Our 2010 Golden Globe Predictions: TV Comedy Division

Before NBC replaces this Sunday’s 67th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS with a very-special instalment of THE JAY LENO SHOW (Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all night, Tip your waiters!) this TV Addict is proud (or not-so-proud depending on how things turn out!) to present our winning picks for our favorite annual awards telecast, comedy division (Click here for out Drama picks.)


Will Win: GLEE
With a post-AMERICAN IDOL time-slot on the horizon, America’s love affair with GLEE is just getting started. And if there is one thing the Hollywood Foreign Press loves more than getting wined and dined by Hollywood bigwigs, it’s anointing ‘the next big thing.’

And not just because we want to see the adorable Rico Rodriguez (Manny) deliver an acceptance speech on behalf of the funniest dysfunctional family to hit the airwaves since the Bluths.

Nominees: Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, David Duchovny, Thomas Jane, Matthew Morrison

Will Win: Alec Baldwin
Just how funny is Baldwin’s poster-boy for corporate America? Put it this way, if the head honchos of Goldman Sachs  and AIG made us laugh even half as much, we’d probably be willing to let border-line criminal behaviour like this slide.

Should Win: Steve Carell
Cue hilarious reaction from (friendly nemesis) Ricky Gervais in 3… 2… 1…

Nominees: Courteney Cox, Toni Collette, Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Lea Michele

Will Win: Lea Michele
She sings! She acts! She Dances! But more to the point, she’s a beautiful and talented young ingenue, which as previous winners such as America Ferrera, Keri Russell, Jennifer Garner and Anna Paquin have illustrated — is irresistible to Globe voters.

Should Win: Courteney Cox
As COUGAR TOWN showrunner Bill Lawrence so accurately put it during this week’s Television Critics Association Press Tour, “It’s rare that you find a big-name actor or actress who is willing to so quickly make fun of themselves and mock themselves.  In a lot of ways, that no humility is one of the keys to comedy.”

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  • Tim WIlkins

    I think Glee will win too. As for best actor Baldwin is almost a given. lol Unless Glee’s Morrison wins for Glee just b/c. As for actress, I think Toni Collette will win, following up her Emmy win from last year. She is so good. Yea, Lea’s great, but she’s only playing 1 personality. Not multiple like Collette.

  • I hope Lea Michele does not win. I adore her, but come on, Edie Falco, Coutney Cox, Toni Collette, Tina Fey? They’ve been in the television industry so much longer. There’s talent and there’s dedication and experience.

    The other four ladies have all three and Lea WILL in time.

  • Dave

    I honestly don’t see Glee winning over Modern Family. From everything I have seen it seems Glee is more of the fan and viewer favorite where as Modern Family is more of the Critics favorite. I think MF pulls this one out…….also very much hoping, so this can be construde as bias. 😛

  • bws

    I would bet ENORMOUS sums of money on Modern Family winning. If only because Glee is the 4th funniest show on that list, narrowly edging the abomination Entourage has become. And I’m putting Cox down for SHOULD and WILL. Career resurgence!

  • TVFan

    Best Comedy
    Will: Glee
    Should: The Office

    Best Comedy Actor
    Will: Alec Baldwin
    Should: Alec Baldwin

    Best Comedy Actress
    Will: Lea Michele
    Should: Toni Collette

  • Josh Emerson

    I don’t think Glee will win and I sure hope it doesn’t. The show is in no way better than Modern Family, 30 Rock, or The Office. My prediction is that 30 Rock will win once again, but honestly I’m rooting for MF.

    I think Baldwin is still a lock for Actor, and I think Courteney Cox will take Actress.

  • Ace

    I love Glee but MF should definitely win. Glee is the most original but MF is more consistent and funnier.

  • J

    I’m not sure about glee winning, it is a bit inconsistent but I would like to see Lea Michele win. Yes the other women on the list are great and have been for a long time, but this isn’t about what they have done in the past. Anyway Lea isn’t a newbie she has been working for 15 years.

    All are good performances but Lea does drama, comedy and belts out songs weekly ( brilliantly I might add).

    Unlike the other shows she is in a big cast and still does a majority of the work and is the heart and soul of the show.

    The Globes made it a comedy/musical category give the multi-talented Lea Michele the nod.

  • Mia

    OK, I love you forever for picking Courteney Cox!

  • Gii

    Courteney tottaly deserves to win and if HPFA understands it she will!!

  • Rosie

    Really hope Courteney wins – she deserves this so much. And completely agree with what Bill Lawrence said – hopefully the HPFA will recognize her talent. 🙂

    Good luck!

  • bws

    For the record…

    Will: Modern Family, Alec, Cox
    Should: Modern Family, David D, Cox