Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama

I’ve been predicting the Golden Globe nominations for more than fifteen years, and even if the group doesn’t have the same industry relevance as in the past, it’s still helpful and fun to see what shows and performances get honored. Here’s my assessment of the contenders in this category.

Last year’s nominees:
Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)
Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Christine Baranski (The Good Fight)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Pose)

Two of last year’s nominees - Christine Baranski (The Good Fight) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) – are eligible this time around, along with a host of past nominees: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), and Laura Linney (Ozark). I’m expecting only the last one of that entire group to make the cut this time. Two-time Emmy winner Zendaya (Euphoria) feels like a sure thing, and it’s hard to imagine a lineup without Imelda Staunton (The Crown). Buzz should be strong for Emma D’Arcy (House of the Dragon) and Britt Lower (Severance), and other new options include Simone Ashley (Bridgerton), Carrie Coon (The Gilded Age), and Sharon Horgan (Bad Sisters). Her show’s swan song wasn’t enough to earn Mandy Moore a second Emmy nomination, but it’s possible the onetime supporting actress nominee could net her second Globe nod for the show’s final season.

Current predictions:
Emma D’Arcy (House of the Dragon)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Britt Lower (Severance)
Imelda Staunton (The Crown)
Zendaya (Euphoria)

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