2017 Golden Globes Nominees and Winners Predictions: These Women All Deserve Best Actress Awards
With the upcoming Golden Globes on Sunday, it's fun to speculate who will be taking home those coveted gold statuettes. See below for some of Glamour magazine's picks for who they predict will win the 2017 Golden Globes.
ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (FILM)
Who We Think Will Win: Natalie Portman, "Jackie"
What on paper seemed like a cut-and-dried "serious film" (an award-winning actress plays a famous figure) turned out to be a moody, cerebral meditation on grief and history, something far more audacious than the usual biopic fare. While all the actresses nominated in this category turned in powerhouse performances, Portman is Jackie, and "Jackie" is Portman's portrayal. "Jackie" goes beyond the actor showcase; it's something akin to a one-woman show.
ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (FILM)
Who We Think Will Win: Emma Stone, "La La Land"
Lily Collins ("Rules Don't Apply") and Hailee Steinfeld ("Edge of Seventeen") will surely take over the world in the next five years, and we will cheer them on. Meryl Streep ("Florence Foster Jenkins") remains, as ever, a jack-of-all-trades and a queen of all things. But this comes down to Emma Stone versus Annette Bening ("20th Century Women"), and it's criminal to try to pick just one. Bening as the loving but withholding but maternal but independent everywoman iconoclast avatar for her generation slash intimately rendered depiction of director Mike Mills' real-life mother is....everything. She's everything! We haven't seen a performance this nuanced and fully realized since, well, Bening in "The Kids Are All Right."
But Emma broke all our hearts into many small pieces AND tap-danced AND sang AND cracked us up in "La La Land." If there were an award just for chemistry, she and Ryan Gosling would win it every time. So how do we pick? How? HOW THOUGH.
It comes down to screen time, which we know is a huge cop-out, but this is a frickin' Sophie's choice. Bening is the center of "20th Century Women" but essentially leads a pack of incredible women that includes Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning. Emma Stone is the undisputed female lead of "La La Land."
Then again, are we actually going to give a movie points for having fewer women? You know what, come back to us on this.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS (FILM)
Who We Think Will Win: Viola Davis, "Fences"
Viola Davis could sneeze and we would be like, "Bravo. Iconic. Here's my firstborn."
(Nothing but love for Naomie Harris in "Moonlight," Nicole Kidman in "Lion," Octavia Spencer in "Hidden Figures," and Michelle Williams in "Manchester by the Sea," though!)
ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (TV)
Who Is Nominated: Caitriona Balfe, "Outlander"; Claire Foy, "The Crown"; Keri Russell, "The Americans"; Winona Ryder, "Stranger Things"; Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld"
Who We Think Will Win: Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld"
Winona (Ryder, "Stranger Things"), Claire (Foy, "The Crown"), Caitriona (Balfe, "Outlander"), and Keri (Russell, "The Americans") have so much in common: They're beautiful, talented white women in period dramas who might as well stay home on Sunday because the night belongs to Evan Rachel Wood, in my opinion. "Westworld" is a lot of things, many of them confusing, but above all it's a high-wire act for its stars, who are simultaneously portraying different versions of the same semi-self-aware characters on multiple timelines and across consciousness levels. Watching ERW's Dolores navigate the labyrinth of her own mind is by far the most compelling aspect of the buzzy drama. If she doesn't win, we riot.
Also, not to gripe about the nominee list, because there are always more fantastic performances than spots, but no Millie Bobby Brown from "Stranger Things"? Really?
SUPPORTING ACTRESS (TV)
Who Is Nominated: Olivia Colman, "The Night Manager"; Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"; Chrissy Metz, "This Is Us"; Mandy Moore, "This Is Us"; Thandie Newton, "Westworld"
Who We Think Will Win: Thandie Newton, "Westworld"
This award belongs to Thandie Newton for all the same reasons we gave Actress in a Drama to Evan Rachel Wood—but with added humor and extra stabbing. Lena Headey is very good on "Game of Thrones," but boy oh boy are we ever over "Game of Thrones" sweeping awards ceremonies. Olivia Colman is low-key fantastic on "The Night Manager," but when was the last time you heard someone excited about "The Night Manager"? And yes, Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore are relatable and sweet on "This Is Us," but "This Is Us" belongs to Sterling K. Brown. It's gotta be Thandie.
ACTRESS (MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE)
Who Is Nominated: Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"; Riley Keough, "The Girlfriend Experience"; Sarah Paulson, "People v. O.J. Simpson"; Charlotte Rampling, "London Spy"; Kerry Washington, "Confirmation"
Who We Think Will Win: Sarah Paulson, "The People vs. OJ Simpson"
Let's break this down. Kerry Washington was great in "Confirmation," even though "Confirmation" was drab. Riley Keough was stunning in "The Girlfriend Experience," even though "The Girlfriend Experience" was seen by give or take seven people. Felicity Huffman is a consistently excellent actress, so it's no surprise she delivered on "American Crime," also known as "American Crime. No, not American Crime: The People vs. OJ Simpson. The other "American Crime." I don't know why they did that either." I have literally never heard of "London Spy," but Charlotte Rampling is a fantastic actress. Still, Sarah Paulson is going to win a Golden Globe, as she should.
ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (TV)
Who Is Nominated: Rachel Bloom, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"; Sarah Jessica Parker, "Divorce"; Issa Rae, "Insecure"; Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"; Tracee Ellis Ross, "Black-ish"
Who We Think Will Win: Issa Rae, "Insecure"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") has more awards than any person should reasonably be able to store. Rachel Bloom ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") won this last year, and Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin") did the year before. Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish") already won the award for most beautiful face ever attached to a human body. And while we are so glad that SJP is finally getting some recognition for her serious comedy chops, "Divorce" is still finding its footing. Television is better for the existence of "Insecure." This is Issa Rae's year.
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