Things are looking absolutely marvelous for Amazon this year, as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is predicted to win Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actress for Rachel Brosnahan, according to exclusive Gold Derby predictions. If this new show about an unlikely 1950s comedienne ends up prevailing at the 2018 Golden Globes, it’ll be Amazon’s third comedy champ in only four years after “Transparent” in 2015 and “Mozart in the Jungle” in 2016. FX’s “Atlanta” took home the prize at last year’s ceremony, but didn’t air any new episodes this year.
Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, Brosnahan plays the titular Mrs. Maisel, a New York City housewife whose life takes an unexpectedly comedic turn after she learns the truth about her husband. Sherman-Palladino’s breakthrough TV show “Gilmore Girls” was only nominated for a single Golden Globe — Best Comedy Actress for Lauren Graham in 2002 — so a victory for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” would be a long time coming for the well-known auteur.
The Golden Globes are notorious for rewarding brand new shows, and nothing is more hot off the presses than “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which just streamed on November 29. However, there is one other freshman show in the running for Best Comedy Series: Showtime’s “SMILF.” Created by and starring Frankie Shaw, “SMILF” centers on the life of a single mother who’s trying to get her groove back. It fits the tone and style of former Golden Globe champs “Girls” and “Transparent,” so it could be right up their alley.
Gold Derby’s predictions for Best Comedy Series favor “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to win with leading 1/4 odds, while “SMILF” is tied for second place at 16/1 odds alongside Netflix’s “Master of None.” The other two comedies come from the broadcast network: ABC’s “Will & Grace” at 18/1 odds and ABC’s “Black-ish” with 33/1 odds. See more Golden Globes TV odds and rankings.
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