Golden Globes Predictions: Scott Menzel Predicts The Winners of the 78th Golden Globe Awards

The 78th Annual Golden Globes will air live tonight on NBC beginning at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET. Predicting the winners at the Globen Globes is often a bit more challenging than predicting the Oscars because their voting tends to be less predictable, just like their nominees. There are always a few wild cards thrown into the mix, which as a result, typically shakes up who wins. I always have fun trying to predict who will win, however, I usually have a lot more access to voters at various screenings, parties, and events. This year, as we all know, that didn’t happen, so most of this year’s Golden Globes predictions will come strictly from my gut says and from a few things that I heard from insiders.

Below is the full list of the nominees, as well as, who I want to win, and who I think will end up winning:

TV Nominees:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Don Cheadle – “Black Monday”
Nicholas Hoult – “The Great”
Eugene Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”
Jason Sudekis – “Ted Lasso”
Ramy Youssef – “Ramy”

Who will win: Eugene Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”
Who I want to win: Jason Sudekis – “Ted Lasso”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Lily Collins – “Emily in Paris”
Kaley Cuoco – “The Flight Attendant”
Elle Fanning – “The Great”
Jane Levy – “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”
Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek”

Who will win: Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek”
Who I want to win: Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Jason Bateman – “Ozark”
Josh O’Connor – “The Crown”
Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul”
Al Pacino – “Hunters”
Matthew Rhys – “Perry Mason”

Who will win: Josh O’Connor – “The Crown”
Who I want to win: Jason Bateman – “Ozark”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Olivia Colman – “The Crown”
Jodie Comer – “Killing Eve”
Emma Corrin – “The Crown”
Laura Linney – “Ozark”
Sarah Paulson – “Ratched”

Who will win: Olivia Colman – “The Crown”
Who I want to win: Olivia Colman – “The Crown”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Bryan Cranston – “Your Honor”
Jeff Daniels – “The Comey Rule”
Hugh Grant – “The Undoing”
Mark Ruffalo – “I Know This Much is True”
Ethan Hawke – “The Good Lord Bird”

Who will win: Mark Ruffalo – “I Know This Much is True”
Who I want to win: Hugh Grant – “The Undoing”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Cate Blanchett – “Mrs. America”
Daisy Edgar-Jones – “Normal People”
Shira Haas – “Unorthodox”
Nicole Kidman – “The Undoing”
Anya Taylor-Joy – “The Queen’s Gambit”

Who will win: Cate Blanchett – “Mrs. America”
Who I want to win: Daisy Edgar-Jones – “Normal People”

Best Television Series (Drama)

“The Crown”
“Lovecraft Country”
“The Mandalorian”
“Ozark”
“Ratched”

What will win: “The Crown”
What I want to win: “Lovecraft Country”

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Normal People”
“The Queen’s Gambit”
“Small Axe”
“The Undoing”
“Unorthodox”

What will win: “The Queen’s Gambit”
What I want to win: “Normal People”

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

Helena Bonham Carter – “The Crown”
Julia Garner – “Ozark”
Annie Murphy – “Schitt’s Creek”
Cynthia Nixon – “Ratched”
Gillian Anderson – “The Crown”

Who will win: Gillian Anderson – “The Crown”
Who I want to win: Helena Bonham Carter – “The Crown”

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

John Boyega – “Small Axe”
Brendan Gleeson – “The Comey Rule”
Daniel Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”
Jim Parsons – “Hollywood”
Donald Sutherland – “The Undoing”

Who will win: Daniel Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”
Who I want to win: Daniel Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”

Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy)

“Emily in Paris”
“The Flight Attendant”
“Schitt’s Creek”
“The Great”
“Ted Lasso”

What will win: “Schitt’s Creek”
What I want to win: “Ted Lasso” or “Schitt’s Creek”

I realize that I am cheating by picking two but these shows have bought me such joy and happiness. I love them.

Film Nominees:

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
“Hamilton”
“Music”
“Palm Springs”
“The Prom”

What will win: “Palm Springs”
What I want to win: “The Prom”

Best Motion Picture — Drama

“The Father”
“Mank”
“Nomadland”
“Promising Young Woman”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

What will win: “Promising Young Woman”
What I want to win: “Promising Young Woman”

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

“Another Round,” Denmark
“La Llorona,” Guatamala/France
“The Life Ahead,” Italy
“Minari,” USA
“Two of Us,” France/USA

What will win: “Minari”
What I want to win: “La Llorona”

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell – “Promising Young Woman”
Jack Fincher – “Mank”
Aaron Sorkin – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton – “The Father”
Chloe Zhao – “Nomadland”

Who will win: Aaron Sorkin – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Who I want to win: Emerald Fennell – “Promising Young Woman”

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

“Fight for You” – “Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Hear My Voice” – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
“IO SI (Seen)” – “The Life Ahead”
“Speak Now” – “One Night in Miami”
“Tigers & Tweed” – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

What will win: “Speak Now” – “One Night in Miami”
What I want to win: “Speak Now” – “One Night in Miami”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any 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”

Who will win: Daniel Kaluuya – “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Who I want to win: Bill Murray – “On the Rocks”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Glenn Close – “Hillbilly Elegy”
Olivia Colman – “The Father”
Jodie Foster – “The Mauritanian”
Amanda Seyfried – “Mank”
Helena Zengel – “News of the World”

Who will win: Amanda Seyfried – “Mank”
Who I want to win: Glenn Close – “Hillbilly Elegy”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
James Corden – “The Prom”
Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Hamilton”
Dev Patel – “The Personal History of David Copperfield”
Andy Samberg – “Palm Springs”

Who will win: Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Hamilton”
Who I want to win: Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Hamilton”

Best Motion Picture — Animated

“The Croods: A New Age”
“Onward”
“Over the Moon”
“Soul”
“Wolfwalkers”

What will win: “Soul”
What I want to win: “Over the Moon”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Chadwick Boseman, – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Riz Ahmed – “The Sound of Metal”
Anthony Hopkins – “The Father”
Gary Oldman – “Mank”
Tahar Rahim – “The Mauritanian”

Who will win: Chadwick Boseman, – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Who I want to win: Riz Ahmed – “The Sound of Metal”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Viola Davis – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Andra Day – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
Vanessa Kirby – “Pieces of a Woman”
Frances McDormand – “Nomadland”
Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman

Who will win: Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman
Who I want to win: Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — 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”

Who will win: Michelle Pfeiffer – “French Exit”
Who I want to win: Rosamund Pike – “I Care A Lot”

Best Director — Motion Picture

David Fincher – “Mank”
Regina King – “One Night in Miami”
Aaron Sorkin – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Chloe Zhao – “Nomadland”
Emerald Fennell – “Promising Young Woman”

Who will win: Chloe Zhao – “Nomadland”
Who I want to win: Emerald Fennell – “Promising Young Woman”

Best Original Score

“The Midnight Sky”
“Tenet”
“Soul”
“News of the World”
“Mank”

What will win: “Soul”
What I want to win: “Soul”

How about you? Who do you want to see take home a globe tonight? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by
Born in New Jersey, Scott D. Menzel has been a film fanatic since he was three years old. Growing up, he watched as many movies as he could and was highly influenced by Tim Burton, John Hughes, Robert Zemeckis, and Steven Spielberg. Scott has an Associates Degree in Marketing, a Bachelors in Mass Media, Communications and a Masters 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, which he founded. In 2015, We Live Film became We Live Entertainment. The domain name changed 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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