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Golden Globes Final Predictions: Best TV Actress (Limited Series/TV Movie) – Anya Taylor-Joy Is Playing Awards Chess

THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT (L to R)
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2021 GOLDEN GLOBE FINAL PREDICTIONS:
BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

UPDATED: Feb. 24, 2021

AWARDS COMMENTARY:
What a year for Anya Taylor-Joy. “The Queen’s Gambit” star is a double nominee at this year’s Golden Globes, both in the best actress in a limited series or TV movie category, as well as in the best actress in a motion picture (comedy or musical) field for “Emma.” Not bad, and clearly the HFPA members are fans — which is why she’s the front runner in this category. But as we’re predicting “The Queen’s Gambit” will be named best limited series or TV movie, it makes sense the program’s star would also be honored. The show hit the zeitgeist at the right time, and Taylor-Joy is everywhere. She faces formidable competition in Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman, while there’s also a fan base for the work Shira Haas did in “Unorthodox” and Daisy Edgar-Jones did in “Normal People.” But there’s something iconic about Taylor-Joy as chess prodigy Beth Harmon, and so we’ve got to go with her.


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Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit” Phil Bray/Netflix

AND THE PREDICTED WINNER IS:

  1. Anya Taylor-Joy
    "The Queen's Gambit" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 2 nominations
    ROLE: Beth Harmon

RUNNERS UP:

  • Nicole Kidman
    "The Undoing" (HBO)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 16 nominations, 5 wins (1996's "To Die For," 2002's "Moulin Rouge," 2003's "The Hours," 2018's "Big Little Lies" as both producer and star)
    ROLE: Grace Fraser

  • Shira Haas 
    "Unorthodox" (Netflix)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination
    ROLE: Esther Shapiro

  • Cate Blanchett
    "Mrs. America" (FX)
    GLOBES HISTORY
    : 11 nominations, 3 wins (1999's "Elizabeth," 2008's "I'm Not There," 2014's "Blue Jasmine")
    ROLE: Phyllis Schlafly

  • Daisy Edgar-Jones
    "Normal People" (Hulu)
    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination
    ROLE: Marianne

2021 Golden Globes Final Predictions (TV)

2020-2021 Golden Globes Awards Timeline

      • Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms – Nov. 30, 2020
      • Deadline for Television nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Dec. 30, 2020
      • Deadline for receipt of Television nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 12, 2021
      • Deadline for Motion Picture nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 13, 2021
      • The final screening date for Motion Pictures – Jan. 26, 2021
      • The final date for Motion Picture press conferences – Jan. 27, 2021
      • Deadline for receipt of Motion Picture nomination ballots by Ernst & Young at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 30, 2021
      • Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced at 8:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. PT – Feb. 3, 2021
      • Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Feb. 23, 2021
      • 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast to coast at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California – Feb. 28, 2021

2021 Golden Globes Predictions (Film)

About the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes Awards, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is held annually with 93 members since 1944. The group recognizes excellence in film and television, across drama and comedy or musical categories. “Mad Men” and “The X-Files” hold the record for most wins as best drama, at three each, while “All in the Family” has won the most awards for best comedy/musical, with four wins. Carol Burnett has the record for most TV nominations, at 13 (she won five), while Alan Alda has the most TV wins, with 6 (out of 12 nominations).