The 70th annual Golden Globes air this Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and NBC, and that can only mean one thing: the awards pools are closing.
But fear not! In terms of TV nominations, we've got you covered. Now, instead of guessing who will win based on personal preference, you can consult our winners guide. Below, you will find our predictions on not only who we think should win, but who probably will. (And if we get all of them right, please feel free to send your Golden Globes pool winnings our way.)
Best Television Series -- Drama
Nominees: "Breaking Bad," "Boardwalk Empire," "Downton Abbey: Season 2," "Homeland," "The Newsroom"
Who should win: "Breaking Bad." Not only did the last season of "Breaking Bad" offer stellar performances by leads Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, it signalled an upcoming dark ending for all characters involved. Never has a sense of foreboding been so addictive.
Who will win: "Homeland." Although the show stumbled a bit in Season 2, it's a critical favourite after sweeping the Emmys last fall. At least, until the third season debuts in late 2013, when it will become clear whether Season 2's questionable plot choices were just a fluke, or just the beginning of a trend.
Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series -- Drama
Nominees: Connie Britton ("Nashville"), Glenn Close ("Damages"), Claire Danes ("Homeland"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey: Season 2"), Julianna Marguiles ("The Good Wife")
Who should win: Claire Danes. Face it (no "cry face" pun intended): Claire Danes not only startlingly convinces us all of Carrie Mathison's psychological undoing, she makes us somehow relate to and justify her actions.
Who will win: Claire Danes. If the Emmys are any inclination, most critics are on board the "Homeland" train. And hey, she already won last year, which gives her Globe cred.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series -- Drama
Nominees: Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Damian Lewis ("Homeland")
Who should win: Bryan Cranston. Believe it or not, it's possible to hate the lead character of your favourite TV show. Especially when that character is Walter White.
Who will win: Here's a tough one! While we know Bryan Cranston deserves a win (this is his third nomination for "Breaking Bad"), Damian Lewis' "Homeland" performance earned him an Emmy in 2012, which gives him a distinct advantage at the Globes. Meanwhile, Jon Hamm's performance in the last season of "Mad Men" could see him earn accolades as well -- especially after his character braved a live rendition of "Zou Bisou Bisou." We're going rogue, and saying Hamm.
Best Television Series -- Comedy Or Musical
Nominees: "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family," "Smash"
Who should win: "Smash." If only for the scarves. Ha ha, just kidding! (Can you imagine?) "Girls" deserves to take the (cup)cake thanks to creator/star Lena Dunham's unique vision -- as well as for the famous "Dancing On My Own" scene.
Who will win: Do we even need to say it? "Modern Family" has regularly swept award ceremonies since its 2009 inception, although "Episodes" might be the surprise we need to keep the category fresh. (Sorry, "Modern Family.")
Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series -- Comedy Or Musical
Nominees: Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")
Who should win: Everyone. Seriously, don't make us choose! These women and their characters are all fantastic.
Who will win: Amy Poehler. A shot in the dark, yes. But since she's co-hosting with best friend and fellow Golden Globe nominee (and former winner) Tina Fey, why wouldn't she walk away with top honours to match?
Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series -- Comedy Or Musical
Nominees: Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Don Cheadle ("House Of Lies"), Louis C.K. ("Louis"), Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
Who should win: Louis C.K. His win at the Emmys truly represented the changing face of comedy -- or at the very least, how the best part of comedy is how unconventional it can get.
Who will win: Jim Parsons. Not to say he doesn't deserve it, but awards shows can have the uncanny ability of showering "traditional sitcoms" in praise and awards. (See: how often "Two and a Half Men's" Jon Cryer wins everything.)
Best Mini Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Nominees: "Game Change," "The Girl," "Hatfields & McCoys," "The Hour," "Political Animals"
Who should win: "The Hour." It's BBC's answer to "Mad Men" meets "The Newsroom" -- but with spies. (Yes. Exactly.)
Who will win: "Game Change." A movie about American politics during an election year helps create the perfect storm.
Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Nominees: Nicole Kidman ("Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Jessica Lange ("American Horror Story: Asylum"), Sienna Miller ("The Girl"), Julianne Moore ("Game Change"), Sigourney Weaver ("Political Animals")
Who should win: Jessica Lange. "American Horror Story" has taught a very valuable lesson: do not mess with Jessica Lange. The voters would be wise to abide by that rule.
Who will win: Nicole Kidman. Period dramas and Oscar winners usually add up to Golden Globe wins. But our runner-up pick goes to Julianne Moore for mastering the Alaskan accent.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Nominees: Kevin Costner ("Hatfields & McCoys"), Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock: Masterpiece"), Woody Harrelson ("Game Change"), Toby Jones ("The Girl"), Clive Owen ("Hemingway & Gellhorn")
Who should win: Benedict Cumberbatch. "Sherlock" fans understand -- the show would be nothing without Benedict's fast-talking, no-nonsense-taking version of the literary legend.
Who will win: Clive Owen. Period dramas with British actors lead "Mini-Series" categories always. Need we remind you about the first season of "Downton Abbey"?
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series, Or Motion Picture For Television
Nominees: Hayden Panettiere ("Nashville"), Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife"), Sarah Paulson ("Game Change"), Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey: Season 2"), Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family")
Who should win: Maggie Smith. If it were possible to take her character around with us to give snarky one-liners to anyone who dare cross us, we would. And then we would give her a Golden Globe.
Who will win: Maggie Smith. An industry veteran who's the comic relief of a glorified soap opera? No contest. (Right?)
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series, Or Motion Picture For Television
Nominees: Max Greenfield ("New Girl"), Ed Harris ("Game Change"), Danny Huston ("Magic City"), Mandy Patinkin ("Homeland"), Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family")
Who should win: Max Greenfield. "New Girl's" Schmidt is a series highlight, and without him, Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) would be terribly lost. And so would anybody watching.
Who will win: Mandy Patinkin. And also, deservingly so! Providing the rationality to Claire Danes' lack thereof, the two create a dynamic fictional duo.
So now that we've given you our picks, what are yours? Remember, the Golden Globes air Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and NBC, and if end up sweeping your awards pool, we'll take your unbridled praise anytime after the awards finish.