Television and streaming have been a saving grace for many of us during the last year of isolation. And this Sunday, we can finally give some well-deserved recognition to our favorite shows of 2020. Award season is ramping up and it’s time to make our way to the Golden Globes!
This year’s NBC event will be broadcasting live from coast to coast, with Tina Fey at New York’s Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler in the Beverly Hills Hilton. Nominees, winners, and special honors will be tuning in from all around the world.
Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown – Netflix
Lovecraft Country – HBO
The Mandalorian – Disney+
Ozark – Netflix
Ratched – Netflix
Celeb opinion: The Crown and The Mandalorian are tied for this one. The Mandalorian is pure entertainment whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, but can anything beat the stories and details of The Crown?
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Emily in Paris – Netflix
The Flight Attendant – HBO
The Great – Hulu
Schitt’s Creek – Netflix
Ted Lasso – Apple TV
Celeb opinion: No doubt that Schitt’s Creek will take this one home, but hopefully this will bring more awareness to other hilarious favorites like Ted Lasso and The Great!
Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
Normal People – Hulu
The Queen’s Gambit – Netflix
The Undoing – HBO
Unorthodox – Netflix
Celeb opinion: I completely understand everyone’s obsession with The Queen’s Gambit – but those people probably never experienced Normal People. The show should win an award for the way it stomped on viewers’ hearts and made us feel things we’ve never felt.
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Olivia Colman – The Crown
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Emma Corrin – The Crown
Laura Linney – Ozark
Sarah Paulson – Ratched
Celeb opinion: Olivia Colman can do no wrong, and her playing the Queen of England is so apropos. We bow down.
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Josh O’Connor – The Crown
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Al Pacino – Hunters
Matthew Rhys– Perry Mason
Celeb opinion: I originally thought this would be a clean-cut, new school vs. old school decision – Bateman and Pacino both fight to be head honchos in their respective shows and do it well. But then I caved to the hype and watched HBO’s Perry Mason, coming to the conclusion that Matthew Rhys could easily beat both of these guys for the gold.
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
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
Celeb opinion: Catherine O’Hara never seizes to amaze. It would be an honor if someone could beat her in this category, but highly unlikely. Just as funny as she was decades ago, O’Hara deserves all the awards for keeping us smiling for so long.
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Don Cheadle – Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult – The Great
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef – Ramy
Celeb opinion: This one is tough. Ted Lasso is the best character that Sudeikis has ever played, and Hoult has grown into such a star since that lanky teen on Skins, but Youssef might take the cake for his performance in his passion project.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America
Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People
Shira Haas – Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman – The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit
Celeb opinion: While Ana Taylor-Joy deserves and will probably be victor of this category, we can’t sleep on Shira Haas’ captivating performance as she flees her ultra-orthodox community for a new life in Berlin.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
Bryan Cranston – Your Honour
Jeff Daniels – The Comedy Rule
Hugh Grant – The Undoing
Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True
Celeb opinion: The only thing better than one Mark Ruffalo is two Mark Ruffalo’s – and HBO’s ‘I Know This Much Is True’ gives us just that in the form of twin brothers. The contrast that Ruffalo shows between the two brothers is intense, with one suffering from a serious mental illness and the other trying to help as best he can.
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
Gillian Anderson – The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
Julia Garner – Ozark
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
Cynthia Nixon – Ratched
Celeb opinion: While dominating roles as historical figures is no easy feat, the underdog may deserve this one! Playing the pampered sister in Schitt’s Creek, Annie Murphy delivers some of the show’s greatest lines.
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series
John Boyega – Small Axe, “Red, White and Blue”
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule
Jim Parsons – Hollywood
Donald Sutherland – The Undoing
Celeb opinion: Levy will most likely take home the win for his performance in his television brainchild, but a lot of eyes are on Boyega and his character’s experiences in London’s West Indian community.