Laura Linney: Golden Globe win after Emmy loss for ‘Ozark’?

Laura Linney is all but certain to earn her lucky seventh Golden Globe nomination this year. Surprisingly, it would be her first for “Ozark,” in which she has played the cunning Wendy Byrde for three seasons. While she did not end up winning the Emmy last September, the actress just picked up a Critics’ Choice Award nomination — her first for “Ozark” from that group — and she could be on the path to earning her third career Golden Globe.

Linney is beloved by the Golden Globes. She was first nominated on the film side for “You Can Count on Me” in 2001, followed by “Kinsey” in 2005 and “The Squid and the Whale” in 2006. She lost those three races but won on the TV side for the limited series “John Adams” in 2009 and the comedy series “The Big C” in 2011. Linney has not been cited by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since reaping a second consecutive bid for “The Big C” in 2012.

Surprisingly “Ozark” has only earned a pair of Globe nominations for Linney’s leading man Jason Bateman. However our exclusive odds predict the Netflix crime drama will be major contender for Season 3, with nominations for the series, Linney, Bateman,and supporting players Julia Garner and Tom Pelphrey.

On our Best TV Drama Actress chart, Linney sits in second place behind Olivia Colman in “The Crown.” Colman won last year for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. However, she now she faces splitting votes with co-star Emma Corrin who has been hailed for her portrayal of Diana, the Princess of Wales. If HFPA voters are torn between the queen and the princess, Linney could well emerge as the consensus candidate.

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