Golden Globes 2017: Full list of predictions to win the TV and film categories

The Golden Globes are not known for their precise taste. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Globes, are often drawn to what is new and shiny, and especially what has high star wattage in Hollywood. If you're a character actor up against a movie star, unless you're on your way to an Oscar, you're likely not winning.

That said, there are plenty of exceptions to that rule — it's all about how the voters feel in a given year. Predicting what will win, then, is a bit tricky: How will the HFPA go in 2017? 

Here's what we're expecting to win — and what we wish would, with a bit of commentary when needed — at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 8, 2017.

Motion picture, drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Should win: Moonlight

Motion picture, musical or comedy

20th Century Women

Should win: 20th Century Women

Actor in a motion picture, drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Should win: Affleck, with a nod to the stoic and strong Edgerton

Actress in a motion picture, drama

Amy Adams, Arrival

Should win: Adams, in the year's smartest film

Actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Should win: Grant, for his career-best work

Actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Should win: Bening, for the best line readings of the year

Supporting actor in a motion picture

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Should win: Ali, with arguably the performance of the year

Supporting actress in a motion picture

Viola Davis, Fences

Should win: Davis or Harris, both deserving

Director of a motion picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Should win: Jenkins

Animated motion picture

Kubo and the Two Strings

Should win: Zootopia

Original song for a motion picture

"Can't Stop the Feeling," from Trolls

Should win: "How Far I'll Go"

Original score for a motion picture


Should win: Arrival; the score is just beautiful

Screenplay for a motion picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Should win: Moonlight

TV series, drama

The Crown

Should win: Game of Thrones

TV series, musical or comedy


Should win: Mozart in the Jungle, ever an under-appreciated treasure

TV series, limited

American Crime

Should win: American Crime, an audacious piece of television

Actress in a limited series or TV movie

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Should win: Huffman, for her under-rewarded work

Actor in a limited series or TV movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Should win: Vance

Actress in a TV musical or comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Should win: Bloom, but arguments could be made for Rae, Louis-Dreyfus, Rodriguez and Ross

Actor in a TV musical or comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Should win: Garcia Bernal, giving the most energetic performance on TV

Actress in a TV drama

Caitriona Balfa, Outlander

Should win: Ryder, for a buzzy homecoming performance

Actor in a TV drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Should win: Malek

Supporting actor in a TV series

Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Should win: Brown, but he's got star-powered internal competition ...

Supporting actress in a TV series

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Should win: Headey