Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Television Series

My predictions: 1/5, picking only Strathairn
Who’s missing: John Goodman (You Don’t Know Jack & Treme), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Irrfan Khan (In Treatment), Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Oliver Platt (The Big C)

Supporting my theory of this category being unpredictable, I managed to score my lowest grade of all here. From last year’s Emmy pool, we get winners David Strathairn (Temple Grandin) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), as well as nominee Chris Colfer (Glee). Then we have two choices from out of nowhere. Instead of Josh Charles or the Emmy-nominated Alan Cumming, we get recurring actor Chris Noth (The Good Wife), making this the second time he’s pulled off such a feat after being feted for “Sex in the City” without being a series regular back in 1999. And rounding out the list we have the very entertaining Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O), who really is the best part of his show. If nothing else, certainly a fun category.

Who could win? Completely up in the air – maybe Stonestreet.

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