Monday, November 24, 2014

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

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:
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

I’m most doubtful about this category since I don’t see most of the likely nominees as really fitting in here. Musicals tend to do well when they’re eligible, which could mean good news for Emily Blunt (Into the Woods), a past nominee in this category, and Quvenzhane Wallis (Annie), an Oscar nominee who wasn’t recognized by this organization. Keira Knightley (Begin Again), who’s having a great year, could benefit as well. Helen Mirren (The Hundred Foot Journey), a familiar face in this category, has a good shot, as does Amy Adams (Big Eyes). And then there are those who don’t quite fit, like Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) and Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars). Other possibilities: Emmanuelle Seigner (Venus in Fur), Kristen Wiig (The Skeleton Twins), Jenny Slate (Obvious Child), and Lindsay Duncan (Le Week-End).

Current predictions:
Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
Emily Blunt (Into the Woods)
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent)
Helen Mirren (The Hundred Foot Journey)
Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)

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