According to Gold Derby’s exclusive Golden Globe odds, Anderson will face stiff competition from the likes of Uzo Aduba (“Mrs. America”), Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”), Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”) and Jessie Buckley (“Fargo”). Both Aduba and Murphy recently won Emmy Awards for limited series and comedy series, respectively.
Anderson isn’t the only new star who’s creating headlines — there’s also Emma Corrin as Princess Diana, another possible Globe contender. Returning cast members from this “middle era” of the regal drama include Colman as the Queen, Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles. At last year’s Golden Globes, Colman took home the trophy for Best TV Drama Actress while Menzies and Carter both received nominations.
During her original run on “The X-Files,” Anderson was nominated four times at the Golden Globes for playing FBI Agent Dana Scully, winning in 1997. She most recently received a citation for “Bleak House” in 2007, losing to Helen Mirren for “Elizabeth I.”
The 10 new episodes of “The Crown” will take place between 1979 to 1990, the exact date range Thatcher served as the country’s first female PM. Written and produced by showrunner Peter Morgan, the fourth season is set to tackle the “divisive policies” introduced by Thatcher and the “tensions” that soon arise with the Queen.