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If the Golden Globes were voted on by a nationally representative sample of the United States, The Americans and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel would take home the top honors at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 6.
The critically acclaimed FX thriller and Amazon comedy topped preferences by respondents in the best drama series and best comedy/musical categories at the Globes, a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult poll finds. The poll surveyed 2,201 adults from Dec. 7 to 9.
The Americans, which claimed 16 percent of respondents’ vote, topped BBC’s Bodyguard (11 percent), Amazon’s Homecoming (10 percent), BBC America’s Killing Eve (7 percent) and FX’s Pose (5 percent) in the drama category.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, meanwhile, nabbed 17 percent of respondents’ vote, edging out NBC’s The Good Place (16 percent), Showtime’s Kidding (8 percent), Netflix’s The Kominsky Method (8 percent) and HBO’s Barry (4 percent) in the comedy category. (At September’s primetime Emmy Awards, Maisel claimed five wins, including best comedy series, while The Americans took home two honors.)
In the best drama actor category in the survey, Netflix’s Ozark star Jason Bateman was the preferred nominee by respondents, with 22 percent of the vote. Runners-up were The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys (10 percent), Homecoming‘s Stephan James (8 percent), Bodyguard‘s Richard Madden (8 percent) and Pose‘s Billy Porter (4 percent).
And in the best drama actress category, Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss was the favorite, with 14 percent of the vote. Following were Homecoming‘s Julia Roberts (13 percent), The Americans‘ Keri Russell (11 percent), Starz’s Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe (9 percent) and Killing Eve‘s Sandra Oh (8 percent).
As for comedy actors, Kidding‘s Jim Carrey claimed the most votes in the survey, with 14 percent. The actor edged out Kominsky Method‘s Michael Douglas (12 percent), FX’s Atlanta‘s Donald Glover (12 percent), Showtime’s Who Is America? star Sacha Baron Cohen (5 percent) and Barry‘s Bill Hader (5 percent).
In the comedy actress category, The Good Place‘s Kristen Bell was the favorite, with 19 percent of respondents’ vote. NBC’s Will & Grace star Debra Messing (16 percent), Mrs. Maisel‘s Rachel Brosnahan (12 percent), CBS’ Murphy Brown star Candice Bergen (10 percent) and Netflix’s GLOW star Alison Brie (6 percent) followed.
Emceeing the Globes this year are NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Killing Eve‘s Sandra Oh. But the selection of the duo as hosts may not sway too many potential viewers on whether to watch: 58 percent of respondents to a Dec. 6-9 poll conducted by THR/Morning Consult said the host selection made “no difference either way” on whether they’d tune in. Some 13 percent of respondents said the duo would make it “more likely” they’d watch the honors, and 9 percent said that the choice would make it “less likely” they’d watch the ceremony. (The Golden Globes are produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a parent company with THR.)
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