Friday, November 23, 2018

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


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:
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce)
Katharine Langford (13 Reasons Why)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

New contenders:
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who)

Returning shows:
Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Past nominees:
Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

One of last year’s nominees is guaranteed not to be back this year, and that’s Foy, whose show didn’t air in 2018 and won’t include her when it does next, and it doesn’t appear that Langford is in contention even though I believe she appeared throughout her show’s second season. I wouldn’t expect either Gyllenhaal to be back, and I thought that Balfe would fall off the list by now too. Russell might return for her show’s popular final season, and the same goes for Wright. Wood could be back after her show took a year off the air. Emmy nominee Oh is likely, as is her costar Comer, and it would be hard to imagine a movie star like Roberts not earning a nomination for her TV debut. Though her show has never earned a Globe bid in the past, Whittaker might just be able to pull it off as the first female Doctor.

Current predictions:
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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