Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced very soon, 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:
Jane Fonda (Youth)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

There are a few clear frontrunners this year, though it’s unclear if some, like Viola Davis (Fences), will end up in the lead race instead. It looks like most say here, so I may change my predictions in that other category. Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Nicole Kidman (Lion), and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) are at the head of the pack. Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) and Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures) have been cited by different precursors, so one or both of them could make it in here. Other possibilities include Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women), Felicity Jones (A Monster Calls), and Helen Mirren (Eye in the Sky).

Current predictions:
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

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