2017 Golden Globe Nomination Predictions: Who Will Get a Nod This Year?
Vanity Fair’s crack team of experts tries to predict the season’s least predictable show
By Katey Rich


Best Limited Series or TV Movie

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
The Night Manager
The Night Of
American Crime
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Might this be a year when no TV movie is nominated, when the category is all mini-series? That would certainly reflect the changing patterns of television. People v. O.J. is definitely the front-runner here, but who knows. Sometimes the HFPA zigs when you expect it to zag. Could there be a contingent of stealth Gilmore Girls fans lurking in the voting body? Maybe! Or perhaps the luxe, Euro thrills of The Night Manager will appeal to this group of internationals.

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

After his Emmy win and subsequent rousing, funny speech, Vance may be a lock for this. Not quite as much as Paulson, though, which could leave room for Hiddleston—so dashing in this le Carré caper—to sneak in. Riz Ahmed ought to get a welcome-to-the-club nod, though John Turturro had the flashier role on HBO’s murder mini-series—which was a critical hit, but didn’t catch summer buzz in the way it might have had Stranger Things not come along around the same time and stolen everyone’s thunder.

Best Supporting Actress

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Regina King, American Crime
Samira Wiley, Orange Is the New Black

Comedy, drama, mini-series, and TV movies all converge in the night’s biggest grab-bag of a category, making attempts at prediction seem especially futile. But there are a few likely bets, like the self-assured (and international!) child star of Netflix’s summer hit Stranger Things and Olivia Colman from AMC’s lush Night Manager. Vanessa Kirby can pick up Joanne Froggatt’s old Downton Abbey spot, and perennial favorite Regina King should keep her calendar open. And while the final spot could easily go to Transparent’s Judith Light or last year’s winner, Maura Tierney of The Affair, let’s hold out hope that Samira Wiley will get some recognition for her heartbreaking work on Orange Is the New Black.

Best Supporting Actor

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Though O.J. actors could easily fill this entire category, newly minted Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown and stalwart star John Travolta are probably the only sure things. Otherwise, expect to see a category filled out by old favorites (two-time Globe winner Laurie), fresh blood (Jeffrey Wright, riding a likely Westworld wave), and stalwart British prime ministers (The Crown is going to win so many Golden Globes, isn’t it?).

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Al Pacino

Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House

Malcom McDowell

Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Evangeline Lilly

Bryan Cranston as Walter White/Heisenberg




Aries: If nobody hates you, you’re doing something wrong.

Taurus: Everybody’s happy until they unwrap the pretty present and find they got a wall clock in the shape of Africa.

Gemini: The advantage of being a freak, it makes you stronger

Cancer: Did you come for my feelings? Because I left ‘em in my other pants.

Leo: I cared for eight seconds. Then I got distracted.

Virgo: If you talk to God, you’re religious. If God talks to you, you’re psychotic.

Libra: Your testosterone levels are below Bieber.

Scorpio: There’s no such thing. Our bodies break down, sometimes when we’re ninety, sometimes before we’re even born, but it always happens and there’s never any dignity in it. I don’t care if you can walk, see, wipe your own ass, it’s always ugly. Always! You can live with dignity, you can’t die with it.

Sagittarius: Hi! This is Gregory House. I can’t take your call at the moment, please leave a message. If this is Wilson, I’m fine, not suicidal, not on drugs, coping very well with the loss of my last patient. So feel free to go about your day without worry. BEEEEEP!

Capricorn: Life is pain! I wake up every morning, I’m in pain! I go to work with pain! Do you know how many times I wanted to just give up? How many times I thought about ending it?

Aquarius: Sometimes the best gift is the gift of never seeing you again.

Pisces: Somewhere out there is a tree, tirelessly producing oxygen so you can breathe. I think you owe it an apology.