Golden Globes 2019: Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Hayley Atwell, Regina King, Florence Pugh top Limited Series Actress wishlist
The 2019 Golden Globes are going to be airing on NBC come Sunday, January 6 on NBC, but campaign season is already underway! From now until early December, expect a wide array of campaigns from various networks and studios about specific shows and performers across a number of categories.
Here at CarterMatt, we’re getting back into the swing of things again with our own annual Golden Globes Preview Series! Our team has huddled together and come up with our own list of personal picks across some important categories, and over the next couple of weeks we’ll be sharing many of them alongside polls for you to vote for to show your support. We want this to be a fun, interactive way to help campaign for shows during this process and have some fun discussion along the way about some of the best that TV has to offer.
Just a reminder – These are not the actual Golden Globe nominees. These are just our personal picks that we hope will bring attention to these shows and actors during campaign season — that includes our focus today in Actress in a Limited Series / TV Movie.
Voting Rules – Vote however often you’d like! (If you are having trouble, there are instructions at the bottom of the page.) Voting will remain open until Friday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time. This allows the debate to continue for most of the campaign period. The actual nominations will be announced come December 6.
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects – This one feels in some ways like a given, mostly because she is the runaway favorite to win this particular award. It’s hard to even argue against it when you look at her overall body of work as Camille Preaker. This was a devastating role front and center within a devastating series, one about finding justice — or at least the possibility of justice — in a broken place full of broken people. Adams put her heart and soul into chronicling Camille’s victories and her many demons. It’s hard to even imagine, in retrospect, someone being able to do everything that she did with this role. It was extraordinary from start to finish and absolutely a part and a performance to be remembered.
Hayley Atwell, Howards End – Doing a period piece, and an adaptation, can sometimes be hard given that there are some almost-preordained expectations viewers have of you — they expect you to be extraordinary in just about every way and to match the image that they have in their mind. Atwell didn’t necessarily do that, but that’s why in some ways she was so great. It was easy to assume that her Margaret Schlegel would be fantastic, but she breathed even more life and energy into the part than we anticipated going into it. What we were left with here was a portrayal of someone who found herself amidst class and generational conflicts in a not-so-easy time.
Regina King, Seven Seconds – Perhaps one of the biggest travesties of the year is that King can be up for all of these awards for this role and Netflix didn’t bother to give this criminally-underrated series a second season. There is so much more that we could have learned about Latrice Butler and the thing about a show like this is that if you have a great lead with a deep backstory, you can tell just about every single story that you could possibly want. King had power, nuance, and pain in this part, and while we’re happy that she already has a new TV gig over on HBO’s Watchmen, it’s still hard to reflect on precisely what could have been here.
Florence Pugh, The Little Drummer Girl – As Charlie, a young woman who finds herself mixed into a world of espionage, mystery, and intrigue, Pugh brings just about every single emotion that you could probably expect and want. Despite being a relatively new actress with just a handful of credits to her name, she held her own and then some here alongside such heavyweights as Michael Shannon and Alexander Skarsgard. This is a story in part about espionage, but at the same time someone who finds her entire life upended to the point where she wonders whether it will ever be the same again. Pugh is the engine that steers this ship.
Emma Stone, Maniac – Finally, we turn to Stone, an actress who delivered across many fronts for one of the most unique series of the past year. Stone was funny when she needed to be and thought-provoking at others. Her relationship and rapport with Jonah Hill was on another level and while this series could’ve just been a weird exploration of pharmaceutical side effects, these two helped to make it into an exploration of what people will do to try to heal themselves — and sometimes, that medicine can be administered in a number of strange, unexpected ways.
Other critical favorites
Keep your eyes out during the campaign for some other candidates including Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora), Laura Dern (The Tale), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Apocalypse), Connie Britton (Dirty John), and Natalie Dormer (Picnic at Hanging Rock).