A lot of people say that the awards season starts with the Golden Globes. It’s used for many to change the odds of who is going to win an Oscar for a given category, as well. A good portion of the time, an actor that wins a Golden Globe for their work in a given movie will soon hear their name called in the following weeks at the Oscars.
That doesn’t always happen, though. In the category of Best Actress, there have been several instances where there isn’t a two-time winner. It’s even happened very recently, and here are some of the more memorable times that it’s happened in recent memory.
Glenn Close – Actress Glenn Close has been close to an Oscar on so many occasions thanks to roles in films like “Fatal Attraction” and “Dangerous Liaisons”. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Close was nominated for her seventh Oscar, and her fourth in the Best Actress category. Close won the Golden Globe that year for “The Wife”, but lost out (alongside favorite Lady Gaga) to Olivia Colman for her role in “The Favourite”.
Isabelle Huppert – At the 2017 Golden Globes show, Emma Stone hadn’t even been nominated for the Best Actress category. The winner of the award was Isabelle Huppert, who starred in “Elle”. Stone did land an Oscar nomination that year for her lead role in “La La Land”, though, and ended up beating Huppert to take home the trophy.
Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty” was the film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and Jessica Chastain led a strong cast that earned her a Golden Globe win at the 2013 show. Chastain was also nominated for the Oscar, and found a new contender. This time it was Jennifer Lawrence, who wasn’t nominated for the Golden Globe in the same category. Lawrence won the award, much to her surprise, for “Silver Linings Playbook”.
Kate Winslet – The case of Kate Winslet during early 2009 was a strange one. At the Golden Globes, Winslet had won the Best Actress award for “Revolutionary Road”, and also won Best Supporting Actress for “The Reader”. The Oscars felt the roles were a little different, however. Winslet’s win for “Revolutionary Road” wasn’t even nominated at the Oscars. She ended up losing to…herself. The Academy felt her role in “The Reader” was a lead one, and said she was the best of the year.
Felicity Huffman – The 2006 awards season got started off with Felicity Huffman winning a Golden Globe thanks to her role in “Transamerica” as Bree Osbourne. There were many that thought the groundbreaking role was pretty much a lock for the Oscars, and she did indeed receive a nomination. It was the popular biopic “Walk the Line” that had the Best Actress award at the Oscars, though, with Reese Witherspoon winning for her portrayal of June Carter Cash.