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Best Supporting Actress

Jan 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

It seems a little unfair stacking the three “Sex and the City” supporting actresses against each other. But since this is the next-to-last time they can ever be considered in these roles, it’s conceivable that one of Carrie’s cohorts will win-especially since the HBO series itself has long been a favorite with the foreign press.
Then again, the tsunami of critical praise that swept the same network’s “Angels in America” could land this Golden Globe in the hands of Mary-Louise Parker.
Kim Cattrall goes into the race as the reigning queen of the category, having taken home the Globe last year for her role as “Sex and the City’s” sex kitten, Samantha. This season, her vulnerability shone through as her relationship deepened with the “Absolut Hunk,” Smith.
“Her character was always the least believable, almost cartoonish, but this year they reined her in, and it’s the best work she’s done so far,” said San Francisco Chronicle television critic Tim Goodman.
As Charlotte, Kristin Davis’ “Sex and the City” story line concerned her convertion to Judaism and marriage to Harry.
Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda saw a lot of love on the series this season. When she couldn’t express it herself to beau Blair Underwood, she suffered a meltdown, then realized she was actually in love with Steve, the father of her child.
“It’s almost like a payoff for her. She had to be the bitchy, cranky one, and now she gets to blossom. She didn’t believe in fairy tale endings, but she’s getting one, and it’s nice,” Mr. Goodman said.
Megan Mullally is also a Globe favorite. She’s been nominated for her role as Karen Walker on “Will & Grace” three times. No stranger to awards, she won an Emmy for supporting actress in a comedy series in 2000 and was nominated again in 2001 and 2002. She also won Screen Actors Guild awards for the role in 2002 and 2003.
Critics have described Mary-Louise Parker’s turn as Harper Pitt in “Angels in America” as a whirlwind of humor, charm and childish naivete. Ms. Parker is used to accolades. She received Emmy and SAG nominations for her role in NBC’s “The West Wing” and won a Tony for her work in Broadway’s “Proof” in 2001.