The Tracking Board’s Can’t-Miss, 100 Percent Accurate 2018 Golden Globes Predictions


Golden Globes

Seth Meyers hosts the 75th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, which means it’s time for the Tracking Board staff to make their personal picks and predictions.

and Ed Douglas tag-teamed the film side, while . joined Sneider to run down the 11 television awards. There are 25 awards total, and we found ourselves split on a dozen different categories, so there should be more than a few surprises in store for us on Sunday night, including a few upsets.

You wouldn’t see any analysis below, as it’s far too late to dissect the why’s and how’s, but have a look at our winner predictions, and come back on Sunday night — not just to see how we did, but to see how you measure up against our awards experts.

And fair warning: Don’t go betting the farm on our crystal ball, for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association can be an unpredictable bunch, as that hilarious comedy The Martian can attest.


shapeofwaterFox Searchlight

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)
Dunkirk (Warner Bros.)
The Post (20th Century Fox)
The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight)

What Should Win: Call Me by Your Name (Ed & Jeff)
What Will Win: The Shape of Water (Ed & Jeff)

Best Comedy Golden GlobesA24/Universal

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist (A24)
Get Out (Universal)
The Greatest Showman  (20th Century Fox)
I, Tonya (Neon/30WEST)
Lady Bird (A24)

What Should Win: The Disaster Artist (Ed & Jeff)
What Will Win: Get Out (Ed); Lady Bird (Jeff)

Best Director Golden GlobesCannes Festival/Getty Images

Best Director – Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Who Should Win: Guillermo del Toro (Ed & Jeff)
Who Will Win: Christopher Nolan (Ed); Guillermo del Toro (Jeff)

three billboardsFox Searchlight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Who Should Win: Sally Hawkins (Ed); Frances McDormand (Jeff)
Who Will Win: Frances McDormand (Ed & Jeff)

Best Actor Golden GlobesSony Pictures Classics/Focus

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Who Should Win: Timothée Chalamet (Jeff); Gary Oldman (Ed)
Who Will Win: Timothée Chalamet (Jeff); Gary Oldman (Ed)

Best Actress Golden GlobesA24

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Who Should Win: Margot Robbie (Ed & Jeff)
Who Will Win: Saoirse Ronan (Ed & Jeff)

James FrancoA24

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Who Should Win: James Franco (Ed & Jeff)
Who Will Win: James Franco (Ed & Jeff)

Supporting Actress Golden GlobesNeon/30West/A24

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Who Should Win: Allison Janney (Jeff); Melissa Leo (who wasn’t even nominated – Ed) 
Who Will Win: Allison Janney (Ed); Laurie Metcalf (Jeff)

Supporting Actor Golden GlobesSony Pictures/A24

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who Should Win: Richard Jenkins (Ed & Jeff)
Who Will Win: Willem Dafoe (Ed); Christopher Plummer (Jeff)

Screenplay Golden GlobesFox Searchlight/20th Century Fox

Best Screenplay

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
Elizabeth Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

What Should Win: The Post (Ed); The Shape of Water (Jeff)
What Will Win: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Ed); The Post (Jeff)


Best Motion Picture – Animated

The Boss Baby (DreamWorks )
The Breadwinner (GKIDS)
Coco (Disney/Pixar)
Ferdinand (20th Century Fox)
Loving Vincent (Roadside Attractions)

What Should Win: The Breadwinner (Ed); Coco (Jeff)
What Will Win: Coco (Ed & Jeff)

First They Killed My FatherNetflix

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics)
First They Killed My Father (Netflix)
In the Fade (Magnolia)
Loveless (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Square (Magnolia)

What Should Win: In the Fade (Ed & Jeff)
What Will Win: First They Killed My Father (Ed & Jeff)

Best Score Golden GlobesFox Searchlight/Warner Bros.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Who Should Win: Alexandre Desplat (Ed); Hans Zimmer (Jeff)
Who Will Win: Alexandre Desplat (Jeff); Hans Zimmer (Ed)

Best Song Golden GlobesDisney/Pixar/20th Century Fox

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star”, The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

What Should Win: The Greatest Showman (Ed); Coco (Jeff)
What Will Win: Coco (Ed); The Greatest Showman (Jeff)


Handmaid's TaleHulu

Best Series – Drama

The Crown (Netflix)
The Deuce (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
This Is Us (NBC)

What Should Win: The Handmaid’s Tale (Emily); Stranger Things (Jeff)
What Will Win: The Handmaid’s Tale (Emily & Jeff)

Offred Handmaid's TaleHulu

Best Performance by an Actress in a Series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Who Should Win: Elisabeth Moss (Emily); N/A (Jeff abstains)
Who Will Win: Elisabeth Moss (Emily & Jeff)

Best TV Actor Drama Golden GlobesNBC/Netflix

Best Performance by an Actor in a Series – Drama

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Jason Bateman, Ozark

Who Should Win: Sterling K. Brown (Emily); Jason Bateman (Jeff)
Who Will Win: Sterling K. Brown (Jeff); Jason Bateman (Emily)

Marvel Mrs. MaiselAmazon

Best Series – Musical or Comedy

Black-ish (ABC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Master of None (Netflix)
SMILF (Showtime)
Will & Grace (NBC)

What Should Win: Master of None (Emily & Jeff)
What Will Win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Emily & Jeff)

Best TV Actress ComedyAmazon /HBO

Best Performance by an Actress in a Series – Musical or Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, Glow
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Who Should Win: Alison Brie (Emily & Jeff)
Who Will Win: Issa Rae (Emily); Rachel Brosnahan (Jeff)

Best TV Actor Comedy Golden GlobesNBC/Netflix

Best Performance by an Actor in a Series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will and Grace

Who Should Win: Aziz Ansari (Emily & Jeff)
Who Will Win: Aziz Ansari (Emily); Will McCormack (Jeff)

Big Little Lies, Episode 5 Episode 5, debut 3/19/17: Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon. photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO


Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for

Big Little Lies (HBO)
Fargo (FX)
Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
The Sinner (USA)
Top of the Lake: Girl (Sundance )

Who Should Win: Big Little Lies (Emily); Fargo (Jeff)
Who Will Win: Big Little Lies (Emily & Jeff)

Nicole Kidman Big Little LiesHBO

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for

Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Who Should Win: Jessica Biel (Emily); Nicole Kidman (Jeff)
Who Will Win: Nicole Kidman (Emily & Jeff)

The Young PopeHBO

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Who Should Win: Ewan McGregor (Emily & Jeff)
Who Will Win: Jude Law (Emily & Jeff)

Ann DowdHulu

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Who Should Win: Ann Dowd (Emily); Laura Dern (Jeff)
Who Will Win: Ann Dowd (Emily & Jeff)

Best TV Supporting Actor Golden GlobesFX/Netflix

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for

David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
David Thewlis, Fargo

Who Should Win: Alexander Skarsgard (Emily); David Thewlis (Jeff)
Who Will Win: David Harbour (Emily); Alfred Molina (Jeff)

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