Monday, November 30, 2015

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced soon, 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:
Martin Freeman (Fargo)
Woody Harrelson (True Detective)
Matthew McConaughey (True Detective)
Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart)
Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo)

I predicted this category last year because I had seen four of the nominees simply because they were in only two projects that are really anthology series that continue year to year. Unsurprisingly, both are eligible again here, this time with Patrick Wilson (Fargo) taking solo lead duty for his show and, Colin Farell (True Detective) and Vince Vaughn (True Detective) both representing their show’s much lampooned second season. Their toughest competition includes Oscar Isaac (Show Me a Hero), Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall), David Oyelowo (Nightingale), Timothy Hutton (American Crime), Idris Elba (Luther), and Matt Bomer (American Horror Story).

Current predictions:
Timothy Hutton (American Crime)
Oscar Isaac (Show Me a Hero)
David Oyelowo (Nightingale)
Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall)
Patrick Wilson (Fargo)

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