Saturday, November 24, 2018

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical


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:
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Frankie Shaw (SMILF)

New contenders:
Jennifer Garner (Camping)
Maya Rudolph (Forever)

Potential first-time nominees:
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)

Returning series:
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce)

Past nominees:
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Debra Messing (Will and Grace)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

Both Adlon and Shaw are out of the running because their shows haven’t returned for their latest seasons just yet. Defending champ Brosnahan’s show returns even later than it premiered last year, but that shouldn’t stop her from earning another nomination. Brie and Rae are tossups, though their shows continue to be respected. It’s strange to think that Parker was nominated the last time she was eligible, and it’s possible that the very, very late renewal of her show for a third season could help voters think about it again. Rudolph seems to be leading the pack of new contenders, and she’s certainly more likeable on her show than past Globe winner Garner. Bergen’s show has not landed as anyone wanted, but she might still show up. Ted Danson seems likely to earn a nomination to go with his Emmy bid – can Bell do the same?

Current predictions:
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Maya Rudolph (Forever)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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