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2021 GOLDEN GLOBE PREDICTIONS:
BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTOR

UPDATED: Jan. 14, 2021

AWARDS COMMENTARY:
The Golden Globes supporting categories are always a hodgepodge of contenders from drama, comedy, limited series and TV movies. “Glee” star Chris Colfer is the last supporting actor from a comedy/musical to win the award, way back in 2010. And the last supporting actor from a half-hour was Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”) in 2007. Now, “Schitt’s Creek” co-creator Dan Levy has a chance to bring the funny back to the supporting TV actor field, won last year by Stellan Skarsgard (“Chernobyl”).


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Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” Courtesy of ABC Studios

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Dan Levy
    "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: David Rose

  2. Mahershala Ali
    "Ramy" (Hulu)
    GLOBES HISTORY
    : 2 nominations, 1 win (2019's "Green Book")
    ROLE: Sheikh Malik

  3. Tobias Menzies
    "The Crown" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 2 nominations
    ROLE: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

  4. John Boyega 
    "Small Axe" (Amazon Prime Video)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Leroy Logan

  5. Brendan Gleeson
    "The Comey Rule" (Showtime)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 3 nominations
    ROLE: Donald Trump

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Daveed Diggs, “The Good Lord Bird” Showtime

NEXT IN LINE:

  1. Donald Sutherland
    "The Undoing" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 8 nominations, 2 wins (1996's "Citizen X" and 2003's "Path to War")
    ROLE: Franklin Reinhardt

  2. Tom Pelphrey
    "Ozark" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Ben Davis

  3. Jim Parsons
    "Hollywood" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 3 nominations, 1 win (2011's "The Big Bang Theory")
    ROLE: Henry Willson

  4. Michael Kenneth Williams
    "Lovecraft Country" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Montrose Freeman

  5. Daveed Diggs
    "The Good Lord Bird" (Showtime)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Frederick Douglass

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Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Gioncarlo Valentine for Variety

ALSO IN CONTENTION:

      • Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)
      • Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
      • Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
      • John Lithgow, “Perry Mason” (HBO)
      • Jason Schwartzman, “Fargo” (FX)
      • Michael Sheen, “Quiz” (AMC)
      • Christian Slater, “Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story” (USA)
      • Glynn Turman, “Fargo” (FX)
      • Ben Whishaw, “Fargo” (FX)

2021 Golden Globes 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 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).