With leading 2/13 odds from our 17 film Experts, Emma Stone (“La La Land”) is predicted to win Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress at Sunday’s 2017 Golden Globes. Stone plays Mia, an aspiring actress who falls in love with a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling), in this LA-based musical from Damien Chazelle that earned a whopping seven nominations. This would be her first Globe win after two previous losses for “Easy A” (2010) and “Birdman ” (2014).
Sixteen of our 17 Golden Globes Experts are predicting a victory for Stone: Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
In second place is two-time Globe champ Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”) with 11/1 odds, thanks to the backing of one final expert: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby). Bening plays Dorothea Fields, a single mother raising her son against the sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll backdrop of 1970s Southern California in this comedy from Mike Mills.
Never underestimate our experts’ third-place contender Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”), who’s already won eight Golden Globes and could very well win number nine this Sunday. She’s currently at 40/1 odds for her titular role as a New York heiress who dreams of becoming an opera star despite having a terrible singing voice.
Rounding out the comedy category, Hailee Steinfeld (“The Edge of Seventeen”) comes in fourth place with 66/1 odds, while Lily Collins (“Rules Don’t Apply”) comes in fifth place at odds of 100/1. The is the first Golden Globe nomination for both young actresses.
According to our overall combined odds featuring the predictions of all Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users (those who did the best at their winner picks last year), and All Users, the rankings are the same. The favored pick of over 1,700 people is Stone with 1/10 odds over Bening with 20/1 odds. Streep follows with 33/1 odds, and then Steinfeld at 66/1 and Collins at 100/1.
Winning this award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is of great significance when it comes to forecasting the upcoming Oscars. During the 21st century 13 of the 16 winners have gone on to at least be nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Actress. The three unlucky Globe champs who didn’t follow up with Oscar noms are Renee Zellweger (“Nurse Betty” in 2000), Sally Hawkins (“Happy-Go-Lucky” in 2008) and Amy Adams (“Big Eyes” in 2014).
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