What a disappointing result in this category. It may not be official, but it might as well be. I, Tonya‘s Allison Janney won the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice award, the Indie Spirit award, the SAG award and the BAFTA award.
While there’s still hope that Laurie Metcalf might garner just enough love from the entire Academy — never say never — one would think that Metcalf would take at least one or two of those. And though Metcalf may be beloved, so is Janney, and Janney has apparently been schmoozing at parties and such during the awards season — a key part of campaigning.
Laurie Metcalf — Lady Bird
Allison Janney — I, Tonya
Mary J. Blige — Mudbound
Lesley Manville — Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer — The Shape of Water
Will win: Allison Janney — I, Tonya
Could win: Laurie Metcalf — Lady Bird
Should win: Laurie Metcalf — Lady Bird
Should’ve been nominated: Tatiana Maslany — Stronger
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