Thursday, December 13, 2012

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

My predictions: 3/5, picking Duchovny and Perry over C.K. and Parsons
Who’s missing? David Duchovny (Californication), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Matthew Perry (Go On)

I’m not terribly surprised by the presence of the two nominees I didn’t predict, and I won’t argue against the inclusion of Louis C.K. (Louie) since he seems to be on fire right now, despite the fact that no organization wants to nominate his show in the top category. I’m more perplexed by the inclusion of Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), who was snubbed in favor of his less showy costar last year after his one and only nomination and win the year before. Globe voters don’t usually welcome back snubbed nominees, and therefore the logic isn’t quite right. The same thing happened in the Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical race with his show this year, so it’s not smart to assume anything. David Duchovny’s snub is not a shock since the show is already in its fifth year, but I really did expect Matthew Perry to make the cut. I’m very pleased about Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), last year’s winner, being nominated again along with his show, which was fabulous in season two. I, like many, have had enough of Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), but at least he’s only won this award three times, as opposed to the past six years like SAG. The final nominee is my favorite – Don Cheadle (House of Lies), whose show was one of the best new series of 2012 and whose performance was excellent.

Who could win? It might be C.K., but I’ll optimistically go with Cheadle.

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