Monday, December 30, 2019

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy/Musical


The competition:
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) plays aging acting teacher Sandy Kominsky in the second season of the Netflix comedy. Douglas won this award last year, a TV Globe in 2013 for “Behind the Candelabra,” a film Globe in 1987 for “Wall Street,” and the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2003. He has six other previous nominations. His costar Alan Arkin is also nominated, and the show contends for Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical.

Bill Hader (Barry) plays Barry Berkman, a hitman trying to make it as an actor in the first season of the HBO comedy. This is Hader’s second Globe bid, and he has taken home two consecutive Emmys for this role. His costar Henry Winkler is also nominated, and the show contends for Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical.

Ben Platt (The Politician) plays Payton Hobart, an ambitious high schooler running for student body president in the first season of Netflix’s comedy. This is the first Globe nomination for Platt, who took home a Tony Award in 2017 for starring in “Dear Evan Hansen.” His show is nominated for Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical.

Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself) plays Miles Elliot, a copywriter who accidentally gets cloned in the first season of Netflix’s comedy. This is the first Globe nomination for Rudd, who represents his show by himself.

Ramy Youssef (Ramy) plays Ramy Hassan, a Muslim man in American trying to balance multiple identities in the first season of the Hulu series. This is the first Globe nomination for Youssef, who represents his show by himself.

Additional notes: There’s not much to report here, other than the fact that this category rarely sees repeat winners, with Alec Baldwin the last to triumph again in 2009.  
Who should win? I haven’t yet finished the second season of Douglas’ show, but he continues to be great. The same goes for the dependable Hader. Rudd was good in his dual performance but doesn’t get my vote. I might pick Platt because he was really very good, but I’m just so happy that Youssef is here that I’d love to see him score an unlikely win.
Who will win? I think this goes to Platt, though it’s worth remembering that Hader didn’t win last year and still could.

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