Happy Friday, readers!
The new year has arrived and as the cold weather is officially setting in,Â one of the most crucial periods in Hollywood is quickly approaching before our very eyes: awards season.
This Sunday, theÂ 74th Annual Golden Globe AwardsÂ will kick off the much-anticipated year for recognition of film and television’s top performers. All of us here at Celeb Secrets cannot wait to see the red carpet fashion choices, the surprise wins and snubs, and the outrageous meme-worthy moments that come with it.
Since the Hollywood Foreign Press is famous for their bold choices in nominees and winners, there is no telling who will walk home with the coveted award this year. Either way, in honor of this year’s show, Celeb Secrets predicted who we believe will win big within the following television categories:Â Best Series: Drama, Best Series: Comedy or Musical, Best Mini Series: Limited/TV Movie, Best Actor: Drama, Best Actress: Drama, Best Actor: Comedy or Musical, Best Actress: Comedy or Musical, Best Actor: Limited Series/TV Movie, Best Actress: Limited Series/TV Movie, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress.
Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the showÂ is guaranteed to entertain this year and potentially surprise viewers.74th Annual Golden Globe AwardsÂ will air live onÂ Sunday, January 8 at 8 P.M. E.T. on NBC. View all the nomineesÂ here.
BEST SERIES, DRAMA:Â “The Crown”, “Game Of Thrones”,Â “Stranger Things”, Â “This Is Us”, “Westworld”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â Netflix has managed to nab two nomination slots within this category this year, and they will not go home disappointed. The online streaming network will win for “The Crown” Â over the other nominees simply because of the Golden Globes track record. The Golden Globes are famous for choosing the more sophisticated options within this category (think “The Affair”). Unfortunately, “Game of Thrones” will once again miss out on claiming the throne, literally.
BEST SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL:Â “Atlanta”, “Black-ish”, “Mozart In The Jungle”, “Transparent”, “Veep”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â “Atlanta” is a unique gem within the comedic television world. The Donald Glover led show has received one of the best debuts for a freshman comedy program this year, and it’s continued to live up to the hype. Personally, I think the HFPA will devour this. Now, they could give it to veteran winners from this category “Transparent” or “Veep.” But, wouldn’t they much rather share the love?
BEST MINI SERIES, LIMITED/TV MOVIE: “American Crime”, “The Dresser”, “The Night Manager”, “The Night Of”, “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â There honestly is no real reason to give an explanation for this win. “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” swiftly executed the real-life story of the famed O.J. Simpson trial which to this day has political and pop culture relevance. Critics and viewers alike raved about this show, making it one of the most popular and regularly viewed programs of the year. Hands down, “The People v O.J.” has got this.
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA:Â Rami MalekÂ â€“ “Mr. Robot”,Â Bob OdenkirkÂ â€“ “Better Call Saul”, Matthew RhysÂ â€“ “The Americans”, LievÂ SchreiberÂ â€“ “Ray Donovan”, Billy Bob ThorntonÂ â€“ “Goliath”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â Personally, I believe this category is up for grabs because there doesn’t seem to be anyone that is truly pulling ahead with a great force. Therefore, I could see it potentially going to Rami Malek for “Mr.Robot” for the second year in a row. But, who knows? Billy Bob Thorton or Matthew Rhys could surprise and swoop the trophy before our eyes.
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA:Â Caitriona BalfeÂ â€“ “Outlander”, Claire FoyÂ â€“ “The Crown”,Â Keri RussellÂ â€“ “The Americans”, Winona RyderÂ â€“ “Stranger Things”, Evan Rachel WoodÂ â€“ “Westworld”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â Claire Foy’s potential win for “The Crown” is the predictable, but well-deserved option to win this year. Although I believe Foy has more of a chance to win, I have a feeling in my bones that Winona Ryder could sneak her way in and claim the award. “Stranger Things” is a major comeback performance for Ryder. Therefore, why not take a chance on her, right?
BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL:Â Anthony AndersonÂ â€“ “Black-ish”,Â Gael GarcÃa BernalÂ â€“ “Mozart in the Jungle”, Donald GloverÂ â€“ Â “Atlanta”, Nick NolteÂ â€“ “Graves”, Jeffrey TamborÂ â€“ “Transparent”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â Donald Glover has the best chance at coming out on top Sunday night against his counterparts. Jeffrey Tambor has already won for “Transparent” and Gael GarcÃa has won previously too. Anthony Anderson and Nick Nolte, while both good in their roles, are more filler nominees (especially considering Anderson has been nominated and lost for “Black-ish” before). Glover shouldn’t break a sweat on this one.
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL:Â Rachel BloomÂ â€“ “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, Â Julia Louis-DreyfusÂ â€“ “Veep”,Â Sarah Jessica ParkerÂ â€“ “Divorce”,Â Issa RaeÂ â€“ “Insecure”,Â Gina RodriguezÂ â€“ “Jane the Virgin”, Â Tracee Ellis-RossÂ â€“ “Black-ish”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â For the past two years, the Golden Globes has surprisingly given this award away to first year nomineesÂ Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) and Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”). Therefore, it seems fair to say that newcomer Issa Rae from “Insecure” will win the title this year. Rae also created “Insecure”, which will work in her favor with the HFPA voters. Although some believe that Sarah Jessica Parker has a slight chance because she’s a four time winner, I don’t agree because “Divorce” isn’t her best work.
BEST ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE:Â Riz Ahmed â€“ “The Night Of”, Bryan Cranston â€“ “All The Way”,Â Tom Hiddleston â€“ “The Night Manager”, John Turturro â€“ “The Night Of”, Courtney B. Vance â€“ “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â Since Courtney B. Vance had won an Emmy for his role on “The People v O.J.” in September 2016 (only a few months ago), he has a leg up on his fellow nominees in this race. But, the Globes could go against popular vote and surprise us once again. As a warning, always be prepared with the Globes.
BEST ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE:Â Felicity Huffman â€“ “American Crime”,
Riley KeoughÂ â€“ “The Girlfriend Experience”,Â Sarah PaulsonÂ â€“ “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”,Â Charlotte RamplingÂ â€“ “London Spy”, Kerry WashingtonÂ â€“ “Confirmation”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â Sara Paulson nailed this performance, and like her costar Courtney B. Vance, she won for “The People v O.J.” at the Emmy’s a few months back. To simply put it, it’s her time and she deserves this win.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:Â Sterling K BrownÂ â€“ “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, Hugh Laurie – “The Night Manager”, John Lithgow – “The Crown”, Christian Slater – “Mr. Robot”, John Travolta – “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â A large part of me wants to say Hugh Laurie will take the award this year, but his chances with “The Night Manager” are slim primarily because people have kind of forgotten about his new show. Although “The People v O.J.” has gained much traction within the television world, Sterling K Brown and John Travolta won’t walk away with the trophy as their fellow costars will that night. Yes, Brown did win the Emmy for this role back in September 2016. However, television lovers have quickly fallen in love with “The Crown”, making John Lithgow’s performance right up the Globes’ alley this year.Â
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:Â Olivia Colman – “The Night Manager”,Â Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones”,Â Chrissy Metz – “This Is Us”,Â Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”,Â Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
WHO WE THINK WILL WIN:Â This category is very tricky this year for one reason: “This Is Us.” The NBC newcomer quickly gained popularity and managed to nab two nominations within this category for Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore. Although Metz tends to fair better in this competition, Thandie Newton has more of a shot for her turn in “Westworld” because she plays a murderous robot, and she looks good doing it too. Plus, Newton tends to be the one that critics have predicted to come out on top this year.Â