Monday, January 1, 2018

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

The competition: Jessica Chastain’s poker boss (Molly’s Game), Sally Hawkins’ kindly janitor (The Shape of Water), Frances McDormand’s prickly protestor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Meryl Streep’s magazine publisher (The Post), and Michelle Williams’ determined mother (All the Money in the World).

For your information: Streep is obviously the most-nominated in this category, winning the Cecil B. DeMille Award last year and eight trophies out of thirty previous bids. Chastain has won once out of four nominations in the past six years, and Williams and Hawkins have each won once out of four and two previous tries, respectively. Oscar winner McDormand has five previous nods but is the only actress in this category not to have yet won a Globe. Hawkins, McDormand, and Streep have their films nominated for the top prize.

Who should win? I still have to see Chastain, but at the moment I’d vote for Hawkins with McDormand as a close runner-up.

Who will win? I think that it’s McDormand’s turn to win, especially given her film’s popularity.

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