Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a TV Series

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:
Jacqueline Bissett (Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer (The White Queen)
Hayden Panettiere (Nashville)
Monica Potter (Parenthood)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Don’t count on any of these nominees returning. Bissett and McTeer aren’t eligible, and I can’t imagine Panettiere being recognized again. Potter’s plotline that got her here is over, not that it means she should be discounted, and Vergara might make it in just because people are checking off her picture without actually watching the show anymore. Look to the three Emmy categories that feed this one for potential nominees like Julia Roberts (The Normal Heart), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Allison Janney (Mom), and Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black). New contenders include Ann Dowd (The Leftovers), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), Janet McTeer (The Honourable Woman), and Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), who was theoretically eligible last year too.

Current predictions:
Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
Ann Dowd (The Leftovers)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black)
Julia Roberts (The Normal Heart)

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