The pandemic Golden Globes 2021 are upon us — airing Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC and hosted by Tina Fey (in New York City) and Amy Poehler (in Beverly Hills) — The Post’s movie and TV experts, entertainment critic Johnny Oleksinski and TV editor Michael Starr, offer up their predictions for who and what will win the biggest awards at the booziest show in Hollywood.
Check out their picks before you fill out your ballot ahead of the 78th annual Golden Globe awards. And see the full list of nominees here.
FILM PREDICTIONS from JOHNNY OLEKSINSKI
“The Father”Predicted winner: “Mank” While “Nomadland” is the Oscars favorite, the Globes often buck trends. David Fincher’s “Mank” has the most nods of any film, and the bold style voters gobble up.“Nomadland”“Promising Young Woman”“The Trial of the Chicago 7”
BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”Predicted winner: “Hamilton” Is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical a real movie? I don’t think so. But Globes voters will go for its enduring “cool” factor.“Music”“Palm Springs”“The Prom”
David Fincher, “Mank”Regina King, “One Night in Miami”Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”Predicted winner: Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” Her movie won’t win, but she will.Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Frances McDormand, left, and director Chloe Zhao on the set of “Nomadland.”Searchlight Pictures via AP
BEST ACTRESS DRAMA
Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”Predicted winner: Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” The Hollywood Foreign Press Association slobbers over a big, transformational turn, and Davis delivers as the Mother of the Blues.Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
BEST ACTOR DRAMA
Predicted winner: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” The late actor’s scorching performance will lead to a posthumous win.Riz Ahmed, “The Sound of Metal”Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”Gary Oldman, “Mank”Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritanian”
Anya Taylor-Joy looks stylish in a Celia Kritharioti dress.Felipe Ramales / SplashNews.com
BEST ACTRESS MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Predicted winner: Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” The 24-year-old is the season’s most exciting new find.Kate Hudson, “Music”Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”Rosamund Pike, “I Care a Lot”Anya Taylor-Joy, “Emma.”
BEST ACTOR MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”James Corden, “The Prom”Predicted winner: Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton.” As weird as it is to count “Hamilton” as a movie, it would be even weirder for Cohen to win twice for playing Borat.Dev Patel, “The Personal History of David Copperfield”Andy Samberg, “Palm Springs”
TV PREDICTIONS from MICHAEL STARR
BEST SERIES, DRAMA
“The Crown”“Lovecraft Country”“The Mandalorian”“Ozark”“Ratched”Predicted winner: “Ozark” The Netflix drama amped-up the drama and intensity in Season 3, reviving a flailing series with a left-turn story arc and a murderous Mexican drug lord.
BEST SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“Emily in Paris”“The Flight Attendant”“The Great”“Schitt’s Creek”Predicted winner: “Ted Lasso” This warm-hearted comedy about an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) hired to lead an English soccer team had the right amount of humor and pathos.
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Olivia Colman, “The Crown”Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”Predicted winner: Emma Corinn, “The Crown” Corinn seamlessly embodied the public perception of Princess Diana in the early days of her marriage to Prince Charles.Laura Linney, “Ozark”Sarah Paulson, “Ratched”
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Predicted winner: Jason Bateman, “Ozark” As Marty Byrd, Bateman’s smart-ass attitude annoyed me in past seasons; this time , he was riveting.Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”Al Pacino, “Hunters”Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”
BEST ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Lily Collins, “Emily in Paris”Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”Elle Fanning, “The Great”Jane Levy, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”Predicted winner: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” O’Hara provided added depth to dippy character Moira Rose in the show’s final season.
From left, Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Dan Levy from the series “Schitt’s Creek.” The Screen Actors Guild has nominated the cast for a SAG Award for best ensemble in a comedy series. Pop TV via AP
BEST ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”Predicted winner: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” Even though we’ve known Sudeikis for years, he seemed to come out of nowhere with this career-defining performance.Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”
BEST LIMITED SERIES
“Normal People”Predicted winner: “The Queen’s Gambit” A no-brainer. The series was very good, buzzy and made the intricacies of chess interesting.“Small Axe”“The Undoing”“Unorthodox”
The Golden Globes 2021 will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via