Thursday, December 8, 2022

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

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:
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish)
Jean Smart (Hacks)

Last year’s winner and two-time Emmy champ Jean Smart (Hacks) is guaranteed to be back, and I have a feeling that Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) will be too since the show is still popular and she’s in the right category here as a co-lead. I wouldn’t count on Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) to be back for her show’s final season, while Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant), Rachel Bronsnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) were all nominated the last time they were eligible. Lily Collins (Emily in Paris), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) and Christina Applegate (Dead to Me) are past nominees, and Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) could also be recognized for the first time for their show’s final seasons. She missed out last year, but Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building) feels like a good bet to make the cut this time around, and this could also bring debut nominations for Rose McIver (Ghosts) and Natasia Demetriou (What We Do in the Shadows). New contenders include Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary), Jenna Ortega (Wednesday), Sarah Lancashire (Julia), Ayo Edibiri (The Bear), Vanessa Bayer (I Love That For You), Amy Schumer (Life and Beth), Ophelia Lovibond (Minx), Bridget Everett (Somebody Somewhere), and a nominee I’d love to see, Tatiana Maslany (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law).

Current predictions:
Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)
Jenna Ortega (Wednesday)
Jean Smart (Hacks)

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