2021 Golden Globes Television Nominations with Our Thoughts and Opinions

Posted on February 03, 2021

Unlike the film nominations, the Golden Globe television nominations this year feel like they’re coming from the same reality we live in, even if the nature of pop culture in the pandemic age makes it all feel way more fleeting than normal. Some of these nominations feel like they’re for shows we watched years ago.

 

 

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
THE CROWN – NETFLIX
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY – HBO
THE MANDALORIAN – DISNEY+
OZARK – NETFLIX
RATCHED – NETFLIX

Ratched? Oh, please. Critics and awards voters love Ozark and The Crown. Lovecraft Country and The Mandalorian may suffer from being genre products, but we think they’re probably the more deserving of the nominees.

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
OLIVIA COLMAN – THE CROWN
JODIE COMER – KILLING EVE
EMMA CORRIN – THE CROWN
LAURA LINNEY – OZARK
SARAH PAULSON – RATCHED

 

Emma Corrin, hands down. Any actress who tries to attempt a Princess Diana will be compared to her superior efforts.

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
JASON BATEMAN – OZARK
JOSH O’CONNOR – THE CROWN
BOB ODENKIRK – BETTER CALL SAUL
AL PACINO – HUNTERS
MATTHEW RHYS – PERRY MASON

 

Some weird choices on here. We can’t imagine Pacino or Rhys are frontrunners. It may be O’Connor’s turn this year.

 

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
EMILY IN PARIS – NETFLIX
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT – HBO MAX
THE GREAT – HULU
SCHITT’S CREEK – POP TV
TED LASSO – APPLE TV+

 

EMILY IN PARIS??? Girl, PLEASE. Critics loved The Flight Attendant and The Great, but we’d bet it’s between Ted Lasso and maybe Schitt’s Creek, although the momentum has died a bit on that series with its Emmy wins.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
LILY COLLINS – EMILY IN PARIS
KALEY CUOCO – THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
ELLE FANNING – THE GREAT
JANE LEVY – ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
CATHERINE O’HARA – SCHITT’S CREEK

 

This would seem to be O’Hara’s to lose.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
DON CHEADLE – BLACK MONDAY
NICHOLAS HOULT – THE GREAT
EUGENE LEVY – SCHITT’S CREEK
JASON SUDEIKIS – TED LASSO
RAMY YOUSSEF – RAMY

 

We’d bet it’s Sudeikis.

 

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES, ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
NORMAL PEOPLE – HULU
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT – NETFLIX
SMALL AXE – AMAZON STUDIOS
THE UNDOING – HBO
UNORTHODOX – NETFLIX

 

This one’s tough, but based on buzz alone, we think it comes down to Normal People and The Queen’s Gambit.

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES, ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
CATE BLANCHETT – MRS. AMERICA
DAISY EDGAR-JONES – NORMAL PEOPLE
SHIRA HAAS – UNORTHODOX
NICOLE KIDMAN – THE UNDOING
ANYA TAYLOR-JOY – THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

 

LA BLANCHETT, of course.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES, ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BRYAN CRANSTON – YOUR HONOR
JEFF DANIELS – THE COMEY RULE
HUGH GRANT – THE UNDOING
ETHAN HAWKE – THE GOOD LORD BIRD
MARK RUFFALO – I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE

 

Crazy that Daisy Edgar-Jones got nominated for Normal People but Paul Mescal didn’t. This honestly feels like anyone’s game, although we don’t think Daniels or Grant have that much of a chance.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SUPPORTING ROLE
GILLIAN ANDERSON – THE CROWN
HELENA BONHAM CARTER – THE CROWN
JULIA GARNER – OZARK
ANNIE MURPHY – SCHITT’S CREEK
CYNTHIA NIXON – RATCHED

 

Gillian Anderson, we think. It was a controversial performance because she made some very showy acting choices, which is exactly the kind of thing that snags awards.

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SUPPORTING ROLE
JOHN BOYEGA – SMALL AXE
BRENDAN GLEESON – THE COMEY RULE
DANIEL LEVY – SCHITT’S CREEK
JIM PARSONS – HOLLYWOOD
DONALD SUTHERLAND – THE UNDOING

 

Boyega, we think.

 

Don’t miss our thoughts on the GG motion picture noms!

 

 

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