Thursday, November 25, 2010

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy/Musical

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced in just a few weeks, so here’s a survey of the contenders and the most likely predictions at this time. Weigh in with your thoughts, and let me know if I’ve left off anyone important. A reminder that last year’s nominees mean zilch at the Globes and that the race is almost entirely unpredictable.

Last year’s nominees:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Steve Carell (The Office)
David Duchovny (Californication)
Thomas Jane (Hung)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)

Potential first-time nominees:
Joel McHale (Community)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Not many contenders in this category. While it saddens me to say so, I think Duchovny is a goner, which is a real shame. His likeliest replacement is Ed O’Neill, who is the most arguably lead male character on ABC’s hit and a two-time past nominee in this category for “Married with Children.” I’m not so sure about McHale or Parsons since they weren’t nominated last year. Sometimes the Globes don’t love shows that Emmy voters do, and those two aren’t even shows that have been embraced particularly warmly (or at all) by the Emmys. Therefore, I’d posit that neither gets nominated and that the very deserving Thomas Jane doesn’t get ousted.

Current predictions:
Alec Baldwin
Steve Carell
Thomas Jane
Matthew Morrison
Ed O’Neill

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