The Golden Globes 2021: all nominations & predictions


The Golden Globes have officially kicked off 2021's awards season. Given the recent movie landscape, who knew there'd ever be enough content available to give awards to. From film to TV, the Golden Globes have shown us what the best of the bunch may be.


Unlike the Oscars, The Golden Globes recognize prestige in both television and film, like if the Emmys and Academy Awards were combined. The Golden Globes kick off a season from February to May that awards all of the achievements in entertainment that define the past year.


Typically, The Golden Globes can give a good indication of who's doing well at the big Academy Awards later on. Even if the UK hasn't yet seen many of these (and it's possible it won't for a long while) it's always fun to make informed predictions based on critical acclaim and solid guesswork.



Nominations & Predictions - Movies


BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Nomadland

Mank

The Father

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Prediction - Nomadland

There's been so much talk surrounding how impressive Nomadland is. With Frances McDormand as the lead and Mank failing to find any emotional impact, I can see this film doing very well.



BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Hamilton

Music

Palm Springs

The Prom


Prediction - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

It was a toss up between Palm Springs and Borat, but the cultural significance of that sequel cannot be ignored even if Andy Samberg was at the top of his game.



BEST DIRECTOR

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

David Fincher, Mank

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Regina King, One Night in Miami

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7


Prediction - Chloé Zhao

This one could go to absolutely anyone. It's amazingly the first time three women have had a nomination in this category. Considering how much I disliked Mank, Zhao seems like a good choice.



BEST ACTOR – DRAMA

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Tahar Ramin, The Mauritanian


Prediction - Chadwick Boseman

Critics are saying big things about Riz Ahmed, but this prediction is simple. I've seen Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Boseman completely stole the show. So him for the win.



BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day, The United States vs Billie

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman


Prediction - Vanessa Kirby

I have a feeling this is going to be the hardest category to predict. There are so many good actresses in there, but it's got to be Kirby. She was simply phenomenal.



BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

James Corden, The Prom

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Andy Samberg, Palm Springs

Dev Patel, Personal History of David Copperfield


Prediction - Sacha Baron Cohen

Borat 2 was a critical, cultural and commercial success. That is all because of him. The rest of the nominations pale in comparison to that role. I'm not sure James Cordon stands a chance.



BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Kate Hudson, Music

Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit

Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot

Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma


Prediction - Maria Bakalova

This is a much harder one to call. I Care A Lot isn't out yet, I haven't been able to see the other two and Anya Taylor-Joy was very good in a fairly mediocre movie. But Maria was awesome.



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Jared Leto, The Little Things

Bill Murray, On the Rocks

Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami


Prediction - Daniel Kaluuya

This is the one thing I haven't seen that I'm 100% sure about. This man will sweep. From That Mitchell & Webb Look to awards season glory. Him and Olivia Coleman do Britain proud.



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Helena Zengel, News of the World


Prediction - Olivia Coleman

Speak of the devil. I have heard amazing things about The Father. Perhaps this award will go to Seyfried, but it would be nice to see Britain tearing it up again.



BEST SCREENPLAY

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father

Jack Fincher, Mank

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman


Prediction - Emerald Fennell

Not sure why. Sometimes there's just a feeling and Promising Young Woman seems like the one. It could be The Social Network, Steve Jobs and A Few Good Men writer Aaron Sorkin. But I don't think so.



BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Alexandre Desplat, The Midnight Sky

Ludwig Göransson, Tenet

James Newton Howard, News of the World

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, Soul

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Mank


Prediction - Ludwig Göransson

Tenet was a divisive movie. But I think most people can agree that the soundtrack is awesome.


BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“IO SÌ (SEEN)” - The Life Ahead

“SPEAK NOW” - One Night in Miami

“TIGRESS & TWEED” - The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

“FIGHT FOR YOU” - Judas and the Black Messiah

“HEAR MY VOICE” - The Trial of the Chicago 7


Prediction - HEAR MY VOICE

Simple, it's the only one I've heard.



BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Croods 2

Onward

Over the Moon

Soul

Wolfwalkers


Prediction - Soul

Wolfwalkers has been getting a lot of attention in the US, but considering it's not yet available in the UK and Soul was so good - It's got to be Soul.


Nominations & Predictions - TV


BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

The Mandalorian

The Crown

Lovecraft Country

Ozark

Ratched


Prediction - The Mandalorian

This one was another real toss up. The Crown was undeniably good, but with Netflix's weakest season of the four up against The Mandalorian's strongest of its two innovative seasons - The Mandalorian wins.



BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY

Emily in Paris

Ted Lasso

The Flight Attendant

Schitt’s Creek

The Great


Prediction - The Great

I've been meaning to watch The Great for a long time. I haven't had any interest in the rest. So its a very ignorant and selfish prediction of The Great.



MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM

Normal People

The Queen’s Gambit

The Undoing

Small Axe

Unorthodox


Prediction - The Queen's Gambit

On the flip side to the last category, I've had a major interest in every single one of these. This could go to one of three. The Queen's Gambit, Small Axe or Normal People. Based on sheer popularity, The Queen's Gambit gets my vote.



BEST ACTOR TV SERIES – DRAMA

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Al Pacino, Hunters


Prediction - Josh O' Conner

For a moment I thought this was for his role in Emma. Then I realised I was wrong. He's so unlikeable in The Crown. Which is perfect for that particular role.



BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES – DRAMA

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Laura Linney, Ozark

Sarah Paulson, Ratched


Prediction - Olivia Coleman

This woman used to be in Peep Show. Now she's in The Crown and nominated for two Golden Globes. I say she should have them. If not, then Jodie Comer.



BEST ACTOR TV SERIES – COMEDY

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Ramy Youssef, Ramy


Prediction - Nicholas Hoult

Sometimes it's just a gut feeling. Here's another one of those.



BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES – COMEDY

Lily Collins, Emily in Paris

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Elle Fanning, The Great

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Jane Levy, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist


Prediction - Catherine O'Hara

I need to start watching more comedy series. Apparently The Flight Attendant is far less silly than advertised, but considering it's Schitt's Creek's last ever nomination let's go for it.



BEST ACTOR – MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM

Bryan Cranston, Your Honor

Jeff Daniels, The Comey Rule

Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True


Prediction - Hugh Grant

This category just tells you how prominent TV has become over the last two decades. Big Hollywood names all up for TV nominations. High Grant has really come into his own lately and, I have it on good authority, he was the best part of The Undoing.



BEST ACTRESS – MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Shira Haas, Unorthodox

Nicole Kidman, The Undoing

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People


Prediction - Shira Haas

I've seen 3/5 of these. It's likely that it's between those three really. It's very likely that Anya Taylor-Joy will get it, but Shira Haas should be the one. Her performance in Unorhtodox is truly one of a kind. Go check it out on Netflix.



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM

John Boyega, Small Axe

Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule

Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Jim Parsons, Hollywood

Donald Sutherland, The Undoing


Prediction - John Boyega

Brendan Gleeson is one of the best actors of all time, but since I've not seen The Comey Rule I'd be very surprised if Boyega didn't win this.



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM

Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Julia Garner, Ozark

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Cynthia Nixon, Ratched


Prediction - Gillian Anderson

It's a shame we have to end on a sour note. I think she'll win this because the majority of people thought it was an estonishing performance. I thought it was overly croaky and thought she was miles better in Sex Education. That's the beauty of opinions.



The winners will be announced in The Golden Globes ceremony on 28th February 2021