Friday, November 23, 2018

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

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:
Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
Hong Chau (Downsizing)
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

There are a number of women who might figure into this competition. Claire Foy (First Man) feels like a very safe bet, and, as long as she ends up classified in this category, so does Emma Stone (The Favourite). I’m rooting for Rachel Weisz (The Favourite), but she’s far from a lock here, competing with other films with multiple contenders, like Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) and Cynthia Erivo (Widows). Amy Adams (Vice) is a Globe favorite and should have no trouble getting in even if her film doesn’t find a lot of support, and the same should be true for Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk). It’s very possible that Margot Robbie (Mary, Queen of Scots) could earn a nomination. Other possibilities include Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased), Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians) and Natalie Portman (Vox Lux).

Current predictions:
Amy Adams (Vice)
Elizabeth Debicki (Widows)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)

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