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2019 Golden Globe Best Film Actress Nominees  

Jason Bancroft
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It's awards season and the nominations for the 2019 Golden Globe best film lead actress are in so you can make your predictions on which actresses will win. In both the drama and comedy or musical categories talented actresses, some with a long Golden Globes history and others who have earned their first Golden Globe nomination - but which actress from a 2018 movie will take home the prize in each category?

The 2019 Golden Globe Best Actress nominees for a musical or comedy category include: Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, Constance Wu in the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, Elsie Fisher with her first Golden Globe nomination for Eighth Grade, Olivia Coleman as Queen Anne in The Favorite, and Charlize Theron in the comedy-drama Tully.

In the Golden Globe's drama category, the actresses include: Lady Gaga in the musical romantic drama A Star Is Born, Glenn Close in The Wife, Nicole Kidman in the crime drama Destroyer, Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Rosamund Pike as Marie Colvin in A Private War.

Vote for the 2019 Golden Globe-nominated actresses most likely to win the drama category and the musical or comedy category. After casting your votes, wait for the big night on January 6, 2019, to see if your Golden Globe predictions prove accurate.

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The Favourite as Queen Anne (Musical or Comedy)

2017: Won for Best Supporting Actress in The Night Manager

Sarah Caroline Colman, known by the stage name Olivia Colman, is an English actress. She first came to prominence for her supporting role as Sophie Chapman in the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show. Her other TV comedy roles include Green Wing, Beautiful People, Rev. and Twenty Twelve. She also played various roles in That Mitchell and Webb Look, alongside her Peep Show co-stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Her move to drama saw her receive critical acclaim for her performance as Hannah in the 2011 film Tyrannosaur. Her other film roles include Carol Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in Hyde Park on Hudson and Bethan in Locke. In 2012, she appeared in the BBC One ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

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A Star Is Born as Ally Maine (Drama)

2012: Nominated for Best Original Song for Gnomeo & Juliet's "Hello Hello"

2016: Won for Best Actress in American Horror Story: Hotel

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative work, and visual experimentation. She began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays. When Def Jam Recordings canceled her contract, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where Akon helped her sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own label KonLive Distribution in 2007. Having sold 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of January 2016, Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists in history. Her achievements include several ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 32

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Destroyer as Erin Bell (Drama)

1992: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Billy Bathgate

1996: Won for Best Lead Actress in To Die For

2002: Nominated for Best Lead Actress in The Others

2002: Won for Best Lead Actress in Moulin Rouge!

2003: Won for Best Lead Actress in The Hours

2004: Nominated for Lead Best Lead Actress in Cold Mountain

2005: Nominated for Best Actress in Birth

2011: Nominated for Best Lead Actress in Rabbit Hole

2013: Nominated for Best Lead Actress in Hemingway & Gellhorn

2013: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in The Paperboy

2017: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Lion

2018: Won for Best Actress in Big Little Lies

Nicole Mary Kidman AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, the Silver Bear for Best Actress, and a Cannes Film Festival special award. In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film Days of Thunder, opposite Tom Cruise. She went on to achieve wide recognition with leading roles in the romantic drama Far and Away (1992), the superhero film Batman Forever (1995), the comedy-drama To Die For (1995), for which she won a Golden Globe Award, and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? as Lee Israel (Drama)

2016: Nominated for Best Actress in Spy

Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls. On the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? she portrayed Dena,. McCarthy was then cast as Molly Flynn-Biggs on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as two award nominations during subsequent seasons. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

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