Last year isn't done with us just yet.
Sunday night, the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will honor the best of television and film from 2018 and officially kick off awards season. Will The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel repeat and snag another Best Comedy Series trophy? Can The Americans' final season put the beloved FX series in the winner's circle? Is A Star Is Born destined to become the next Oscars juggernaut?
With all the snubs and surprises that came along with this year's nominations, there's no doubt the Globes will surprise us. And yet, we feel pretty confident in these predictions for who'll win (even if they shouldn't) at the 2019 Golden Globes.
Best Television Series - Drama
Who Should Win: This is the last chance to honor The Americans.
Who Will Win: This is the last chance to honor The Americans.
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Who Should Win: Probably Atlanta, but Donald Glover's beloved series wasn't even nominated. Get worse, Golden Globes!
Who Will Win: Last year's winner, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is a heavy favorite here. But one thing to note about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is that they love a coronation. (Which is part of the reason why The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won last year.) As such, don't be surprised when Barry takes this category.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephan James, Homecoming
Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Who Should Win: Julia Roberts received most of the headlines for Amazon's Homecoming, but Stephan James matched her scene-for-scene on the streaming drama. He's a future star.
Who Will Win: Matthew Rhys, who won an Emmy for the final season of The Americans, just feels like the choice here.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans
Who Should Win: If Matthew Rhys is going to win for The Americans, then Keri Russell damn well better.
Who Will Win: The Hollywood Foreign Press loves itself a movie star and movie stars don't get much bigger than Julia Roberts. Are we really going to believe, given the chance to reward her for some great work, they'll pass up the opportunity?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
Jim Carrey, Kidding
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing, Will & Grace
Who Should Win: Everyone talks about how much they love The Good Place but not enough is made about how great Kristen Bell is on the show, holding things together while the supporting stars get to go big around her.
Who Will Win: Rachel Brosnahan will likely repeat here, but watch out for Candice Bergen, owing to the Julia Roberts and Michael Douglas corollary.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
A Very English Scandal
Who Should Win: Sharp Objects. Don't tell mama.
Who Will Win: Expect The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story to play the role of Big Little Lies at this year's ceremony, winning all over the place.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Who Should Win: Darren Criss was a breakout star in 2018 and with good reason. His performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace was unmatched.
Who Will Win: Criss.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton, Dirty John
Laura Dern, The Tale
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Who Should Win: This is a great category, where any choice would be deserving for an award. But let's single out Laura Dern, who would have been a serious Oscar contender in Best Actress had The Tale — which debuted at last year's Sundance Film Festival — been a theatrical film.
Who Will Win: Two races on Sunday night might come down to a battle between Amy Adams and Regina King. Both actresses appear among this list of nominees and are neck-and-neck in the best supporting actress category on the film side of the ledger. Conventional wisdom would suggest that Adams and King split the vote, with one winning here and the other in the movies competition. But why be conventional? Adams has a great shot at taking a trophy here and should prevail in the second battle as well.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler, Barry
Who Should Win: Few performances embodied "life in 2018" better than Kieran Culkin on Succession. He's a troll for all seasons.
Who Will Win: Henry Winkler, an Emmy winner for his work on Barry, last won at the Golden Globes in 1978. It's hard to imagine the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will pass up on the chance to honor him 41 years later.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale
Who Should Win: Reviews for Season 2 of Westworld were very mixed (and the show was pretty much ignored by the Golden Globes this year), but Thandie Newton was a consistent highlight. That written: Patricia Clarkson was so good on Sharp Objects and should win more awards in general.
Who Will Win: Alex Borstein remains a delight on Mrs. Maisel and won at the Emmys last year. But this is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Penelope Cruz, a flashier choice with a bigger halo of fame, could get carried through to victory on the back of an American Crime Story sweep.
Best Motion Picture - Drama
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
Who Should Win: All due respect to A Star Is Born but a win here for Black Panther would solidify its standing as a serious Oscar contender.
Who Will Win: Since its first trailer, A Star Is Born has felt destined to win major awards. Here's the first of many in the coming weeks.
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
Who Should Win: No movie released in 2018 was funnier than The Favourite.
Who Will Win: This is a strange and stacked category, where any one of the fives movies nominated could make a case for winning on Sunday night. But Vice led all films, period, at the Golden Globes with six nominations. That kind of big support puts the Dick Cheney biography in the best position to win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun
John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie
Who Should Win: Reviews for Vice were all over the place but even its most ardent critics paid tribute to Christian Bale's transformative work as Dick Cheney. He feels like the night's biggest lock.
Who Will Win: Bale.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron, Tully
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians
Who Should Win: Olivia Colman is a howling delight in The Favourite and deserves to win all the awards she can this season.
Who Will Win: But despite the fact that Colman's brilliance is undeniable, her role still feels like a supporting turn in lead's clothing. Emily Blunt, meanwhile, is the title character in Mary Poppins Returns and dominates the film and her fellow costars.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity's Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman
Who Should Win: Tell me something, boy...
Who Will Win: Rami Malek might put up a big fight, but this feels like Cooper's to lose.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike, A Private War
Who Should Win: Tell me something, girl...
Who Will Win: The divine Ms. Gaga.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Who Should Win: This is a sneaky weak category but Richard E. Grant has the kind of narrative and career body of work that deserves an award or three. Plus, imagine his speech!
Who Will Win: The Golden Globes famously snubbed Mahershala Ali for Moonlight, which later won Ali an Oscar. They won't make that mistake again.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Who Should Win: If The Favourite is Mean Girls in corsets, then Rachel Weisz is the movie's own Regina George. She absolutely rules.
Who Will Win: As mentioned above, this will come down to King versus Adams — and the edge goes to Adams because of the overall success of Vice. She has never won an Oscar before; might this be her year?
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay, Vice
If Beale Street Could Talk
Who Should Win: The script for The Favourite is an absolute hoot.
Who Will Win: Based purely on the amount of support Vice received during the nominations, expect Adam McKay to win here.
Best Motion Picture - Animated
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Who Should Win: Most critics called Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse the best animated movie of 2018. There's a reason: It was.
Who Will Win: When the Golden Globes have a chance to give Pixar movies an award, they usually give Pixar movies an award. That's good news for Incredibles 2.
Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Never Look Away
Who Should Win: The hype around Roma is very real (and those interested can see for themselves on Netflix right now).
Who Will Win: Because of eligibility rules, Roma can only win a best picture award on Sunday night in the foreign language category. The Oscar favorite is a near-guarantee to come out on top.
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns
Who Should Win: Nicholas Britell, who wasn't nominated, for either If Beale Street Could Talk or Vice but is the best composer of 2018.
Who Will Win: Marc Shaiman's Mary Poppins Returns score is a real delight.
"All the Stars," Black Panther
"Revelation," Boy Erased
"Girl in the Movies," Dumplin'
"Shallow," A Star Is Born
"Requiem for a Private War," A Private War
Who Should Win: C'mon. We all know.
Who Will Win: