2018 Golden Globe Nomination Predictions Show How Women-Led Stories Took Charge In 2017

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The end of 2017 is near and that means that the 2018 Golden Globes are fast approaching. Fans and movie executives alike are anxious to see which films will get that coveted Golden Globes boost. The nominees won't be announced until Dec. 11, but until then we have some pretty good 2018 Golden Globe nomination predictions. Granted, these predictions are still subject to change — given the volatile nature of Hollywood right now, it's quite possible an award front-runner will be derailed by some horrific behind-the-scenes misconduct or scandal. However, barring any big dust-ups, the 2018 Golden Globe nominations are shaping up to be pretty predictable.

Making predictions for the Globe nominations can normally be tough, especially when half the prestigious awards movies don't come out until Christmas. But, with a little help from critics, awards season buzz, and some good, old fashioned guess work, the 75th Golden Globe Award nominations are relatively easy to pin down. That said, this particular awards show is known for their out of the box nominees. Every year, there are a few surprises in the mix, and you never know when the Globes are going to throw us for a loop. With that in mind, here are Bustle's best 2018 Golden Globe nomination predictions.

Motion Picture — Drama

Sony Pictures Classics
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Post
  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Florida Project

Wild Cards: The Shape of Water, Molly's Game, Mudbound

Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Amazon Studios
  • The Big Sick
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Disaster Artist
  • I, Tonya

Wild Cards: The Greatest Showman, Battle of the Sexes, Beauty and the Beast

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Fox Searchlight
  • Sally Hawkins — The Shape of Water
  • Meryl Streep — The Post
  • Jessica Chastain — Molly's Game
  • Frances McDormand — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Annette Bening — Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Focus Features
  • Daniel Day-Lewis — Phantom Thread
  • Timothée Chalamet — Call Me By Your Name
  • Tom Hanks — The Post
  • Gary Oldman — Darkest Hour
  • Jake Gyllenhaal — Stronger

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

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  • Saoirse Ronan — Lady Bird
  • Margot Robbie — I, Tonya
  • Emma Stone — Battle of the Sexes
  • Judi Dench — Victoria and Abdul
  • Salma Hayek — Beatriz at Dinner

Wild Cards: Emma Watson — Beauty and the Beast, Allison Williams — Get Out

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

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  • James Franco — The Disaster Artist
  • Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out
  • Adam Sandler — The Meyerowitz Stories
  • Hugh Jackman — The Greatest Showman
  • Kumail Nanjiani — The Big Sick

Wild Card: Steve Carell — Battle of the Sexes

Best Supporting Actress

Universal Pictures
  • Tiffany Haddish — Girls Trip
  • Allison Janney — I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf — Lady Bird
  • Holly Hunter — The Big Sick
  • Mary J. Blige — Mudbound

Wild Cards: Hong Chau — Downsizing, Kristin Scott Thomas — Darkest Hour

Best Supporting Actor

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  • Willem Dafoe — The Florida Project
  • Armie Hammer — Call Me By Your Name
  • Michael Stuhlbarg — Call Me By Your Name
  • Idris Elba — Molly's Game
  • Sam Rockwell — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Wild Cards: Jamie Bell — Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Jason Mitchell — Mudbound, Richard Jenkins — The Shape of Water

Best Director

20th Century Fox
  • Steven Spielberg — The Post
  • Jordan Peele — Get Out
  • Greta Gerwig — Lady Bird
  • Luca Guadagnino — Call Me By Your Name
  • Guillermo del Toro — The Shape of Water

Wild Cards: Christopher Nolan — Dunkirk, Paul Thomas Anderson — Phantom Thread, Patty Jenkins — Wonder Woman

Best Television Series — Drama

NBC
  • This Is Us
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Stranger Things 2
  • The Crown

Wild Card: Mindhunter, The Deuce

Best Actor in a Television Series — Drama

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  • Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul
  • Sterling K. Brown — This Is Us
  • Rami Malek — Mr. Robot
  • David Harbour — Stranger Things 2
  • James Franco — The Deuce

Wild Card: Kit Harington — Game of Thrones, Ian McShane — American Gods

Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Hulu
  • Elisabeth Moss — The Handmaid's Tale
  • Claire Foy — The Crown
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal — The Deuce
  • Laura Linney — Osark
  • Caitriona Balfe — Outlander

Wild Cards: Emilia Clarke — Game of Thrones, Mandy Moore — This Is Us

Best Television Series — Comedy

NBC
  • The Good Place
  • Master of None
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Veep
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm

Wild Cards: Will and Grace, Black-ish, SMILF, Insecure

Best Actor in a Television Series — Comedy

Netflix
  • Aziz Ansari — Master of None
  • Ted Danson — The Good Place
  • Anthony Anderson — Black-ish
  • Brandon Michael Hall — The Mayor
  • Larry David — Curb Your Enthusiasm

Wild Cards: Eric McCormack — Will and Grace, Jeffrey Tambor — Transparent

Best Actress in a Television Series — Comedy

ABC
  • Tracee Ellis Ross — Black-ish
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep
  • Debra Messing — Will and Grace
  • Rachel Brosnahan — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Issa Rae — Insecure

Wild Cards: Frankie Shaw — SMILF, Alison Brie — Glow, Kristen Bell — The Good Place

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Showtime
  • Twin Peaks
  • Big Little Lies
  • Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Fargo
  • The Wizard of Lies

Wild Cards: Top of the Lake: China Girl, AHS: Cult

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

HBO
  • Robert De Niro — The Wizard of Lies
  • Kyle MacLachlan — Twin Peaks
  • Geoffrey Rush — Genius
  • Ewan McGregor — Fargo
  • Jude Law — The Young Pope

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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  • Nicole Kidman — Big Little Lies
  • Reese Witherspoon — Big Little Lies
  • Jessica Lange — Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Jessica Biel — The Sinner
  • Elisabeth Moss — Top of the Lake: China Girl

Wild Cards: Susan Sarandon — Feud: Bette and Joan, Carrie Coon — Fargo

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

NBC
  • Sean Hayes — Will and Grace
  • Alexander Skarsgard — Big Little Lies
  • Michael McKean — Better Call Saul
  • Alfred Molina — Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Stanley Tucci — Feud: Bette and Joan

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Netflix
  • Millie Bobby Brown — Stranger Things
  • Laura Dern — Big Little Lies
  • Ann Dowd — The Handmaid's Tale
  • Megan Mullally — Will and Grace
  • Chrissy Metz — This Is Us

Wild Cards: Winona Ryder — Stranger Things 2, Shailene Woodley — Big Little Lies, Alexis Bledel — The Handmaid's Tale

Looking at these predictions, it's clear that female stories — movies and television shows about women — are finally getting their moment to shine. And, after a year of Hollywood being overrun by stories of sexual harassment and misconduct behind the scenes, seeing women-driven stories dominate this awards season is just what the doctor ordered.

The 75th Golden Globe Awards are set to take place on Jan. 7, 2018, with Late Night host Seth Meyers taking over the festivities for the first time. May the best man, woman, movie, or show win.