Saturday, January 30, 2021

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:
Patricia Arquette (The Act)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Toni Collette (Unbelievable
Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)
Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

One of last year’s nominees is eligible again – Carter – and especially since her role wasn’t as prominent this year, she may be ousted in favor of new costar Gillian Anderson (The Crown). Emmy nominees in the three corresponding categories add another nine eligible women in contention. All three winners - Julia Garner (Ozark), Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), and Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America) are strong possibilities. Aduba may be joined by her two Emmy- and Critics Choice-nominated costars, Margo Martindale (Mrs. America) and Tracey Ullman (Mrs. America), or by another who was snubbed, like past Globe nominees Rose Byrne (Mrs. America) or Sarah Paulson (Mrs. America). I wouldn’t count on Yvonne Orji (Insecure), Holland Taylor (Hollywood), and even Thandie Newton (Westworld), who was nominated both times she was previously eligible, to return. Critics Choice honorees include Marielle Heller (The Queen’s Gambit), Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) and three Emmy-eligible snubbees: Winona Ryder (The Plot Against America), Janet McTeer (Ozark), and Cynthia Erivo (The Outsider). Other possibilities include Jessie Buckley (Fargo), Letitia Wright (Small Axe), and Bette Midler (The Politician).

Current predictions:
Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America)
Gillian Anderson (The Crown)
Jessie Buckley (Fargo)
Marielle Heller (The Queen’s Gambit)
Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek)

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