Sunday, November 25, 2018

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:
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies)
Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)

New contenders:
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)

Potential first-time nominees:
Zazie Beetz (Atlanta)
Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Betty Gilpin (GLOW)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Returning shows:
Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Past nominees:
Megan Mullally (Will and Grace)

Three of last year’s contenders starred in miniseries or TV movies so they won’t be back. Metz missed out on an Emmy nomination this past year, and Dowd wasn’t the most featured player on her show in this category for season two – that was Strahovski, who’s likely to join the list. There are a handful of Emmy nominees who might crack this list, with winner Newton, returning after her show took 2017 off, all but guaranteed to get another nomination. I’m not sure how this category will go, but we’ll see!

Current predictions:
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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