2019 Golden Globes predictions: Who will win, who should win


It’s one of the biggest nights in Hollywood! Who will take home some serious hardware at the 76th Golden Globes?

The Golden Globes are typically the biggest party of the year. It’s one of the only opportunities for both movie and television industry elites mingle together, drink their faces off, and receive some awards in the process.

This year’s television categories are pretty wide open. There are very few clear winners, which should make for a night full of surprises. But here are my predictions of who I think will win, and who should win.

Best Television Series, Drama

The Hollywood Foreign Press loves awarding new shows, and since four out of five are new-comers, it’s anyone games. But I think Homecoming has the edge because of its star power. But the HFP likes rewarding series for final seasons, too, so The Americans could have a shot.

Will win: Homecoming
Should win: The Americans

Best Television Series, Comedy

I watch all five of these shows, and they are all worthy. I’d love to see The Good Place get some recognition, but I think it’s going to go to Maisel or Komisnky.

Will win: Toss-up between The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Kominsky Method.
Should win: The Good Place

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Escape at Dannemora
  • Sharp Objects
  • A Very English Scandal
  • The Alienist

The Versace series won big at the Emmys, so I am assuming it will win big here as well. But Sharp Objects was hauntingly great and the acting just the tops.

Will win: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Should win: Sharp Objects

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Stephan James, Homecoming
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Richard Madden, Bodyguard
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Matthew Rhys won the Emmy, and I think he’s probably a shoo-in to win this as well for his final season on The Americans. Although, it would be cool to see Richard Madden take it home, too.

Will win: Matthew Rhys
Should win: Matthew Rhys

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Julia Roberts, Homecoming
  • Keri Russell, The Americans

Look, Julia Roberts is my favorite actress of all time. I’ll never vote against her our count her out of anything. So, I’m rooting for her. Although Sandra Oh could steal (magnolias) this one from her. They could also give it to Keri Russell for her body of work on The Americans.

Will win: Julia Roberts
Should win: Julia Roberts

Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

  • Jim Carrey, Kidding
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Bill Hader, Barry

Michael Douglas hasn’t been this good in years, but at times seemed stiff and unfunny. Bill Hader, however, is a complete 180 from characters he typically plays, but still finds a way to be funny. I hope he wins, but I can see the HFP going with Douglas.

Will win: Michael Douglas
Should win: Bill Hader

Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

  • Kristen Bell, The Good Place
  • Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
  • Alison Brie, GLOW
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Debra Messing, Will & Grace

This is another tough one for me because I watch all of these shows and all actresses are worthy of winning. Bergen and Messing play characters they have been playing for years, and I’m going to be honest, they aren’t as good as they once were. Enjoyable to watch, just not as good. Last year’s winner, Brosnahan, could take it again, but I’d love to see Bell or Brie win.

Will win: Rachel Brosnahan
Should win: Kristen Bell or Alison Brie

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

  • Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
  • Daniel Brühl, The Alienist
  • Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
  • Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

I can see Darren Criss winning this because he won the Emmy, but the HFP doesn’t always follow the crowd. This could be Hugh Grant’s year. Really, I just want to see a Notting Hill reunion.

Will win: Darren Criss
Should win: Hugh Grant

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

  • Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
  • Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
  • Connie Britton, Dirty John
  • Laura Dern, The Tale
  • Regina King, Seven Seconds

The HFP loves Amy Adams so I can see her taking this one. But she also was fantastic in Sharp Objects, so it’s probably well-deserved. Although Regina King and Patricia Arquette are also worthy.

Will win: Amy Adams
Should win: Amy Adams

Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
  • Kieran Culkin, Succession
  • Édgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
  • Henry Winkler, Barry

I hate how the Golden Globes bunch all supporting acting nominees from all genres into one category and five nominees. It seems cruel.

With that said, I’m pretty sure they will give this one to the Fonze, who was great on Barry. But I was in love with Alan Arkin in The Kominsky Method. Cutest little Pop-Pop ever!

Will win: Henry Winkler
Should win: Alan Arkin

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Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
  • Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld
  • Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tail

Again, I hate that this isn’t divided by genre. Because Alex Borstein, the only comedic actress nominated would and should win. But Yvonne Strahovski was outstanding this season. But my money’s on Patricia Clarkson.

Will win: Patricia Clarkson
Should win: Yvonne Strahovski or Alex Borstein

The 76th Annual Golden Globes airs at 8 p.m. on NBC Sunday!