2020 Golden Globe Predictions
Updated February 26th, 2021
Small Axe is a big question mark, but the dilemma about the Globes’ problematic history with race, and the question of whether it should even be considered television, likely sits it out. Normal People has virtually no chance, and while the Globes love The Undoing, it seems like a stretch to call the win for it here. That leads us down to two Netflix series, one that took off in popularity towards the beginning of COVID quarantine last year, and one that has been a more recent sensation. While we do think there’s a strong possibility for a split between this category and the Actress in a Limited Series category, we’re banking on The Queen’s Gambit pulling in the wins for both, edging out Unorthodox.
1. The Queen’s Gambit
Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.
Story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage and religious community to start a new life abroad.
3. The Undoing
A modern twist to a classical "whodunnit" tale, when the life of a wealthy New York therapist turns upside down after she and her family get involved with a murder case.
4. Small Axe
Based on the real-life experiences of London's West Indian community between 1969 and 1982.
5. Normal People
Following Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives and start to grow up.