“Last year [the Golden Globes] nominated Winona Ryder up in Best Actress [for ‘Stranger Things’]. She’s certainly central to the second season of the show. And she’s been around awhile, a veteran. Could either of you see a scenario where she wins over Elisabeth Moss [for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale]?” poses Gold Derby editor Paul Sheehan in our video slugfest to discuss the Golden Globe contenders in the TV drama series categories. Watch him, Chris Beachum, and Daniel Montgomery explore the state of the Best TV Drama Actress race above, or listen to the podcast below.
Of course before Ryder can win a Golden Globe it’s important to know which category she’s competing in. “We’re not 100-percent certain from Netflix [which award she’ll be submitted for],” Beachum points out. Ryder was nominated as a lead actress at last year’s Globes. Then she contended for Best Drama Actress at the SAG Awards, which have no distinction between lead and supporting actors. But at the Emmys she and all of her “Stranger Things” co-stars entered as supporting performers; David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown ended up earning bids, but Ryder missed out.
But timing could be key for Ryder if she is indeed confirmed to be in Best TV Drama Actress again this year. While Moss is carrying momentum from her Emmy win for “Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things” just premiered it second season on October 27, so it’s generating buzz at just the right time for Golden Globe voters to take notice. And Moss has already won a Globe recently — for the limited series “Top of the Lake” in 2014 — while Ryder hasn’t prevailed since her Best Film Supporting Actress victory for “The Age of Innocence” back in 1994, so the Hollywood Foreign Press may wish to honor her again.
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