Golden Globes 2020 slugfest: Is Apple on the menu for TV nominations? [WATCH]

Voting for the 77th Golden Globe Award nominations is now underway. I tell my fellow Gold Derby contributors Luca Giliberti and Zach Laws in a slugfest about the television categories (watch the video above), “The big question I have is: What is going to happen with Apple TV+?” The streaming service launched this month with contenders like “The Morning Show,” which is pegged for nominations in Best Drama Series and Best Drama Actress for Jennifer Aniston. Apple’s other shows have 100/1 odds in Gold Derby’s combined predictions. Giliberti explains, “The main problem is that there are way too many shows out there.”

Another question that I have is: “Why are the Globes going to change course on ‘Succession’ this year?” The show is favored for nominations that it missed last year in Best Drama Series and Best Drama Actor for both Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong, as well as a repeat Best Supporting Actor nomination for Kieran Culkin. Laws explains, “Last year, it got really good reviews and had a devoted fan base, but it wasn’t the ‘it’ show. It’s wasn’t being talked about at water coolers and things like that and so that’s the difference between this year and last year.” Giliberti brings the conversation back around, “It also has the added benefit of having aired starting August and we at least know that voters probably watched the show, whereas right now in November, even October, we had a bunch of shows premiering — way too many shows at once.”

“We’re going to see possibly the same exact victories as we did at the Emmys,” Laws says as the conversation shifts to the comedy and limited series races, with Giliberti agreeing, “The Emmy winners will definitely win here as well.” Laws elaborates, ” ‘Fleabag,’ oddly enough, even though its first season was three years ago, is the hot new comedy, even though it’s not even coming back for another season.” I concede there, but call a surprise nomination — and win — for Sacha Baron Cohen of “The Spy” in Best Movie/Limited Actor.

Make your Golden Globe nominee predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominees are announced on December 9. And join in the fun debate over the 2020 Globes taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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