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UPDATED: Feb. 24, 2021

Should there be a “The Crown” sweep at this year’s Golden Globes — a real possibility — Gillian Anderson might be a part of that. She earned quite a bit of attention for her turn as the Iron Lady, former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher, in this year’s “The Crown,” including some wonderfully chilly scenes opposite Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. But as usual, the supporting categories in TV are a hodgepodge, and so she’s up against Annie Murphy from “Schitt’s Creek,” as well as “The Crown” co-star Helena Bonham Carter and “Ozark” standout Julia Garner. Less likely is “Ratched” star Cynthia Nixon, although she has earned six nominations over the years.

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  1. Gillian Anderson
    "The Crown" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 6 nominations, 1 win (1997's "The X-Files")
    ROLE: Margaret Thatcher


  • Annie Murphy
    "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)
    : 1 nomination
    ROLE: Alexis Rose

  • Julia Garner 
    "Ozark" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination
    ROLE: Ruth Langmore

  • Helena Bonham Carter
    "The Crown" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 9 nominations
    ROLE: Princess Margaret

  • Cynthia Nixon
    "Ratched" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 6 nominations
    ROLE: Gwendolyn Briggs


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).