When the 2018 Golden Globe nominations are announced on December 11, will “Outlander” be among this year’s list of contenders? It’s certainly possible, as Starz’s hit romance epic has been nominated for four Golden Globes over the past two years: Best Drama Series (2016), Best TV Drama Actress for Caitriona Balfe (2016 and 2017) and Best TV Supporting Actor for Tobias Menzies (2016). Leading man Sam Heughan has yet to hear his name called, but with “Outlander” Season 3 airing now we wouldn’t be surprised if all three cast members were honored.
According to Gold Derby’s combined odds, the race for Best Drama Series will be a battle between new series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which won the Emmy in this category last month, and perennial favorite “Game of Thrones,” which has yet to win the top prize at the Globes. “Outlander” currently comes in eighth place on our chart, with 8/1 odds to win Best Drama Series.
As for Best TV Drama Actress, our odds-makers believe that either Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) or Claire Foy (“The Crown”) will win the Golden Globe. Both actresses have already been honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Moss winning for “Top of the Lake” and Foy prevailing last year for the first season of “The Crown.” However, with two nominations under her belt, Balfe could be seen as being overdue for a win, so Gold Derby currently has her in fourth place with odds of 9/2.
“Outlander” Season 3 may be Heughan’s strongest yet, but he’s a bit farther down the chart (seventh place with 7/2 odds) because he’s never been nominated before. We’re predicting this year’s Best TV Drama Actor race will come down to Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) and James Franco (“The Deuce”). Both men are already known to members of the HFPA, as Brown was nominated last year for “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and Franco won for the TV movie “James Dean” (2001).
Menzies was a surprise Golden Globe nominee in 2016, but he was snubbed last year as Best TV Supporting Actor. He currently has 16/1 odds to win this year’s race, which puts him at 15th place on our predictions chart. We predict that the winner of this catch-all supporting category will either be reigning Emmy champ Alexander Skarsgard (“Big Little Lies”) or returning star Sean Hayes (“Will and Grace”).
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