Amy Adams (“Big Eyes“) is currently locked in a tight Golden Globes battle with Emily Blunt (“Into the Woods“) for Best Musical/Comedy Actress. Blunt has the slight edge according to our predictions, getting 5/6 odds, but Adams is right behind her with 9/4 odds. Both women are past Globe champs, but if Adams prevails, she’ll be the first to win the category back-to-back in almost 30 years.
Adams won Best Musical/Comedy Actress last year for her role as a seductive con artist in “American Hustle.” It was her first Globe victory after four unsuccessful bids.
It’s not unusual for an actress to repeat in the category. In recent years, Musical/Comedy Actress has been won multiple times by Meryl Streep (“The Devil Wears Prada” and “Julie and Julia”), Annette Bening (“Being Julia” and “The Kids Are All Right”), Renee Zellweger (“Nurse Betty” and “Chicago”), and Nicole Kidman (“To Die For” and “Moulin Rouge”).
But it’s a much rarer feat for an actress to win two in a row. The last woman to do it was Kathleen Turner, who prevailed in 1984 (“Romancing the Stone”) and 1985 (“Prizzi’s Honor”). Before her, Julie Andrews won double in 1964 (“Mary Poppins”) and 1965 (“The Sound of Music”). Rosalind Russell claimed a pair of prizes before that in 1961 (“A Majority of One”) and 1962 (“Gypsy”).
Working in Adams’s favor is the fact that her role in “Big Eyes” as real-life painter Margaret Keane has plenty of gravitas, and the Globes love a little emotional drama, even in their comedies. Consider the tears shed by recent champs Bening (“Kids Are All Right”), Michelle Williams (“My Week with Marilyn“), and Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook“). Adams shed a few tears of her own for her winning role in “Hustle” last year.
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