Sunday, November 25, 2018

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a Miniseries 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:
Jessica Biel (The Sinner)
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

I don’t always predict this category in such detail, but given that I’ve seen a lot of the first episodes of these limited series and actors, I figured it was worth writing about it. Last year, this category featured double nominees from two different programs. That won’t be the case this year. Only two of the Emmy nominees from this past year are eligible, and both are expected to receive nominations: Regina King (Seven Seconds) and Laura Dern (The Tale). New possibilities include Amy Adams (Sharp Objects), Emma Stone (Maniac), Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora), Emma Thompson (King Lear), Hayley Atwell (Howard’s End), and Florence Pugh (The Little Drummer Girl). Though she won this award two years ago for “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” and she has been nominated five times for her work on this anthology series, Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Apocalypse) has yet to receive a Globe nomination for the FX horror show and likely won’t do it for the first time this year.

Current predictions:
Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)
Emma Stone (Maniac)

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