“I just kind of used the usual Golden Globe math,” says Gold Derby senior editor Daniel Montgomery about how he knew last year’s big winner “Mr. Robot” would be snubbed as Best Drama Series. “It’s a beloved first year show and second year it’s like, ‘Oh, we’ve forgotten about you.'” Daniel joins me, Chris Beachum and Zach Laws in debating all of this year’s TV surprises and snubs in our new Golden Globes nominations slugfest. Watch our video slugfest above or listen to the audio podcast below.
In the race for Best Drama Series, we’re leaning toward Netflix’s “The Crown” to take over the category now that there are no former winners in the running to repeat. But I suggest we could see an upset from “Game of Thrones,” which is the only returning show in a category full of newbies (“The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld”), thus making it the proverbial apple in a barrel of oranges.
As for Best Comedy Series, we warn to watch out for FX’s “Atlanta” to score the one-two punch of series and actor (Donald Glover), as Chris notes that’s a pattern Globes voters love to follow. But ABC’s “Black-ish” could also follow that trajectory by winning series and an acting race for either Anthony Anderson or Tracee Ellis Ross. The other nominees are “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Transparent” and “Veep.”
We predict that nominations leader “The People v. O.J. Simpson” is going to have a good night including a locked win for Sarah Paulson as Best Movie/Limited Series Actress. And Zach concludes by saying he’s predicting Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) and John Lithgow (“The Crown”) in the catch-all supporting races. “Looking at the list, it seems pretty obvious,” he notes.
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