Is it a two-woman race for the Best TV Drama Actress Golden Globe? Sandra Oh was way ahead in our odds for months, but the “Killing Eve” star is now in a dead heat among our Experts with Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”).
Of our seven Experts currently predicting the race, Robert Rorke (New York Post), Ben Travers (IndieWire) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby) are backing Oh. Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Kaitlin Thomas (TV Guide) and myself are going with Roberts. Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) is the lone vote for former champ Robin Wright (“House of Cards”).
Coming off her historic Emmy nomination as the first woman of Asian descent to be up for Best Drama Actress, Oh entered the race with tons of momentum, especially with reigning Emmy champ Claire Foy (“The Crown”) gone for good. Oh wouldn’t be the first Asian actress to be nominated or prevail in this category at the Globes, but the “Grey’s Anatomy” alum, who had won in supporting in 2006, would be the first Asian performer, male or female, to win multiple Globes. Oh is still ahead in our combined odds, with a 69/20 edge to Roberts’ 39/10.
A three-time winner in film, Roberts surged in the last month following the premiere of her Amazon series — her first series regular role. The Oscar winner earned raves for her deeply felt performance as a veteran support caseworker who has no memory of her time at the facility four years earlier. She has a couple advantages over Oh: She’s a bigger name, which the Globes love, and her show is fresher in voters’ mind. Roberts is also in contention on the film side for “Ben Is Back,” but with a stacked Best Film Drama Actress race, where she is in seventh place, this could be the best place to acknowledge her if the Hollywood Foreign Press Association wants to spread the love.
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Keri Russell (“The Americans”) and Oh’s co-star Jodie Comer round out our top five predictions.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Golden Globe contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Golden Globe predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on Dec. 6.