Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced soon, 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:
Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor)
Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven)
Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)

I’ve seen far fewer of the contenders in this race than I have the corresponding best actor field, but I am thrilled to report that Allison Tolman (Fargo) is being considered in this category rather than the supporting race. She’ll likely be joined by Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show), earning her fourth consecutive nomination. Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge) seems like a solid bet, and Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman) is sure to appeal to this particular group of voters. Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful) should round out the list, though it’s always possible that she or one of the other theoretical nominees could be bumped off by Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Freak Show).

Current predictions:
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge)
Allison Tolman (Fargo)
Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful)

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