2021 Golden Globes Nominations Predictions by Scott Menzel

The 78th Annual Golden Globes will air on NBC on February 28, 2021. The Golden Globes Awards highlights and celebrates the best in television and film. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association plans on revealing the nominations on February 3, 2021. Below are my predictions for each of the categories in both film and television.

Motion Picture Categories:

Best Picture, Drama

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)
“Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures)
“Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features)
“News of The World” (Universal Pictures)
“Judas and The Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.)

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

“Palm Springs” (Hulu/Neon)
“The Prom” (Netflix)
“On The Rocks” (Apple TV Plus)
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon Studios)
“The King of Staten Island” (Universal Pictures)

Best Picture, Foreign Language

“Another Round” (Denmark)
“Minari” (USA)
“The Life Ahead” (Italy)
“I’m No Longer Here” (Mexico)
“I Carry You With Me” (Mexico)

Best Picture, Animated

“Soul” (Disney/Pixar)
“Onward” (Disney/Pixar)
“Over the Moon” (Netflix)
“The Croods: A New Age” (Universal Pictures)
“Wolfwalkers” (Apple TV Plus)

Best Actress, Drama

Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features)
Frances McDormand, “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures)
Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)
Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman” (Netflix)
Zendaya, “Malcolm and Marie” (Netflix)

Best Actor, Drama

Anthony Hopkins, “The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)
Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios)
Tom Hanks, “News of the World” (Universal Pictures)
Steven Yuen, “Minari” (A24)

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy

Meryl Streep, “The Prom” (Netflix)
Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Cristin Miliotti, “Palm Springs” (Hulu/Neon)
Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon Studios)
Rashida Jones, “On the Rocks” (A24/Apple TV Plus)

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy

Andy Samberg, “Palm Springs” (Hulu/Neon)
Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon Studios)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton” (Disney Plus)
Pete Davidson, “The King of Staten Island” (Universal Pictures)
Dev Patel, “The Personal History of David Copperfield” (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Olivia Colman, “The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Ellen Burstyn, “Pieces of a Woman” (Netflix)
Amanda Seyfried, “Mank” (Netflix)
Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy” (Netflix)
Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian” (STXfilms)

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.)
Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios)
Bill Murray, “On the Rocks” (A24/Apple TV Plus)
Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)
Leslie Odom, Jr. “One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios)

Best Director, Motion Picture

Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures)
Paul Greengrass, “News of the World” (Universal Pictures)
David Fincher, “Mank” (Netflix)
Spike Lee, “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features)
Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)
Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures)
Kemp Powers, “One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios)
Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” (A24)

Best Score, Motion Picture

James Newton Howard, “News of the World” (Universal Pictures)
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, “Soul” (Disney/Pixar)
Alexandre Desplat, “The Midnight Sky” (Netflix)
Ludwig Göransson, “Tenet” (Warner Bros.)
Terence Blanchard, “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)

Best Song, Motion Picture

“Just Sing,” “Trolls: World Tour” (Universal Pictures)
Written by Justin Timberlake, Ludwig Göransson, Max Martin, Sarah Aarons

“Wear Your Crown,” “The Prom” (Netflix)
Written by Adam Anders, Peer Astrom, Matthew Sklar, and Chad Beguelin

“Husavik,” “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” (Netflix)
Music and Lyrics by Savan Kotecha, Rickard Goransson, and fat max Gsus

“Rocket to the Moon,” “Over the Moon” (Netflix)
Written by Christoper Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, Helen Park

“Speak Now,” “One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios)

Written by Leslie Odom Jr and Sam Ashworth


Best Television Series, Drama

“Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
“The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“Ozark” (Netflix)
“Dark” (Netflix)

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
“Schitt’s Creek” (POP)
“The Great” (Hulu)
“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)
“The Boys” (Amazon Studios)

Best Miniseries, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture

“Bad Education” (HBO)
“The Good Lord Bird” (Showtime)
“The Plot Against America” (HBO)
“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
“Small Axe” (BBC/Amazon Studios)

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (Netflix)
Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason” (Showtime)
Jonathan Majors, “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” (POP)
Nicholas Hoult, “The Great” (Hulu)
Lil Dicky, “Dave” (FX)
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” (Hulu)

Best Actor in a Miniseries, Anthology Series or Motion Picture

Hugh Jackman, “Bad Education” (HBO)
Hugh Grant, “The Undoing” (HBO)
Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird” (Showtime)
Anthony Boyle, “The Plot Against America” (HBO)
John Boyega, “Small Axe” (Amazon Studios)

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Olivia Colman, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Jurnee Smollett, “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
Phoebe Dynevor, “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
Laura Linney, “Ozark” (Netflix)
Hilary Swank, “Away” (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
Elle Fanning, “The Great” (Hulu)
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
Jane Levy, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC)
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Miniseries, Anthology Series or Motion Picture

Anya Taylor Joy, “The Queens Gambit” (Netflix)
Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You” (HBO Max)
Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing” (HBO)
Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America” (FX)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture

Hugh Grant, “The Undoing” (HBO)
Brendan Gleeson, “The Comey Rule” (Showtime)
Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
Mahershala Ali, “Ramy” (FX)
Jonathan Bailey, “Bridgerton” (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture

Allison Janney, “Bad Education” (HBO)
Gillian Anderson, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Marielle Heller, “The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Written by
Born in New Jersey, Scott Menzel has been watching film and television since he was three years old. Growing up, he watched as many movies as he could and was highly influenced by the films of Tim Burton, John Hughes, Robert Zemeckis, and Steven Spielberg. Scott has an Associate's Degree in Marketing, a Bachelor's in Mass Media, Communications, and a Master's in Electronic Media. He has been writing film reviews under the alias of MovieManMenzel since 2003 and started his writing career as a contributing critic at IMDB.com and Joblo.com. In 2009, Scott launched MovieManMenzel.com where he posted several of his film reviews but in 2011 decided to shut down the site when he launched We Live Film.com. In 2015, We Live Film became We Live Entertainment. The domain name change occurred after months of debate but was done so that he and his fellow staff members could write about anything and everything in the world of entertainment.

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