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2015 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actress in a Comedy Series

2015 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Indiewire’s TV Critic Ben Travers and Awards Editor Peter Knegt will provide regular updates on the Golden Globe races leading up to the ceremony January 11 at 8pm ET.

Despite being nominated for three separate series and winning her first year up for “Seinfeld,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus still seems undervalued by the HFPA. Perhaps that’s because she’s a) amazing, and b) collecting Emmys like they were a souvenir shot glass collection. She’s won three of the TV Academy trophies in a row, raising her total haul to five, as opposed to just one measly Golden Globe.

Okay, okay. She’s doing just fine, accolades-wise, but not rewarding Louis-Dreyfus for her demanding performance on “Veep” would be a akin to ignoring Steve Carell for his role on “The Office” (as the Emmys did) or Amy Poehler on “Parks and Recreation” (as the Emmys are still doing). Still, the queen of TV is far from infallible. Gina Rodriguez has momentum on her side as “Jane the Virgin” made quite a splash on nominations day. She could ride that way to a trophy if she plays her cards right. 

Taylor Schilling has to be feeling fairly hopeful as well. “Orange is the New Black” is highly-regarded, and she’s the face of it. Reward one, you should probably throw a bone to the other. Lena Dunham and Edie Falco probably won’t be real threats, though Falco is long overdue after four nominations. 

Keep checking Indiewire for updates on our power rankings below.

The Nominees:

Lena Dunham – “Girls”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Taylor Schilling – “Orange is the New Black”

Ben’s Predictions: 

Will Win: Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Could Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Should Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Shoulda Been Here: Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”

Peter’s Predictions: 

Will Win: Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Could Win: Taylor Schilling – “Orange is the New Black”
Should Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Shoulda Been Here: Anna Faris – “Mom”

READ MORE: Julia Louis-Dreyfus on How Television Embraces Women More than Film

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