2020 Golden Globe Predictions

Updated February 26th, 2021

Perry Mason (HBO)

While some categories are tough to predict because it feels like any one of the nominees could win, this one goes in the opposite direction, as none of the five potential winners feel like they have a strong enough narrative. Jason Bateman was the only Ozark nomination for the first two seasons of the series, but this year is the first where it received nods across the board. Al Pacino was one of the most surprising selections on nomination morning, but it would be a very Golden Globes thing to do to give him the win. Josh O’Connor is in the strongest series, but is this the season he would win for? While Perry Mason not getting nominated for Drama Series raises a red flag, we’re going with Matthew Rhys, who was nominated twice for The Americans without winning, and we think will finally get his first win here. 

1. Matthew Rhys - Perry Mason

Legal drama set in 1932 Los Angeles and based on novels and short stories penned by Erle Stanley Gardner.

2. Josh O’Connor - The Crown

Based on an award-winning play ("The Audience") by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.​

3. Jason Bateman - Ozark

A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.

4. Al Pacino - Hunters

In 1977, in New York City, a troubled young Jewish man bent on revenge is taken in by a secret group of Nazi hunters fighting a clandestine war against the cabal of high-ranking Nazi officials in hiding who work to create the Fourth Reich.

5. Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.