Golden Globes 2021: My Predictions & The Winners

Slightly later this year due to the pandemic, awards season well and truly kicks off tonight with the Golden Globes, and as per tradition, here’s my annual predictions post.

Sure, the past year hasn’t been great for cinema but film has still been thriving and the absence of blockbusters has enabled some indies that would normally fly under the radar get some more exposure and these nominations contain some fantastic films and TV shows to check out if you haven’t already.

Without further ado, here’s the full list of nominations and who I want to win vs who is likely to win. I have updated this post with the winners (in bold).

Best motion picture – drama
The Father
Mank
Nomadland – LIKELY TO WIN
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN

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 – LIKELY TO WIN
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman – WANT TO WIN

Best actor in a motion picture – drama
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – LIKELY TO WIN
Anthony Hopkins, The Father – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Gary Oldman, Mank
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best motion picture – musical or comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton – LIKELY TO WIN (even though it’s not a film!!!!!!)
Music
Palm Springs – WANT TO WIN
The Prom

Best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Kate Hudson, Music
Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit
Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot – WANT TO WIN
Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma

Best actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – WANT TO WIN
James Corden, The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton – LIKELY TO WIN
Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg, Palm Springs

Best actress in a supporting role in any motion picture
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy – LIKELY TO WIN
Olivia Colman, The Father – WANT TO WIN
Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
Amanda Seyfried, Mank – HAPPY WITH THIS WIN
Helena Zengel, News of the World

Best actor in a supporting role in any motion picture
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7 – COULD HAPPEN
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Jared Leto, The Little Things
Bill Murray, On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami

Best director – motion picture
David Fincher, Mank
Regina King, One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best screenplay – motion picture
The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN

Best motion picture – animated
The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul – LIKELY TO WIN
Wolfwalkers – WANT TO WIN

Best motion picture – foreign language
Another Round (Denmark) – WANT TO WIN
La Llorona (Guatemala)
The Life Ahead (Italy)
Minari (USA) – LIKELY TO WIN
Two of Us (France)

Best original score – motion picture
Mank – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
The Midnight Sky – Alexandre Desplat
News of the World – James Newton Howard
Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Tenet – Ludwig Göransson

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 – LIKELY TO WIN
Tigress & Tweed – The United State vs Billie Holiday

I HAVE NO “WANT TO WINS” HERE ‘CAUSE OVER THE MOON WASN’T NOMINATED!

Best TV series – drama
The Crown– LIKELY TO WIN
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian – WANT TO WIN
Ozark
Ratched

Best actress in a drama series
Emma Corrin, The Crown – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sarah Paulson, Ratched

Best actor in a drama series
Jason Bateman, Ozark – LIKELY TO WIN
Josh O’Connor, The Crown – WANT TO WIN
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Al Pacino, Hunters
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Best TV series – musical or comedy
Emily in Paris (LOL)
The Flight Attendant
Schitt’s Creek – LIKELY TO WIN
The Great
Ted Lasso – WANT TO WIN

Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy
Lily Collins, Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great – WANT TO WIN
Jane Levy, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek – LIKELY TO WIN

Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek – LIKELY TO WIN
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso – WANT TO WIN
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Best limited series or TV movie
Normal People – WANT TO WIN
The Queen’s Gambit
Small Axe – COULD DO IT
The Undoing
Unorthodox

Best actress in a limited series or TV movie
Cate Blanchett, Mrs America – LIKELY TO WIN
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People – WANT TO WIN
Shira Haas, Unorthodox – WANT TO WIN
Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit – COULD DO IT

WHAT A STRONG CATEGORY!!

Best actor in a limited series or TV movie
Bryan Cranston, Your Honor
Jeff Daniels, The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN

Best actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or TV movie
Gillian Anderson, The Crown – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Cynthia Nixon, Ratched
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Best actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or TV movie
John Boyega, Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Donald Sutherland, The Undoing