Golden Globe predictions by experts: Olivia Colman pulls ahead of Emily Blunt in tight race for Best Comedy/Musical Actress

Olivia Colman has regained her lead over Emily Blunt in the race for Best Comedy/Musical Actress at the Golden Globes just in time, with final voting ending on Wednesday (Jan. 2). Our experts are predicting that the star of “The Favourite” will win on Sunday over, among others, Blunt who headlines the blockbuster “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Colman prevailed with her only previous Golden Globe bid two years ago for “The Night Manager.”  That win came in the catch-all supporting performance category over on the TV side. Blunt took home that same trophy in 2007 for the telefilm “Gideon’s Daughter.” Since then she has contended for her leading film roles in the 2009 drama “The Young Victoria,” the 2012 comedy “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and the 2014 musical “Into the Woods.”

The 11 Experts casting their vote for Colman are: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Erik Davis (Fandango), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Alicia Malone (TCM),  Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Wilson Morales (Black Film), Michael Musto (NewNowNext), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone),  Adnan Virk (ESPN) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby).

The eight sticking with Blunt are: Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Bonnie Fuller (Hollywood Life), Tariq Khan (Fox TV), Susan King (Gold Derby), Scott Mantz (Collider), Christopher Rosen (TV Guide), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Brian Truitt (USA Today).

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