My 2017 Golden Globes Predictions

With award season’s most favorite ceremony on Sunday, I’m sharing my 2017 Golden Globes predictions!

2017 Golden Globes Predictions

Oh Happy Friday! Big news everyone: The Golden Globes are on Sunday and my excitement level is literally through the roof. As I sit anxiously awaiting the pop of champagne and a flock of A-list stars gallivanting down the red carpet, I thought I would do something new around here and share with you my guesses for who will snag a trophy this year. After all, measuring the success of your predictions only makes Hollywood’s most beloved award show that much more fun for those of us watching the show at home in our flannel PJs. (It’s cold out, for real!)

This time around, the categories are STACKED. With very close races, particularly in the television categories, it’s going to be bit of a nail-biting night for many. This year, I’ve seen most (if not all) of the nominated films and television series. Sure, that doesn’t mean I’m necessarily qualified to decide the winners – but I HAVE watched the Golden Globes every year since the 7th grade and feel pretty well-educated on who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association likes to hand gold trophies to. Of course, these are guesses…not guarantees — but they’re my most educated guesses and I feel pretty confident in them. 

Live-Tweet the Golden Globes with Me

Before I get into my 2017 Golden Globes predictions, I want to toot my horn a little bit and let you know that I’ll be live-tweeting the red carpet fashion and show on Sunday. So, if you’re around, definitely join in! It’s always lots and lots of fun, I promise. You can follow me on Twitter, here (assuming you don’t already).


On that note, let’s get started. As I said, the closest races seem to be in television with Westworld and Stranger Things both being strong contenders in the TV drama category. The Golden Globes tend to favor more dark, abstract television series…and so while I do love The Crown, I just don’t think it’s going to take home much gold. That said, John Lithgow is a beloved treasure so I’m nabbing him as my pick to with the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. The Globes also have a history of awarding shows in their first season, which is why I dub Billy Bob Thorton as Best Actor for GoliathWinona Ryder for Stranger Things and the talented Thandie Newton (who is seriously SO good) for Westworld

In the TV Miniseries or Motion Picture category, 2016 delivered two very strong contenders. HBO’s smash hit The Night Of was one of the most compelling crime dramas of all time – but I just don’t think it’s strong enough to beat our the machine that is The People v. OJ SimpsonIt’s kind of a shame in a way, because I think it would be a shoe-in winner any other year. If you haven’t seen it yet, definitely check it out! The People v. OJ was an all-around slam dunk though and is definitely worthy of all the praise (and trophies).

The motion picture drama category seems to be a close race between Moonlight and Manchester of the Sea. I think we can all agree La La Land has it in the BAG for Musical/Comedy. (Rightfully so. Have you seen it?! It’s stunning through and through!)

To break down my winning picks, I’ve listed all of the categories and put my Golden Globes predictions in bold. Let’s get going!




Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This is Us
Mandy Moore, This is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld (My Pick, and if she doesn’t win I revolt! *wink*)

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. OJ Simpson
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown (My Pick)
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. OJ Simpson

Best Lead Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson (My Pick)
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Lead Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson (My Pick)

Best Lead Actress, TV Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (Really SHOULD win but I don’t will this round.)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure (My Pick – Quirky new show, sold!)
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-Ish

Best Lead Actor, TV Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Gael Garcia Benral, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta (My Pick. Well-deserved!)
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Lead Actress, TV Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russel, The Americans *Should win, but won’t
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (My Pick. A Hollywood icon and a kooky smash hit.)
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Lead Actor, TV Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul *Should get it, but sadly won’t*
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath (My Pick because who doesn’t love Billy Bob & Amazon is on fire.)

Best Mini-Series of TV Movie:
American Crime
The People v. OJ Simpson (My Pick, because DUH!)
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of

Best TV Series, Comedy
Atlanta (My Pick)
Mozart in the Jungle

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This is Us
Westworld (My Pick. Stranger Things is great, but I feel Westworld featured stronger performances all around.)


Best Original Song
‘Cant Stop the Feeling’, Trolls
‘City of Stars’, La La Land (My Pick)
‘Faith’, Sing
‘Gold’, Gold
‘How Far I’ll Go’, Moana

Best Original Score
La La Land (My Pick)
Hidden Figures

Best Foreign Film
Divines, France
Elle, France (My Pick)
Nurda, Chile
The Salesman, Iran/France
Toni Erdmann, Germany

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
Zootopia (My Pick)

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Manchester by the Sea (My Pick)
La La Land
Hell or High Water
Nocturnal Animals

Best Director, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (My Pick)
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress, Movie
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Viola Davis, Fences (My Pick – and well deserved!)
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Best Supporting Actor, Movie
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight (My Pick)
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Dev Patel, Lion
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Lead Actor in Movie, Comedy
Ryan Gosling, La La Land (My Pick)
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Best Lead Actress in Movie, Comedy
Emma Stone, La La Land (My Pick)
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Best Lead Actress in Movie, Drama
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Natalie Portman, Jackie (My Pick. Flawless performance!)
Ruth Negga, Loving
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Best Lead Actor in Movie, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (My Pick. Breakout performance of the year.)
Denzel Washington, Fences
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy
20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land (My Pick, duh)
Sing Street

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight (My Pick – major heavy-weight with the critics.)


And there we have it, my complete list of 2017 Golden Globes predictions. As mentioned before, I WILL be live-tweeting all of the madness – which always includes a cocktail and some snark on the side. Then, of course, I’ll be rounding up the best and WORST looks from the red carpet for your pleasure. Don’t you just love to judge what everyone wore to these fancy gigs, right? Me too!

Thanks so much for reading! If you agree – or disagree – with my choices, let me know in the comments. I’m always curious what everyone else’s predictions are. 

As always, stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams!