Monday, December 9, 2019

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

My predictions: 3/5, missing de Armas and Blanchett
Who’s missing? Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Constance Wu (Hustlers)

I was so excited when I heard Kaitlyn Dever announced as a TV nominee for Netflix’s “Unbelievable” and though she might end up as a double nominee, but instead she was snubbed here while her equally deserving costar Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart) did fortunately make the cut. I’m relieved that Emma Thompson (Late Night) and Awkwafina (The Farewell), two terrific performances that I saw way back in January at Sundance, weren’t forgotten. I can’t comment much on the other two nominees since I haven’t seen their work, but I plan to in the next couple of weeks: Ana de Armas (Knives Out), who impressed me a lot in “Blade Runner 2049,” and Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go, Bernadette), an up-and-comer you may not have heard of (who may have earned her tenth career Globe nomination this year). More thoughts to come once I’ve seen everyone here.

Who will win? I’m picking Awkwafina but without much certainty right now.

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