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2021 GOLDEN GLOBE FINAL PREDICTIONS:
BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

UPDATED: Feb. 24, 2021

AWARDS COMMENTARY:
It’s hard to know this much is true with the Golden Globes, but it feels like Mark Ruffalo finally has one coming — especially after winning the Emmy for his double turn in HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True” — in which he plays twins in the limited series. But the Globes may finally grant Hugh Grant (“The Undoing”) another win, given his sixth nomination (his last win was in 1995 for “Four Weddings and a Funeral). The star-studded category also boasts Ethan Hawke (“The Good Lord Bird”), Jeff Daniels (“The Comey Rule”) and Bryan Cranston (“Your Honor”), so none of these names would be a surprise.


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Mark Ruffalo and Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True” Courtesy of HBO

AND THE PREDICTED WINNER IS:

  1. Mark Ruffalo
    "I Know This Much Is True" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 5 nominations
    ROLE: Dominick Birdsey/Thomas Birdsey

RUNNERS UP:

  • Hugh Grant
    "The Undoing" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY
    : 6 nominations, 1 win (1995's "Four Weddings and a Funeral")
    ROLE: Jonathan Fraser

  • Ethan Hawke
    "The Good Lord Bird" (Showtime)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 2 nominations
    ROLE: John Brown

  • Bryan Cranston 
    "Your Honor" (Showtime)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 8 nominations, 1 win (2014's "Breaking Bad")
    ROLE: Michael Desiato

  • Jeff Daniels
    "The Comey Rule" (Showtime)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 5 nominations
    ROLE: James Comey

 

2021 Golden Globes Final Predictions (TV)

2020-2021 Golden Globes Awards Timeline

      • Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms – Nov. 30, 2020
      • Deadline for Television nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Dec. 30, 2020
      • Deadline for receipt of Television nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 12, 2021
      • Deadline for Motion Picture nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 13, 2021
      • The final screening date for Motion Pictures – Jan. 26, 2021
      • The final date for Motion Picture press conferences – Jan. 27, 2021
      • Deadline for receipt of Motion Picture nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 30, 2021
      • Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced at 8:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. PT – Feb. 3, 2021
      • Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Feb. 23, 2021
      • 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast to coast at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California – Feb. 28, 2021

2021 Golden Globes Predictions (Film)

About the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes Awards, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is held annually with 93 members since 1944. The group recognizes excellence in film and television, across drama and comedy or musical categories. “Mad Men” and “The X-Files” hold the record for most wins as best drama, at three each, while “All in the Family” has won the most awards for best comedy/musical, with four wins. Carol Burnett has the record for most TV nominations, at 13 (she won five), while Alan Alda has the most TV wins, with 6 (out of 12 nominations).