BY GLENN WHIPP
Coming so close to the Oscars, the Golden Globes movie races draw most of the attention, but it's the TV winners — who have to walk a good country mile just to get to the stage — who often give the night its most genuine, surprising moments. (Remember Gina Rodriguez's emotional speech this year?) Thinking ahead, we believe viewers are going to be typing "Mr. Robot" into search engines. That prediction and others follow …
TV DRAMA SERIES
The nominees: "Empire," "Game of Thrones," "Mr. Robot," "Narcos," "Outlander"
And the winner is: Coming nine months before the Emmys, the HFPA loves to plant the flag for new shows, going so far as to give this prize to Showtime's soapy "The Affair" this year. We like USA's unsettling cyberworld drama "Mr. Robot" to be next year's newbie darling.
Unless: Voters want to reward "Empire," which premiered too late to be considered last time.
LEAD ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA SERIES
The nominees: Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"; Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"; Wagner Moura, "Narcos"; Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"; Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
And the winner is: Malek. Yes, we're going all in on "Mr. Robot" and Malek for making a paranoid, morphine-addicted hacker into a hoodie-wearing hero for our troubled times.
Unless: The HFPA decides to send Hamm, who, best as we can recall, never wore a hoodie on "Mad Men," out in style.