Golden Globes TV predictions: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will clobber ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Crown’ as Best Drama Series

Nearly 1,000 people have made their 2018 Golden Globes predictions at Gold Derby, and the result is nearly unanimous that “The Handmaid’s Tale” will win Best Drama Series. With leading odds of 2/13, Hulu’s recent Emmy champ towers over all of its competitors: Netflix’s “Stranger Things” (20/1 odds), Netflix’s “The Crown” (33/1 odds), NBC’s “This Is Us” (33/1 odds) and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” (50/1 odds). Do you agree with our racetrack odds? Hurry and make your own Golden Globes predictions right now.

Hulu’s dystopian-set futuristic series stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred, one of the underprivileged handmaids who’s forced to bear children for the rich and powerful. Moss won a pair of Emmys this fall for both producing and starring in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and now she could prevail at the Golden Globes as Best TV Drama Actress. Co-star Ann Dowd, who also took home an Emmy Award, is nominated at the Globes in the catch-all Best TV Supporting Actress race.

“Stranger Things” is nominated for a pair of Golden Globes: Best Drama Series and Best TV Supporting Actor for David Harbour. Last year it lost the series prize to network rival “The Crown,” while star Winona Ryder (who was snubbed this year) was up for Best TV Drama Actress. This nostalgic sci-fi series set in the 1980s was nominated for a whopping 18 Emmys and won five: Best Drama Casting, Best Drama Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Main Title Design and Best Main Title Theme Music.

Coming off a pair of high-profile Golden Globes victories, “The Crown” hopes to repeat for Best Drama Series and Best TV Drama Actress for Claire Foy. If Foy is lucky enough to be coronated with back-to-back trophies for playing Queen Elisabeth II, she will only be the second dramatic television actress in Golden Globes history to accomplish such a feat, following another Claire, Claire Danes, who prevailed at the 2012 and 2013 ceremonies for “Homeland.”

“This Is Us” comes into this year’s Golden Globes with a trio of nominations — Best Drama Series, Best TV Drama Actor for Sterling K. Brown and Best TV Supporting Actress for Chrissy Metz — matching last year’s tally. However, last season Mandy Moore was nominated while Brown’s performance was overlooked. Coming off a major Emmy victory, Brown appears to be the one to beat at the Globes for playing family man Randall Pearson.

Finally, there’s “Game of Thrones.” The fantasy blockbuster has only won a single Golden Globe so far, for supporting actor Peter Dinklage in 2012, which begs the question: Do voters even like this show? This year “GoT” is only up for Best Drama Series, missing out on nominations for cast members Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, etc. Perhaps one day, and hopefully before winter comes, the Globes will come around on this show.

Be sure to make your Golden Globe predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on January 7. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Golden Globes taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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