown” and nominees “Stranger Things,” “Game of Thrones” (HBO) “This Is Us” (NBC). See more Golden Globe odds and rankings.
Last year’s fifth nominee “Westworld” will not air within the 2017 calendar year, which opens up a slot presumably for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This recent Emmy winner is entering its first Golden Globes cycle, where it’ll be going up against all of these Netflix originals as well as HBO’s “The Deuce,” ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” and Starz’s “American Gods” and “Outlander,” to name just a handful.
Season 2 of “Stranger Things” debuted last week to immense fanfare and a 78 score on Metacritic, while the still-unseen second cycle of “The Crown” is set to stream on December 8. As for the critical reception of the other Netflix originals, “Mindhunter” earned a 78 score, “Ozark” amassed a 67 score, and “13 Reasons Why” nabbed a 76 score.
Which five dramas do YOU think will earn nominations at the 2018 Golden Globes? As of this writing, Gold Derby’s combined odds predict that this will be the lineup:
“The Handmaid’s Tale” — 8/5 odds
“Game of Thrones” — 9/2 odds
“Stranger Things” — 6/1 odds
“This Is Us” — 13/2 odds
“The Crown” — 11/1 odds
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