Friday, January 29, 2021

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:
Christopher Abbott (Catch-22)
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Spy)
Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice)
Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

Four of the five Emmy nominees from this past year are eligible, though only two of them made the cut with the Critics’ Choice six-wide field. Emmy winner Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True) and Paul Mescal (Normal People) are the two that earned nominations from both groups. Hugh Jackman (Bad Education), Jeremy Irons (Watchmen), and Jeremy Pope (Hollywood) are the other three Emmy picks, and I’d like to hope that Globe voters’ affection for Ryan Murphy will enable them to notice Pope’s equally good costar, David Corenswet (Hollywood). The CCA chose John Boyega (Small Axe) – who Globe voters may be considering supporting, Hugh Grant (The Undoing) and Chris Rock (Fargo), along with the Emmy-eligible Morgan Spector (The Plot Against America). I’d also like to see Rock’s costar Jason Schwartzman (Fargo) here, but I’m not sure if that’s likely. Other strong possibilities are Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird), Bryan Cranston (Your Honor), Jeff Daniels (The Comey Rule), and Jude Law (The Third Day).

Current predictions:
Jeff Daniels (The Comey Rule)
Hugh Grant (The Undoing)
Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

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