This month’s top entertainment event are the 2021 Golden Globes. The yearly awards ceremony is a precursor to other awards shows. Unlike the Academy Awards, which hands out golden non-featured Ken dolls to motion pictures, the Globes hands out awards to televisions series. Check out analysis, Golden Globe Awards odds, and picks for the three top TV series musical and comedy categories.
Entertainment News: Golden Globe TV Series Musical and Comedy Predictions
2021 Golden Globes Awards
- When: Sunday, Feb. 28 at 8:00 pm ET
Best Actress in a TV Series Musical / Comedy
It sure looks as if Catherine O’Hara is a lock. Last year, Schitt’s Creek broke an Emmy-winning record. O’Hara plays Moira Rose, one of the most unique sitcom characters in television history. Moira is a former soap-opera star with an accent that even the most ardent listener can’t place. She loves her wigs to a fault. So much so that she’s named each of them. If O’Hara wins, it won’t be because 2020 was Schitt’s Creek’s final season. It will be because she deserves the award.
But we can’t help but put a few bucks behind Kaley Cuoco. The Big Bang actress gives a fantastic performance as a down on her luck, alcoholic, partying and self-obsessed flight attendant who wakes up in a hotel room next to her murdered one night stand.
Cuoco is not only funny, but she also provides one of the most realistic portrayals of a functioning alcoholic, maybe, in history. For that alone she deserves the award. O’Hara wins, but we’re backing Kaley.
Golden Globe Pick: Kaley Cuoco
Best Actor in a TV Series Musical / Comedy
Levy should grab the golden statue. If he doesn’t, Jason Sudeikis will. Both are great in their roles.
Eugene Levy is a master comedian. So, the fact he plays Johnny Rose so perfectly shouldn’t surprise. Although not at Levy’s level just yet, Sudeikis is quickly getting there. He also has a big shot to grab a statue.
Our hearts, and minds, though, are with Ramy Youssef. We’ve said this before. It’s worth repeating. Youssef has created one of the most eye-opening comedies in history.
By displaying young Muslim Americans like they really are, we begin to understand that, at least in the U.S., it’s more about age group than anything else. Ramy doesn’t believe the stuff he does, like sleeping with his cousin or, uh, helping his wheelchair bound friend, are bad.
He doesn’t get it, which to be honest, is like most people in his age group. In almost every time in American history, young people haven’t gotten it. Ramy doesn’t either.
Golden Globe Pick: Ramy Youssef
Best Television Series – Comedy
We’re surprised Ramy didn’t get a nom. That’s okay, though, because this is one category where we won’t go against the chalk.
Schitt’s Creek does something that few shows in history have accomplished. Instead of creating a gay character, David Rose is a character that happens to be gay. So when David ends up with his business partner, Patrick Brewer, it doesn’s surprise us.
The writing is so perfect and Daniel Levy as David and Noah Reid, who isn’t gay in real life, as Patrick are so fantastic that after a while we forget about identity, something that was hard to do last year. Instead of watching a gay couple, we’re watching two people who love each other.
The other nuances in Schitt’s Creek are just as surprising. Johnny Rose is more satisfied running a two-star hotel than he was as the uber-rich owner of a chain of Blockbuster-like video stores. Moira gets more out of Stevie’s performance as director of Cabaret than she ever did as a soap star.
The show is brilliant. Finally, in it’s sixth and last season, all the award shows have noticed.
Golden Globe Pick: Schitt’s Creek