Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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:
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)

Last year’s so-called frontrunner, Oprah Winfrey, got snubbed here and then didn’t make it to Oscar. I don’t think that will happen with Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), who may just be this category’s only sure thing. Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), and Emma Stone (Birdman) are good bets but hardly guaranteed. Laura Dern (Wild), Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), and Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods), and Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) are also possibilities, and I imagine we’ll have a surprise nominee or two here.

Current predictions:
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Emma Stone (Birdman)

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