Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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:
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall)
Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)
Tobias Menzies (Outlander)
Christian Slater (Mr. Robot)

This category always includes a few unpredictable surprises as well as some strange holdovers. All but Lewis are eligible again this year, and I suspect that Slater is the likeliest to return, but even that is not guaranteed. Let’s start with the miniseries/TV movie contenders, like Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. OJ Simpson) and his costar John Travolta (The People vs. OJ Simpson), Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager), and John Turturro (The Night Of). After his first Emmy nomination, Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) has lots of buzz, and past winner Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) could also return. John Lithgow (The Crown) seems like the strongest contender from the second half of the year, and it will be interesting to see if Emmy winner Louie Anderson (Baskets) is what Globe voters like..

Current predictions:
Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. OJ Simpson)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager)
John Lithgow (The Crown)
John Travolta (The People vs. OJ Simpson)

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