Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

The competition:
Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable) plays Marie Alder, a rape victim who no one believes, in the Netflix limited series. This is Dever’s first Globe nomination, and she was almost a double nominee this year for her film work in “Booksmart” (costar Beanie Feldstein is nominated). In addition to Merritt Wever and Toni Collette, her project contends for the top prize.

Joey King (The Act) plays Gypsy Blanchard, a sick child whose entire life is managed by her mother, in the Hulu miniseries. This is King’s first Globe nomination. Her Emmy-winning costar Patricia Arquette is also nominated.

Helen Mirren (Catherine the Great) plays the controversial title character in the HBO limited series. Mirren previously won two Globes in 2006 for playing two different queens. She has eight previous film nominations and seven previous TV nominations, winning her first of three prizes in 1996 for the TV movie “Losing Chase.” She is the lone representative of her project.

Merritt Wever (Unbelievable) plays Karen Duvall, a no-nonsense detective investigating a series of rapes, in the Netflix limited series. This is Wever’s first Globe nomination. In addition to Kaitlyn Dever and Toni Collette, her project contends for the top prize.

Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon) plays actress and dancer Gwen Verdon in the FX limited series. Williams won a Globe for “My Week with Marilyn” in 2011 and has four other film nominations. In addition to costar Sam Rockwell, her project is up for the top prize.

Additional notes: Williams beat King for the Emmy this past year, and the other three have a chance to contend this coming year. Two nominees from one project hasn’t stopped “Big Little Lies” or “Grey Gardens” from having one of its actresses win this prize.
Who should win? I only watched one episode of King, Mirren, and Williams’ work. Between the two stars of the same series, I’d opt for Wever.
Who will win? I don’t think there’s much of a risk that Williams loses this.

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