Golden Globes Predictions
The 2021 Golden Globes are scheduled to take place on February 28th 2021. This is a couple of months later than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be held at Rainbow Room in New York and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
With people around the world trapped in their homes, consumption of television and films has been at an all-time high. Viewing figures have been vast, but which of these programmes will convert popularity into awards at the end of the month?
Golden Globes Preview and Predictions
One film and one television programme received six nominations apiece. The Crown, a drama series chronicling the British Royal Family through the 20th century, was given six nominations, including Best Television Drama.
Mank leads the way in films. Gary Oldman received a nomination for Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama, which was just one of six nominations for the biographical drama. The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is the only other film with more than four total nominations.
Schitt’s Creek joins The Trial Of The Chicago 7 with five nominations. Both Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are nominated for Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. The show is coming off a clean sweep at the 2020 Emmys, after becoming the first ever comedy or drama to win all four acting categories.
Crown Could Dominate
With six nominations, there’s the potential of a very successful night for The Crown. Barring Baby Yoda giving The Mandalorian the edge, The Crown is pretty much a lock to win Best Television Drama.
Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham-Carter, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin are in contention for their respective acting categories. Corrin’s brilliant performance probably makes her the favorite of the group, though it wouldn’t be a massive shock to see Colman add yet another award to her collection.
The Queen’s Gambit captivated audiences worldwide. The Netflix miniseries was an overwhelming success, and it earns a couple of nominations at the 2021 Golden Globes.
Nominated for Best Miniseries, The Queen’s Gambit is surely the favorite to claim the award. It has been nominated for a raft of accolades already and won Best Drama TV Series of the Year at the IGN Awards in December 2020.
Anna Taylor-Joy is in the mix for Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film, but she also received a nomination for Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her display as Emma Woodhouse. These are Taylor-Joy’s first Golden Globe nominations, though they certainly won’t be the last.
Hamilton, Boseman set for wins
It’s impossible to see the Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy going to anywhere other than Hamilton. Like The Queen’s Gambit, Hamilton was a sensation and became a must-watch in the depths of the pandemic.
Borat’s latest offering, Music, Palm Springs and The Prom are fighting a losing battle in this category. It would be one of the great modern Golden Globes shocks if Hamilton didn’t win.
The same goes for the late, great Chadwick Boseman. Boseman was majestic in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Boseman is the first double posthumous nominee and few would bet against him winning the award. It would be a deserving nod to another wonderful performance in a glittering career sadly cut short in 2020.