Golden Globes 2021 Preview: The Best TV Drama Series Odds

With the Golden Globes approaching, here is a look at what the favorites are in the major category of Best TV Drama Series. All odds listed are from SportsBettingDime. 

Best TV Drama Series Odds

The Crown -152 (60.32%) 

Ozark +250 (28.5%)

Ratched +1200 (7.69%)

The Mandalorian +1200 (7.69%)

Lovecraft Country +1400 (6.67%)


With over a 60% chance of taking home the award, Netflix’s The Crown is the heavy favorite to win Best TV Drama Series. In tradition with some of the previous seasons, Netflix released the 10-episode Season 4 in November. It has been nominated in the category all four seasons, winning the first time. Critics have given Season 4 of The Crown 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Using this metric, this is its most critically acclaimed season, nine percentage points ahead of where it was when it won Best TV Drama Series. 


Netflix’s Ozark comes in a distant second place, with a 28.5% chance of winning Best TV Drama Series. Released toward the end of March 2020, critical acclaim for Season 3 was significantly higher than the first two seasons; 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, compared with 70% in Season 1 and 76% in Season 2. This is the first time Ozark has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award as a series. 


In a distant third place is Ratched, which is given a 7.69% of winning, giving Netflix the top three odds. Like The Crown did, Ratched is trying to win Best TV Drama Series in its first season. Ratched is not as liked by critics as The Crown and Ozark; it has a 62% tomatometer. Regardless of if it wins this season or not, Ratched has already been renewed for a second season and will have another chance at a nomination. 


Disney+’s The Mandalorian is tied with Ratched, both having a 7.69% chance of winning. The Star Wars Universe series spent time as the most demanded show on all of television per Parrot Analytics, and Season 2 has a 94% tomatometer. Even though The Mandalorian is far from expected to win the big award, it has been renewed for a third season and been given three spin-offs. 


In fifth place is Lovecraft Country, with a 6.67% chance of winning. Airing on HBO, Lovecraft Country is the only show on this list that is not a streaming original. The Golden Globes is far from the only ceremony recognizing the show’s first season; it has also been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award and NAACP Image Award. Critically speaking, Lovecraft Country has an 88% tomatometer, far higher than the 66% audience score. 


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