73rd Golden Globes Predictions – TELEVISION

This Sunday night, Ricky Gervais is back to host the 73rd Golden Globes award ceremony.

“The Globes” are one of my favourite awards ceremonies as it recognises the best that both TV and Cinema have produced over the past year.

Who will walk away with a Golden Globe statuette? Below are my predictions for all of the major film categories.

Best TV Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

My Winner: Game of Thrones or Empire


Game of Thrones missed out last year but thanks to the Jon Snow – is he isn’t he alive drama?, this could be the year it wins the award.

That said, Empire is witty, sharp, full of drama, filled with an outstanding cast and is one of the hottest TV shows in the US right now so this could be the show that takes it from Game of Thrones.

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

My Winner: Veep


I’d love to see Orange is the New Black take this but I don’t think season 3 was its strongest. Sillicon Valley is hilarious yet it’s not as strong as Transparent or Veep – who will ultimately walk away with the award. 

Best TV Miniseries or Movie
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall 

My Winner: American Crime


Fargo walked away with it last year and there’s a possibility it could still be a favourite but all of the talk out of America has been about American Crime so I’d be surprised if this didn’t win it.

Best Actor, Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan 

My Winner: Jon Hamm

This is one of the strongest categories this year. I think the voters would have chosen with their heart this year, as this is Jon Hamm’s last season with Mad Me I think he is going to walk away with it (as he did at the Emmys)

Best Actress, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards 

My Winner: Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Very strong group of actresses here, all worthy of the award, however I think Taraji’s “Cookie” is one of the best characters on TV at the moment and that could see her taking the award. If Taraji doesn’t win it then it’s Viola’s.

Best Actor, Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

My Winner: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

This isn’t the strongest of categories and I can’t really see anyone taking this from the great Jeffrey Tambor, who also won it in 2015.

Best Actress, Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie 

My Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep


Gina Rodriguez won it last year but can’t see her winning it again. If Julia doesn’t get it, Lily Tomlin might get this as compensation for missing out for her performance in the film Grandma.

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Sarina’s Winner: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Bloodline received rave reviews when it dropped on Netflix. One of the standouts was Australian actor Ben Mendelson. He has been acting in Australia since her was in teens. He started off with a young Kylie Minogue on a teen drama, The Henderson Kids. Only really made an impact in Hollywood in the last few years. Great to see the perserverance and hard work pays off! 

Best Supporting Actress
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair

Maura Tierney won this last year but I think this could be Uzo’s year. Her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren is outstanding. She is not a mere caricature and Suzanne couldn’t be further from who Uzo is in real life.  

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Oscar Isaac, Show Me A Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

My Winner: Idris Elba, Luther

This is anyone’s as there are no real stand outs in this category. That said, I think Idris may get it as compensation for not winning in his film category (Best Supporting Actor – Beasts of No Nation). 

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie

My Winner: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

I have to admit, my choice is solely based on the fact that it is Lady Gaga and I would never have thought she would ever be nominated in an acting category at the Golden Globes!

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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