Friday, November 24, 2017

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:
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply)
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

At the forefront of this race are last year’s winner Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird). Other strong contenders include Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) and Judi Dench (Victoria and Abdul). I cannot understand why Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick) isn’t being strongly campaigned since she was terrific in the film, and it’s likely that a spot she should earn will go instead to Michelle Williams (The Greatest Show on Earth), Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner), or Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast).

Current predictions:
Judi Dench (Victoria and Abdul)
Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)

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