Friday, January 29, 2021

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

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:
Joey King (The Act)
Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable)
Helen Mirren (Catherine the Great)
Merritt Wever (Unbelievable)
Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)

Four of the five Emmy nominees from this past year are eligible, though only two of them made the cut with the Critics’ Choice six-wide field. Shira Haas (Unorthodox) and Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America) are the two that earned nominations from both groups. Octavia Spencer (Self Made) and Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere) were Emmy’s choices, while CCA voters acknowledged the Emmy-eligible Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People). CCA also cited Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit). Other possibilities include Nicole Kidman (The Undoing), Reese Witherspoon (Little Fires Everywhere), Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America), and Kata Mara (A Teacher). I’m devastated by the thought of another Edgar-Jones snub, but it’s hard to predict Kidman not getting it over her.

Current predictions:
Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)
Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)
Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
Nicole Kidman (The Undoing)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit)

No comments: