Golden Globes Predictions: Best Supporting Actress (Film) – Can Nicole Kidman “Zazz” Her Way to the HFPA?

Golden Globes Predictions: Best Supporting Actress (Film) – Can Nicole Kidman “Zazz” Her Way to the HFPA?


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UPDATED: Jan. 18, 2021


With Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”) out of this category, we could see some interesting choices and Globe favorites like Jodie Foster (“The Mauritanian”) and Nicole Kidman (“The Prom”) make the lineup, even if their final prospects seem dimmer than usual.



  • Olivia Colman

    “The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics)

    GLOBES HISTORY: 3 nominations, 3 wins (including 2018’s “The Favourite”)

    ROLE: Anne

    DIRECTOR: Florian Zeller

    SYNOPSIS: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

    STARRING: Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Anthony Hopkins, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams

  • Amanda Seyfried

    “Mank” (Netflix)

    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated

    ROLE: Marion Davies

    DIRECTOR: David Fincher

    SYNOPSIS: 1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.

    STARRING: Tom Burke, Lily Collins, Joseph Cross, Charles Dance, Monika Gossman, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jamie McShane, Tuppence Middleton, Toby Leonard Moore, Gary Oldman, Tom Pelphrey, Amanda Seyfried, Sam Troughton

  • Yuh-Jung Youn

    “Minari” (A24)

    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated

    ROLE: Soonja

    DIRECTOR: Lee Isaac Chung

    SYNOPSIS: A Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.

    STARRING: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim, Yuh-jung Youn, Will Patton

  • Nicole Kidman

    “The Prom” (Netflix)

    GLOBES HISTORY: 14 nominations, 4 wins (2017’s “Big Little Lies” from HBO, 2002’s “The Hours,” 2001’s “Moulin Rouge!” and 1995’s “To Die For”)

    ROLE: Angie Dickinson

    DIRECTOR: Ryan Murphy

    SYNOPSIS: A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

    STARRING: Meryl Streep, Jo Ellen Pellman, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells. Tracey Ullman

  • Jodie Foster

    “The Mauritanian” (STXfilms)

    GLOBES HISTORY: 7 nominations, 2 wins (1988’s “The Accused” and 1991’s “The Silence of the Lambs” including the Cecil B. DeMille award in 2013)

    ROLE: Nancy Hollander

    DIRECTOR: Kevin Macdonald

    SYNOPSIS: A detainee at the U.S military’s Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

    STARRING: Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley

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  • Ellen Burstyn

    “Pieces of a Woman” (Netflix)

    GLOBES HISTORY: 7 nominations, 1 win (1978’s “Same Time, Next Year”)

    ROLE: Elizabeth

    DIRECTOR: Kornél Mundruczó

    SYNOPSIS: When a young mother’s home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.

    STARRING: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Sarah Snook, Molly Parker

  • Glenn Close

    “Hillbilly Elegy” (Netflix)

    GLOBES HISTORY: 14 nominations, 3 wins (most recently for 2017’s “The Wife” in best actress in a drama)

    ROLE: Mamaw

    DIRECTOR: Ron Howard

    SYNOPSIS: An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.

    STARRING: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins, Owen Asztalos

  • Helena Zengel

    “News of the World” (Universal Pictures)

    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated

    ROLE: Johanna Leonberger

    DIRECTOR: Paul Greengrass

    SYNOPSIS: A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

    STARRING: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Elizabeth Marvel, Mare Winningham, Michael Angelo Covino, Ray McKinnon

  • Saoirse Ronan

    “Ammonite” (Neon)

    GLOBES HISTORY: 4 nominations, 1 win (2017’s “Lady Bird” in best actress in a comedy or musical)

    ROLE: Charlotte Murchison

    DIRECTOR: Francis Lee

    : 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

    : Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Fiona Shaw, Gemma Jones, James McArdle

  • Dominique Fishback

    “Judas and the Black Messiah” (HBO Max/Warner Bros.)

    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated

    ROLE: Deborah Johnson

    DIRECTOR: Shaka King

    SYNOPSIS: The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal.

    STARRING: Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Dominique Fishback, Jesse Plemons, Martin Sheen, Dominique Thorne, Algee Smith, Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler

  • Netflix/YouTube


    • Candice Bergen, “Let Them All Talk” (HBO Max)
    • Priyanka Chopra Jonas, “The White Tiger” (Netflix)
    • Olivia Cooke, “Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios)
    • Ariana DeBose, “The Prom” (Netflix)
    • Renee Elise Goldsberry, “Hamilton” (Disney Plus)
    • Vanessa Kirby, “The World to Come” (Bleecker Street)
    • Talia Ryder, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” (Focus Features)
    • Philippa Soo, “Hamilton” (Disney Plus)
    • Swankie, “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures)
    • Valerie Mahaffey, “French Exit” (Sony Pictures Classics)

    2021 Golden Globes Predictions (Film)

    • Best Motion Picture – Drama
    • Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
    • Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
    • Best Motion Picture – Animated
    • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
    • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
    • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
    • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
    • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
    • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
    • Best Director – Motion Picture
    • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
    • Best Original Score – Motion Picture
    • Best Original Song- Motion Picture
    • Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures

    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 Academy Awards Predictions

    • 2021 Oscar Predictions: The Collective
    • 2021 Oscar Predictions: All Categories

    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. Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” holds the record for the most awards won by a single film with seven. Milos Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and Alan Parker’s “Midnight Express” is next in line with six each. Robert Altman’s “Nashville” has the record for most nominations received by a film with 11 while Colin Higgins’ “Foul Play,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Part III” and Mike Nichols’ “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” share the record for receiving the most nominations and not winning a single award at seven.

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