The Golden Globe Awards is the one night in Hollywood where the best of both the film and television industry come together for a celebration of an excellent year in filmmaking. This year, the actresses of the TV world provided a great amount of quality entertainment.
The category of Best Actress in a Dramatic TV Series contains a grand scheme of world-class performers. This year, the Golden Globe Awards will feature the likes of Claire Danes from Homeland, How to Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis, Julianna Margulies from The Good Wife, as well as Ruth Wilson from The Affair and Robin Wright from House of Cards, all competing for the gold. The Golden Globe Awards voters, The Hollywood Foreign Press, tend to lean towards a newcomer in this category and although she is no newcomer to the entertainment business, Davis is brand new to the small screen with her leading role in How to Get Away With Murder. The show has become very popular amongst viewers and critics, alike, and it seems as if Davis may be a shoe-in for the award.
As for the Best TV Actress in a musical or comedy series, there are plenty more heavy contenders at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Lenah Dunham is up for the prize yet again for her HBO show Girls as is Taylor Schilling for the widely popular Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Rounding out the category is Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie and Gina Rodriguez in the new CW comedy Jane the Virgin. Packed to the brim with funny ladies, the Golden Globe Awards will showcase some tough competition within this category. Although the hubbub surrounds Louis-Dreyfus as the winner, Rodriguez may, in fact, be the dark horse that wins the race. The truth is that it is any woman’s game in this category.
The next Golden Globe Awards segment for women in TV is the Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie category. Maggie Gyllenhaal is nominated for The Honourable Woman as well as Frances McDormand for Oliver Kitteridge. Allison Tolman also receives a nod for Fargo, Frances O’Connor for The Missing and Jessica Lange for American Horror Story: Freak Show. Another very close call for competition, but it seems as if Gyllenhaal is taking the lead in winner predictions, although McDormand and Lange follow closely behind.
Rounding out the ladies in TV this year at the Golden Globe Awards are the contenders for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie. Kathy Bates is up for her portrayal of a bearded woman in American Horror Story: Freak Show, Allison Janney for her work on Mom and Joanne Frogatt for Downton Abbey. The remaining contenders include that of Uzo Aduba from Orange Is the New Black and Michelle Monaghan from True Detective. Although all of these women gave very strong performances this year, many are already calling Aduba the winner for her portrayal of “Crazy Eyes” on the Netflix series, although Janney could possibly sneak up from behind and take the trophy for herself.
All in all, the TV actresses this year will provide quite the competition this time around at the Golden Globe Awards. Viewers can tune in tomorrow, Jan. 11, on NBC to watch the awards show live.
By Cody Collier