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2011 Golden Globes predictions: Who will win?

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Who should win vs who will win!

The 2011 Golden Globe Awards will be handed out January 16 with host Ricky Gervais holding fort at the Beverly Hilton.

2011 Golden Globe nominations: TV

Mad MenBEST TV SERIES, DRAMA

Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Who will win: Mad Men
Who should win: The Walking Dead or Boardwalk Empire

Mad Men is already a Golden Globes favorite, so look for the AMC show to take the prize. But, the best show of these five in 2010 was a virtual tie between The Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire.

BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Who will win: Modern Family
Who should win: Modern Family

Modern Family is the best comedy on television this year, but those Glee kids could pull an upset. But, with the momentum that Modern Family has going through this second season, they will be hard to beat.

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Who will win: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Who should win: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Can you imagine Boardwalk Empire without Steve Buscemi? Hardly! But, the Golden Globes adore Mad Men, so look for its lead, Jon Hamm, to walk away with the golden statue.

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

The Good WifeJulianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Piper Perabo, Covert Affair
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Who will win: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Who should win: Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Katey Sagal was grossly overlooked by the Emmys this year and will also be treated the same at the Golden Globes. Julianna Margulies is stellar in The Good Wife, so we're fine with her winning, but one of these days, Katey Sagal should get her due.

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Who will win: Steve Carell, The Office
Who should win: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

We're not sure The Big Theory is a favorite with the Hollywood Foreign Press and as such, look for Jim Parsons to not repeat his Emmy win. Steve Carell, in his final season on The Office, will be given a going away present from The Golden Globes for his role as Michael Scott.

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY

Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Lea Michele, Glee

Who will win: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Who should win: Laura Linney, The Big C

The Big C is the perfect vehicle for Laura Linney and her performance on the show is the stuff of legend. But, she will have a difficult time beating Golden Globe favorite Tina Fey.

BEST MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

The PacificCarlos
The Pacific
Killers of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

Who will win: The Pacific
Who should win: The Pacific

The Pacific was one of the best pieces of work, not only on television, but throughout the entertainment world in the last year.

BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Idris Elba, Luther
Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Who will win: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Who should win: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack

Al Pacino took home the Emmy for You Don't Know Jack and look for his streak to continue at The Golden Globes.

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
Romola Garai, Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Who will win: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Who should win: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Just like Al Pacino in the Best Actor category, Claire Danes will repeat her Emmy win for performance by an actress in a mini-series or TV movie.

Glee is GoldenBEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-O
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin

Who will win: Chris Colfer, Glee
Who should win: Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-O

Eric Stonestreet won the Emmy for this category and we don't think it likely he will repeat at The Golden Globes. The battle in this category is from Scott Caan from Hawaii Five-O and Chris Colfer on Glee. Although Caan deserves the award in our opinion, because of Colfer's incredible work this year on Glee, the award is his to lose.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly McDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Who will win: Jane Lynch, Glee
Who should win: Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Look for the Jane Lynch-Sofia Vergara rivalry to continue as Lynch defeated Vergara for the Emmy and will do the same at The Golden Globes.

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