Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

The competition: Jennifer Aniston’s pain-riddled survivor (Cake), Felicity Jones’ loyal wife (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore’s Alzheimer’s-afflicted intellectual (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike’s missing wife (Gone Girl), and Reese Witherspoon’s hardened hiker (Wild).

For your information: Moore has seven previous nominations and one win, and is also nominated in the film comedy actress category this year. Witherspoon has three previous comedy nominations and one win. Aniston was nominated twice for “Friends” and won once. This is the first nomination for Jones and Pike. Only Jones has her film nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Who should win? This is a great list. Jones and Witherspoon delivered the strongest performances, but Aniston and Moore were both affecting as well, and this isn’t my favorite Pike performance, but she’s still great.

Who will win? I presume that Moore will be the victor.

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