Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy/Musical

The competition:
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me) plays Jen Harding, a grieving widow searching for the person who killed her husband in a hit-and-run, in the first season of Netflix’s dark comedy. Applegate has been nominated in this category three times before, twice for “Samantha Who?” and once for “Jesse.” She is the lone representative from her show.

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) plays Midge Maisel, a stand-up comedian in the 1950s in the third season of the popular Amazon series. She is the defending champ in this category with two consecutive wins. Her show is also nominated for Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical.

Kirsten Dunst (On Becoming a God in Central Florida) plays Krystal Stubbs, a water park employee who rises through the ranks in a pyramid scheme, in the first season of Showtime’s dark comedy. Dunst was nominated for a Globe for her work in “Fargo” in 2015 and for starring in the film “Interview with the Vampire” in 1994. She is the lone representative from her series.

Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) plays Nadia Vulvokov, a young woman who keeps dying on her thirtieth birthday, in the first season of the Netflix series. This is the first Globe nomination for Lyonne, whose show competed for the top award at the Emmys. She is its lone representative at the Globes.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) plays the title character in the second season of Amazon’s comedy series. This is Waller-Bridge’s first Globe nomination. She won the Emmy this past year, and her show also took home the top prize. She is joined by costar Andrew Scott, and her show is up for Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical.

Additional notes: Despite four of last year’s nominees being eligible, only Brosnahan is back. The only actress to win three consecutive trophies in this category was Sarah Jessica Parker, who triumphed from 1999-2001 for “Sex and the City.”
Who should win? I only watched the first episode of Dunst’s work, most of Lyonne’s, and I’m only halfway through this most recent season of Brosnahan’s show. I’d be very happy if this went to Applegate, Waller-Bridge, or the still very deserving Brosnahan.
Who will win? I think it’s safe to say Waller-Bridge wins this.

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