Saturday, January 18, 2020

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Female Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie

The competition: Patricia Arquette’s manipulative mother (The Act), Toni Collette’s determined detective (Unbelievable), Joey King’s sick child (The Act), Emily Watson’s nuclear physicist (Chernobyl), and Michelle Williams’ committed dancer (Fosse/Verdon).

For your information: Arquette won this award last year for “Escape at Dannemora” and in 2014 for her supporting role in “Boyhood,” and had three individual bids for the TV series “Medium.” Collette was nominated in 2009 for “The United States of Tara” and won as part of the “Little Miss Sunshine” cast in 2006. Watson was nominated in 1998 for “Hilary and Jackie” and in 2011 for “Appropriate Adult,” and won as part of the “Gosford Park” cast in 2001. Williams was nominated in 2005 for “Brokeback Mountain,” in 2011 for “My Week with Marilyn,” and in 2016 for “Manchester by the Sea.” This is King’s first nomination. Multiple actresses from one project have been nominated in the past, and often, one of them wins. Arquette won the Emmy and the Globe, Collette won the Critics’ Choice Award, and Williams, in the lead race, won all three.

Who should win? The only performance I watched in its entirety was Collette’s, and I’d love to see her win.
Who will win? Though Arquette is strong, she’s competing with someone else from her project, so Williams should be a safe choice.

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