Back in September, Emmy voters exploded over HBO’s “Chernobyl,” awarding it with 10 trophies including series, writing and directing. Not to be outdone, Netflix’s “When They See Us” nabbed statuettes for lead actor Jharrel Jerome and casting. Gold Derby’s staff editors who cover awards year-round now believe the Golden Globes will follow suit in rewarding “Chernobyl.” At least, nine of them do. The remaining editor goes rogue in predicting a victory for Ava DuVernay‘s true-to-life adaptation of the Central Park Five story.
The nine staffers who believe “Chernobyl” will win Best TV Movie/Limited Series are Chris Beachum, Riley Chow, Joyce Eng, Marcus James Dixon, Zach Laws, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Paul Sheehan and Susan Wloszczyna. “Chernobyl” tells the story of the infamous nuclear meltdown that devastated the Soviet Union in 1986. It has a whopping 95% score at Rotten Tomatoes and earned Emmy acting bids for Jared Harris, Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgard.
The lone editor who picks “When They See Us” to win is Matt Noble, though he does have “Chernobyl” in his runner-up position. Could Noble be onto something here? Don’t forget, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association often avoids rubber-stamping the Emmys, and since the TV academy went overboard for “Chernobyl,” perhaps “When They See Us” could be more their style.
The only other show our editors think could win the top Golden Globe is “Unbelievable,” Netflix’s eight-episode miniseries starring Toni Collette and Merritt Wever as detectives trying to solve a series of rapes. Kaitlyn Dever plays a sexual assault survivor in the real-life crime adaptation based on a 2015 news article.
Rounding out our editors’ picks for Best TV Movie/Limited Series are FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” and Netflix’s “El Camino.” Also watch out for “Catherine the Great,” “The Loudest Voice,” “Mrs. Fletcher,” “Modern Love” and “Years and Years” to hear their names called on Golden Globes morning.
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