Thursday, December 10, 2009

Funny Actresses: What Choices Do the Globes Have?

I think it's too bad in a year when people are sort of "down" about things, the economy is slumping, job decline is rampant, and good news is hard to come by, I would think comedy would be thriving, but some how Hollywood isn't entertaining people with enthusiastic comedy.
So when the Golden Globe nominees are announced next week, I have to wonder, "What Choices Do the Globes Have in the category Best Actress in a Comedy or a Musical"

I've stretched hard to find 10...the first five are my predictions.

Nine is included her because the film's a musical, and the category combines musical and comedy.

And yes, I think Meryl will have two of the five nominations in this category. And yes, I think they will consider Julie & Julia a comedy, even though it's really not.

2. Meryl Streep, It's Complicated
3. Marion Cotillard, Nine
4. Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
5. Zoey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
6. Katherine Heigl, The Ugly Truth
8. Sarah Jessica Parker, Did You Hear About the Morgans?
9. Renée Zellweger, My One and Only
10. Julia Roberts, Duplicity

I have left Carey Mulligan off the list for the film An Education, because the film is not a comedy or a musical, but the film could be "light enough" relative the rest of the scene that she is thrown in this category. We'll see soon.


Grete said...

Wow - there really hasn't been any better movies in that category this year? Duplicity was so boring, and I don't see how anyone from The Proposal could be nominated - definitely not award-worthy. For that matter, I don't see how any of those listed could be up for a Globe except for maybe Zooey in (500) Days of Summer, Meryl in Julie & Julia (if it's considered in that category), and one if not multiple of the women in Nine (since they're all well-known actresses and the category is obviously hard-pressed for noteworthy performances this year).

Notas Sobre Creación Cultural e Imaginarios Sociales said...

Whoever the nominees are Meryl will win her 7th Golden Globe, deliver a great speech and make us wonder if she'll finally win that 3rd elusive Oscar.
Too bad this category isn't more exciting though.

Andrew K. said...

I think maybe Pfeiffer in Cheri could factor in here.