Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced shortly, 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:
Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Charlize Theron (Tully)
Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)

I scored 5/5 on this category last year, so the pressure’s on. Awkwafina (The Farewell) will hopefully show up there, though it’s not guaranteed. Constance Wu (Hustlers) could find herself with a repeat nomination. Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart) and Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) are both terrific choices, and hopefully they can both make the cut. Emma Thompson (Late Night) seems like a good bet, and she may be accompanied by costar Mindy Kaling (Late Night), though she’s more of a longshot. On that note, Charlize Theron (Long Shot) could benefit from buzz for another film and earn a double nomination. Other possibilities include Ana de Armas (Knives Out), Jillian Bell (Brittany Runs a Marathon), and I’m sure plenty of others.

Awkwafina (The Farewell)
Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart)
Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)
Emma Thompson (Late Night)
Constance Wu (Hustlers)

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