‘The Crown’: Latest British Golden Globe winner after ‘Downton Abbey’ & ‘Wolf Hall’?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. loves British royalty and the new Netflix drama series “The Crown,” about the rise of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) and her husband Prince Philip (Matt Smith) could well rule over this year’s Golden Globes.

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According to our racetrack odds, “The Crown” ranks third for Best Drama with 5/1 odds, behind another Netflix show, “Stranger Things” (5/4 odds), and recent record-breaking Emmy champ “Game of Thrones” (5/2 odds). Foy is also likely to be nominated for her leading role: she ranks fourth for Best TV Drama Actress with 4/1 odds, with Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things,” 1/1 odds) and Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld,” 7/2 odds) leading the way there.

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British productions have done well in the long-form categories at the Globes. Just last year “Wolf Hall” was the winner of Best TV Movie/Miniseries, upsetting lauded American programs “American Crime” and “Fargo.” Prior to that “Downton Abbey” prevailed in 2011; the PBS period drama moved into drama series categories the following year.

The first British queen to bear the name was a Globe winner: “Elizabeth I” and its star Helen Mirren prevailed back in 2006. That same year Mirren also won Best Film Drama Actress for playing an older version of Foy’s role, Queen Elizabeth II, in “The Queen.” Globe save the Queen!

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Do you think “The Crown” will be a big Golden Globe hit? Be sure to make your Golden Globe predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how this series is faring in our Golden Globe odds. You can keep changing your predictions right up until just before nominations are announced on December 12 at 5:00 am PT/8:00 am ET. Be sure to read our contest rules. And join in the fierce debate over the Globes taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our forums.

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