Golden Globes Final Predictions: Best TV Actor (Drama) – Jason Bateman Is the Man

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2021 GOLDEN GLOBE FINAL PREDICTIONS:
BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES (DRAMA)

UPDATED: Feb. 24, 2021

AWARDS COMMENTARY:
Jason Bateman truly does it all. He’s a two-time Globes nominee this year for “Ozark,” in which he stars and also produces. (Plus he directs — but that’s not a TV category at the Globes.) He won, of course, in comedy in 2005 for “Arrested Development,” but his work in drama and other forms (he was nominated as a producer in 2019 for the Jim Carrey series “Kidding”) has proven his success at being so versatile. He’s got competition with another critical favorite in Matthew Rhys, although “Perry Mason” hasn’t made the same kind of impact that “Ozark” has just yet. Also in the mix, Bob Odenkirk is overdue attention for killing it in every episode of “Better Call Saul,” but Globes voters have been content with leaving that recognition with nominations for now. The iconic Al Pacino could always steal the show, while “The Crown” is on such a high that Josh O’Connor could steal it away (although unlikely, this season was about the women — Elizabeth, of course, but also Diana and Thatcher). Give it to Bateman.


Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Jackson Davis/Netflix

AND THE PREDICTED WINNER IS:

  1. Jason Bateman
    "Ozark" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 6 nominations, 1 win (2005's "Arrested Development")
    ROLE: Marty Byrde

RUNNERS UP:

  • Matthew Rhys
    "Perry Mason" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY
    : 3 nominations
    ROLE: Perry Mason

  • Josh O'Connor
    "The Crown" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination
    ROLE: Charles, Prince of Wales

  • Al Pacino
    "Hunters" (Amazon Prime Video)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 19 nominations, 4 wins (1974's "Serpico," 1993's "Scent of a Woman," 2004's "Angels in America," 2011's "You Don't Know Jack"), Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient (2001)
    ROLE: Meyer Offerman

  • Bob Odenkirk
    "Better Call Saul" (AMC)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 4 nominations 
    ROLE: Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman

2021 Golden Globes Predictions (TV)

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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