Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

The competition: Judi Dench’s Queen Victoria (Victoria and Abdul), Helen Mirren’s road-tripping senior citizen (The Leisure Seeker), Margot Robbie’s champion skater (I, Tonya), Saoirse Ronan’s precocious teenager (Lady Bird), and Emma Stone’s tennis pro (Battle of the Sexes).

For your information: Stone won this award last year for “La La Land” and has two previous nominations. Mirren has fourteen previous nominations and three wins, one of which was for film. Dench has eleven previous nominations and two wins, one of which was for film, for “Mrs. Brown,” in which she plays the same character she’s nominated for portraying this year. Ronan has been nominated twice before, and this is Robbie’s first bid. Only Robbie and Ronan’s films are up for the top prize

Who should win? I haven’t yet seen Dench’s film (I hope to watch it this week), and I don’t plan on watching Mirren’s. The other three are all terrific, and I think I’d choose Ronan though I wish Stone was really in this since she was great too.

Who will win? It’s a very competitive category – I’ll pick Ronan over Robbie.

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