Early Golden Globe predictions say ‘Veep’ will finally win Best Comedy Series after years of trying

With “Atlanta” out of the running at the Golden Globes — it won’t have any new episodes aired in 2017 — the door is open for Best TV Comedy Series, and according to our users’ early predictions the prize will finally go to “Veep,” which gets leading odds of 11/5 as of this writing. It seems like the HBO political satire has won just about everything after winning Best Comedy Series at the Emmys three times and myriad awards for star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but it has actually never won a single Golden Globe despite seven past nominations.

“Veep” earned five straight Globe noms for Best TV Comedy Actress for Julia Louis-Dreyfus (2013-2017) while the series has been nominated for Best Comedy Series twice (2016-2017), without any wins. But the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has always been a little skittish around American politics. “The West Wing” claimed just two Golden Globes, including one for Best Drama Series, compared to 26 Emmys including four for Best Drama Series. And “House of Cards” has also won just two Globes, though its lead actors Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright have won Globes where they have been so far unable to win Emmys.

As of this writing “Veep” has overwhelming support from our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Golden Globe TV noms and our All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Globe predictions. But a number of other shows are looking for their first victories, including the long overdue “Will & Grace,” which ranks second in our combined odds, “Master of None” in third place, and “Black-ish” in fourth. Rounding out our top five is “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which we shouldn’t underestimate because it has already won the top prize once, way back in 2003.

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