You told us some of your Golden Globes picks, and now it's time for us to share ours. Behold: Our choices for this year's top races. Agree? Disagree? Sound off below!
The Golden Globes ceremony, hosted by Ricky Gervais, airs live Sunday, Jan. 17 at 8/7c on NBC.
Drama Series Will win: Mad MenFun fact: No drama series has ever three-peated at the Globes before (The X-Files came the closest with three wins in four years, interrupted by Party of Five), but if any show can set a trend, it's Mad Men.Watch out for: DexterFor a killer season. Comedy/Musical SeriesWill win: Modern Family
The critically acclaimed sitcom pairs wacky and witty into one perfect, uh, family, and we all know the Hollywood Foreign Press Association loves new blood.Watch out for: GleeIt leads all TV nominees with four nominations and is the breakout hit of the season. Drama ActorWill win: Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Hall might finally get his hands on a trophy for a buzzed-about season that ended right when nominations were announced. Talk about perfect timing.Watch out for: Jon Hamm, Mad MenHamm delivered his best work yet in Season 3.Drama ActressWill win: Julianna Margulies, The Good WifeMargulies, who's never won a Globe, is compelling as the take-charge Alicia Florrick in a well-received new drama.Watch out for: January Jones, Mad MenFor Betty's confrontation with Don alone. Here's hoping that abysmal Saturday Night Live hosting gig won't be held against her.Comedy/Musical ActorWill win: Alec Baldwin, 30 RockHe's already a two-time champ, but who could beat the comically cruel Jack Donaghy?Watch out for: Matthew Morrison, GleeMorrison carries the show and puts the "musical" in the category name.Comedy/Musical ActressWill win: Courteney Cox, Cougar TownSnubbed throughout Friends' 10-year run, Cox may finally get overdue recognition thanks to her charming over-the-top sitcom comeback.Watch out for: Edie Falco, Nurse JackieThe two-time Globe champ followed up Carmela Soprano with a multifaceted role that is far more dark and droll than Toni Collette's multiple personalities in United States of Tara.Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV MovieWill win: John Lithgow, DexterThe always bold and brilliant Lithgow made Trinity so much more than just your average serial killer.Watch out for: Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your MotherSomeone has to start rewarding him.
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV MovieWill win: Jane Lynch, GleeSue Sylvester. 'Nuff said.Watch out for: Janet McTeer, Into the StormThe TV movie/miniseries nominees always have an edge.FILMDrama PictureWill win: Up in the AirAt this point, it's a tight race between four films with only Precious being the longshot, but Up in the Air, which perfectly captures the economic zeitgeist, should eke out the win.Watch out for: AvatarNever count out the epic blockbuster.Comedy/Musical PictureWill win: (500) Days of SummerFresh and enchanting, the non-linear anti-romance could charm its way into voters' hearts. Plus, Nine bombed, The Hangover is too bawdy for the old folk; and Meryl Streep (It's Complicated, Julie & Julia) may split her films' votes.Watch out for: It's ComplicatedIf they must pick Meryl, they'll go for this one.Drama ActorWill win: George Clooney, Up in the AirClooney's A-list pedigree could lift him to the podium over the equally worthy and virtuoso performances of Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) and Colin Firth (A Single Man). On top of that, we kind of want to see Doug Ross and Carol Hathaway win on the same night.Watch out for: Jeff Bridges, Crazy HeartA career best for a veteran performer.Drama ActressWill win: Carey Mulligan, An EducationThe Globes love ingénues in breakthrough roles.Watch out for: Sandra Bullock, The Blind SideFor a phenomenal year.Comedy/Musical ActorWill win: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of SummerTwo months ago, Daniel Day-Lewis looked to be the favorite, but with Nine tanking, this may be the night's most open-ended race. A hilarious Matt Damon (The Informant!) may split votes (he's also nominated in supporting actor for Invictus), paving the way for Gordon-Levitt to snag his first Globe. Besides, JGL's musical number trumps DDL's.Watch out for: Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious ManA strong performance in a little-seen film.Comedy/Musical ActressWill win: Meryl Streep, Julie & JuliaShe's up against herself for It's Complicated, but Streep should snare lucky Globe No. 7 for her transformative turn as the late Julia Child to become the winningest Globe champ ever.Watch out for: Marion Cotillard, NineA heartwrenching turn in a rather lackluster film.Supporting ActorWill win: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious BasterdsNo contest. Nothing tops Waltz's glorious bastard of a villain.Watch out for: Woody Harrelson, The MessengerHe steals the show in the film and is generating the late-season buzz.Supporting ActressWill win: Mo'Nique, PreciousDone deal. Her tour de force performance may be as unrivaled as Heath Ledger's mercurial Joker last year.Watch out for: Anna Kendrick, Up in the AirSee Mulligan.