Joel Edgerton is a first-time Golden Globes Live Stream nominee, Mel Gibson is on a comeback tour with a best director nod for the Australian-produced Hacksaw Ridge, and Nicole Kidman has racked up her 10th Golden Globe nomination for the Australian-produced drama Lion.
But what they all share is national pride. “Wow, it’s fantastic,” Gibson says, referring to the three individual nominations as well as nominees for best drama, Hacksaw Ridge (and its lead Andrew Garfield) and Lion (and supporting actor Dev Patel). “Australia is truly a global player in the film world now and it’s exciting to see the Aussies are so well represented.”
Gibson and Kidman have a long history with the Golden Globe awards, given out for the past 74 years by a small group of foreign journalists based in Hollywood and long viewed as an important box to check on the way to the Academy Awards.
Says Kidman, “The first time I went to the Golden Globes, I was nominated for Billy Bathgate [1991 drama starring Dustin Hoffman] and I couldn’t believe anyone even knew who I was, so to get nominated was just stunning to me.” Times have changed for the movie star, whose date that year was her new husband, Tom Cruise. Tomorrow she’ll be bringing her Aussie husband of 10 years, Keith Urban, and host Jimmy Fallon has asked her to participate in the show’s pre-taped opening skit alongside Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake and Tina Fey. “The Golden Globes is already the most fun awards show of them all and Jimmy will really tap into that vibe,” she says.
Gibson vaguely remembers appearing as a presenter Golden Globes 2017 Live Stream on the Golden Globes “when I was a young actor 30 or 40 years ago” but will never forget the “big thrill” he felt on winning his 1995 best director Golden Globe for Braveheart. “It’s always a good excuse to sit down, eat a rubber chicken and have a rubberneck at all the other famous people around,” he says. “You get to meet people you’ve admired for a long time. Last time I met Sly and Clint Eastwood so it’s kind of a cool, fun thing to do.” He was also famously skewered by past host Ricky Gervais on two memorable occasions but is confident he’s safe this year. “I’ve been told Jimmy is pretty harmless,” Gibson says. “I remember after the last experience with Ricky, I wanted to strangle him. I saw him later and he said, ‘We were great’ and I said, ‘Yeah right, now move on!'”
Edgerton has no idea what to expect as the new kid on the carpet, adding, “I’ve never been before but it feels exciting to be recognised in this category because they are all actors I admire greatly.”
If the three Aussies continue making the rounds during the long awards season leading up to the Oscars on February 26, they will be spending a lot of time together. Kidman says, “I think any time you are nominated with fellow Australians and you start to see them all the time at these things, you feel like you get closer and closer.”
Gibson is also looking forward to some bonding. “I know Joel, I’ve hung out with him a little bit but I’ve known Nic only peripherally and said hello to her one time so it’ll be fun if we share a few more bad meals together!
he Golden Globes are here once again, and with it the futility of trying to figure out who’s going to win. Beyond the difficulty and short timespan of all awards forecasting (we’re all about to find out who won anyway!), the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) often zigs exactly when you expect them to zag – Jon Hamm won an award in his last year of eligibility after being repeatedly stiffed for Mad Men, while Mozart in the Jungle of all things swooped in to take most of Transparent’s comedy awards.
This year, there are a few strong contenders, ranging from the one-and-done (the excellent FX miniseries The People v OJ Simpson, a bizarre and likely singular year of nominations for The Americans) to mainstays like Game of Thrones and Transparent to new shows in fresh under the wire, like Westworld, Atlanta and This is Us. Single shows rarely run the table in the TV categories, and even in the easier to predict acting categories there aren’t many genuine stars looking for easy awards gold, so 2017 might be an almost impossible year to nail your Golden Globes pool. Anyway, time for some guesses!
Where the best drama Emmy often recognizes more stately, dialogue-heavy dramas (ie Mad Men), the Golden Globes generally acknowledge excellence in murder as part of their criteria – Homeland, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire. So British royalty drama The Crown and sappy freshman insurgent This is Us are likely out. That means Westworld or Stranger Things, both shows that have built a healthy amount of buzz on the back of monster and/or robot action. Of those two, Stranger Things is the one with the more solid head of steam – it might have significant problems, but the prospect of a 1980s pastiche without much in the vein of original ideas winning the best drama Golden Globe is so weird and frustrating that there’s no way it’s not going Golden Globes 2017 Live to happen. It’s a shame that Stranger Things is the show benefiting from that way, since perpetually nominated Game of Thrones is coming off its best season in years, finally paying off several seasons of character and plot development as it sets up for its bloody endgame. In this assembled field, Game of Thrones genuinely does deserve the statue.
Will win: Stranger Things
Should win: Game of Thrones
This is just a bizarre category – Mozart in the Jungle, a show that, somehow, won a year after the beginning of the awards deluge for Amazon’s higher profile, more dramatic, more relevant Transparent. Between those, Transparent seems much more likely to pull out a repeat win (giving a “best comedy” award to Mozart in the Jungle is like waking up in bed next to a last-minute Tinder date you barely remember meeting), but it’s still not the most deserving candidate. Of the nominees, Donald Glover’s Atlanta is by far the most formally innovative, and the one that does the most to open new possibilities for the form. (Also, unlike many prestige comedies, it has jokes.)
Will win: Transparent
Should win: Atlanta
This is a tricky category. In theory, The Night Manager is exactly the sort of show that could, and most likely will, pull out a Golden Globes victory – a John Le Carré adaptation featuring some capital-A acting from Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman. But American Crime has been nominated in the past, and The Night Of has John Turturro, Riz Ahmed, Golden Globes 2017 Live Stream Online and enough of an awards-hungry patina that it could pull out an upset. Still, none of these are the best thing going in the category. The People v OJ Simpson has the whole package: the show’s cast includes several genuine movie stars (including the acting nominated John Travolta), a critical perspective on relevant questions about media spectacle, race and the criminal justice system, and, best of all, it’s genuinely gripping and one of the best TV shows of the last year. There’s a chance the HFPA will recoil at all of the Emmys love The People v OJ got, but that’s the only thing stopping it from more than justified gold.
Will win: The Night Manager
Should win: The People v OJ Simpson
Best actress in a comedy
Unlike the dramatic acting categories, this Golden Globe rarely goes to an established person. Instead, it’s a one-time attempted coronation (Tina Fey was the last person to repeat win the category), which means past winners Rachel Bloom and Gina Rodriguez, who have already gotten the benefit of Globes buzz, are likely out of the running. It also seems like HFPA has almost perversely set itself up to avoid giving the award to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, perhaps as a way of thumbing its nose at her inhuman dominance of the category at the Emmys. So, while Tracee Ellis Ross’ prodigious gifts as Rainbow Johnson on Blackish (a role that asks her to run the full gamut from put-upon sitcom mom to hypercompetent doctor to lost and adrift mixed-race woman) is an admirable long shot worth rooting for, Issa Rae will almost certainly win for Insecure.
Will win: Issa Rae
Should win: Tracee Ellis Ross
Best actress in a drama
The HFPA loves rewarding name-brand actors working on shows that are somewhat less prestigious – Geena Davis won for the short-lived series Commander in Chief –which means this is almost certainly Winona Ryder’s award to lose. (If there’s a spoiler on those terms Golden Globes awards 2017 Live Stream , it’s Evan Rachel Wood on Westworld, which may be a bit too recent for the Globes.) It’s too bad that Ryder is going to win. She’s a great actor, but the writing on Stranger Things doesn’t actually give her all that much to do other than play the aggrieved mother (her best scene partner is a tangle of Christmas lights). And Keri Russell, somehow nominated for the first time, deserves all of the acting awards in existence (and some that aren’t) for her thrilling, emotional, terrifying performance as Elizabeth Jennings on The Americans.
Will win: Winona Ryder
Should win: Keri Russell
Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie
This category is often an acknowledgment of the star power of whoever decided to appear in a miniseries or TV movie that year (Lady Gaga won last year!) But there are a few possibilities in 2017, none of which quite make the cut for an obvious winner. There’s Kerry Washington, who has been nominated for both Emmys and Golden Globes for Scandal but never won–nominated for playing Anita Hill in HBO’s Confirmation. There’s Charlotte Rampling, who could 74th Golden Globes Awards Live Stream conceivably get the nod for appearing in London Spy. And there’s award show bait Sarah Paulson, who deserves to win every award, not just the acting ones, and whose performance as Marcia Clark might have been the highlight of The People v OJ Simpson, a miniseries full of stellar acting. But I’m calling it: the winner is Felicity Huffman, for American Crime. Though she was nominated last year, Huffman plays a different character on this season of American Crime, and might not suffer from her familiarity with the voters. (She also won a Globe for her role in Transamerica, so.)
Will win: Felicity Huffman
Should win: Sarah Paulson
Best actor in a comedy
This category has followed best comedy for the past two years, as Jeffrey Tambor and then Gael Garcia Bernal took home trophies – and in years before that, the award has frequently gone to goofy performances in slightly less-acclaimed comedies. (Think Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory or, inexplicably, Don Cheadle on House of Lies.) Is it too much to hope, then, that Bernal and Tambor will lose out to the delightful Anthony Anderson for his work on Blackish? Blackish might be a broader series than Transparent, and Anderson doesn’t have the star power of fellow nominee Nick Nolte, but his good-natured turn as a sitcom dad earnestly and seriously navigating race in America is more than deserving of the award. There’s no immediately appealing newcomer who fulfills most of the HFPA’s criteria for past winners, but this is an acting category where established stars frequently win (Alec Baldwin has several trophies from 30 Rock), and Graves airs on Epix, a weird enough outlier that it might actually be attractive to the Globes. Nolte seems like a likely winner, but we Anthony Anderson fanboys can dream.
Will win: Nick Nolte
Should win: Anthony Anderson
Best actor in a drama
Last year, Jon Hamm belatedly won this award for his years as Don Draper on Mad Men, but this year’s only long-running nominee is Liev Schreiber – and while these predictions strive for accuracy, they will not take into consideration the possibility that Ray Donovan could possibly win any awards. So instead, the closest thing to Hamm in this field is Bob Odenkirk, overdue awards recognition after pulling off the remarkable feat of successfully porting the comic 74th Golden Globes 2017 Live Stream relief character of Saul Goodman into a drama. On Better Call Saul, the genuinely morally complex, conniving, winning Jimmy McGill has become a more compelling protagonist than Walter White ever was.
There’s also a chance Rami Malek will win again for Mr Robot, but the show’s second season gave him far less to do, and an award would likely be a belated indication that the voters have watched the first season. Instead, the real dark horse candidate, and the one who really should win, is Matthew Rhys. Odenkirk is deserving of this award, too, but he’ll likely have a few more chances to win (and a genuine shot at some Emmys). As Philip Jennings, Rhys has to play every single tone The Americans covers, from goofy 1980s suburban comedy to spy thriller to marital drama to existential, ideological conflict and conspiracy, and moves between them seamlessly. The Americans only has two seasons left, and who knows whether or not the HFPA or the Academy will deign to nominate them for anything.
Will win: Bob Odenkirk
Should win: Matthew Rhys
Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie
The award in this category is going to go to the biggest star: Bryan Cranston playing Lyndon Baines Johnson. Nothing screams “Golden Globe” like “award-winning actor on niche TV series turned movie star playing a conflicted president”, so it feels pretty Golden Globes 2017 Live Online safe to make this prediction. Sorry John Turturro, sorry Riz Ahmed, looks like The Night Of is going to get shut out here. Sorry Tom Hiddleston, your relationship with Taylor Swift in conjunction with your starring role in The Night Manager didn’t get you the role of James Bond, and it isn’t going to get you this Golden Globe. Most importantly, sorry Courtney B Vance – you played Johnnie Cochran as a conflicted figure, simultaneously a huckster and a committed activist without coming down firmly on either side. Courtney, your performance was remarkable, and I’m sorry, but it’s still Cranston.
Will win: Bryan Cranston
Should win: Courtney B Vance
Best supporting actress
The supporting categories are all about standing out (especially since all series, miniseries, and TV movies are lumped in together) – so who’s making the biggest splash? There are a couple of plausible picks (in particular, Mandy Moore could win as a nod of recognition to This is Us), but it seems most likely that Thandie Newton will win for playing Maeve, Golden Globes Live a madam and a robot on Westworld – a role that became increasingly prominent and central as the show went on, which might play well with the voters. That’s bad news for Lena Headey, who, after years playing Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones, finally got the chance to cut loose and do some serious scenery-chewing. The season after she had to walk naked around King’s Landing, Cersei found herself a zombie knight enforcer, got to literally wear Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation outfit, and become the evil queen she was always destined to be. It’s been too long for any of the actors on Thrones to win awards until the last year they’re eligible, but this would’ve been Headey’s year.
Will win: Thandie Newton
Should win: Lena Headey
Best supporting actor
Playing by last year’s rules, where Christian Slater won in the Globes’ primary acknowledgment of Mr Robot, this one is likely going to go to Hugh Laurie for The Night Manager – they’re similarly established TV stars making slightly off-brand appearances. (Slater likely won’t be repeating.) On the other hand, there are two nominees from The People v OJ Simpson, and at least one of them has more than a fighting shot, assuming the HFPA doesn’t totally Golden Globes 2017 Live Stream shut the miniseries out. More than likely, this would be John Travolta, whose arch, drippy performance as Robert Shapiro somehow flew under the radar amidst all of the praise the show received, but Sterling K Brown’s understated, tightly wound Chris Darden somehow managed to become a romantic hero in a show that adamantly refused to have any – he more than deserved his Emmy, and he’d deserve this award too.[source]