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Is The Comedy/Musical Actress Golden Globe Lily Tomlin’s To Lose?

Is The Comedy/Musical Actress Golden Globe Lily Tomlin's To Lose?

The Golden Globes could offer up something pretty awesome this year: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda could both be double nominees. In addition to the good shot both have at being nominated for Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” in the category for best actress in a TV comedy, Tomlin and Fonda look very solid to get nods for their film work too. 

Fonda is a best supporting actress hopeful for her dynamo extended cameo in “Youth,” while Tomlin is basically a lock to get a nomination for best actress in a comedy or musical with “Grandma.” Fonda has some very tough competition in Rooney Mara, Alicia Vinkander and Kate Winslet — but Tomlin seems like an early frontrunner to take home the trophy. Tomlin won a special Golden Globe in 1993 for being a part of the cast of “Short Cuts,” but has lost all 3 of her competitive nominations. Is the fourth time the charm?

It was recently announced that David O. Russell’s upcoming “Joy” would — unlike “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle” — compete in the drama categories at the Globes. That means Jennifer Lawrence (who won Globes for both those films) would no longer be competing against Tomlin.  And she really seemed like the only person that could beat her. Tomlin will now likely showdown against Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”), Maggie Smith (“The Lady In The Van”), Meryl Streep (“Ricky and the Flash”), Sandra Bullock (“Our Brand Is Crisis”) and Tina Fey and/or Amy Poehler (“Sisters”). It could make for an incredible group of women being nominated, but it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Tomlin ultimately winning. 

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