Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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

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:
Amy Adams (Vice)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

I’m not sure exactly where to start here aside from with Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers) and Laura Dern (Marriage Story), who seems like a sure thing even though I’m predicting her to miss out on a TV bid in the corresponding category. Zhao Shuzhen (The Farewell) seems to be building buzz, while I’m still not convinced that Annette Bening (The Report) is going anywhere. I’m actually going to predict that Margot Robbie (Bombshell) scores twice in this race, also earning a bid for her performance in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” I still think Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) might make the cut, but it’s also possible that late-breakers like Florence Pugh (Little Women) and Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell). Other possibilities include Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Meryl Streep (The Laundromat), Nicole Kidman (Bombshell), Octavia Spencer (Luce), and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name).

Current predictions:
Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)
Margot Robbie (Bombshell)
Margot Robbie (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Zhao Shuzhen (The Farewell)

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