Thursday, December 13, 2012

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

My predictions: 3/5, picking Washington and Mortimer over Close and Dockery
Who’s missing? Mireille Enos (The Killing), Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Madeleine Stowe (Revenge), Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness), Kerry Washington (Scandal)

After some truly strange inclusions the last few years, this category is finally back to a normal state. What’s bizarre, however, is the inclusion of Glenn Close (Damages), who won for the show’s first season in 2007 then was nominated two years later for its second, only to never be heard from again. I think I’m one of the few people that followed the show over to DirecTV, and, while the fifth season was quite good, Close was far from the best part. It’s rare that Globe voters recall former nominees, but I suppose Close, who netted her twelfth acting nomination this morning, is a Globe favorite. The only retained nominees from last year are past winners Claire Danes (Homeland) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), and they’re joined by two newcomers. Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) seems to be very popular, as the only non-Maggie Smith actor from her show to be recognized. Connie Britton (Nashville), who last year missed out on two possible nominations, finally earns her first Globe bid, and something tells me she may win.

Who could win? Maybe Danes or Dockery, but I’ll go with Britton.

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