With “A Star is Born” proving to be a huge hit at the box office, it’s possible that Lady Gaga could win two Golden Globes this year for both acting in the film and co-writing the song, “Shallow.” She is a previous acting winner on the TV side for her debut performance on “American Horror Story: Hotel” back in 2016. Though knowing how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association usually likes to spread the wealth, can Lady Gaga really win both categories?
So far this past decade, we’ve seen six people win two Golden Globes in one night. About half of them even won in the exact same categories for Best Film Drama and Best Film Director: Ben Affleck (“Argo,” 2013), Richard Linklater (“Boyhood,” 2015) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (“The Revenant,” 2016). In 2017, we saw two people win two Golden Globes for “La La Land”: Damien Chazelle for Best Film Director and Best Film Screenplay, and Justin Hurwitz for Best Score and Best Song (“City of Stars”). Last year, Martin McDonagh managed to win both Best Film Drama and Best Film Screenplay for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
All those people mentioned that had more recently won two Golden Globes in one night were more behind the scenes talent. The last time that a performer managed to accomplish something like that was in 2009 when Kate Winslet won Best Film Drama Actress for “Revolutionary Road” and Best Film Supporting Actress for “The Reader.” So with all those statistics in mind, history probably doesn’t bode well for Lady Gaga.
In this latest remake of the 1937 classic, Lady Gaga plays Ally Campana, a nightclub singer-songwriter who is discovered by famed country music star Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper). Gaga has earned a lot of acclaim for her breakout performance, and awards are sure to follow.
As of this writing, Glenn Close is currently predicted to win Best Film Drama Actress with 37/10 odds for “The Wife” while Lady Gaga is currently sitting in second place with 9/2 odds. Having previously earned 13 Golden Globe nominations since 1985, Close has won twice before on the TV side for her performances in “The Lion in Winter” (2005) and “Damages” (2008). Though with that being said, she’s never won on the film side despite four prior nominations there. If Glenn Close wins this year, it could help put her on that trajectory toward the hope of finally winning an Oscar.
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