Golden Globes 2017: Will ‘black-ish,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Atlanta,’ or ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ win Comedy Series?
There are so many award shows out there that, in one way or another, fail to comedy right. Typically, you get the sense from them that they’re phoning in the same comedy year after year in order to get to some of the dramas. Luckily, neither the Critics’ Choice Awards or the upcoming Golden Globes feel that way. We’ve got new nominees here in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, plus also a few returning favorites. the one common thread for the entirety of them is that they feel deserving, and none of them are particularly forced.
Also, all of these shows are very much funny at times; the Golden Globes TV nominations this year aren’t doing what the Globes did last year in the film world where they considered “The Martian” to be somehow hilarious.
Below, take a look at our take on the Outstanding Comedy Series category; at the bottom of the article, you can vote for who you think will win! We’ll come back on January 8 to announce who many of our readers felt were the biggest successes and snubs of the season.
“Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon)
Who will win – This is a somewhat-unpredictable group given that of the five shows nominated, we’ve got two recent winners and then three others who are very capable; however, we’re going to say that the show does the slightly-predictable-but-still-unpredictable thing and awards “Veep” this time around. Surprisingly, it has never won in this category at the Globes, and while “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Transparent” have both won before, we do see their momentum slowing. “Atlanta” in particular poses a threat, but we see Donald Glover having a better chance of winning as a solo performer than we do the show as a whole.
Who should win – “Atlanta.” While we do love “Veep” very much, we do think the purpose of this award is to recognize the show that is not only funny, but also best establishes a new, strong creative voice that best encapsulates the year. “Atlanta” helps to further evolve comedy by being daring, authentic, and above all refreshing. Glover’s not the only talented person in the cast, and the feel of it is very different than almost anything else out there.
For the rest of our list, we’d have “Veep” #2 followed by “black-ish” (one of the best network comedies going), “Transparent,” and then “Mozart in the Jungle.”
Now, we turn this over to you in the poll! Remember that you can also head over to the link here to get some other news right now when it comes to the Golden Globes. (Photo: Golden Globes.)