Golden Globe 2023: predictions in television categories

Series like Splitting, Better Call Saul, Abbott Elementary, Dahmer – Mostro and The White Lotus will compete for the Golden Globes: here are our predictions on television awards.

After the year of pause imposed by the controversy against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and an edition in which the awards were announced directly online, the Golden Globes are preparing to regain their “place in the sun” with the eightieth edition of their history. In anticipation of the ceremony scheduled in Beverly Hills for the evening of January 10, let us therefore analyze the thirteen categories dedicated to the small screen, two more than usual (for the first time, in fact, a total of four supporting interpreters will be awarded in the television sphere ). It is not easy to make predictions, especially considering the high number of new titles competing this year, but below we will try to offer you some Golden Globes 2023 predictions in television categoriesbetween possible favorites and matches with an uncertain outcome.

Drama series: The Crown, Split and the grand finale of Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Crown: Imelda Staunton in season 5

Let’s start from the field of dramatic series, where the fifth season of The Crown: the new chapter of the historical epic signed by Peter Morgan has in fact received four nominations, more than the other contenders. Yet, considering the somewhat lukewarm reception compared to previous seasons, it seems unlikely that next Tuesday The Crown can repeat the triumph of two years ago; on the other hand, Elizabeth II’s portrayal of her should allow the talented Imelda Staunton to win the award for best actress, beating candidates such as Zendaya for Euphoria and Laura Linney for Ozarks.


Split – a picture of the characters

Taking into account the fact that members of the HFPA generally have an eye for novelty, the winner of the Golden Globe for best drama series could instead be the highly acclaimed Split, a psychological thriller with sci-fi edges signed by Dan Erickson for Apple TV+. Alternatively, the most logical choice would be to pay homage to one of the most acclaimed titles of recent years: Better Call Saul, in contention with his last, magnificent season. Beyond the main trophy, Better Call Saul also nominated for lead actor Bob Odenkirk, in our opinion the favorite for the award; contending for the Golden Globe will be in particular the veteran Jeff Bridges for The Old Man and Adam Scott for Split.

  • Outstanding Drama Series: Split (runner up: Better Call Saul)

  • Best Actor: Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul (runner-up: Jeff Bridges, The Old Man)

  • Best Actress: Imelda Staunton, The Crown (runner-up: Zendaya, Euphoria)

comedy series: Abbott Elementary at the top of the predictions

Abbott Elementary

Abbott Elementary: An image of Quinta Brunson

It was one of last year’s most acclaimed novelties, as well as the most Golden Globe nominated television production ever, with five nominations in all – enough to consider Abbott ElementaryABC sitcom set in a Philadelphia elementary school, as the work to beat in the race for the award for best comedy series. Abbott Elementarywhich recovers the typical elements of the mockumentary, has an excellent chance of earning the creator and protagonist Quinta Brunson the Golden Globes for best comedy series and best actress, overtaking the competition from last year’s winner, Hacksand its main interpreter, the “reigning champion” Jean Smart.

The Bear

The Bear: An image by Jeremy Allen White

More than the second seasons of Hacks and of Only Murders in the Building (which returns to the Golden Globes with four nominations strong), to constitute a rival to be reckoned with for Abbott Elementary and The Beara frenetic dramedy centered on the daily work in the kitchen of a Chicago sandwich shop, which should win Jeremy Allen White the award for best actor: a category, the latter, in which the young interpreter of The Bear will have to contend with the pair of matadors of Only Murders in the BuildingSteve Martin and Martin Short.

  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Abbott Elementary (runner up: The Bear)

  • Best Actor: Jeremy Allen White The Bear (runners-up: Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building)

  • Best Actress: Quinta Brunson Abbott Elementary (runner-up: Jean Smart, Hacks)

Supporting actors: Abbott Elementary vs The Crown?

The Crown Elizabeth Debicki

The Crown: An image by Elizabeth Debicki

These are the categories in which, thanks to the mix between comedy and drama series, it is more difficult to elaborate reliable predictions: in practice, each of the ten candidates among the supporting actors has a legitimate chance of winning. Among the supporting actors, the young Tyler James Williams of Abbott Elementary he is in the company of four veterans of the caliber of John Lithgow, Jonathan Pryce, John Turturro and Henry Winkler; and our feeling is that John Turturro, strong in the consensus for Split, could get his hands on his second Golden Globe. Among the supporting actresses, however, Abbott Elementary fielding no less than two nominees, namely Janelle James and Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph; in this category, however, Elizabeth Debicki could become, two years after Emma Corrin, the second interpreter to receive a Golden Globe thanks to the role of Lady Diana in The Crown.

  • Best Supporting Actor: John Turturro Split (runners-up: John Lithgow, The Old Man)

  • Best Supporting Actress: Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown (runners-up: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary)

Head to head bro The White Lotus and dahmer

Tom Hollander Jennifer Coolidge

The White Lotus 2: A picture from the series

On the one hand, the chilling reconstruction of the life and criminal deeds of one of America’s most notorious serial killers; on the other, the choral fresco with satirical traits of a group of wealthy tourists on holiday on the beaches of Sicily, amidst passions, intrigues and noir twists. Dahmer – Monsterthe new thriller made by Ryan Murphy, after recording record figures on Netflix, is presented at the Golden Globes with four nominations: the same figure obtained by The White Lotus, flagship of HBO, signed by the superfine pen of Mike White. At the Golden Globes two years ago, the first season of The White Lotus had had to settle for a single nomination, but this time the hugely popular holiday series aims to cross the finish line both for best miniseries or anthology series, and for supporting actress Jennifer Coolidge (in contention alongside supporting actress Aubrey Plaza).

Netflix Dahmer Evan Peters

Dahmer – Monster: a close up of Evan Peters

Dahmer – Monsterthe most formidable competitor of The White Lotus in the main category, he is instead given as a favorite for the Golden Globe for best actor thanks to the mimetic interpretation provided by Evan Peters. Furthermore, for the role of the father of the maniac Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Jenkins is aiming for the Golden Globe for best supporting actor, a category in which, however, the competition is decidedly fierce: keep an eye in particular on the great F. Murray Abraham, one of the new entries in the cast of The White Lotus. Among the miniseries most appreciated by the HFPA it should be remembered Pam & Tommywith Lily James and Sebastian Stan in the role of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee: Stan will try to make a difficult pass on Evan Peters (among the candidates there are also Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Andrew Garfield), while James will deal with superstars like Jessica Chastain and Julia Roberts, but in particular with Amanda Seyfried, already awarded with the Emmy for her performance in The Dropout.

  • Best Miniseries, Anthology Series or TV Movie: The White Lotus (runner up: Dahmer – Monster)

  • Best Actor: Evan Peters Dahmer – Monster (runners-up: Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy)

  • Best Actress: Amanda Seyfried The Dropout (runners-up: Lily James, Pam & Tommy)

  • Best Supporting Actor: Richard Jenkins Dahmer – Monster (runner-up: F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus)

  • Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Coolidge The White Lotus (runner-up: Niecy Nash-Betts, Dahmer – Monster)

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