Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SAG Nominees: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series

My predictions: 3/5, picking Odenkirk and Schreiber over Brown and Lithgow
Who’s missing: Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor), Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath)

I was truly shocked when I heard the first nominee announced: Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), also nominated for his Emmy-winning role in “The People vs. OJ Simpson.” On Monday, Globe voters chose two of Brown’s female costars and the show itself, and I expected it to place in ensemble and maybe in actress too, but instead it’s just the Randall show today. I don’t love the show, but he is pretty good. I’m very sad to see Odenkirk snubbed since that show continues to be excellent, and instead we get an actor from a show I don’t watch but apparently should, John Lithgow (The Crown). I’m glad that Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) didn’t get snubbed, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) is a welcome inclusion as always. And then, in stark contrast to the Globes’ total shutout, Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) is back with his onscreen wife in tow.

Who could win? I think it will be Spacey again considering that he’s won the past two years.

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