The nominations for the 80th Golden Globes will be announced on Monday, December 12th, and…. none of us know what we’re doing when it comes to our predictions. In years past, we had become accustomed to the “unique” taste of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Rule #1, they like big stars and splashy musicals), but this year, we’re flying blind as, with the introduction of new members (mostly from international news outlets) and their increased emphasis on “correcting” their current poor reputation, there are numerous other factors here to account for that could influence the outcomes in certain categories. I’ve been going over my predicted line-ups all week, sometimes shifting them entirely every single day, but at this point, I’ve accepted that we’ll be in store for several massive surprises on Monday (hopefully not of the Music variety, though), and I’m just gonna go with my gut. So, without further ado, my final predictions for the nominations for the 80th Golden Globes are as follows:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Avatar: The Way of Water
Top Gun: Maverick
I feel pretty confident that we’re down to a top six in this category – Avatar: The Way of Water, Elvis, The Fabelmans, TÁR, Top Gun: Maverick, and Women Talking – and TÁR is the one I’ve left off for the time being, as I think it’s the film that could be the least “universally appealing” of this crop of contenders. I was once worried about Avatar‘s visibility, but after it premiered to rapturous praise and made it in with NBR and AFI this week (two groups where the first film missed), I’m feeling a bit better about it. Plus, the original film won this category and Best Director (and this one might even be… better?) – it should be fine. The Fabelmans, as our current Best Picture frontrunner, and Top Gun: Maverick, as the biggest box office hit of the year (for now) are likely jockeying it out for the win.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once*
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
ALT: The Menu
I think four films – Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – are IN (and I acknowledge that Babylon has slipped elsewhere, but it should still be fine here, in a comedy-specific category). That fifth spot is the real wild card, which could go to mainstream fare like A Man Called Otto or The Menu, or perhaps an international hit like RRR or Triangle of Sadness. I had The Menu in here for most of the week, but as RRR continues to surprise with its strength so far this season (winning Best Director at the NYFCC and becoming the first foreign language film to make it into the NBR’s Top Ten Films), I’ll take a shot in the dark and say it does the same here – especially because I think it nabs some key noms below too.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Austin Butler – Elvis*
Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick
Brendan Fraser – The Whale
Hugh Jackman – The Son
Bill Nighy – Living
ALT: Gabriel LaBelle – The Fabelmans
Splitting the Best Actor category into two here made an already light field even lighter, but let’s do our best to figure this out together. Austin Butler and Brendan Fraser are in and going head-to-head for the win (with Butler likely ahead due to his film’s strength elsewhere). Nighy is next up, thanks to a career-best turn in Living and a massive push by Sony Pictures Classics to get him his first Oscar nom. And then… Tom Cruise? Sure? He’s not on the best terms with the HFPA right now, but Top Gun is such a huge hit – and this category is so weak – that he can probably squeak in. As for that last spot, I guess I’ll be basic and go with the obvious choice (The Son‘s Hugh Jackman, despite how reviled that film is), but there’s a chance they could love The Fabelmans enough to nominate its lovely lead Gabriel LaBelle as well.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Diego Calva – Babylon
Daniel Craig – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin*
Tom Hanks – A Man Called Otto
Adam Sandler – Hustle
ALT: N.T. Rama Rao Jr. or Ram Charan – RRR
Colin Farrell will be winning his second Golden Globe this year – and his second for a Martin McDonagh movie, no less – and you can take that to the bank. Who will join him in the category? I’d say Daniel Craig is next up (Glass Onion is gonna be big, he’s a prior nominee, etc.), but from there, things get trickier. I’ll take Babylon‘s Diego Calva – as I said earlier, I’m still confident in the film’s chances here, and even those who hate it have come out raving about Calva’s sterling, star-making turn – and then probably Hustle‘s Adam Sandler too, who has been campaigning his ass off so far this season. That last spot is a toss-up – you can make a case for The Menu‘s Ralph Fiennes and maybe even N.T. Rama Rao Jr. or Ram Charan from RRR – but I’ll take a chance on A Man Called Otto‘s Tom Hanks. I’m not sure how many voters have seen that film yet (I and many others here in LA only just saw it this Monday), but Hanks is quite good in it and a Big Name™, so sure!
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett – TÁR*
Olivia Colman – Empire of Light
Viola Davis – The Woman King
Danielle Deadwyler – Till
Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans
ALT: Jennifer Lawrence – Causeway
Cate Blanchett’s main competition, Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s Michelle Yeoh, isn’t in this category, so she can breath a sigh of relief about that, but that doesn’t mean she’s unchallenged entirely. The Fabelmans‘ Michelle Williams is still probably a sure thing for a nom right behind her, and I also think that Till‘s Danielle Deadwyler and The Woman King‘s Viola Davis – no matter how their films do elsewhere – should be safe. In that fifth spot, I have Empire of Light‘s Olivia Colman, but despite how good she is in that film (and how much the HFPA loves her), there’s always a chance that EOL has simply sunk so far that she’s forgotten. Who takes her spot? Well, there’s Causeway‘s Jennifer Lawrence (another HFPA favorite, and one who is currently campaigning extensively for the film and backed by the brilliant Apple TV+), but also don’t count out I Wanna Dance With Somebody‘s Naomi Ackie in case the voters were in fact able to see it in time.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Lesley Manville – Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Margot Robbie – Babylon
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Menu
Emma Thompson – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once*
ALT: Julia Roberts – Ticket to Paradise
Yeoh’s winning, Robbie’s the runner-up, and who’s next? I kid with such certainty (mostly), but it really does feel like that’s the outcome we’re headed for, and at the very least, they’re the two safest contenders here. Acting legends Emma Thompson and Lesley Manville should succeed these two with tender turns in two critically acclaimed adult-targeted comedies that were big hits with their core audience, and I’ll slot another former nominee (and winner) in that fifth spot: The Menu‘s Anya Taylor-Joy. There’s always the possibility she falls off if her film isn’t strong enough, but who’s gonna take her place? Do they love Julia Roberts enough to throw her a nom for Ticket to Paradise? I would suggest Nope‘s Keke Palmer, but it was confirmed yesterday that she was submitted supporting and that Nope was classified as a drama, interestingly enough.
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano – The Fabelmans
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once*
Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse
Ben Whishaw – Women Talking
ALT: Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans
In this category, pretty much everywhere this season, I’m confident that Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s Ke Huy Quan, The Banshees of Inisherin‘s Brendan Gleeson, and The Fabelmans‘ Paul Dano will be our top three. Quan is the frontrunner, Gleeson is the runner-up, and while Dano’s performance might not have as much individual acclaim as those two, he’s a long-working and un-nominated actor starring in “The Best Picture Frontrunner™” and still does a damn good job in it, so he should be fine. There are a lot of other compelling contenders here (The Fabelmans‘ Judd Hirsch, Women Talking‘s Ben Whishaw, The Banshees of Inisherin‘s Barry Keoghan), especially as potential lone nominees (Causeway‘s Brian Tyree Henry, The Good Nurse‘s Eddie Redmayne), but I’ll take Whishaw and Redmayne. Whishaw is a prior Golden Globe nominee and winner and remains a “name” in certain circles – including this one – and I’m not as convinced as others that Women Talking is “in danger,” though he could still miss simply because of how crowded it is here. And Redmayne getting in simply makes so much sense given how often the HFPA loves their showy supporting turns from Big Stars™ in films that hardly register elsewhere (The Little Things‘ Jared Leto, The Tender Bar‘s Ben Affleck), and Redmayne is pulling out all the stops.
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jessie Buckley – Women Talking
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Claire Foy – Women Talking*
Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
ALT: Hong Chau – The Whale
Supporting Actress is probably the most chaotic acting category this awards season and by far and away the toughest to predict, but I think Women Talking‘s Claire Foy (who has done the most campaigning of any contender thus far) and Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s Jamie Lee Curtis (who’s right behind her, and a perennial HFPA favorite) are safe. Up next I’d have Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery‘s Janelle Monáe – again, a Big Star™ in a crowdpleasing contender they’ll likely love – and The Banshees of Inisherin‘s Kerry Condon, who is another standout in a film with major international appeal. For now, I think Women Talking‘s Jessie Buckley can join Claire Foy here, but she has been missing some mentions as of late, so I worry that all the (female) acting attention for that film could soon coalesce around Foy exclusively. But I won’t jump to that conclusion until we have concrete industry evidence that support that, so I’ll keep Buckley in at the moment. That puts The Whale‘s Hong Chau on the outside looking in (a casualty of its increasingly divisive reception), though if anyone falls, I think she’d be next in line, or maybe the HFPA double dips on the EEAAO ladies and gives the stellar Stephanie Hsu a shoutout too.
Best Director – Motion Picture
James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
Sarah Polley – Women Talking
Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans*
ALT: Baz Luhrmann – Elvis
All the stars are aligning for Steven Spielberg to do a clean sweep of all the major Best Director awards this season, so slot him in immediately, but who will join him here? If Avatar is getting into the Drama category, I think James Cameron almost has to show up here considering he won for the first film and he somehow tops himself in technological ambition in the sequel, and I’d also bet on The Banshees of Inisherin‘s Martin McDonagh having the international appeal to nab a nom too (he got in for Three Billboards as well). I don’t think this new votership will skew all white and male though, so look for Women Talking‘s Sarah Polley to have a presence too, as well as Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, especially since I’m predicting the latter to prevail in Best Comedy/Musical (and Polley’s film has strong win chances in Supporting Actress and Screenplay). However, Elvis‘ Baz Luhrmann is lurking, and I’ve had him in and out all week. If this were the old HFPA… I think he might’ve been a shoo-in.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Rian Johnson – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once*
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
Sarah Polley – Women Talking
ALT: Todd Field – TÁR
Four films seem like sure things here. There’s The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and The Fabelmans (which are our top three in Best Original Screenplay) and then also Women Talking (which is the Best Adapted Screenplay frontrunner) – and these also happen to be the current consensus top four in Best Picture overall. Then there’s that tricky fifth spot. I had TÁR in here for a bit when I had the film getting a Motion Picture – Drama nod, but when I dropped it there, I decided to throw in Glass Onion. It’s a very sharp script and written in a fun and flashy way that should appeal to many voters (who are already likely in the bag for this film given its rave reception thus far and nom potential elsewhere), so I see a clearer path for it at the end of the day.
Best Animated Feature Film
The Bad Guys
My Father’s Dragon
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio*
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Yes, Pinocchio‘s probably winning, but what other four films will join him here? The HFPA usually has no problem embracing populist pictures in this category, so I’ll include both DreamWorks contender – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and The Bad Guys – while Disney/Pixar will get their representation with the well-received Turning Red. Then, I’ll throw Cartoon Saloon a bone and say they should have enough sway to get My Father’s Dragon in, but if that one falls off, I could see another studio contender take its place. Lightyear and Strange World were pretty huge flops, but could the HFPA look the other way and embrace one of them? Or perhaps the second Netflix nominee is not My Father’s Dragon, but instead, Wendell & Wild.
Best Foreign Language Film
All Quiet on the Western Front
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Decision to Leave
ALT: Saint Omer
Remember how I said faith in RRR in a few other categories? Well, this is one of ’em – in fact, no matter how it fares in the Comedy/Musical category, I think it’s not only a shoo-in for a nom here, but probably the frontrunner to win as well, making India’s choice to not submit it for the Best International Feature Film Oscar all the more baffling. Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front and BARDO should join it, and I think the international love is also there for Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave, while I anticipate a nod for A24’s Close as well (it’s gotten a good push, and it’s one of the most accessible contenders here). Figuring out what’s next in line is tough, especially with a voting body this diverse, but Holy Spider and Saint Omer have drummed up a lot of publicity, though they are tougher sits for some.
Best Original Score
Carter Burwell – The Banshees of Inisherin
Alexandre Desplat – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Women Talking
Justin Hurwitz – Babylon*
John Williams – The Fabelmans
ALT: Simon Franglen – Avatar: The Way of Water
I’m narrowing in on this being our Oscar five – Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Guillermo del Toro‘s Pinocchio, and Women Talking – so I’ll make it easy and just predict it here as well, though I do see an opening for Avatar: The Way of Water‘s Simon Franglen or even Empire of Light‘s Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and maybe someone else we’re not even thinking of sneaks in, as the HFPA isn’t opposed to throwing curveballs at us here (A Quiet Place? Motherless Brooklyn?!).
Best Original Song
“Ciao Papa” – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
“Hold My Hand” – Top Gun: Maverick
“Lift Me Up” – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
“Naatu Naatu” – RRR*
“Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” – Avatar: The Way of Water
ALT: “Nobody Like U” – Turning Red
The HFPA loves their big names in the Best Original Song category, and I’m betting big on three – Top Gun: Maverick‘s Lady Gaga, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s Rihanna, and Avatar: The Way of Water‘s The Weeknd (while also keeping my eye on Doja Cat’s “Vegas” from Elvis, if eligibility doesn’t keep her out). However, I actually think RRR could be in the pole position to win here given how much of a standout scene “Naatu Naatu” is (and how strong the film is overall). Additionally, I believe there’s going to be a spot for at least one animated film, and right now, I’m betting on Pinocchio‘s “Ciao Papa,” even though it could just as easily be Turning Red‘s “Nobody Like U,” although that song is perhaps less influential to its film’s plot than “Papa.”
Best Television Series – Drama
Better Call Saul
House of the Dragon
There’s a chance another genre show gets into the Golden Globes’ Best Television Series – Drama line-up (Andor? The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?), but aside from those two and perhaps Ozark (which has faded a bit after a finale that earned mixed reception from fans), I genuinely think this is our consensus five right now: Better Call Saul, The Crown, House of the Dragon, Severance, and Stranger Things (yes, The Crown is likely still starry and significant enough to nab a nom despite more mixed reviews for Season 5 than normal). We can talk wins later – I suspect the race is between House of the Dragon and Severance – but this feels right for now.
Best Television Series – Comedy
Only Murders in the Building
ALT: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Save for a surprise from Netflix’s Wednesday, which became a smash hit on streaming right before voting for the Golden Globes opened, I think a field that includes Abbott Elementary, Barry, The Bear, Hacks, and Only Murders in the Building is likeliest here. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has made many an appearance before, but given that it premiered so early in the year – and to such little fanfare – I’m not as confident in it this time around.
Best Miniseries or Television Film
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
The White Lotus*
ALT: George and Tammy
After being snubbed last year The White Lotus is the frontrunner to win this time out, and I expect it to be joined by streaming sensation Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and also probably Hulu’s The Dropout, buoyed by star Amanda Seyfried’s award-winning lead turn. Apple TV+’s biggest horse in the race is Black Bird, which was a widely acclaimed hit on the streamer this summer and should net a nom, and I’ll go out on a limb for Hulu’s The Patient as well, which seemed to generate enough noise with the right people this fall, particularly for Steve Carell’s against-type performance. However, I could just as easily see the recent George and Tammy sneak in, buoyed by the love for Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain’s work there.
Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Paddy Considine – House of the Dragon
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul*
Adam Scott – Severance
Dominic West – The Crown
ALT: Jeff Bridges – The Old Man
This top five feels fairly secure – and even The Old Man‘s Jeff Bridges, who could be an HFPA selection on account of his name despite the show’s low profile, feels like a long shot – so I don’t want to mess with it too much. And while I’ve seen some people leave off Paddy Considine, in my mind, the win is between him and Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk. But that’s a conversation for another day.
Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Bill Hader – Barry*
Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building
Jeremy Allen White – The Bear
ALT: Ramy Youssef – Ramy
Another fairly easy top five – based on their shows’ strength and the weak field, Hader, Martin, Short, and White should be slam dunks – with former winners Donald Glover and Ramy Youssef jockeying it out for that final spot, for seasons of their shows that didn’t receive quite as much attention as others have (though I give Glover the edge since Atlanta just wrapped up).
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film
Steve Carrell – The Patient
Taron Egerton – Black Bird
Evan Peters – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story*
Sebastian Stan – Pam and Tommy
Michael Shannon – George and Tammy
ALT: Andrew Garfield – Under the Banner of Heaven
Evan Peters could be in a position to sweep the season for his bone-chilling turn in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – playing serial killers sure has worked out for actors aiming for awards in the past – and I think the next best bets to join him are Pam and Tommy‘s Sebastian Stan (playing real people in general always helps here) and Black Bird‘s Taron Egerton, followed by the aforementioned Steve Carell from The Patient. And while there are a lot of big names aiming for that final spot (The Staircase‘s Colin Firth, Under the Banner of Heaven‘s Andrew Garfield, etc.), I think George and Tammy‘s Michael Shannon might have just swooped in to take it.
Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Emma D’Arcy – House of the Dragon
Laura Linney – Ozark
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Imelda Staunton – The Crown
Zendaya – Euphoria*
ALT: Britt Lower – Severance
Aside from Severance‘s Britt Lower – who deserves a spot here, but may be hurt by not being a “big name” (yet!) – I don’t know who else really poses a chance at upsetting this top five. And The Crown not being as strong as it has been in past seasons probably just opened the award up to be Euphoria‘s Zendaya’s for the taking, with the HFPA making up for the fact that they didn’t even nominate her in Season 1.
Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary*
Hannah Einbinder – Hacks
Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building
Jean Smart – Hacks
ALT: Jenna Ortega – Wednesday
I see a path for Wednesday‘s Jenna Ortega here, but since I’m still unsure how that show will play with the HFPA (is it merely a genre offering or something more?), I’ll stick with Brosnahan, Brunson, Einbinder (I know some have her supporting, but she was nominated in lead last year), Gomez, and Smart. And while some would bet on Smart to win #2 – especially following her second Emmy win – I actually think Brunson might be out front here. But again, another conversation for another day 😉
Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film
Jessica Chastain – George and Tammy
Julia Garner – Inventing Anna
Lily James – Pam and Tommy
Julia Roberts – Gaslit
Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout*
ALT: Emily Blunt – The English
Seyfried is gonna continue to sweep this category until she’s no longer in competition, and I see no reason to doubt James and Garner following her either, given their standing in the industry and their shows’ popularity. As mentioned earlier, George and Tammy was likely seen at the right time which could elevate Jessica Chastain into contention, and I’ll also throw a bone to Julia Roberts, whose Gaslit likely caught the eye of many voters for her involvement alone – and she does do a damn good job in it.
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Drama
Matt Smith – House of the Dragon*
John Turturro – Severance
Christopher Walken – Severance
Tyler James Williams – Abbott Elementary
Henry Winkler – Barry
ALT: Jonathan Pryce – The Crown
The HFPA has split its supporting acting categories for television up this year – between comedy/drama and miniseries – so now we’re in new terrain. I’ve primarily filled out my predicted line-up with Emmy nominees from strong shows – John Turturro, Christopher Walken, Tyler James Williams, and Henry Winkler – and thrown House of the Dragon‘s Matt Smith in as my fifth contender, and he’s even someone I’m eyeing to win. There are too many names to list who could upset this quintet given how many are in contention, but I will say I also contemplated adding The Crown‘s Jonathan Pryce as well, depending on how healthy that show’s turnout is.
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Drama
Olivia Cooke – House of the Dragon
Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown
Julia Garner – Ozark
Janelle James – Abbott Elementary
Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary*
ALT: Patricia Arquette – Severance
Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph should easily be able to use that goodwill and the love for Abbott overall to net a nom here, and I suspect Janelle James will follow as another Abbott scene-stealer. And no matter how Ozark performs elsewhere, Julia Garner – the second supporting actress Emmy winner in contention – should get in here too (especially thanks to the attention she’s simultaneously receiving for Inventing Anna). Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana on Season 5 of The Crown, will probably be too big of a name (and role) to pass up, while Olivia Cooke was one of the shining stars of Season 1 of House of the Dragon, though she could face interior competition from Milly Alcock here. And I hate to leave Severance‘s Patricia Arquette or even Better Call Saul‘s Rhea Seehorn off, but that’s what happens when there’s only five spots and so many deserving women to choose from.
Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film
F. Murray Abraham – The White Lotus*
Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird
Michael Imperioli – The White Lotus
Richard Jenkins – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Seth Rogen – Pam and Tommy
ALT: Naveen Andrews – The Dropout
Expect to see extensive support for The White Lotus in the supporting acting categories for miniseries (as was also the case at this year’s Emmys), and I believe the representation here will be for F. Murray Abraham and Michael Imperioli. Richard Jenkins also gave a strong supporting performance in the widely watched Monster, while Paul Walter Hauser did wonderful work on Black Bird, and Seth Rogen is a Big Name™ doing dress-up (quite well) in Pam and Tommy, so toss him in too. Though I’d also watch out for Theo James and Will Sharpe from The White Lotus, as well as The Dropout‘s Naveen Andrews.
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film
Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus
Meghann Fahy – The White Lotus
Laurie Metcalf – The Dropout
Niecy Nash-Betts – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Aubrey Plaza – The White Lotus*
ALT: Haley Lu Richardson – The White Lotus
Jennifer Coolidge and Aubrey Plaza, both from The White Lotus, will likely be duking it out for the Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film win – will they give it to Coolidge after skipping over her last season, or recognize this season’s standout in Plaza? – and I can see either the marvelous Meghann Fahy or hysterical Haley Lu Richardson (or both?) join them as nominees. However, Monster‘s Niecy Nash-Betts is certainly no slouch either, and though her role on the The Dropout was small, Laurie Metcalf is another Big Name™ who steals scenes in everything she does.