Golden Globe predictions: Will ‘Veep’ and ‘Transparent’ dominate Comedy races?

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According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by our expert journalists, in-house staff editors and contest entrants like you, “Veep” and “Transparent” will dominate the comedy races at the Golden Globes, with leads Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jeffrey Tambor taking top honors. But which laffer will win the coveted title of Best TV Comedy Series? Hurry — there’s a $100 Amazon gift certificate on the line for whoever does the best at predicting this year’s Golden Globes, so start right now.

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Gold Derby’s combined racetrack odds favor “Transparent” to win the Golden Globe with 4/11 odds. Amazon’s second-season dramedy won last year for Best Comedy and Best Actor (Tambor) and is the presumed frontrunner to win again.

However, HBO’s “Veep” has second-best odds of 7/1 to take it down. A victory for “Veep” for either Best Comedy or Best Actress (Louis-Dreyfus) would be the first victory for the long-running political comedy that just took the Emmys by storm last year.

Rounding out the list of nominees: Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” is in third place with 12/1 odds, Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” is in fourth place with 40/1 odds, and Hulu’s “Casual” and HBO’s “Silicon Valley” are tied for fifth place with 66/1 odds.

For Best TV Comedy Actor, the closest rival to take down Tambor is Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart”), who might have the upper hand with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because of his Mexican heritage and movie-star status. Also in Bernal’s favor, only one man has won this category back-to-back since 2000 (Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock”), so Tambor may have a hard time repeating. The other nominees are Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) and Patrick Stewart (“Blunt Talk”).

And for Best TV Comedy Actress, Louis-Dreyfus hasn’t won a Golden Globe in 20 years, but this year is different as “Veep” is nominated for the first time ever, indicating strong support. However, our odds-makers warn you to watch out for Hollywood fave Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”), who comes in second place for the Netflix laffer. The other nominees are Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens”) and Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”).

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“Veep” photo credit: HBO
“Transparent” photo credit: Amazon

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