The Golden Globe Awards — which will take place tonight — recognize the best of film and TV series, as according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
In the days before this year's Golden Globe Awards, YouGov asked 1,000 Americans their own opinions on who should win the accolades. People were asked if they had seen each of the 2023 nominees for Best Motion Picture and Best Television Series. For each of the movies and shows they had seen, they were asked to rate them on a scale of love it to hate it. People who had not yet seen them were asked how much interest they had in seeing each one.
"Top Gun: Maverick" is the most-viewed ‘Best Drama’ nominee for film, with 39% of Americans having seen it, and "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (26% have seen) is the most-watched ‘Best Comedy or Musical’ movie nominee. Among the nominees for best TV comedy, more than a quarter have watched "Wednesday" (28%). In many cases, the most-viewed productions are also the most-loved by people who have seen them — and many want to see those films or TV shows take home a win this evening.
Half of Americans who saw "Top Gun: Maverick" say they love it
Most Americans who have seen the nominated films for best drama or best comedy either love or like them, with viewers of "Top Gun: Maverick" most likely to say this (90%). In the best drama category, the Top Gun sequel is followed by the latest Avatar movie (87% of viewers loved or liked it), then "Elvis" (77%).
For the nominated comedy films, viewers rate "Glass Onion" the highest (77%), followed by "Babylon" (72%) and "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (69%).
Among Americans who have not seen the movies yet, one-third want to see "Avatar: The Way of Water" and 30% would still like to view Top Gun: Maverick. About one-quarter still want to watch Elvis (28%) or Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (24%).
Which movies do Americans want to win Best Motion Picture?
The most-liked movies of this year's Golden Globe nominations are also at the top of the list for Americans' hopeful winners. One in five Americans (21%) and the same share of people who are very or somewhat interested in the Golden Globes (21%) want the newest "Top Gun" film to take home the honors. Among people who have seen the movie, 39% say it should win.
Although Americans overall are less likely to think “Avatar: The Way of Water” should win (17%), it is the top choice among people who are interested in the Golden Globes (28%). Close to four in 10 of people who have seen the Avatar sequel (38%) say it should win.
Among the nominees for best motion picture in the comedy category, 12% of Americans and 22% of people who are interested in the Golden Globes think that "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" should win. More than one-quarter of people who have seen the film (27%) say it should win a Golden Globe.
The TV show "Wednesday" is loved by 45% of people who have seen it
The Netflix TV series "Wednesday" was released in late November 2022, but is already at the top of the list for favorite TV comedy nominees. Among Americans who have seen the show, 87% love or like it. It is followed in popularity by "Abbott Elementary" (82%), and "Only Murders in the Building" (78%).
Among Americans who have not seen the show, 19% still want to view "Wednesday."
Which TV shows do Americans want to win Best TV Comedy Series?
In the category for best TV comedy, "Wednesday" is the desired winner of 13% of Americans. More than one-third of Americans who have seen the show (35%) say it should win, as do 17% of people who are interested in the awards. Another popular contender is "Only Murders in the Building," which is more favored by people who are interested in the Golden Globes (20%) than by Americans overall (11%). About three in 10 Americans who have seen "Only Murders" (29%) want it to win.
Note: Due to an error in programming, data for the category of Best TV Drama is not available
See the results for this YouGov poll conducted January 6 - 9, 2023
Methodology: This poll was conducted on January 6 - 9, 2023 among 1,000 U.S. adult citizens. Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel using sample matching. A random sample (stratified by gender, age, race, education, geographic region, and voter registration) was selected from the 2019 American Community Survey. The sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, education, 2020 election turnout and presidential vote, baseline party identification, and current voter registration status. Demographic weighting targets come from the 2019 American Community Survey. Baseline party identification is the respondent’s most recent answer given prior to March 15, 2022, and is weighted to the estimated distribution at that time (33% Democratic, 28% Republican). The margin of error for the overall sample for each poll is approximately 4%.Image: Adobe Stock (AntonioDiaz)