Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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

The competition:
Marion Cotillard (Annette) plays singer Ann Defrasnoux. She was previously nominated for “Two Days, One Night” and “Nine,” and won this prize in 2007 for “La Vie en Rose.” She is the lone nominee from her film.

Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza) plays the headstrong Alana Kane. This is her debut performance. His film is up for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, and her costar Cooper Hoffman is also nominated.

Jennifer Lawrence (Don’t Look Up) plays PHD candidate Kate Dibiasky. She has four previous Globe nominations, three of which resulted in wins: “Joy” in 2015, “American Hustle” in 2013, and “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2012. Her film is nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical and Best Screenplay, along with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Emma Stone (Cruella) plays aspiring fashion designer Estella. She has five previous nominations and one win, for “La La Land” in 2016. She is the lone representative from her film.

Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) plays lovestruck Maria Vasquez. This is her debut performance. Her film is up for Best Motion Picture – Comedy Musical, with director Steven Spielberg and costar Ariana DeBose also nominated.

Additional notes: Only Haim was cited by the Critics Choice Association in their nominations list. The winner of this award has gone on to be nominated for an Oscar all but four times in the past fifteen years, with four victors going on to win the Oscar.
Who should win? Cotillard and Stone both did great work, and I can appreciate Lawrence and Zegler, but Haim is definitely my choice.
Who will win? I suspect Zegler but I’m not sure.

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