Months after “Fleabag” swept the Emmy Awards, Gold Derby’s editors who cover awards year-round now believe the Amazon comedy will win three Golden Globes, more than any other show. Our staffers predict victories for Best Comedy Series, Best TV Drama Actress for Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Best TV Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott. Sian Clifford and Olivia Colman are also in contention for Best TV Supporting Actress. (See Golden Globes odds and rankings.)
“Fleabag” has had an interesting awards run so far, being virtually ignored for its debut season back in 2016 but dominating conversation for its second season, which aired this spring. Consider it the ultimate “better late than never” TV show. Waller-Bridge stars as the titular Fleabag who becomes romantically involved with Scott’s “Hot Priest” in the second season. Even though Scott was snubbed at the Emmys, our editors think he’ll overcome the Golden Globes’ comedy bias to win on his first career nomination.
Nine out of 10 editors predict “Fleabag” will win Best Comedy Series, with the 10th going out on a limb for Netflix’s “The Politician,” as the Golden Globes have a soft spot for Ryan Murphy shows. Next in line, according to their rankings, are 2018 winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Barry,” “Russian Doll,” “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” “The Good Place,” “Schitt’s Creek” and reigning champion “The Kominsky Method.”
Waller-Bridge’s main competition for Best TV Comedy Actress appears to be Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”), Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Dickinson”) and two-time winner Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). Our editors also have their eyes on potential spoilers like Gwyneth Paltrow (“The Politician”) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”).
As for Scott’s catch-all category that combines supporting actors from comedies, dramas, limited series and TV movies, he leads an impressive group that also includes Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Stellan Skarsgard (“Chernobyl”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) and Kieran Culkin (“Succession”). Other possible contenders our editors are watching out for are Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”), Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”) and Jeremy Irons (“Watchmen”).
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