Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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

I’ve been predicting the Golden Globe nominations for more than fifteen years, and even if the group doesn’t have the same industry relevance as in the past, it’s still helpful and fun to see what films and performances get honored. Here’s my assessment of the contenders in this category.

Last year’s nominees:
Marion Cotillard (Annette)
Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)
Jennifer Lawrence (Don’t Look Up)
Emma Stone (Cruella)
Rachel Zegler (West Side Story)

There’s only one true lock in this category, and that’s Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once). It’s likely that Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) will score for a film that was initially supposed to compete as a TV movie before an exception was made, and Margot Robbie (Babylon) is a good bet too even if her film doesn’t go over too well overall. Beyond that, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu) and Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris) are likely to fill out the category. But there are a number of other options too, including Keke Palmer (Nope), Bella Ramsey (Catherine Called Birdy), Dakota Johnson (Cha Cha Real Smooth), Regina Hall (Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul), and Julia Roberts (Ticket to Paradise). If she’s not classified as supporting, Janelle Monáe (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story) could show up, and it would be nice to see the late Charlbi Dean (Triangle of Sadness) rewarded following her untimely passing.

Current predictions:
Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris)
Margot Robbie (Babylon)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu)
Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)
Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

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