Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced in just a few weeks, 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 anyone important. A reminder that last year’s nominees mean zilch at the Globes and that the race is almost entirely unpredictable.

Last year’s nominees:
Glenn Close (Damages)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Anna Paquin (True Blood)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

New contenders:
Lauren Graham (Parenthood)
Melissa Leo (Treme)

Potential first-time nominees:
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

Past nominees:
Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters)

This category isn’t all that exciting since all five nominees are eligible again and likely to repeat. I don’t know if “True Blood” will still be popular, so Paquin may be out. Lauren Graham, a nominee in 2001 for “Gilmore Girls,” may take her place in that case. I also think that Jones may be swapped out for costar Moss since the prevalence of the respective actresses has changed since last year. I think voters may stick with what they’re used to, though Rachel Griffiths was able to move around for “Six Feet Under” way back when. At this point, both Moss and Jones are going to be considered in the lead category.

Current predictions:
Glenn Close
Lauren Graham
January Jones
Julianna Marguiles
Kyra Sedgwick

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