2023 Golden Globes TV Predictions: Best Comedy Series [Updated January 6]

The 2023 Golden Globes nominations were announced on December 12 in film and television, as voted on by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. What will prevail in the category of Best Comedy Series during NBC’s ceremony on Tuesday, January 10? This year’s five nominees are: ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” FX’s “The Bear,” HBO Max’s “Hacks,” Netflix’s “Wednesday” and Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”

Scroll down to see Gold Derby’s 2023 Golden Globes TV Predictions for Best Comedy Series, listed in order of their racetrack odds. Our Golden Globe odds are based on the combined forecasts of thousands of readers, including Experts we’ve polled from major media outlets, Editors who cover awards year-round for this website, Top 24 Users who did the best predicting the winners last time, All-Star Users who had the best prediction scores over the last two years, and the mass of Users who make up our biggest predictions bloc.

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2023 Golden Globes TV Predictions: Best Comedy Series

Predicted Winners (in odds order)

1. “Abbott Elementary” — 16/5 odds
ABC’s hilarious elementary school sitcom recently claimed top Emmys for Quinta Brunson in writing and Sheryl Lee Ralph in supporting actress (remember her acceptance speech?). The program now contends for Seasons 1 and 2 at the Globes, where it beat out all other television fare to earn a leading five nominations: comedy series, comedy actress (Brunson), supporting actress (Ralph and Janelle James) and supporting actor (Tyler James Williams).
Experts predicting: Ben Travers (Indiewire), Christopher Rosen (Gold Derby), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (ABC), Susan King (Gold Derby), Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby)

2. “The Bear” — 39/10 odds
One of the year’s most critically acclaimed comedies is hoping Globes voters say “Yes, Chef!” on its first at-bat. Acting nominee Jeremy Allen White stars as Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a young chef who returns home to Chicago to work at his family’s Italian sandwich shop following the death of his brother. The dark comedy streamed on FX on Hulu earlier this summer.
Experts predicting: None

3. “Only Murders in the Building” — 9/2 odds
Season 2 of Hulu’s whodunnit mystery comedy welcomes back Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage, Martin Short as Oliver Putnam and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora (all Globe nominees this year), plus a whole host of special guest stars. Together, they all try to solve a brand new murder within the walls of their ritzy apartment complex in a case that’s much more personal than ever before.
Experts predicting: None

4. “Wednesday” — 9/2 odds
Jenna Ortega plays the titular Wednesday Addams in this Netflix series from producer/director Tim Burton that’s been adapted from the popular comics, shows and movies. Twenty-year-old Ortega reaped a Best Comedy Actress nomination, while the other notable cast members include Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams.
Experts predicting: Keith Simanton (IMDb)

5. “Hacks” — 9/2 odds
Reigning Globe champ Jean Smart stars as an aging Las Vegas comedian, Deborah Vance, who struggles with having a young new writer by her side, Ava Daniels, played by Hannah Einbinder. Both ladies scored acting noms for Season 2. Don’t forget, the HBO Max show won Best Comedy Series last year in a bit of an upset, and now it’s hoping to become the first comedy to repeat since “Glee” over a decade ago.
Experts predicting: None

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