- The 78th Golden Globes will take place on February 28, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST on NBC
- Schitt’s Creek is the odds-on favorite to win Best Television Series Comedy
- Read below for odds and best bets for all television categories at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards
Kicking off award season, the Golden Globe Awards is known as “the party” of award shows in comparison to its counterpart, the Oscars. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host the highly anticipated show for a second time. In its 78th year, the show promises to recognize and reward the best 2020 performances in both television and film.
While this last year challenged Hollywood’s production schedule, TV land managed to churn out quite a few discussion-worthy nominations.
Read on for favored picks in best comedy, best drama, best actor tv drama series, and best actress tv drama series.
Best Television Series Comedy Odds
|The Flight Attendant||+1000|
|Emily in Paris||+1500|
All odds as of Feb. 24
To the dismay of fans, Eugene and Daniel Levy’s Schitt’s Creek bid us adieu in its sixth season. The show developed a cult following that simply could not be denied by The Emmys. The quirky Canadian comedy series set an Emmy sweeping record.
“The show won a total of nine Emmys this year, the most ever for a comedy in a single year,” according to The New York Times. The show swept the comedy category, including Outstanding Comedy.
Schitt’s Creek is a shoo-in. Even at -220 odds, there is still value to be made on this number. The Golden Globes will take one last Schitt with us before it gets off the pot.
Pick: Schitt’s Creek (-220)
Best Television Series Drama Odds
On a more serious note, The Crown is favored to take home best tv drama. Nominated six times, this Left Bank Picture series is no stranger to winning a Golden Globe. The Crown took home honors back in 2017.
Deadline reports, “The record haul of nominations is a fitting farewell for the current cast, who have stepped into royal shoes for the last time on Netflix’s hit series. Season 5 will usher in a completely new lineup when it launches next year, including Imelda Staunton as the Queen.”
The Crown will reign in 2021. If you decide to bet on something other than The Crown, avoid picking The Mandalorian or Lovecraft Country. Historically, the Globes rarely bestow winning honors to Sci-Fi shows, hence the longshot odds. That being said, if you’re looking for an underdog, the second-best bet would be Ozark.
Pick: The Crown (-750)
Best Actress TV Series Drama Odds
|Emma Corrin (The Crown)||-200|
|Laura Linney (Ozark)||+400|
|Olivia Coleman (The Crown)||+500|
|Sarah Paulson (Ratched)||+1000|
|Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)||+2000|
Like Princess Di, Corrin steals the spotlight in the race to the “Best Actress TV Drama Series” throne. Portraying the late Diana Spencer, first-time nominee Emma Corrin has received critical acclaim for her performance.
Fellow nominee and previous category winner Olivia Coleman portrays Queen Elizabeth. The fourth season of The Crown focuses primarily on the tumultuous relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana, making the Queen an afterthought. Corrin is well positioned over her co-star given the heavy focus on the infamous royal nuptials.
Never underestimate the outsider.
The Crown Season Four. Now Streaming. pic.twitter.com/WI5zzG1J3h
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) November 15, 2020
What about Laura Linney? Well, the actress is no stranger to winning Golden Globes herself. Linney has taken home two Golden Globes in her acting career. However, none of these Globes are in the best actress tv drama series category. Linney was nominated only one time in this category back in 2001.
Do not make the same mistake as Charles. Pick Lady Di.
Pick: Emma Corrin (-200)
Best Actor TV Series Drama Odds
|Jason Bateman (Ozark)||+125|
|Josh O’Connor (The Crown)||+150|
|Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason)||+200|
|Al Pacino (Hunters)||+800|
|Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)||+1800|
Could this be Jason Bateman’s year? Maybe. Bateman is on his third nomination in this category without a single victory to his name. The oddsmakers favor Bateman this year by a slim margin, leaving room for the likes of Josh O’Connor to steal the Globe.
I love this man. Give him all the awards please ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Z9Pnk3Rjf0
— Francis Lee (@strawhousefilms) February 4, 2021
O’Connor has received at least four different award show nominations for his 2020 portrayal of Prince Charles. While he may have not been the initial pick for the role, O’Connor is clearly garnering attention for his work. Note in 2020, O’Connor won a SAG award for his work on The Crown. He is nominated yet again for another SAG award.
Blimey. Thank you @SAGawards https://t.co/gFtm5xRczt
— Josh O’Connor (@JoshOConnor15) February 4, 2021
In addition, O’Connor has won multiple best actor awards across multiple awards shows, including the British Independent Film Awards. With all the grandeur surrounding The Crown, place your bets on the king in waiting at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
Pick: Josh O’Connor (+150)