Meryl Streep is not only receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, but her chances of winning the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical are fairly high, compared to her Florence Foster Jenkins costar Hugh Grant in the Actor category. This is her 30th nomination and could be her ninth award. As for some of the other lovely and talented ladies with a nomination in film, the odds of Amy Adams and Natalie Portman contending for Best Performance by an Actress for their roles in Arrival and Jackie, respectively, are quite high. The cards also seem to be in the favor of these other motion picture nominees: Hell or High Water in Drama, Deadpool, 20th Century Women, and Sing Street in Comedy/Musical. As much as we may tell ourselves that most cartoons are for kids, viewers can’t help but to love Kubo and the Two Strings and Sing, both holding their lucky rabbit’s foot for the win of Best Animated Motion Picture.
New original shows streaming only for Netflix and Amazon Prime members are on the rise and the upcoming Golden Globes reflects that. Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, staring Gael Garcia Bernal (with a nomination of his own for Best Actor), just may come out on top as Best Musical/Comedy Television Series, possibly overshadowing its diverse competitors such as Atlanta on FX, Black-ish on ABC and Transparent, also on Amazon. Period pieces, and Netflix originals, Stranger Things and The Crown may fall short of NBC’s This Is Us. And as much as we love Gina Rodriguez in Jane the Virgin, the winning hand may be dealt to Issa Rae of HBO’s Insecure Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical/Comedy Television Series.
Though these odds may not be 100% on point, if this election has taught us anything is that anyone can be a winner!