Many of the 78th Golden Globes nominees debuted on streaming services due to COVID-19 limiting access to theaters. (Photos courtesy of Netflix, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features and Disney +)
Many of the 78th Golden Globes nominees debuted on streaming services due to COVID-19 limiting access to theaters.

Photos courtesy of Netflix, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features and Disney +

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February 26, 2021

ThisIsYork predicts the 78th Golden Globes film categories

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Frances McDormand competes for another Golden Globe in her stellar performance in “Nomadland.” The film’s director, Chloe Zhao, is also in line for a win.

After a delayed awards season and increased home releases, the first major Oscar precursor awards ceremony finally arrives on Feb. 28. The Golden Globes will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and occur in two locations on both coasts.

While the women dominated directing category provided an exciting surprise, the lack of films with Black ensembles (in a year bursting with Black led movies) disappointed. Sia’s controversial movie musical “Music”, which received a nomination for Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy, also garnered angry reactions.

We compiled the most anticipated categories of the night and picked out our predictions for the 78th Golden Globes ceremony.

Best Motion Picture- Drama

“The Father”

“Mank”

“Nomadland” 

“Promising Young Woman”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

If the HPFA wants to award a crowd pleaser, Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” should easily win. However, Oscars frontrunner and critics favored “Nomadland” or the heavily nominated “Promising Young Woman” could swoop in for a win in the biggest category of the night.

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: “Nomadland”

Who Lucy and Liv think should win: “Nomadland” 

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- 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”)

In a stacked category, no actress emerged as a front runner. Davis gives an engaging performance, however her limited screen time might hurt her chances. Kirby and Day films failed to pick up additional nominations and also stray behind. The race should come down to veteran actress McDormand and the greener Mulligan.

Who Lucy thinks will win: Carey Mulligan 

Who Liv thinks will win: Frances McDormand

Who Lucy thinks should win: Frances McDormand

Who Liv thinks should win: Carey Mulligan 

 

Carey Mulligan stepped out of her period piece performance roles to lead “Promising Young Woman.” (Photo courtesy of Focus Features)

Best Picture by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama

Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”)

Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)

Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”)

Gary Oldman (“Mank”)

Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”)

While Hopkin’s gave a critically praised performance and deserves his first Golden Globe, Chadwick Boseman should sweep this awards season after his final performance as a confident musician. 

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Chadwick Boseman 

Who Lucy thinks should win: Chadwick Boseman 

Who Liv thinks should win: Riz Ahmed 

 

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” may take home three Golden Globes, including two for both leading actors. (Photo courtesy of Amazon Prime)

Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

“Hamilton”

“Music”

“Palm Springs”

“The Prom”

The musical or comedy category appears relatively weak and puzzling this year. The recorded musical “Hamilton” feels like it should not even qualify in this category, and critics blasted Sia’s “Music” for harmful representation of people with autism. “The Prom” received relatively mixed reviews, and while “Palm Springs” would be a deserved winner, it seems unlikely to garner the votes. The hilariously relevant sequel to Borat could easily win, however “Hamilton” fever might bring the hip hop musical a win.

Who Lucy thinks will win: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Who Liv thinks will win: “Hamilton”

Who Lucy and Liv think should win: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

 

Best Performance by an 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”)

Bakalova looks like the clear winner in this category. Her physical comedy and commitment to the role, in addition to a strong campaign, paves a clear path towards a Golden Globe. However, Rosamund Pike could ride the recent “I Care A Lot” hype to a surprising win. 

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Maria Bakalova

Who Lucy thinks should win: Maria Bakalova

Who Liv thinks should win: Anya Taylor-Joy

 

Best Performance by an 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”)

Much like the previous category, the “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” actors should take both comedy categories. Cohen’s reprise of Borat should win him a second Globe for the role. However, the HPFA may decide to award Miranda for his work on “Hamilton.”

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Sacha Baron Cohen

Who Lucy thinks should win: Andy Samberg 

Who Liv thinks should win: Sacha Baron Cohen

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”)

Olivia Colman (“The Father”)

Jodie Foster (“The Mauritanian”)

Amanda Seyfriend (“Mank”)

Helena Zengel (“News of the World”)

The HPFA loves to give Colman awards so she could easily win this category. However, Close has been heavily nominated for her role in the critically bashed “Hillbilly Elegy” and may win the prize. Seyfriend may also surprise for her role in “Mank” after missing a Screen Actors Guild nomination.

Who Lucy thinks will win: Glenn Close 

Who Liv thinks will win: Olivia Colman

Who Lucy and Liv think should win: Amanda Seyfriend

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a 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”)

Kaluuya should easily take this category in his nearly leading role of Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” His performance felt energized and engaging, and he should sweep this category throughout the awards season. The only possible surprise could come from Sacha Baron Cohen if the HPFA loves “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Daniel Kaluuya 

Who Lucy and Liv think should Win: Daniel Kaluuya

Kaluuya portrays Black Panther Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” (Photo courtesy of HBO Max)

 

Best Director- Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)

David Fincher (“Mank”)

Regina King (“One Night In Miami”)

Aaron Sorkin (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)

Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”)

The HPFA may award Fincher’s highly produced “Mank” because they appreciate the ode to the importance of movies. However, we expect Zhao to become the second woman to win in this category with the unforgettable “Nomadland.”

Who Liv and Lucy think will win: Chloe Zhao 

Who Liv and Lucy think should win: Chloe Zhao 

 

Best Screenplay- Motion Picture

Courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” may win Sorkin another Golden Globe this Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)

Jack Fincher (“Mank”)

Aaron Sorkin (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)

Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller (“The Father”)

Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”)

Without a clear winner in the screenplay category, we predict the HPFA will crown the genre bending revenge drama “Promising Young Woman”. However, they may have trouble resisting a snappy and relevant Sorkin screenplay. 

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Emerald Fennell

Who Lucy thinks should win: Jack Fincher

Who Liv thinks should win: Emerald Fennell

ThisIsYork predicts the 78th Golden Globes TV categories

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The HPFA nominated Anya Taylor-Jones twice for the 78th Golden Globes.

After a delayed awards season and increased home releases, the first major Oscar precursor awards ceremony finally arrives on Feb. 28. The Golden Globes will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and occur in two different locations on both coasts.

We compiled the most anticipated categories of the night and picked out our predictions for the 78th Golden Globes ceremony.

Best Television Series- Drama

“The Crown”

“Lovecraft County”

“The Mandalorian”

“Ozark”

“Ratched”

Netflix’s “The Crown” stepped up their game for the fourth season, with a new timeline and a focus on characters such as Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher, not seen in previous seasons. Though it remained a show about the Queen herself, this season marks the first to expand so broadly upon other characters and introduce us to the storylines woven around the Queen. “Ozark” always pulls out the stops and was one of my favorite shows of the past year, but this season of “The Crown” felt more special and more raw. It was a fan favorite, and I have no doubt it will be a favorite on awards night as well.   

Who Kathryn thinks will win: “The Crown” 

Who Kathryn thinks should win: “Ozark”

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama

Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)

Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)

Emma Corrin (“The Crown”)

Laura Linney (“Ozark”)

Sarah Paulson (“Ratched”)

This category is incredibly stacked, with five actresses who could have easily earned this award for the performances they gave in their respective shows. Emma Corrin quickly became a fan favorite this season, portraying Princess Diana in Netflix’s “The Crown” and doing so with precision and grace. Laura Linney, who is being nominated for her fourth season of “Ozark” for playing the feisty and whip-smart Wendy Byrde, is far more deserving of the award. This season of “Ozark” was practically written for Wendy; more so than any other season, Linney was allowed to demonstrate her incredible range as she continued to fight for her family and their lives. Though I was incredibly impressed with Corrin’s performance, nothing beats what Linney brought to the screen. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: Emma Corrin 

Who Kathryn thinks should win: Laura Linney 

 

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”)

Bateman has poured everything he has into directing, producing and starring in “Ozark”, and this past season he gave the performance of a lifetime. He seems to be the frontrunner to win, followed by O’Connor, who could pull through and take home the prize, but he was no match against Bateman. With a character as developed and thought-out as Marty Byrde is, Bateman has proven himself a force to be reckoned with both on screen and in the television world, and he no doubt deserves this award. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: Jason Bateman

Who Kathryn thinks should win: Jason Bateman 

 

Best Television Series- Musical or Comedy

“Emily in Paris”

“The Flight Attendant”

“The Great”

“Schitt’s Creek”

“Ted Lasso” 

“Schitt’s Creek” provided fans with feel good characters and absurdly funny lines for six seasons and they made history at the 2020 Emmy Awards with the most wins for a comedy series in one year. I think “The Great” was the comedic underdog of the season and deserves recognition as an incredibly well-made historical satire with a strong cast and an excellent storyline. Though it’s a long shot, “The Great” deserves the award this time around. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: “Schitt’s Creek” 

Who Kathryn thinks should win: “The Great”

 

Best Performance by an 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”)

There is nothing quite like watching O’Hara dazzle on screen in “Schitt’s Creek”. She’s a force to be reckoned with in her role as the funny and dramatic Moira Rose, a former soap opera actress stranded with her family in a run-down town that is far, far below her preferred standards of living. In the sixth and final season of the show, O’Hara gave her strongest performance, embodying this character as if it were herself and surely leaving a stamp on comedic television. She won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series back in September, and I have no doubt she will win this award again on Sunday. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: Catherine O’Hara 

Who Kathryn thinks should win: Catherine O’Hara 

 

Best Performance by an 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”)

Sudekis certainly has the upper hand this time around with his stellar performance as Ted Lasso on Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso”, and he is definitely feeling the pre-Emmy award hype as he is sure to expect a nomination this fall. Eugene Levy won this past September for “Schitt’s Creek”, and his performance on the show has been one of my favorite comedic performances in a while. Part of me feels like Sudekis has the win this time around and that Levy will be sitting this one out. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: Jason Sudekis 

Who Kathryn thinks should win: Eugene Levy 

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

“Normal People”

“The Queen’s Gambit”

“Small Axe”

“The Undoing”

“Unorthodox”

Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” has won over fans and critics alike, which isn’t a surprise given Anya Taylor-Joy’s fantastic performance and such a phenomenal developed plot. It’s sure to bring home the win this Sunday, and everyone is expecting it to. However, I would love to see a win for Netflix’s “Unorthodox”, a series about a woman who breaks free from her arranged marriage in her Hasidic community and flees to Germany to find herself. It’s a long shot, but I found myself falling in love with the characters and the story as the show developed. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: “The Queen’s Gambit” 

Who Kathryn thinks should win: “Unorthodox” 

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Limited Series, Anthology 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

Blanchett gave one of my favorite performances of the year in Hulu’s “Mrs. America, where she played real-life political figure Phyllis Schlafly, the woman behind the downfall of the ERA in the 1980s. For a limited series, her character had a tremendous amount of depth and arc, and I feel she definitely deserves an award for the performance she gave. Taylor-Joy has fans and critics raving for her performances as Beth Harmon in Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit”, it’s not a shock as to why. She molded a character that was cunning, bold, seductive, and loveable, and though my bias for Blanchett’s performance has me hoping she’ll pull through, I have no doubt Taylor-Joy will end the night with a win.  

Who Kathryn thinks will win: Anya Taylor-Joy

Who Kathryn thinks should win: Cate Blanchett 

 

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”)

Anderson’s turn as Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown” was so incredibly accurate that it was kind of shocking. Though this was her first and only season on the show, Anderson took that season and made it her own. Her interpretation of Thatcher was multi-faceted, as she took us through the ups and downs of the character’s inner psyche and put us in a place to both respect and despise her. It gave both the season and a lot of the plotlines some depth and dimension. Garner won the Emmy in September for playing Ruth Langmore on “Ozark”, but this season of “The Crown” hadn’t come out yet. If anyone were Anderson’s closest competition it would be Garner, but I have a strong feeling that Anderson will pull through. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: Gillian Anderson

Who Kathryn thinks should win: Gillian Anderson 

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or 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”)

Ruffalo has caused quite a sensation with his role in “I Know This Much Is True”, where he plays twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey. Tackling two leading roles in one television show is no easy feat, yet Ruffalo has made it appear as natural as possible. While his performance was incredibly moving, I found myself rooting heavily for Grant while watching “The Undoing”. Though there was a lot wrong with the series as a whole, Grant proved himself versatile and had me duped for a majority of the show. While Ruffalo has proven himself multifaceted in both his roles, Grant’s edge and mischief should win him the award. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: Mark Ruffalo 

Who Kathryn thinks should win: Hugh Grant

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role

John Boyega (“Small Axe”)

Brendan Gleeson (“Small Axe”)

Daniel Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

Jim Parson (“Hollywood”)

Donald Sutherland (“The Undoing”)

Levy is a fan favorite in “Schitt’s Creek”, fresh off three Emmy wins for his role as a writer, director and actor on the show. As the seasons went on, his performance as David Rose on the show got funnier and funnier, and he has quickly cemented himself as a strong comedic actor with a fiery sense of humor and a loveable personality. I think Sutherland should win for his performance as Franklin Reinhart in HBO’s “The Undoing”. It’s a long shot for sure, but I would absolutely love to see it happen. His performance was passionate, intense and emotional, and it moved me more than any other performance by an actor in this category. 

Who Kathryn thinks will win: Dan Levy 

Who Kathryn thinks should win: Donald Sutherland

 

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