Friday, November 29, 2019

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:
Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist)
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)

I don’t always predict this category in such detail, but given that, once again, I’ve seen a lot of the first episodes of these limited series and actors, I figured it was worth writing about it. Expect Emmy nominees Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us), Jared Harris (Chernobyl), and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon) to show up. Enthusiasm for the project may propel Aaron Paul (El Camino) to a bid even if Globe voters were never as into him as the Emmy Awards were. Sacha Baron Cohen (Spy), a nominee last year for his comedy series work, seems like a good bet, and there are a few others in contention, including Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice), who I’d love to see nominated, Benedict Cumberbatch (Brexit), Idris Elba (Luther), and plenty more.

Current predictions:
Sacha Baron Cohen (Spy)
Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice)
Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us)
Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

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