This Sunday is the Golden Globes, which is the first major show of awards season. Many Oscar campaigns either begin or end on this night. And with so many question marks heading into this year’s Oscar season, we thought it’d be a good idea to talk about the most likely winners for this Sunday’s show.
So here are the most likely winners in every category of this Sunday’s Golden Globes:
Best Television Series – Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale
This could be one of the more competitive races this year. The Handmaid’s Tale has won nearly every award it’s been nominated for so far, but it hasn’t had to compete with Game of Thrones, Stranger Things or The Crown until now. But it will probably still come away with the victory yet again.
Best Actress – Comedy/Musical: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Be prepared to see Saoirse Ronan’s name a lot when it comes to winning awards this year.
Best Actress – Drama: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
This will be one of the few competitive major categories in the Globes on Sunday. Most people believe it’s a two-woman race between McDormand and Sally Hawkins, with many people believing McDormand will get the edge. But The Shape of Water is getting a lot of buzz right now, so don’t be surprised if Hawkins walks away as the winner.
Best Actor – Comedy/Musical: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Is it weird that an actor who’s playing another actor who’s acting in the worst movie ever made will probably win an award for their performance? Probably. But Franco’s turn as the mysterious Tommy Wiseau will almost certainly win the Best Actor in a Comedy award on Sunday, particularly since his biggest competition (Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out) wasn’t actually in a comedy.
Best Actor – Drama: Gary Oldman, The Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman’s performance as Winston Churchill at the beginning of World War II is probably on its way to win nearly every award available this year, and it’s first stop will be Sunday’s Golden Globes.
Best Director: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
While Dunkirk may not be Nolan’s best movie in terms of plot or story (that would be The Dark Knight, of course), most people believe it’s his best performance as a director. It’s perhaps the best shot film of 2017, and could lead to Nolan’s first directorial Oscar. At the very least, it will give him a Golden Globe this year.
Best Picture – Comedy/Musical: Lady Bird
Lady Bird is probably one of the shoo-in winners for Sunday night’s show. Ironically, Get Out was entered into the Comedy/Musical category, despite being neither, presumably for a better chance to win. It actually probably would’ve had a better chance in the Drama category where it belongs!
Best Picture – Drama: The Post
While The Shape of Water is getting some last-minute buzz, Steven Spielberg’s film about the publishing of the Pentagon Papers starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks seems like the traditional Oscar movie that will sweep many awards this year, including Best Drama at the Globes.
And here are the predicted winners in the other less popular categories:
Best Motion Picture – Animated: COCO
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Best Screenplay: Lady Bird
Best TV Actor – Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
Best TV Actress – Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best TV Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best TV Actor – Comedy: Eric McCormack, Will and Grace
Best TV Actress – Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best TV Movie/Limited Series: Big Little Lies
Best Actor – TV Movie/Limited Series: Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Best Actress – TV Movie/Limited Series: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
TV Supporting Actor: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
TV Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: The Square
Best Score: The Shape of Water
Best Song: Remember Me, Coco