The 2017 Golden Globes are right around the corner, so let's get down to business and predict who will take home those golden trophies.
Predicting winners at the Golden Globes can be a tricky experience, as we outlined in our helpful tips post. But if you're truly stuck on who you think might win at Sunday night's ceremony, we're giving you our insight on what to expect.
Here are our predictions for the television categories at this year's Golden Globes:
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle
The Golden Globes are very well known for embracing new shows, so as the only freshman show in this lineup, FX's Atlanta seems like the way to go. Its innovative style and charismatic lead star, Donald Glover, should make the show irresistible to Globes voters. However, black-ish has two acting nominations so it could certainly spoil.
We predict: Atlanta
But watch out for: black-ish
Best Television Series - Drama
Game of Thrones
This Is Us
Unlike the musical or comedy category, this one is very tough considering there are four new shows here. While HBO's Game of Thrones is the biggest show in the world, we don't see voters going for a fifth season show. Between the other four, Netflix's The Crown is probably the most prestigious, Globes-friendly of the bunch, despite the other three shows having better buzz.
We predict: The Crown
But watch out for: Stranger Things
Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
This should be an easy win for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson, which leads all television nominations with five. They also really liked AMC's The Night Manager, but probably not enough to take down O.J.
We predict: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
But watch out for: The Night Manager
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson - black-ish
Gael García Bernal - Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover - Atlanta
Nick Nolte - Graves
Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent
The Globes like to pair off wins in the television categories, so Comedy Series plus Glover should go hand-in-hand. He has the most buzz of all these nominees, while the other new contender, Graves' Nick Nolte barely has any traction.
We predict: Donald Glover - Atlanta
But watch out for: Nick Nolte - Graves
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker - Divorce
Issa Rae - Insecure
Gina Rodriguez - Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish
The Golden Globes don't like to go back to the same well twice, so Bloom and Rodriguez are probably out. That leaves the other four women having an almost equal shot of taking home the trophy. Louis-Dreyfus may seem like a slam dunk but they've never awarded her for Veep, so why would they start now? While Parker and Rae are in hot new HBO shows, neither show could get into Comedy Series. We're going out on a limb and picking Ross here, due to her Hollywood lineage (which the Globes love) and show nomination in Comedy Series.
We predict: Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish
But watch out for: Issa Rae - Insecure
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Rami Malek - Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys - The Americans
Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton - Goliath
Thornton's show is the only new one in this category, but there's not much buzz there. Malek did not win last year, but his Emmy win and unique performance might be enough to get him the makeup win this year. We are perhaps most shaky on this category.
We predict: Rami Malek - Mr. Robot
But watch out for: Billy Bob Thornton - Goliath
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Claire Foy - The Crown
Keri Russell - The Americans
Winona Ryder - Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood - Westworld
There are three actresses with new shows in this lineup, making this category another tough one. Foy has the advantage of being the fresh face, but we don't think The Crown will win three awards (more on this later). Wood is strong in Westworld but there isn't a huge amount of buzz on her. That's why we're picking Ryder for her big comeback. It could be a great TV moment seeing Ryder's return to glory, and the Globes are all about making moments.
We predict: Winona Ryder - Stranger Things
But watch out for: Claire Foy - The Crown
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed - The Night Of
Bryan Cranston - All the Way
Tom Hiddleston - The Night Manager
John Turturro - The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Vance won an Emmy for playing Johnnie Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson, but we think the Globes will want to award younger, more buzzed-about contenders here. This is likely between Ahmed and Hiddleston, who have both made names for themselves in the movie industry. Hiddleston is probably the better-known contender and they likely want to reward The Night Manager somewhere, so why not here?
We predict: Tom Hiddleston - The Night Manager
But watch out for: Riz Ahmed - The Night Of
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman - American Crime
Riley Keough - The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling - London Spy
Kerry Washington - Confirmation
There was no performance more talked about in 2016 than Paulson's as Marcia Clark, so she has this one in the bag. The only realistic spoiler is Keough, a fresh face with Hollywood blood, her grandfather being Elvis Presley.
We predict: Sarah Paulson - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
But watch out for: Riley Keough - The Girlfriend Experience
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie - The Night Manager
John Lithgow - The Crown
Christian Slater - Mr. Robot
John Travolta - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Brown could very well repeat his Emmy win here, but we think Lithgow's grand performance as Winston Churchill will be catnip to Globes voters, and will help pair off The Crown's Drama Series win.
We predict: John Lithgow - The Crown
But watch out for: Sterling K. Brown - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman - The Night Manager
Lena Headey - Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz - This is Us
Mandy Moore - This is Us
Thandie Newton - Westworld
We would probably be predicting one of the This Is Us actresses if only one of them got in here, but having two will likely result in split votes. Instead, we think Newton, who stole the show on Westworld this season, will take home this prize.
We predict: Thandie Newton - Westworld
But watch out for: Chrissy Metz - This is Us
See if we're right when the Golden Globes air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.