Golden Globe TV predictions: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ will be the year’s top nominee & winner

The People v. O.J. Simpson” swept the Emmys this year with nine victories, including Best Limited Series. The Golden Globes don’t even have that many categories for it to win, but we’re still expecting it to rule these awards in dramatic fashion too. In fact, our latest predictions indicate that it will receive more nominations (five) and wins (four) than any other TV program.

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These official odds are derived from the predictions of Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Golden Globe TV nominations, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Golden Globe TV noms, and hundreds of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.

“People v. O.J.” gets leading 17/10 odds of winning Best TV Movie/Limited Series. Its Emmy winning leads are out front too: Courtney B. Vance gets 9/4 odds of taking Best Movie/Limited Actor, while Sarah Paulson is the 7/4 favorite for Best Movie/Limited Actress. Then in the catch-all Best TV Supporting Actor contest — which combines comedies, dramas, movies and limited series — both Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta are expected to make the cut, with Brown slated to win with 2/1 odds.

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HBO’s acclaimed crime procedural “The Night Of” ranks second in the top category with 10/3 odds, and its breakout star Riz Ahmed is also in second place in the Movie/Limited Actor contest. But those are its only predicted nominations, while “The Night Manager,” which also gets 10/3 odds for Best TV Movie/Limited Series, is forecast to receive four, including a lead-acting bid for Tom Hiddleston and supporting-acting notices for Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman.

ABC’s anthology “American Crime,” which picked up three Globe noms last year for its first season, is a strong bet for three more nominations this year: return bids for Best TV Movie/Limited Series (9/2 odds) and Best Movie/Limited Actress (Felicity Huffman, 4/1 odds), plus an additional lead-acting nom for Huffman’s co-star Lili Taylor.

Rounding out the top category will be the political docudrama “All the Way” (11/2 odds). Its star Bryan Cranston will also be nominated — it would be his seventh career nom — but neither he nor the film are expected to win in the face of the “People v. O.J.” juggernaut.

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Find out who else we’re betting on below. The predicted winners are indicated in gold, and potential spoilers are in italics.

“The People v. O.J. Simpson” — 17/10
“The Night Of” — 10/3
“The Night Manager” — 10/3
“American Crime” — 9/2
“Al the Way” — 11/2

Spoilers: “The Dresser” (15/2); “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” (14/1); “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (16/1)

Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” — 9/4
Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of” — 3/1
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager” — 3/1
Bryan Cranston, “All the Way” — 4/1
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” — 5/1

Spoilers: John Turturro, “The Night Of” (13/2); Michael Gambon, “Churchill’s Secret” (15/2); Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People V. O.J. Simpson” (14/1)

Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” — 7/4
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation” — 10/3
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” — 4/1
Lili Taylor, “American Crime” — 9/2
Lauren Graham, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” — 7/1

Spoilers: Riley Keough, “The Girlfriend Experience” (12/1); Shirley MacLaine, “Wild Oats” (25/1); Audra McDonald, “Lady Day” (25/1)

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Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” — 2/1
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” — 7/2
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager” — 4/1
Louie Anderson, “Baskets” — 5/1
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” — 5/1

Spoilers: Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot” (13/2); Tobia Menzies, “Outlander” (15/2); John Lithgow, “The Crown” (9/1)

Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” — 11/5
Constance Zimmer, “UnReal” — 7/2
Maura Tierney, “The Affair” — 4/1
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager” — 9/2
Judith Light, “Transparent” — 9/2

Spoilers: Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones” (13/2); Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (12/1); Miley Cyrus, “Crisis in Six Scenes” (12/1)

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