Friday, November 23, 2018

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama


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:
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

New contenders:
John Krasinski (Jack Ryan)
Kevin Costner (Yellowstone)
Stephan James (Homecoming)
J.K. Simmons (Counterpart)

Potential first-time nominees:
Ed Harris (Westworld)
Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Returning series:
Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath)

Past nominees:
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

All of last year’s nominees are eligible again, but don’t expect them to return. Highmore in particular feels like a one-time inclusion, while Schreiber, who missed out on a repeat Emmy bid the latest time around, and Odenkirk are both on aging shows that Globe voters might choose to ignore. Both Brown and Bateman should be back, but it’s far from guaranteed. Thornton, who won the last time his show was on, probably won’t return, while Rhys, who took home the Emmy this past year, probably will. Of the new contenders, Krasinski and Simmons feel most likely because their shows are the kind that usually do well at the Globes. Half of the most recent Emmy slate has also never been nominated for these roles, so watch out for any of them as a possibility.

Current predictions:
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
John Krasinski (Jack Ryan)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
J.K. Simmons (Counterpart)

1 comment:

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