Tom O’Neill has scooped the Golden Globe category confusion results, and it doesn’t bode well for the slew of actresses now competing for the Comedy/Musical slots.
“Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Savages,” “Margot at the Wedding,” “Juno,” “Darjeeling Limited,” “Waitress” and “Lars and the Real Girl” will compete in the comedy/musical categories at the Golden Globes, according to decrees made by the eligibility committee of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. All of those films have a mix of comedic and dramatic elements so there was speculation that they might be classified as dramas.
Any men in these films are gold now.. the comedy category is lacking in that department. But the women? Marion Cotillard was also announced as competing in the comedy/musical category, meaning: Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Nikki Blonksy, Ellen Page, Keri Russell, Helena Bonham Carter, Katherine Heigl and Cotillard will duel it out for 5 or 6 slots. I swear, in any other year (or at least SOME other years), any of these actresses could have WON this category (see 1994, when Jamie Lee Curtis won for True Lies). Now some of them will be lucky to be nominated. Sucks mostly for Linney or Kidman, whose chances of even being nominated are reduced, while in the Drama category, they’d have a shot at winning.
I’ll save my full Globe predictions for the day before (especially since Im working on my latest Oscar ones for later today.. and too much of a geeky thing is…), but I will take a guess at the two actress categories in light of this official one sidedness:
Drama: Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley,
Comedy/Musical: Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard, Laura Linney, Ellen Page (if six: Nicole Kidman)