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Fearless Golden Globes TV Predictions, from Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba to Kirsten Dunst

Fearless Golden Globes TV Predictions, from Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba to Kirsten Dunst

Though the Golden Globes have even less to do with predicting the Emmys than they do the Oscars, this year’s TV nominations showed that the HFPA is increasingly hip to the future of the medium: diverse, streaming, multinational. Whether the awards themselves hew to that pattern is another matter, though in recent years voters have shied away from honoring the same series and performers time after time. (The same can’t be said of the TV Academy.) The near-universal acclaim for “Transparent” and “Fargo” should trump the newcomers, while past nominees “Game of Thrones,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), and Idris Elba (“Luther”) now have their best chance yet to break through.

Still, there’s reason to expect the HFPA to make good on the promise of this year’s nominations shake-up, which is why I predict first-time nominee Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”) to beat out past winner Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) on his farewell tour, and Tobias Menzies (“Outlander,” which received three nominations) to win the series a prize in the wide-open Supporting Actor race.  

READ MORE: “Golden Globes: Finally, an Awards Group Looks to the Future of TV, Not the Past”

Best Drama Series
“Game of Thrones”

Best Comedy/Musical Series

Best Limited Series/TV Movie

Best Actress (Drama)
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Best Actor (Drama)
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Best Actress (Musical/Comedy)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Best Actor (Musical/Comedy)
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Best Actress (Limited Series/TV Movie)
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”

Best Actor (Limited Series/TV Movie)
Idris Elba, “Luther” 

Best Supporting Actress
Regina King, “American Crime”

Best Supporting Actor
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”

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