Thursday, December 8, 2016

Previewing Golden Globe and SAG nominations

Next week will be very telling for Meryl's chances at landing her record 20th Oscar nomination in January for Florence Foster Jenkins.  Dark and early Monday morning, the Golden Globe nominees will be revealed, where she is expected to be recognized in the category of Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.  She is likely to be joined by Emma Stone (La La Land), Annette Bening (20th Century Women) and Kate Beckinsale (Love and Friendship).  That fifth slot in this category is a bit tough to choose, but my money is on Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris.  

Revealed two days later, the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are more of an enigma for Streep, and will be much stronger predictor of her chances for Oscar than are the Globes.  Stone is for sure in at SAG, as is Natalie Portman (Jackie).  Those are perhaps the only slam dunks in the category, but I'd be shocked if Amy Adams (Arrival) weren't nominated.  Ruth Negga (Loving) has perhaps her best shot at SAG.  That would leave one more slot.  Meryl will have to contend with Bening, Isabelle Huppert (Elle) and longshot Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures).

Actors love Streep and despite strong showings from a larger than usual field this year at SAG, I have hope that she'll sneak into that fifth spot.


  1. I have a nagging feeling it's gonna be Isabelle Huppert. Much as I adore Meryl, Isabelle deserves a nomination having watched Things to Come and Elle (I prefer her nuanced performance in Things). David

    1. I think that's a very reasonable possibility. Looking forward to seeing Elle.

    2. As I've said all along, I think Meryl was beyond wonderful in Florence but aside from GG/Bafta nods I am not bothered if some talented (relatively) unknown takes the Oscar mod. As much as I'm sure it won't phase her, maybe missing out will give Meryl impetus to go after some amazing indie script or well written drama?

      Still would love to see her in Nyad since I read the excellent screenplay!

  2. Yay! Streep won Critics Choice tonigh for Best Conedy Actress.... she was not present.- Jamie