Best Actress Oscar favorite Renee Zellweger is also out in front in our Golden Globes predictions for Best Drama Actress. With 10/3 odds, the “Judy” star looks solid to add a fourth Golden Globe to her trophy case, which would put her tied in fourth place on the all-time film winners list.
Zellweger, whose first three Globes were in Best Comedy/Musical Actress for “Nurse Betty” (2000) and “Chicago” (2002) and Best Supporting Actress for “Cold Mountain,” would join Tom Hanks and Shirley MacLaine as four-time champs on the film side. Just three people have more wins: Meryl Streep holds the record with seven, followed by Jack Nicholson with six and Rosalind Russell, who converted all five of her Globe bids into wins. (Hanks could move to third place himself, as he’s contending for a supporting bid for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”)
The fourth win in film is quite a difficult barrier to crack at the Globes, considering that Zellweger is one of a whopping 18 people who’ve won three. Other three-time champs include Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda, Ingrid Bergman, Dustin Hoffman, Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman.
A drama actress victory would complete Zellweger’s set of the Globes’ actress categories for film as well. Only two other women have scored all three awards: Streep and Julia Roberts.
Zellweger, who was also nominated in comedy actress for “Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001), “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004) and “Miss Potter” (2006), shot into pole position after receiving raves for her heartbreaking turn as Judy Garland. (Garland won one Globe herself, for comedy actress for 1954’s “A Star Is Born” and later received the Cecil B. DeMille Award.) Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”) is in second place, followed by Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”), Helen Mirren (“The Good Liar”) and Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”).
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