When Helen Mirren swept all the precursor prizes on her way to winning an Oscar for “The Queen” in 2006, she also added a second Globe to her mantle for her performance in the telefilm “Elizabeth.”
However, she was not the first woman to pull off this double act. Another Dame, Joan Plowright, took home the supporting awards for both film (“Enchanted April”) and television (“Stalin”) back in 1992.
This year, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is poised to repeat this feat. While she holds the record for most Emmy nominations by a funny woman (14) and is the only series regular to win Emmys for three different laffers, she has won just one of her four Golden Globes bids: the catch-all supporting category in 1994 for “Seinfeld.”
After taking home two Emmys in a row for her starring role on the laffer “Veep“, Louis-Dreyfus leads the TV Comedy Actress category at the Golden Globes. With six Editors, 18 of our Top 24 and 80% of All Users forecasting victory, she has odds of 9/5.
Her closest competition is Lena Dunham (“Girls“) who beat her last year when both contended for the first seasons of their HBO series. Dunham is the pick of a single Editor, four of our Top 24 and about 20% of All Users. That translates into odds of 7/2. (See the complete rankings for this category here.)
Over on the film front, Louis-Dreyfus is jockeying for first place in the Comedy/Musical Actress race for her touching turn in the romantic comedy “Enough Said.” She has the backing of four Experts, two Editors, 3 of our Top 24 Users and about 25% of All Users. That support gives her odds of 14/5.
Just ahead of her is Globes darling Meryl Streep who contends for her performance in the serio-comic “August: Osage County.” Of her record eight previous Globe wins, two of them came in this category: “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) and “Julie & Julia” (2009). Streep is the pick of four Experts as well, but with six Editors, 15 of our Top 24 and two-thirds of All Users also predicting her to prevail, she has slightly better odds of 13/5. (See the complete rankings for this category here.)
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