Sunday, December 1, 2019

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:
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)

New contenders:
Patricia Arquette (The Act)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Toni Collette (Unbelievable)
Vera Farmiga (When They See Us)
Jessica Lange (The Politician)
Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)
Emma Thompson (Years and Years)
Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

Potential first-time nominees:
Sian Clifford (Fleabag)
Olivia Colman (Fleabag)
Sarah Goldberg (Barry)
Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Past nominees:
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)
Megan Mullally (Will and Grace)

Just one of last year's nominees - Borstein - is eligible to come back, and I'm betting she'll return, even though I don't think there's quite room for the two-time Emmy winner. I'm assuming that Emmy winner Arquette and nominee Watson will make the cut, and Carter seems like a strong choice for her recent role. And Streep seems like a no-brainer, but is it irresponsible to leave out past winner Dern? Probably, but that's what I'm doing, and I'm not even including Emmy winner Garner and a whole host of others. I got 5/5 on this category last year - can I do it again this time?

Current predictions:
Patricia Arquette (The Act)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)
Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

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