Thursday, January 10, 2008

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The competition: Rachel Griffiths’ company president on “Brothers & Sisters”, Anna Paquin’s passionate teacher in “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”, Rose Byrne’s up-and-coming lawyer on “Damages”, Katherine Heigl’s frazzled doctor on “Grey’s Anatomy”, Samantha Morton’s repentant killer in “Longford”, and Jaime Pressly’s crazy ex-wife on “My Name is Earl”.
For your information: Only Heigl is a returning nominee from last year (her first nomination), and Morton and Paquin have one nod apiece for their work in films. Griffiths won in this category in 2001 for “Six Feet Under”. Byrne and Pressly are new to the Globes.
Who should win: Though I like some of the actresses here (Griffiths, Heigl, Paquin), these are not the performances that should be garnering them nominations. Morton is the only one deserving of any award for her performance, and what a performance!
Who will win: Based on the many nominations for “Longford”, Morton should be able to take this one home, but this award could go to anyone in this category (please not Byrne!), especially recent Emmy winners Heigl and Pressly.

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