Saturday, November 24, 2018

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

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:
Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
Jude Law (The Young Pope)
Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)

I don’t always predict this category in such detail, but given that I’ve seen a lot of the first episodes of these limited series and actors, I figured it was worth writing about it. Five of last year’s Emmy nominees are eligible, including winner Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace), Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose), Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso), John Legend (Jesus Christ: Superstar), and Jeff Daniels (The Looming Tower). Their likeliest competition includes Jonah Hill (Maniac), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora), and Richard Madden (Bodyguard). Don’t count out Al Pacino (Paterno), Alexander Skarsgard (The Little Drummer Girl), Anthony Hopkins (King Lear), or Peter Dinklage (My Dinner with Herve) either.

Current predictions:
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
Jonah Hill (Maniac)
Richard Madden (Bodyguard)

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