Friday, January 1, 2016

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama

The competition: Jon Hamm’s ad man (Mad Men), Rami Malek’s antisocial hacker (Mr. Robot), Wagner Moura’s Pablo Escobar (Narcos), Bob Odenkirk’s wannabe lawyer (Better Call Saul), and Liev Schreiber’s Hollywood fixer (Ray Donovan).

For your information: Interestingly, Schreiber is the only returning nominee from last year, earning this third consecutive bid for his show. Hamm won on his first try in 2007, was nominated again in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012, and returns now for the final season of his show. This is the first nomination for the other three. Malek and Moura’s shows are nominated for Best TV Series – Drama. Freshmen series stars and first-time nominees often win this award. Last year’s winner, Kevin Spacey, is not nominated this year despite being eligible. Working against Hamm, the last time an actor won this award twice was Hugh Laurie in 2005 and 2006, and it’s the last time that’s happened in over thirty years.

Who should win? Malek or Moura, but they’re honestly all excellent choices

Who will win? My money is on Malek.

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