Monday, December 11, 2017

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

My predictions: 4/5, picking Winslet over Williams
Who’s missing? Kate Winslet, Annette Bening

Here’s where we got a big surprise, one that’s probably inconsequential given two strong players in the comedy race who will factor into the Oscar equation. When I heard Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World) announced, I was confused and thought it was for “The Greatest Showman” (which would have been a different category), but she managed one of her film’s three major nods, a huge shock for a film that was recut a month ago. I haven’t seen it, so I can’t comment just yet. I actually haven’t seen two other nominees here, Meryl Streep (The Post), whose film did great with six nominations, and Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game), whose film did pick up a screenplay bid for writer Aaron Sorkin. Rounding out the list are the two frontrunners, Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), whose film leads the nominations with seven, and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), whose film managed an impressive six. More once I’ve seen three of these performances!

Who will win? I think McDormand has the edge given her film’s strong showing, which wasn’t as likely as Hawkins’.

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