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Survey: Which Golden Globe Nominees Does America Want to Win?

After the pandemic outbreak, the entertainment industry took a significant hit, causing delays and cancellations in movie releases, productions, and award shows.

But in 2021, we see the vaccine rolling out and the industry working around COVID-19 restrictions, with some movies releasing on streaming services the same day as theaters. And, for fans of amazing award shows, the Golden Globes are still on this year!

With all that in mind, we surveyed 500 Americans to find out their thoughts on the nominees and who they think should win. Which movies and shows do you want to take home Golden Globes in 2021?

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America’s top Golden Globe picks

According to our survey respondents, here are the films and series that should win the Golden Globes in their respective categories (according to popular vote percentages):

  • Best Drama Picture: Promising Young Woman (26.8%)
  • Best Musical/Comedy Picture: Hamilton (47.7%)
  • Best Animated Picture: Croods: A New Age (31.2%)
  • Best Foreign Language Picture: Minari (27.8%)
  • Best Television Motion Picture: The Queen’s Gambit (48.8%)
  • Best Drama Series: The Crown (34%)
  • Best Musical/Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek (38.8%)

While the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) has an ultimate say in who wins the Golden Globes, America thinks these movies and TV shows are pretty good bets.

In a way, Netflix already won the night with 42 total Golden Globe nominations across all categories. Two of the streaming service’s critically-acclaimed series, Mank and The Crown, secured six nominations each. Along with other big names like The Queen’s Gambit and The Trial of the Chicago 7, Netflix is sure to pick up more than a couple of trophies.

Not to be outdone entirely, Amazon Studios and Hulu picked up ten nominations each.

Still haven’t seen any of the nominees? You’re not alone!

America didn’t tune in to some of the categories: 38.8% of Americans haven’t seen any of the Golden Globe-nominated movies for Best Drama Picture. Almost half of our survey respondents didn’t see any of the nominees for Best Foreign Language Picture.

No theater? No problem! You can find many of these titles on streaming services you already have (or you can start a new free trial). Some nominees will require a rental, like Promising Young Woman on Amazon Prime Video.

Which Golden Globe nominees did most Americans watch?

While 2020 may have been a rough year for releasing new movies and getting audiences to tune in, people still had more time to stay in and stream their favorite movies and shows.

According to our survey, here are the shows and movies nominated for Golden Globes that the most people watched:

  • 48.8% of Americans saw The Crown
  • 47.6% of Americans saw Hamilton
  • 46.8% of Americans saw Schitt’s Creek
  • 45.4% of Americans saw The Queen’s Gambit
  • 43.8% of Americans saw The Mandalorian
  • 43.8% of Americans saw Soul
  • 43.4% of Americans saw The Croods: A New Age

You can catch The Crown, Schitt’s Creek, and The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. Hamilton, The Mandalorian, and Soul are all streaming on Disney+. For The Croods: A New Age, check out Vudu.

Fun fact: High viewership brings in big bucks for the Golden Globes

Running a 30-second TV commercial during the 76th Golden Globes Awards ceremony in 2019 cost as much as $720,000.1 To put that into perspective, you can buy one or two houses in the US for that price.

Honorable mentions

Taking home a trophy is terrific, but not every great movie or series gets the recognition it deserves. Our survey respondents thought the following films and series should’ve been nominated for a Golden Globe:

  • Soul
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Bridgerton
  • Outlander
  • I May Destroy You

How can I watch the Golden Globes?

You can tune into the Golden Globes ceremony live on NBC or via the NBC website or app. If you don’t have those subscriptions, you may be able to watch the Golden Globes on streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, SlingTV, or others.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the big event on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 (8:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. PT).

Can’t virtually attend the Golden Globes but still want to watch something good? The recommendations from our What to Watch Tool can help you decide.


Using Pollfish, we surveyed 500 people aged 18+ asking them about their views on the Golden Globe nominees.