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Meet The Female First-Time Nominees For The 2018 Golden Globes

Will one of these fresh faces bring home the Golden Globe statuette?

By The Weekly | January 3, 2018

The awards season has arrived! Kicking it off is the 75th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, which will be happening this Sunday, January 7, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, at 5pm (local time – Monday, January 8, 9am). There are some pretty surprising nominations across both film and television, and some new names that are being rewarded with first-time nominations for their outstanding work. Check out the full nominations list here.

For now, we present you the first-time nominated ladies.

 

 

 

Margot Robbie

1.Margot Robbie
Category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Famous for her role as Harley Quinn in the superhero film, Suicide Squad, the Australia-born actress is the sole new nominee for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category. She is nominated for her strong work as the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Margot is up against accomplished actresses such as Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, along with Emma Stone and previous nominee Saoirse Ronan.

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Hong Chau

2. Hong Chau
Category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Traditionally Asians have much lower chances of making it big in Hollywood. To land a plum role – and a non-stereotype one – is like hitting a jackpot of a lifetime.  Despite being a newcomer in the entertainment industry, Thai-born American actress Hong Chau won the respect of critics and has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress, for her role as Vietnamese activist, Ngoc Ian Tran, in the science fiction comedy-drama Downsizing.

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Rachel Brosnahan

3. Rachel Brosnahan
Category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan showed promising acting skills since high school after being cast in her first movie role as Lisa in the horror movie, The Unborn. She has proven herself to be a versatile talent, comfortably pulling off roles of different genres including comedy. She is nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy category for her quirky turn as a 1950s American housewife turned comedienne in Amazon Studio’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel series.

Interesting fact: Rachel is the niece of handbag designer Kate Spade.

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Frankie Shaw (810 x 888)

4. Frankie Shaw
Category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Inspired by her own life as a single mother, Frankie Shaw turned her life story into a high-rating comedy series – SMILF (which stands for Single Mothers I’d Like To F**k). She showed off her impressive multifaceted abilities – Frankie created, writes, directs and stars in the SMILF series.

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Alison Brie

5. Alison Brie
Category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Who says good-looking people can’t act? Voted the “second sexiest woman” by Askmen readers in 2017, Alison Brie has been nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy award for her turn in the series, Glow, as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-a-job actress in the 1980s who enters the  spandex-clad world of women’s wrestling.

Oh by the way, did you know that she played the hairdresser, Nina, in the teen hit series, Hannah Montana?

Photo: Instagram

Pamela Adlon

6. Pamela Adlon
Category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

If you grew up watching Disney, you might recognise Pamela Adlon’s voice through her voice-over work in numerous animated series, such as Recess: School’s out and Tinker Bell. Her unique voice may have enabled her to flourish in her voice-over career but she had less luck in her acting profession, especially during her 20s. Following her father’s footsteps in working in the comedy genre, she has come into her own and now produces and stars in her own comedy-drama television series, Better Things. The series earned positive reviews from critics and was ranked as the fifth best TV series of 2017.

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Text: Yap Jin Wen

 

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