Saturday, November 24, 2018

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical


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:
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick)
Eric McCormack (Will and Grace)
William H. Macy (Shameless)

New contenders:
Fred Armisen (Forever)
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Potential first-time nominees:
Ted Danson (The Good Place)

Returning series:
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Bacon is out because his show was cancelled after one season, and rightly so, and so is defending champ Ansari, whose series may one day return. Glover is back in for the second season of his show after it took a calendar year off the air. Hader, who won the Emmy this year, will surely be nominated. McCormack isn’t too safe, and Macy seems like a write-in at this point who was on the list only in 2014 and 2017. Douglas’ show literally just premiered, which wasn’t a problem for Rachel Brosnahan last year, but Carrey may have the edge, with his new show having wrapped its first season already. And will Danson finally be nominated after earning an Emmy slot this past year?

Current predictions:
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)

1 comment:

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