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Who Will Win The 2022 Golden Globe For Best Actress In A Musical Or Comedy Show?

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While the Golden Globes are still weeks away from being announced, let's make our predictions on who will win best actress in a comedy or musical series.

HBO's Hacks gains two entries this year thanks to dynamic performances from Hannah Einbinder and Jean Smart. However, they still face heavy competition from The Great's Elle Fanning, Black-ish's Tracee Ellis Ross, and Insecure's Issa Rae. 

Make your 2022 Golden Globes predictions by voting up the nominees you think will win, and don't miss the 79th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

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  • Elle Fanning
    Photo: The Great / Hulu

    as Catherine the Great in The Great

    Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her recent works in a number of independent films, and her portrayal as Aurora in the Maleficent film series. As the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, she made her film debut as the younger version of her sister's character in the drama film I Am Sam (2001). As a child actress, she appeared in a string of films including Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Babel (2006), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), and Somewhere (2010). Fanning's breakthrough came in 2011 with her starring role in J. J. Abrams' science-fiction film Super 8, for which her performance was praised by critics and earned her a ...more
    7 votes
  • Issa Rae
    Photo: Insecure / HBO

    Issa Rae

    as Issa Dee in Insecure

    Jo-Issa Rae Diop (born January 12, 1985), credited professionally as Issa Rae, is an American actress, writer, and producer. Rae first garnered attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. Since 2011, Rae has continued to develop her YouTube channel, which features various short films, web series, and other content created by black people.
    3 votes
  • Hannah Einbinder
    Photo: Hacks / HBO

    Hannah Einbinder

    as Ava Daniels in Hacks

    Hannah Einbinder (born May 21, 1995) is an American comedian, actress, and writer known for starring in the HBO Max series Hacks, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2021 and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2022. Einbinder is the daughter of comedy writer Chad Einbinder and original Saturday Night Live cast member Laraine Newman.
    4 votes
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
    Photo: Black-ish / Disney–ABC Domestic Television

    as Rainbow Johnson in Black-ish

    Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein; October 29, 1972) is an American actress, model, comedian, director, and television host. She is known for her lead roles in the comedy television series Girlfriends (2000–2008) and Black-ish (2014–present).Ross is the daughter of actress and Motown recording artist Diana Ross and her ex-husband Robert Ellis Silberstein. She began acting in independent films and variety series. She hosted the pop-culture magazine The Dish on Lifetime. From 2000 to 2008, she played the starring role of Joan Clayton in the UPN/CW comedy series Girlfriends, for which she received two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. She also has ...more
    4 votes
  • Jean Smart
    Photo: Hacks / HBO

    Jean Smart won Best Television Actress - Musical/Comedy Series, her first Golden Globe nomination and win.


    as Deborah Vance in Hacks

    Jean Elizabeth Smart (born September 13, 1951) is an American actress. After beginning her career in regional theater in the Pacific Northwest, she appeared on Broadway in 1981, as Marlene Dietrich in the biographical play Piaf. Smart was later cast in a leading role as Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women, which she starred in from 1986 to 1991. Smart was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the 2000 Broadway revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner, and would go on to receive two Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Lana Gardener on the NBC sitcom Frasier (2000–01). She won a third Primetime Emmy Award for her starring role as Regina Newley on ...more
    4 votes