Thursday, December 6, 2018

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama

My predictions: 2/5, missing Bateman, James, and Porter
Who’s missing? Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), John Krasinski (Jack Ryan), J.K. Simmons (Counterpart), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

This was my worst category, I think, and I was so overcome with my excitement for Richard Madden (Bodyguard) getting included here that I neglected to note that J.K. Simmons and his excellent show had been omitted. I also put Madden in over Jason Bateman (Ozark), who managed to return with no other mentions for his show. Matthew Rhys (The Americans) made a predicted return for the final season of his show, which also managed to do well in other races even though I didn’t expect that. Stephan James (Homecoming) is a solid mention for his show, and I think this nomination comes in part for his work in the strongly-received film “If Beale Street Could Talk.” I didn’t think it would happen, but Billy Porter (Pose) made the cut for a show that people obviously like.

Who will win? Nostalgia might favor Rhys, but I think the freshness of the Globes goes for Madden instead.

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