Sunday, December 3, 2017

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:
Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story)
Huge Laurie (The Night Manager)
John Lithgow (The Crown)
Christian Slater (Mr. Robot)
John Travolta (The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story)

New contenders:
Idris Elba (Guerilla)
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)
Michael Stuhlbarg (Fargo)
David Thewlis (Fargo)

Potential first-time nominees:
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)

Past nominees:
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Sean Hayes (Will and Grace)

Just one of last year’s nominees is eligible to return, and that’s 2015 champ Slater, who could just as easily be snubbed as he could be nominated. The majority of this year’s likeliest contenders come from limited series, with Emmy winner Skarsgard and nominees Thewlis and Molina looking good to earn nominations for three separate projects. Dinklage could return for the first time since he won five years ago, and his costar Kit Harington has been promoted to the lead race, so he won’t be competition here. Globe voters have always been much less enthusiastic about than Emmy voters, so it’s far from a guarantee. Even if the show doesn’t do well elsewhere, six-time nominee Hayes is a good bet to rejoin the race for the first time in thirteen years.

Current predictions:
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Sean Hayes (Will and Grace)
Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan)
Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)
David Thewlis (Fargo)

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