Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

The competition:
Christopher Abbott (Catch-22) plays tormented soldier Captain John Yossarian in the Hulu limited series. This is his first Globe bid, and his show also contends for the top prize.

Sasha Baron Cohen (The Spy) plays Eli Cohen, a Mossad spy operating in Syria, in the Netflix limited series. Cohen was nominated last year for his work on the variety series “Who is America?” and won a Globe in 2006 for his performance in the film “Borat.” He is the lone representative from his project.

Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice) plays Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, in the Showtime limited series. This is Crowe’s first TV bid. He won for “A Beautiful Mind” in 2001 and received four other film nominations that decade. His project is also nominated for the top prize.

Jared Harris (Chernobyl) plays Valery Legasov, a Soviet scientist, in the HBO limited series. This is Harris’ first Globe nomination. He is joined by costars Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson, and his show contends for the top prize.

Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon) plays charismatic director and choreographer Bob Fosse in the FX limited series. This is Rockwell’s third consecutive Globe bid. He was nominated last year for playing George W. Bush in “Vice” and won the year before that for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” In addition to costar Michelle Williams, his project contends for the top prize.

Additional notes: Rockwell and Harris lost the Emmy to Jharrel Jerome, who isn’t nominated. Cohen and Crowe may contend this coming year.
Who should win? I only watched one episode of all but Crowe’s work, and he’s my obvious pick though I can’t really assess the strength of their performances over the course of multiple hours.
Who will win? With Emmy winner Jerome not contending, it could be Harris, but I think Crowe wins.

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