2023 Golden Globes Predictions: Who Should Win And Who Will Win?

Do the Golden Globes still matter? We’re about to find out when the 2023 Golden Globes return to television on Tuesday night. After the HFPA was criticized for its lack of diversity within the organization, much of Hollywood boycotted the ceremony entirely in 2022, including NBC, when they declined to air the show. In 2023, the Globes return to NBC on a new night with a new host, Jerrod Carmichael. 

Once again, do the Globes matter? Did last year’s ceremony influence the Oscars? 11 of the 14 winners at the Golden Globes went on to win at the Oscars, so as much as people want to say the Globes don’t matter, the data doesn’t reflect that sentiment. Will the HFPA’s restructuring affect which types of movies get rewarded? We’ll soon find out.

Below are predictions for who should win and who will win at the 2023 Golden Globes.

2023 Golden Globes – FILM


  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Elvis
  • The Fabelmans
  • Tár
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Who Should Win: Top Gun: Maverick. From reigniting the box office to being a kickass movie, Maverick was the MVP of 2022.
Who Will Win: The Fabelmans. I truly believe that flopping at the box office crushed its Oscar chances. However, voters will still reward Steven Spielberg’s coming-of-age drama with the top prize of the night.


  • Babylon
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Triangle of Sadness

Who Should Win: Everything Everywhere All at Once. EEAAO can win the damn Oscar, and that’s exciting news. However, Banshees received the most nominations of the night, so I think that wins.
Who Will Win: 
The Banshees of Inisherin


  • Austin Butler – Elvis 
  • Brendan Fraser – The Whale 
  • Hugh Jackman – The Son 
  • Bill Nighy – Living 
  • Jeremy Pope – The Inspection

Who Should Win: Brendan Fraser – The Whale. Will the HFPA award Fraser best actor, an award he deserves to win, despite Fraser alleging that a high-ranking HFPA member sexually assaulted him? I don’t know. Fraser will not be in attendance on Tuesday night.
Who Will Win: Austin Butler. Hollywood is desperate to crown the next movie star. Butler became a movie star in Elvis.


  • Cate Blanchett – Tár 
  • Olivia Colman – Empire of Light 
  • Viola Davis – The Woman King 
  • Ana de Armas – Blonde 
  • Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Who Should Win and Who Will Win: Cate Blanchett – Tár. Some people think Lydia Tár is a real person. Cate Blanchett is an icon.


  • Diego Calva – Babylon 
  • Daniel Craig – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 
  • Adam Driver – White Noise 
  • Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ralph Fiennes – The Menu 

Who Should Win and Who Will Win: Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin


  • Lesley Manville – Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris 
  • Margot Robbie – Babylon
  • Anya Taylor-Joy – The Menu 
  • Emma Thompson – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Who Should And Will Win: Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once


  • Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Brad Pitt – Babylon 
  • Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse

Who Should Win: Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin. One of the most versatile actors working today.
Who Will Win: Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once. The Comeback Story of the Year.


  • Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 
  • Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once 
  • Dolly de Leon – Triangle of Sadness 
  • Carey Mulligan – She Said 

Who Should Win: Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin. Stacey Ehrmantraut finally brings some hardware home for Better Call Saul fans. Condon is going to win the Oscar in this category. She’s that good.
Who Will Win: Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once. I hope Curtis wears hot dog hands to accept the award.


  • James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Baz Luhrmann – Elvis
  • Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Who Should Win: James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water. Big Jim still has his 99mph fastball. The Way of Water is a technical achievement and then some.
Who Will Win: Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans. That Spielberg guy can still direct, ay.


  • Todd Field – Tár
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Sarah Polley – Women Talking
  • Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner – The Fabelmans

Who Should Win: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once. The Daniels wrote the most original story of the last five years.
Who Will Win: 
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin. This man is an icon for writing a movie about the death of male friendship.


  • “Carolina” (Taylor Swift) – Where the Crawdads Sing
  • “Ciao Papa” (Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, and Guillermo del Toro) – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • “Hold My Hand” (Lady Gaga, BloodPop, and Benjamin Rice) – Top Gun: Maverick
  • “Lift Me Up” (Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Göransson) – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • “Naatu Naatu” (M. M. Keeravani, Kaala Bhairava, and Rahul Sipligunj) – RRR

Who Should Win: No idea. These songs are OK. No standouts, unfortunately.
Who Will Win: “Hold My Hand” (Lady Gaga, BloodPop, and Benjamin Rice) – Top Gun: Maverick. Gaga is the safe pick.


  • Carter Burwell – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Alexandre Desplat – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir – Women Talking
  • Justin Hurwitz – Babylon
  • John Williams – The Fabelmans

Who Should Win: Where the fuck is Michael Giacchino’s score for The Batman?
Who Will Win: 
John Williams – The Fabelmans


  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
  • Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
  • Close (Belgium)
  • Decision to Leave (South Korea)
  • RRR (India)

Who Should Win: I could see All Quiet on the Western Front, Decision to Leave, and RRR winning this award.
Who Will Win: All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany). RRR is the favorite, but I’m going with the upset as All Quiet starts its campaign to sneak into Best Picture at the Oscars with a win at the Globes.


  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Inu-Oh
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • Turning Red

Who Should Win: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. I love this damn cat.
Who Will Win: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. Netflix will be going all out for GDT to win the Oscar in this category. The campaign will receive a boost with this win.

2023 Golden Globes – TELEVISION


  • Better Call Saul 
  • The Crown 
  • House of the Dragon 
  • Ozark 
  • Severance 

Who Should Win: Severance. The best show of 2022 with the best episode of 2022 deserves to win best drama.
Who Will Win: 
House of the Dragon. The Globes loves buzz, and no show had more of it than House of the Dragon.


  • Abbott Elementary 
  • The Bear 
  • Hacks 
  • Only Murders in the Building 
  • Wednesday 

Who Should Win: The Bear. Episode 7 should be the featured clip when The Bear is mentioned in this category.
Who Will Win: Abbott Elementary. The best network show on television brings home Best Comedy.


  • Black Bird 
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 
  • The Dropout 
  • Pam & Tommy 
  • The White Lotus 

Who Should Win and Who Will Win: The White Lotus. HIT THE MUSIC!


  • Jeff Bridges – The Old Man 
  • Kevin Costner – Yellowstone 
  • Diego Luna – Andor 
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul 
  • Adam Scott – Severance 

Who Should Win: Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul. Bob Odenkirk has never been rewarded at the major awards shows for his performance as Saul Goodman. Why should I trust these voting bodies to do the right thing now?
Who Will Win: 
Jeff Bridges – The Old Man. Legendary star giving a movie star performance. This is the definition of a Golden Globe winner.


  • Emma D’Arcy – House of the Dragon 
  • Laura Linney – Ozark 
  • Imelda Staunton – The Crown 
  • Hilary Swank – Alaska Daily 
  • Zendaya – Euphoria 

Who Should Win: Emma D’Arcy – House of the Dragon. Behind Paddy Considine, D’Arcy is in the running for the second-best performer on the show.
Who Will Win: 
Zendaya – Euphoria. Season 2 Episode 5. Yup, that’s the one.


  • Donald Glover – Atlanta 
  • Bill Hader – Barry 
  • Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building 
  • Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building 
  • Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

Who Should Win and Who Will Win: Jeremy Allen White – The Bear. Yes, chef!


  • Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary 
  • Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant 
  • Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building 
  • Jenna Ortega – Wednesday 
  • Jean Smart – Hacks 

Who Should Win and Who Will Win: Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary. Here’s to Quinta making TV shows for a long time.


  • Taron Egerton – Black Bird 
  • Colin Firth – The Staircase 
  • Andrew Garfield – Under the Banner of Heaven
  • Evan Peters – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 
  • Sebastian Stan – Pam & Tommy 

Who Should Win: Taron Egerton – Black Bird. Taron Egerton is making fascinating choices in his career. I am here for it. He’s excellent in Black Bird.
Who Will Win: 
Evan Peters – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Evan Peters is a fantastic actor. However, did Tiktok help win this award?


  • Jessica Chastain – George & Tammy 
  • Julia Garner – Inventing Anna 
  • Lily James – Pam & Tommy 
  • Julia Roberts – Gaslit 
  • Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout

Who Should And Will Win: Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout


  • John Lithgow – The Old Man 
  • Jonathan Pryce – The Crown 
  • John Turturro – Severance 
  • Tyler James Williams – Abbott Elementary
  • Henry Winkler – Barry 

Who Should Win: John Turturro – Severance. Just let him hang out with Burt. Is that too much to ask?
Who Will Win: 
Tyler James Williams – Abbott Elementary. If you think it’s Abbott’s night, Tyler James Williams walks away with the prize.


  • Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown
  • Hannah Einbinder – Hacks 
  • Julia Garner – Ozark 
  • Janelle James – Abbott Elementary 
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary 

Who Should Win: Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary. Ralph’s speech at the Emmys >>>. I would let Ralph have a 60-minute acceptance speech.
Who Will Win: 
Julia Garner – Ozark. Garner has three Emmy wins in this category but zero Golden Globes. That changes tonight.


  • F. Murray Abraham – The White Lotus 
  • Domhnall Gleeson – The Patient 
  • Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird 
  • Richard Jenkins – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 
  • Seth Rogen – Pam & Tommy 

Who Should Win: Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird. The best performance of Hauser’s career.
Who Will Win: 
F. Murray Abraham – The White Lotus. The Achilles Cock.


  • Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus 
  • Claire Danes – Fleishman Is in Trouble 
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones – Under the Banner of Heaven
  • Niecy Nash – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 
  • Aubrey Plaza – The White Lotus 

Who Should Win: Aubrey Plaza – The White Lotus. Between The White Lotus and Emily the Criminal, Plaza had a fantastic 2022.
Who Will Win: 
Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus.

Who do you believe should win at the Golden Globes? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us, at @unafraidshow.

NFL Week 18 Best Bets

We have reached the end of the NFL regular season. Where did the time go? This weekend is the last full slate of games until September. Savor every moment. Watch every snap. Hell, bet every game (responsibly). After a 1-3 record in Week 17, I’m going out on top in Week 18.

Before you place a bet, check to see if the team is resting any players. Some teams need to win to improve their playoff seeding, and some teams need to lose to receive a better draft pick. Take advantage of these elements.

*Lines as of 1/7 at 12 p.m. ET on FanDuel

NFL Week 18 Best Bets

Vikings -5.5 vs. Bears

After getting their doors blown off by the Packers, the Vikings dropped to the 3-seed in the NFC. If the 49ers defeat the Cardinals, the Vikings will be the 3-seed. If the 49ers lose and the Vikings win, Minnesota is the 2-seed. San Fran is a 14.5-point favorite, so the odds of losing are slim to none. What does this mean? The Vikings are going to rest their starters in the second half. Should I be worried? No, because Nathan Peterman is starting for the Bears, not Justin Fields. Yes, the same Peterman with three touchdowns and 13 interceptions in his career. If the Bears lose and the Texans win, the Bears get the number-one pick. The Bears are tanking, and the Vikings would like to win. It’s the perfect storm.

Steelers -2.5 vs. Browns

Death, taxes, and Mike Tomlin finishing the season over .500. After a disastrous 2-6 start, Pittsburgh has won six of their last eight, including a crucial divisional win over the Ravens a week ago. Is Kenny Pickett knocking my socks off with his three touchdown passes in five games? No, but he’s not turning the ball over (1 INT over that same span), and the Steelers are winning one-score games. For the Steelers to make the playoffs, they need to win, and the Patriots and Dolphins need to lose. That’s not far-fetched. The Browns have nothing to play for, but they also don’t have a first-round pick in 2023, so they will be looking to play the role of spoiler. Give me the Steelers at home by a field goal.

NFL Week 18 Underdog of the Week

Raiders +9.5 vs. Chiefs

The Chiefs are a good team. They have the MVP at quarterback. In all likelihood, Kansas City will make the AFC Championship Game for the fifth straight year. However, Kansas City has a fatal flaw. They don’t cover. The Chiefs’ record ATS is alarmingly bad. The Chiefs are 5-10-1 ATS, second-worst in the NFL. Against AFC opponents, the Chiefs are a league-worse 1-10 ATS. Not good, Mike! Let me lay out the situation. The Chiefs need to win to lock up the one-seed in the playoffs so they will defeat the Raiders. However, the Chiefs are on the road playing a division rival who just scored 34 points on the ‘̶8̶5̶ ̶B̶e̶a̶r̶s̶ 49ers. The chiefs win by a touchdown, but the Raiders cover.

NFL Week 18 Teaser of the Week

7 POINTS: Vikings -6.5>+.5, Bills -7.5>-.5

The entire world will be rooting for the Bills in their first game after the terrifying situation with Damar Hamlin. The medical staff is heroes for saving that young man’s life. It’s a miracle that Hamlin will pull through, and I couldn’t be happier. Emotions will be high in Buffalo as they’re looking to secure the two-seed. Josh Allen owns the Patriots. Since 2020, Allen is 4-1 with ten touchdowns and one interception. The Bills are going to pull this one out.

2022 NFL Season So Far

Bets of the Week: 15-14-1

Underdog of the Week: 8-7

Teaser of the Week: 8-7

Total: 31-28-1

Caleb Williams Is The Villain College Football Needs in 2023

We need to talk about Heisman winner Caleb Williams, and why USC losing three games this year might be the best thing for college football in 2023.

Caleb Williams is electric. He might be the most elusive quarterback behind the line of scrimmage of all time. That’s right, I said it. All time. 

He’s an elite passer, has game changing speed, absurd pocket awareness, and is one of the most sound decision makers in all of college football. 

The thing I like most about Caleb Williams is that he has the mindset at all times that no one is going to outcompete him. 

Every good story needs a villain, but the best villains are the ones you secretly like.

Stephanie Garber

Now, I’ve been accused of being a USC hater, so to some, this is going to sound like I’m celebrating the Trojans demise after Tulane scored 46 points in the Cotton Bowl, despite only EIGHT pass completions, to move Lincoln Riley to 1-4 all-time in New Year’s 6 Bowl games. 

I’m not celebrating, but I’m also not mad about it. 

USC losing that football game, as well as losing twice against Utah in 2022, sets college football up for an incredibly compelling narrative heading into the 2023 season. 

There’s a Stephanie Garber quote that says “Every good story needs a villain, but the best villains are the ones you secretly like.

In a vacuum, it’s impossible to hate Caleb Williams, or to think of him as a villain. But when you put his 11-3 season, and Heisman run in context, you see Williams’ villain arc come into focus. 

Everyone is a villain to somebody, so of course USC’s natural rivals, Notre Dame and UCLA both have a reason to hate Caleb Williams. And of course the entire Pac-12 is sore about USC heading to the Big 10, so there’s 10 more teams rooting on Williams’ demise. But when you add in Williams fingernails being painted to say F ASU and F Utah, you now add an extra bit of spice to those games next year. 

Plus, let’s not forget all of Sooner nation praying on Williams downfall for following Lincoln Riley from Norman to Los Angeles. And you know that Texas fans haven’t forgotten Caleb Williams coming in down 28-7 in the Red River Showdown and leading the Sooners on a 48-20 run, and a win. I can’t imagine Longhorn fans are rooting for Williams just because he left Oklahoma. 

And I’ve heard from enough Tennessee and Texas Christian fans that think Caleb Williams shouldn’t have even been the Heisman winner, and when you consider that Williams had the lowest percentage of available points for any QB winner since Robert Griffin III, it would seem that a decent amount of this country’s sports media agrees with that sentiment.

2023 is setting up to be a high stakes revenge tour that that we probably wouldn’t have gotten if USC had made the college football playoff in 2022. Williams still having a year of eligibility left, with the target on his back of being the defending Heisman winner, and the surefire #1 overall pick in 2024, in the Trojans last year in a conference filled with players poised to make their own Heisman runs in Bo Nix and Michael Penix Jr, and with Utah returning as the bully on the block?

You couldn’t script a better drama than this. 

Get your popcorn and your fancy fingernail polish ready, because next year’s fixing to be a movie. 

Let that sink in.