Golden Globes 2021 Full Winners Prediction List: ‘Ted Lasso’ to ‘The Queen's Gambit’, here's who deserves the trophy

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, ‘Mank’ and ‘Nomadland’ are the top contenders at the award ceremony, which is unlikely to be a virtual affair


                            Golden Globes 2021 Full Winners Prediction List: ‘Ted Lasso’ to ‘The Queen's Gambit’, here's who deserves the trophy
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The 78th edition of the Golden Globes Is just around the corner and everyone who has been nominated for an award will be hoping to hear their names when the winners are announced on Sunday, February 28. Unlike earlier award ceremonies, the event might not completely take the virtual route and people might get a chance to see the hosts, nominees and presenters physically attending the show.

The star-studded program, also known as ‘Hollywood’s Part of the Year’, will take place at Beverly Hilton Hotel, a location the ceremony has been held at since 1945. The event will take place in the presence of Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Cynthia Erivo, Kristen Wiig and Awkwafina, who will be presenting the awards to this year’s winner. Meanwhile, the event will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

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The nominations are already out and people are excited to know if their favorite projects will take home the prestigious award. This year, the top contenders are ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, ‘Mank’ and ‘Nomadland’. Whatever films and performances the Hollywood Foreign Press Association selects will have an impact on the Academy Awards.

Here are our final predictions for the winners at the 78th edition of the Golden Globes:

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

'Emily in Paris' (Netflix)
'The Flight Attendant' (HBO Max)
'The Great' (Hulu) 
'Schitt’s Creek' (CBC) 
'Ted Lasso' (Apple TV Plus)

Our Prediction: The year belongs to ‘Ted Lasso’. No one thought that the show would be so amazing, but it is. The show is warm and full of heart. The only true competitor for ‘Ted Lasso’ is ‘Schitt’s Creek’. Other than that, the trophy belongs to ‘Ted Lasso’.

Jason Sudeikis as 'Ted Lasso' (Apple TV+)

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')

Our Prediction: Probably one of the categories where it can go anywhere. However, Jason Bateman deserves the award for his impeccable acting in ‘Ozark’.

Jason Bateman in Netflix's 'Ozark' (Netflix)

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')

Our Prediction: Anya-Taylor Joy’s riveting portrayal of Beth Harmon was a treat to watch and overshadowed every other performance. She might have an edge over others in the category.

Anya-Taylor Joy in 'The Queen's Gambit' (Netflix)

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

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')

Our Prediction: Given how many nominations 'The Undoing' has received, we can see this award going to Hugh Grant for his impeccable performance.

Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman in 'The Undoing' (HBO)

Best Television Series – Drama 

'The Crown' (Netflix)
'Lovecraft Country' (HBO Max) 
'The Mandalorian' (Disney Plus) 
'Ozark' (Netflix)
'Ratched' (Netflix)

Our Predictions: Though many would want ‘Lovecraft Country’ to emerge victorious in this category, with ‘The Crown’ receiving a nomination it seems impossible for any TV series to win the award. The introduction of Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher took the show to a whole new level and enthralled the viewers with the storylines. So, ‘The Crown’ is the winner here.

A still from Season 4 of 'The Crown' (Netflix)

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

'Normal People' (Hulu/BBC) 
'The Queen’s Gambit' (Netflix) 
'Small Axe' (Amazon Studios/BBC) 
'The Undoing' (HBO) 
'Unorthodox' (Netflix)

Our Predictions: Although we wanted ‘I May Destroy You’ to win the category, unfortunately, it isn't even nominated. ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ has a lot of chances to win the prestigious trophy for its brilliant storyline.

The Queen's Gambit nominated for Writers Guild of America awards (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama
 
Olivia Colman ('The Crown') 
Jodie Comer ('Killing Eve')
Emma Corrin ('The Crown') 
Laura Linney ('Ozark') 
Sarah Paulson ('Ratched') 

Our Predictions: The race is really close between Laura Linney and Emma Corrin in this category, but bringing Princess Diana to life was just a pure class act by Corrin. So, for us, Corrin takes the award.

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in 'The Crown' Season 4 (Netflix)

Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Don Cheadle ('Black Monday')
Nicholas Hoult ('The Great') 
Eugene Levy ('Schitt’s Creek') 
Jason Sudeikis ('Ted Lasso') 
Ramy Youssef ('Ramy')

Our Predictions: Jason Sudekis is the clear winner here. His comedy-timing and charming personality as Ted emerges victorious in the category. The only real competitor he has is Eugene Levy.

Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso in 'Ted Lasso' (Apple TV+)

Best 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')

Our Predictions: We are torn between Catherine O’Hara and Kaley Cuoco. However, Catherine has a slight edge after doing things with Moira Rose that no other actress would have ever thought of.

Catherine O'Hara in 'Schitt's Creek' (Pop TV)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role

John Boyega ('Small Axe') 
Brendan Gleeson ('The Comey Rule') 
Dan Levy ('Schitt’s Creek') 
Jim Parsons ('Hollywood')
Donald Sutherland ('The Undoing')

Our Predictions: For his gritty performance in ‘Small Axe’, John Boyega will be a deserving winner in this category.

John Boyega in Steven McQueen's 'Small Axe' (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role

Gillian Anderson ('The Crown') 
Helena Bonham Carter ('The Crown') 
Julia Garner ('Ozark') 
Annie Murphy ('Schitt’s Creek') 
Cynthia Nixon ('Ratched')

Our Predictions: We only have one thing to say, Gillian Anderon should not lose this trophy.

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher (Netflix)

Movies

Best Motion Picture – Drama

'The Father' (Sony Pictures Classics) 
'Mank' (Netflix) 
'Nomadland' (Searchlight Pictures) 
'Promising Young Woman' (Focus Features) 
'The Trial of the Chicago 7' (Netflix)
 
Our Predictions: ‘Nomadland’ could make history as the first film directed by a woman to win the best picture drama accolade. On the other hand, ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ just might be able to pull a surprise win.

Frances McDormand and David Strathairn in 'Nomadland' (IMDb)

Best Motion Picture – Musical/comedy

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' (Amazon Studios) 
'Hamilton' (Walt Disney Pictures) 
'Palm Springs' (Neon) 
'Music' (Vertical Entertainment)
'The Prom' (Netflix)

Our Predictions: It will be a close call between ‘Borat 2’ and ‘Hamilton’. However, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ might have an edge here. For us, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ is the winner here for the unusally daring storytelling.

Maria Bakalova and Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' (Amazon Studios)

Best Motion Picture – Animated

'The Croods: A New Age' (Universal Pictures) 
'Onward' (Walt Disney Pictures) 
'Over the Moon' (Netflix) 
'Soul' (Walt Disney Pictures) 
'Wolfwalkers' (Cartoon Saloon)

Our Predictions: No guesses here. Disney’s ‘Soul’ is the clear winner for being absolutely heartwarming.

‘Soul’ (Disney+)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

'Another Round' (Samuel Goldwyn Films) 
'La Llorona' (Shudder) 
'The Life Ahead' (Netflix) 
'Minari' (A24) 
'Two of Us' (Magnolia Pictures)

Our Predictions: It’s really difficult to see ‘Minari’ emerging victorious in this category because it did not belong to this category and should have been in the best picture instead. So, we are betting on ‘Another Round’ to win the accolade because of Mad Mikkelsen’s breath-taking performance and brilliant screenplay.

Mads Mikkelsen in Danish movie 'Another Round' (IMDb)


Best Actor - Drama


Riz Ahmed ('Sound of Metal') 
Chadwick Boseman ('Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom') 
Anthony Hopkins ('The Father') 
Gary Oldman ('Mank') 
Tahar Rahim ('The Mauritanian')

Our Predictions: Chadwick Boseman for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ might become the second posthumous winner for lead actor in a drama after Peter Finch for ‘Network’ (1976). However, don’t count Riz Ahmed out.

Chadwick Boseman in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' (IMDb)

Best Actress – 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')

Our Predictions: This is the only category where four actresses are considered as frontrunners. McDormand, Mulligan, Kirby and Davis will be hoping to get their hands on the trophy. For us, Mulligan has an edge in this category because she created a unique character with extreme ease.

Carey Mulligan in 'Promising Young Woman' (IMDb)

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')

Our Predictions: Maria Bakalova is poised to become the third person to win the award for a debut performance following Barbra Streisand in 'Funny Girl' (1968) and Julie Andrews in 'Mary Poppins' (1964).

Maria Bakalova as Tutar in 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' (Amazon Studios)

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')

Our Predictions: With no other heavyweights in the race, Sacha Baron Cohen is undoubtedly going home with the prize.

Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat Sagdiyev in 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' (IMDb)

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')

Our Predictions: Cohen is the frontrunner in this category too and if he wins the accolade, he would be the first male actor to win two acting awards on the same night.

Sacha Baron Cohen in 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' (Netflix)

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')

Our Predictions: If HFPA’s obsession with Glenn Close doesn’t come in the way, then the award is for Amanda Seyfried to lose.

Amanda Seyfried in 'Mank' (Netflix)

Best Screenplay

'Promising Young Woman' (Focus Features) 
'Mank' (Netflix) 
'The Trial of the Chicago 7' (Netflix) 
'The Father' (Sony Pictures Classics) 
'Nomadland' (Searchlight Pictures)

Our Predictions: Aaron Sorkin will probably take home the trophy and join Quentin Tarantino and Robert Bolt as the most awarded in the category, with three wins.

Director Aaron Sorkin  (Getty Images)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

'Fight for You' from 'Judas and the Black Messiah' (Warner Bros.) – H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, Tiara Thomas 
'Hear My Voice' from 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' (Netflix) – Daniel Pemberton, Celeste
'Io Si (Seen)' from 'The Life Ahead' (Netflix) – Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi 
'Speak Now' from 'One Night in Miami' (Amazon Studios) – Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth 
'Tigress & Tweed' from 'The United States vs. Billie Holliday' (Hulu) – Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq

Our Predictions: 'Io Si (Seen)' from 'The Life Ahead' is our best bet for this category.

Best Original Score

'The Midnight Sky' (Netflix) – Alexandre Desplat
'Tenet' (Warner Bros.) – Ludwig Göransson
'News of the World' (Universal) – James Newton Howard
'Mank' (Netflix) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
'Soul' (Pixar) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste

Our Predictions: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for 'Mank' will be winning the category. If they win, they will be the first composers to be honored for a black-and-white film since 2011's 'The Artist'.

Director Chloe Zhao (Getty Images)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell, 'Promising Young Woman' (Focus Features)
David Fincher, 'Mank' (Netflix) 
Regina King, 'One Night in Miami' (Amazon Studios) 
Aaron Sorkin, 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' (Netflix) 
Chloé Zhao, 'Nomadland' (Searchlight Pictures)

Our Predictions: Chloe Zhao wins the second biggest prize of the night and becomes the second woman after Barbra Streisand to win the accolade.