Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Actor (Comedy) – Eugene Levy and Jason Sudeikis in a Nice Guy Rumble

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2021 GOLDEN GLOBE PREDICTIONS:
BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

UPDATED: Jan. 12, 2021

AWARDS COMMENTARY:
It’s a bit of a shock that neither Eugene Levy nor Catherine O’Hara have even been nominated for a Golden Globe Award during their amazing four-decade career span, going all the way back to “SCTV.” The HFPA will hopefully rectify that this year, even if they’re super late to the party, as the Emmy Awards already gave “Schitt’s Creek” a rousing farewell in September — when the show’s final season swept all the major comedy categories. Levy will face off with last year’s winner, Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”), whose big win was a nice surprise. His biggest competition, however, may be Jason Sudeikis, whose “Ted Lasso” has been a critical sensation. And the HFPA members may decide they want to be the first to recognize Sudeikis, rather than come late to the Levy party.

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Eugene Levy
    "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Johnny Rose

  2. Jason Sudeikis
    "Ted Lasso" (Apple TV Plus)
    GLOBES HISTORY
    : Never nominated
    ROLE: Ted Lasso

  3. Ramy Youssef
    "Ramy" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination, 1 win (for 2020's "Ramy")
    ROLE: Ramy

  4. Don Cheadle
    "Black Monday" (Showtime)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 5 nominations, 2 wins (for 1999's "The Rat Pack" and 2013's "House of Lies")
    ROLE: Mo Monroe

  5. Ben Platt
    "The Politician" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination
    ROLE: Payton Hobart

NEXT IN LINE:

  1. Ricky Gervais
    "After Life" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 3 nominations, 1 win (2004's "The Office")
    ROLE: Tony Johnson

  2. Nicholas Hoult
    "The Great" (Hulu)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Peter

  3. Matt Berry
    "What We Do in the Shadows" (FX)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Laszlo Cravensworth

  4. Dave Burd
    "Dave" (FX)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Dave

  5. Steve Carell
    "Space Force" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 9 nominations, 1 win (2006's "The Office")
    ROLE: Gen. Mark Naird

ALSO IN CONTENTION:

  • Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” (ABC)

  • Asa Butterfield, “Sex Education” (Netflix)

  • Jim Carrey, “Kidding” (Showtime)

  • Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

  • Martin Freeman, “Breeders” (FX)

  • Hugh Laurie, “Avenue 5” (HBO)

  • Rob McElhenney, “Mythic Quest” (Apple TV Plus)

  • Lamorne Morris, “Woke” (Hulu)

  • John C. Reilly, “Moonbase 8” (Showtime)

  • Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)

2021 Golden Globes Predictions (Film)

2020-2021 Golden Globes Awards Timeline

  • Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms – Nov. 30, 2020

  • Deadline for Television nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Dec. 30, 2020

  • Deadline for receipt of Television nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 12, 2021

  • Deadline for Motion Picture nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 13, 2021

  • The final screening date for Motion Pictures – Jan. 26, 2021

  • The final date for Motion Picture press conferences – Jan. 27, 2021

  • Deadline for receipt of Motion Picture nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 30, 2021

  • Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced at 8:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. PT – Feb. 3, 2021

  • Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Feb. 23, 2021

  • 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast to coast at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California – Feb. 28, 2021

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About the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes Awards, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is held annually with 93 members since 1944. The group recognizes excellence in film and television, across drama and comedy or musical categories. “Mad Men” and “The X-Files” hold the record for most wins as best drama, at three each, while “All in the Family” has won the most awards for best comedy/musical, with four wins. Carol Burnett has the record for most TV nominations, at 13 (she won five), while Alan Alda has the most TV wins, with 6 (out of 12 nominations).

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