In Part 2 of this article series I will be discussing my thoughts and predictions for what performers I think will take home a Golden Globe for both that of Television Drama and Comedy Series.
Without any further ado…
On to the nominees and my predictions!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Olivia Coleman – The Crown
Jodie Cromer – Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon- The Morning Show
Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show
I am a fan of all these amazing actresses! So much incredible talent here!
I have been curious about The Morning Show since I heard about it, despite the series not being so well received from the critics. Unfortunately without having “Apple TV” I have yet to see the amazing talents of both Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston on a series together again. Fun Fact: Witherspoon was on Aniston’s series of Friends way back in the day. Without having seen the series there’s not much I can add on as to what I think about their performances.
I am a huge fan of Jodie Cromer on Killing Eve. Me, along with most TV Nerds I would think, were shocked to see Cromer’s name left off of the nominees list for last year’s nominations. On Season 2 of Killing Eve, Cromer continued to deliver yet another star making turn as Villanelle. She has a presence on screen that demands your attention. Beyond thrilled to see this incredible talent receive a much deserved and overdue nomination for this year’s awards.
Big Little Lies was initially intended only to be a limited series. The series premiered, and week after week the show quickly became “The Must Watch Series of 2017”. Along with the show’s story, the performances were also a big reason as to why the series became the success it became. In Season 1, Kidman delivered an award worthy performance. On Season 2, Kidman once again bought everything she had to her part. You saw every emotion in her performance every second she was on screen.
I am such a fan of Olivia Coleman. When I first heard she was taking over for Claire Foy, I couldn’t have thought of a better performer to take on playing The Queen. I have only seen the first episode of the new season so far. So, I don’t have much to add here as I haven’t seen a lot of her performance on the series as of yet. But from what I have seen, Coleman is perfect, and is definitely worthy to play to The Queen for the next two seasons of The Crown.
Lizzy Caplan – Castle Rock
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Angela Bassett – 9-1-1
Mj Rodriguez – POSE
Who Will and Should Win:
Jodie Cromer – Killing Eve
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Brian Cox- Succession
Kit Harrington – Game of Thrones
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies – The Crown
Billy Porter – POSE
This is a tough category! Such much amazing talent here!
Billy Porter. What a presence he has not only screen, but on stage as well. Porter, a Broadway veteran, is fantastic on POSE. POSE is a very heavy series at times. Porter brings a warmth and calmness to the series that can’t be overlooked. So happy to see this extremely talented performer receive a nomination for his role on POSE.
Kit Harrington brought an incredible amount of heart to his role as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. Despite Game of Thrones having an off last season, there’s no denying Harrington’s presence on the series. While many felt the last season was “eh” Harrington delivered a performance that was completely worthy of giving a nomination to.
Brian Cox. Wow! As Logan Roy, Cox portrays that of a powerful, extremely intimidating, and at times quite scary person. To say his performance is strong is an understatement. Whenever he is on screen his presence is felt. His performance is one that one remembers. Cox was originally intended to only be on the first season, but after filming began on the series that decision was scrapped. And it’s not hard to see why. This is an actor that any show would want on their series.
Rami Malek. I am such a fan of Malek on Mr. Robot. I have to say though, for whatever reason I haven’t had an interest in tuning into the last season as of yet. While I can’t comment on his current performance on the final season, Malek on past seasons has always delivered a standout performance as Elliot on the series.
Unlike with the current season of Mr. Robot, I have seen one episode of the current season of The Crown. Like with casting of Olivia Coleman, I knew when I heard Tobias Menzies was joining the cast I knew the series would be fine. Menzies in the past few years has shown why he is a performer of the highest talents. From Outlander to The Terror, Menzies is an actor whose performances are always so rich and layered. From the one episode I have seen from the latest season, Menzies’s talent is there once again on The Crown.
Jeremy Strong – Succession
David Harbour – Stranger Things
Peter Krause – 9-1-1
Who Will and Should Win:
Brian Cox – Succession
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Phoebe Waller- Bridge – Fleabag
Christina Applegate – Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst – On Becoming A God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne – Russian Doll
This might be my favorite category because all of these amazing actresses are absolutely incredible on all their respective series. Yet another incredibly tough category!
Let’s start with Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller- Bridge. Waller- Bridge not only starred in the much buzzed about series Fleabag, she created and wrote for the series as well. Her character is one that is very much all over the place. Based on things that happened in her past, her character is one that is complex. She uses humor to mask her sadness. Waller- Bridge’s performance on Fleabag has many, many layers.
Christina Applegate. In the dark comedy Dead to Me, Applegate is fantastic. Her character goes on a journey of mostly lows and frustrations. You see all these emotions in her performance. I have been a long time fan of Applegate and it’s wonderful to see her get recognized for her work on Dead to Me.
Rachel Brosnahan. What can I say about Brosnahan that hasn’t already been said. I can’t comment a whole lot on her current performance on the season in which she is nominated for as I have only seen the first episode so far. Overall, Brosnahan on the series is complete joy and shines in her part as Mrs. Maisel. There’s a charm and wit to her performance that is simply perfection!
Kirsten Dunst. I have only seen about half the season of On Becoming A God in Central Florida thus far. But let me tell you, if you haven’t tuned into this gem yet start now! I am not at all surprised that Dunst got acknowledged for her work on the first season of this series. She has an incredibly presence on the show that is completely strong and fierce. Out of the many performances of last year, Dunst on this series was one that stood out and was memorable. I was not at all surprised to see her nominated. A much deserved nomination indeed!
And last but certainly not least Natasha Lyonne. Russian Doll was an incredible new series that came out last year. And a big reason for why the series was so incredible was because of Lyonne’s performance. Her performance was insightful. It had depth. It had heart. It was funny. It was sad. Her character deals with every emotion imaginable as someone who is continuing to relive the same night over and over again. From the tone of her line deliveries to her just glancing over at something, Lyonne’s performance on Russian Doll was one that stood out. As a fan of the series, I am just so incredibly happy to see Lyonne get a nomination for her superb work on this series.
Julia Louis- Dreyfus – Veep
Catherine O’ Hara – Schitt’s Creek
Wendi McLendon- Covey – The Goldbergs
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex- Girlfriend
Kristen Bell – The Good Place
Who Will Win:
Phoebe Waller- Bridge – Fleabag
Who Should Win:
This is tough because I feel both Kirsten Dunst and Natasha Lyonne should win. With that being said, I feel that this award should go to Natasha Lyonne.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader – Barry
Ben Platt – The Politician
Paul Rudd – Living With Yourself
Ramy Youssef – Ramy
By now it’s been established that I have only seen one episode of The Kominsky Method. It’s also been established that I feel this series should be in that of the Drama Category. While Douglas’s performance on the series is probably very good, it’s a performance that should be nominated in the Drama Category.
Ramy is a series that I definitely hope to check out soon. I haven’t watched it yet, so I don’t have anything to say about how the show is or Youssef’s performance on the series as of yet. Although, I have seen the trailer for the show, and the series does look good.
Bill Hader. Ben Platt. Paul Rudd. These were some of the best performances of last year on television. To pick or say who was better is impossible because they all gave such perfect performances on all their respective series.
There is hope, some quirk, along with an incredible amount of sadness that Hader brings to his part as Barry on HBO’s Barry. It’s definitely a performance that stands out among the many, and it’s not at all hard to see why Hader was once again nominated.
Ben Platt’s character of Payton on The Politician goes through a lot. His performance is a bit camp, a bit comedic, and a bit dark. Platt is playing a character who is determined to achieve the goals that he has made for himself. There is an energy in his performance that you can’t help but be captivated.
And then there’s Paul Rudd on Living With Yourself. Rudd is perfection on this series. His performance is both incredibly funny and charming. And not only is he playing one character, but he is playing two. He really should be nominated twice in this category, but I am definitely happy to see his brilliant performance(s) get at least one nomination.
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine Nine
Glenn Howerton – AP Bio
Ted Danson – The Good Place
Charlie Barnett – Russian Doll
Who Will Win:
Who Should Win:
As you can tell by now, I am a huge fan of both Bill Hader on Barry and Paul Rudd on Living With Yourself. This is another category where I think two performers should win the same award. Bill Hader on Barry continues to just deliver an outstanding and full of depth performance. Then there’s Paul Rudd. Who is playing two characters, along with his performance(s) being so incredibly complex. Both actors are amazing, but I think Rudd is the actor who should be awarded.
Okay, so those are my thoughts on what shows and performers I think will take home a Golden Globe tonight. I’ll just have to wait until tonight’s telecast of the Golden Globes to see if any of my predictions are correct. Hope you all enjoyed reading this gal’s thoughts on this year’s Golden Globe Nominations. As always, thanks so much for reading! Until next time TV Nerds!
Now that you’ve read my thoughts on this year’s Golden Globe Nominations, I’d love to hear yours!
-Did you agree with this year’s Golden Globe Nominations for Television?
-Where there any shows that you feel got snubbed?
-What performer do you hope takes home a Golden Globe for their performance?
-Where there any performers who you feel got snubbed?
-This year no Network TV Series got any nominations for this year’s Golden Globes. Has Network TV lost their touch for creating “Must Watch TV”?