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Who Will Win Best Drama Film Actress At The 2021 Golden Globes?

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From memorable portrayals to gripping performances, here are the great actresses to consider for Best Drama Film Actress at the 2021 Golden Globes. This year's nominees feature a diverse mix of legends and newcomers.

From Frances McDormand's raw and passionate journey in Nomadland to Viola Davis's fearless and authentic portrayal of the legendary 'Mother of the Blues' in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, these are the roles that add to a long list of legacy performances. While Vanessa Kirby's realistic and heartfelt depiction in Pieces of a Woman deeply resonated with audiences. Other strong contenders for the award include Andra Day in The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

Make your 2021 Golden Globes predictions by voting up the nominees you think will win, and don't miss the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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    Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. Having won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the first black actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017.Born in St. Matthews, South Carolina, Davis began her acting career in Central Falls, Rhode Island, starring in minor theater productions. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, she won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby. She played minor roles in several films and television series in the late 1990s and early 2000s, before winning the Tony  ...more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States of America
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    Fern in Nomadland

    Frances Louise McDormand (born Cynthia Ann Smith, June 23, 1957) is an American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. McDormand was educated at Bethany College and Yale University. She has starred in a number of films by the Coen brothers, including Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Burn After Reading (2008), and Hail, Caesar! (2016). For playing Marge Gunderson in Fargo, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other film roles include Mississippi Burning (1988),  ...more
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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    Carey Mulligan

    Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas in Promising Young Woman

    Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is a British actress born in London who grew up in Düsseldorf (Germany) and Surrey (England). Mulligan developed an early interest in acting and was the student head of the drama department at Woldingham School. She made her professional acting debut on stage in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theatre in 2004. Her film debut was in the role of Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), followed by supporting roles in numerous television series, including Bleak House (2005) and a Doctor Who episode, "Blink" (2007). She made her Broadway debut in The Seagull in 2008 to critical acclaim; her West End performance garnered her an Ian  ...more
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom
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    Martha Weiss in Pieces of a Woman

    Vanessa Nuala Kirby (born 18 April 1988) is an English actress. For her role as Princess Margaret in the Netflix historical drama series The Crown (2016–2017), she won the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress and earned a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She has also starred in several stage productions, winning three Ian Charleson Awards, with Matt Trueman of Variety describing her as: "the outstanding stage actress of her generation, capable of the most unexpected choices." She gained wider recognition for her roles in the action films Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) and Hobbs & Shaw (2019), and won  ...more
    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England, UK
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