Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV Series

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:
Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Colin Hanks (Fargo)
Bill Murray (Olive Kitteridge)
Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

This category, as always, aggregates three Emmy races. Two of last year’s contenders, Cumming and Voight, could easily return. Ted Danson (Fargo), Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall), and Michael K. Williams (Bessie) are the likeliest miniseries/TV movie contenders. I think Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) is a better bet than Emmy winners Tony Hale (Veep) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and nominee Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul (I’m not sure voters will embrace that show just yet just like it took them a little bit to warm up to its predecessor). I thought he deserved an Emmy, so I would be ecstatic to see Hugh Laurie (Veep) here. It would be great to see Joshua Jackson (The Affair) too, but I don’t think that will happen.

Current predictions:
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Ted Danson (Fargo)
Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall)
Michael K. Williams (Bessie)
Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

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