Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Supporting Actress – Gillian Anderson’s Iron Lady May Mine for Gold

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2021 GOLDEN GLOBE PREDICTIONS:
BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTRESS

UPDATED: Jan. 14, 2021

AWARDS COMMENTARY:
Gillian Anderson turned heads as Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown,” and she’s now among the frontrunners to be nominated for the TV supporting actress Golden Globe. But she’s not the only contender playing a real-life figure to be in the mix, as Uzo Adubo’s take on Shirley Chisholm for FX on Hulu’s “Mrs. America” also places that actress — an awards favorite — at the top of the list. Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter might split “The Crown” vote however, opening the door for others such as “Schitt’s Creek’s” Annie Murphy.

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Gillian Anderson
    "The Crown" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 5 nominations, 1 win (1997's "The X-Files")
    ROLE: Margaret Thatcher

  2. Annie Murphy
    "Schitt's Creek" (Pop TV)
    GLOBES HISTORY
    : Never nominated
    ROLE: Alexis Rose

  3. Uzo Aduba
    "Mrs. America" (FX)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 2 nominations
    ROLE: Shirley Chisholm

  4. Julia Garner
    "Ozark" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Ruth Langmore

  5. Helena Bonham Carter
    "The Crown" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 8 nominations
    ROLE: Princess Margaret

NEXT IN LINE:

  1. Marielle Heller
    "The Queen's Gambit" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Alma Wheatley

  2. Hannah Waddingham
    "Ted Lasso" (Apple TV Plus)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Rebecca Welton

  3. Rhea Seehorn
    "Better Call Saul" (AMC)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Kim Wexler

  4. Jessie Buckley
    "Fargo" (FX)
    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Oraetta Mayflower

  5. Cynthia Erivo
    "The Outsider" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 2 nominations
    ROLE: Holly Gibney

ALSO IN CONTENTION:

      • Rose Byrne, “Mrs. America” (FX)

      • Judy Davis, “Ratched” (Netflix)

      • Aunjanue Ellis, “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)

      • Emily Hampshire, “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop TV)

      • Tatiana Maslany, “Perry Mason” (HBO)

      • Yvonne Orji, “Insecure” (HBO)

      • Chloe Sevigny, “We Are Who We Are” (HBO)

      • Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

      • Sharon Stone, “Ratched” (Netflix)

      • Tracey Ullman, “Mrs. America” (FX)

      • Letitia Wright, “Small Axe” (Amazon Prime Video)

2021 Golden Globes Predictions (TV)

2020-2021 Golden Globes Awards Timeline

      • Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms – Nov. 30, 2020

      • Deadline for Television nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Dec. 30, 2020

      • Deadline for receipt of Television nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 12, 2021

      • Deadline for Motion Picture nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 13, 2021

      • The final screening date for Motion Pictures – Jan. 26, 2021

      • The final date for Motion Picture press conferences – Jan. 27, 2021

      • Deadline for receipt of Motion Picture nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 30, 2021

      • Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced at 8:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. PT – Feb. 3, 2021

      • Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Feb. 23, 2021

      • 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast to coast at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California – Feb. 28, 2021

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About the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes Awards, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is held annually with 93 members since 1944. The group recognizes excellence in film and television, across drama and comedy or musical categories. “Mad Men” and “The X-Files” hold the record for most wins as best drama, at three each, while “All in the Family” has won the most awards for best comedy/musical, with four wins. Carol Burnett has the record for most TV nominations, at 13 (she won five), while Alan Alda has the most TV wins, with 6 (out of 12 nominations).

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