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The Best Actress Comedy race is one of the most predictable races this year. The race includes two previous nominees, one five-time nominee and two first-time nominees. The category, however, only has one real contender as the rest of the actresses are currently long shots to receive an Academy Award nomination.
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Amy Adams - Once considered a favorite for the Best Actress race, Adams has lost a lot of steam after losing a nomination at the Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice awards. Adams received her fifth nomination for the Globes and her second in this category. "American Hustle" has seven nominations making it one of the Globe's favorites this year. This could help her cause. However, without the former two nominations, the possibility of Adams winning this award is slim.
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss - The "Enough Said" acress is one the big surprises in the category as many pundits believed she would be passed over for an A-List star such as Sandra Bullock or Melissa McCarthy for "The Heat." However, the Globes picked Louis-Dreyfuss for a film that has been critically acclaimed. Louis-Dreyfuss is also nominated for her TV show "Veep" and therefore becomes one of the few double nominees of the year. Despite the nomination, Louis-Dreyfuss does not have a chance of winning this category. She has no buzz and is not seen as a viable Oscar contender. Additionally, she has no precursor awards to her favor and is unlikely to win any the rest of the season.
Julie Delpy - The Globes also surprised when they chose the French actress for her role in "Before Midnight." Delpy is unknown in the U.S. and her film is not a high profile movie. However, the actress has been recognized by the Gothams and the Indie Spirit Awards and the film has been garnering awards buzz throughout the season. Delpy has not won a single precursor and she is not considered a big Oscar contender. As a result, she is unlikely to win this award.
Greta Gerwig - "Frances Ha" is the type of film the Globes are not known for recognizing but this year Gerwig is the sole nominee for the Noah Baumbach movie. Gerwig was once seen as a huge Oscar contender but her failure to be recognized by the Indie Spirit Awards and Gothams hindered her campaign. The Globe nomination is already a win for the starlet as she is unlikely to get recognized at the Oscars or BAFTAs.
Meryl Streep - Having won in 2012, Streep seems destined to win her ninth Golden Globe this year. Her performance for "August: Osage County" is the only contender who will get nominated for the Oscars come January. Streep has only won one precursor award but she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice awards. She also has Harvey Weinstein backing her campaign and as a result it is unlikely she will lose this award.
Prediction: Meryl Streep is going to win this award. The fact that she will get nominated for the Oscars and that she is backed by Oscar guru Harvey Weinstein are favorable reasons and ones that make her unstoppable this year.