Rachel Brosnahan is the early favorite to claim her second straight Best TV Comedy/Musical Actress Golden Globe for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” according to our combined odds. And a win would be notable in more ways than one: Brosnahan would be the first person to defend her title in the category in 10 years.
The last person to go back to back was Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) in 2009. Since then, it’s been single wins, usually for stars in first-year shows: Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”), Laura Linney (“The Big C”), Laura Dern (“Enlightened”), Lena Dunham(“Girls”), Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) and Brosnahan.
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The good news for her Brosnahan is that none of her rivals hail from a new series, so there’s no fresh face for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to crown. Kristen Bell, who’s in second place, comes the closest as a first-time nominee, but “The Good Place” is in its third season. Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”), Alison Brie (“GLOW”) and Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) are all previous nominees, with Bergen a two-time champ for the original “Murphy Brown,” though she didn’t win hers back to back.
If Brosnahan does prevail, she’d be the 10th person to win this category more than once. Carol Burnett, after whom the Globes’ new TV lifetime achievement award is named, leads the way with five victories. See the multiple winners below.
Carol Burnett, “The Carol Burnett Show” (1968, ’70, ’72, ’77-78)
Sarah Jessica Parker, “Sex and the City” (2000-02, ’04)
Cybill Shepherd, “Moonlighting” (1986-87) and “Cybill” (1996)
Helen Hunt, “Mad About You”(1994-95, ’97)
Mary Tyler Moore, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1965) and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1971)
Jean Stapleton, “All in the Family” (1973-74)
Linda Lavin, “Alice” (1979-80)
Candice Bergen, “Murphy Brown” (1989, ’92)
Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (2008-09)
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