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2021 GOLDEN GLOBE PREDICTIONS:
BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

UPDATED: Jan. 12, 2021

AWARDS COMMENTARY:
Last year’s winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag,” which has ended its run after two seasons) is out of the running, as is 2019 winner Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which didn’t make the eligibility window this year), opening the door for newcomers. But just as they did at the Emmys, the “Schitt’s Creek” team appears on top of the world — and on top of mind for HFPA members, which is why Catherine O’Hara (who shockingly has never been nominated by the Globes) will likely need to make more room on her trophy shelf.


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Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” Courtesy of Pop TV

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Catherine O'Hara
    "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Moira Rose

  2. Christina Applegate
    "Dead to Me" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY
    : 4 nominations
    ROLE: Jen Harding

  3. Issa Rae
    "Insecure" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 2 nominations
    ROLE: Issa Dee

  4. Elle Fanning 
    "The Great" (Hulu)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Catherine the Great

  5. Kaley Cuoco
    "The Flight Attendant" (HBO Max)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Cassie Bowden

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Awkwafina, “Nora from Queens” Courtesy of Comedy Central

NEXT IN LINE:

  1. Jane Levy
    "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (NBC)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated 
    ROLE: Zoey

  2. Awkwafina
    "Nora from Queens" (Comedy Central)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination, 1 win (2020's "The Farewell")
    ROLE: Nora

  3. Linda Cardellini
    "Dead to Me" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Judy Hale

  4. Lily Collins
    "Emily in Paris" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination
    ROLE: Emily Cooper

  5. Tracee Ellis Ross
    "Black-ish" (ABC)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination, 1 win (2017's "Black-ish")
    ROLE: Rainbow Johnson

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, “Never Have I Ever” Netflix

ALSO IN CONTENTION:

  • Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” (FX)
  • Natasia Demetriou, “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)
  • Maya Erskine, “Pen15” (Hulu)
  • Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
  • Regina Hall, “Black Monday” (Showtime)
  • Allison Janney, “Mom” (CBS)
  • Zoe Kravitz, “High Fidelity” (Hulu)
  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, “Never Have I Ever” (Netflix)
  • Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
  • Merritt Wever, “Run” (HBO)

2021 Golden Globes Predictions (Film)

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 Academy Awards Predictions

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).