Sunday, November 23, 2014

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced in just a few weeks, so here’s a survey of the contenders and the most likely predictions at this time. Weigh in with your thoughts, and let me know if I’ve left off anything important. A reminder that the Globes are wildly unpredictable and that it is still a bit early to gauge the reception or awards potential of a number of the so-called “contenders” at this point.

Last year’s nominees:
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
Kate Winslet (Labor Day)

All I’ve been reading about is Julianne Moore (Still Alice), and I think she’s far ahead of the pack. Likely nominees include Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), and Reese Witherspoon (Wild). For the final spot, there are a range of contenders, including Jessica Chastain (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), Hilary Swank (The Homesman), Mia Wasikowska (Tracks), and Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars), and probably one or two no one has thought of yet.

Current predictions:
Jessica Chastain (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

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