Thursday, February 24, 2022

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Male Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie

The competition: Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Oscar Isaac (Scenes from a Marriage), Michael Keaton (Dopesick), Ewan McGregor (Halston), Evan Peters (Mare of Easttown)

For your information: Keaton is a three-time ensemble winner, for “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Spotlight,” and “Birdman.” The latter also netted him an individual nomination, as did “The Company” in this category in 2007. McGregor has three previous ensemble bids, for “Little Voice,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “August: Osage County.” This is the first nomination for Bartlett, Isaac, and Peters. Five supporting actors have won this prize in this category’s twenty-six-year history. McGregor and Peters both won Emmys but weren’t up against any of these men, while Keaton triumphed over Isaac at the Golden Globes.

Who should win? I didn’t finish Isaac and Keaton’s shows. I think I’d vote for Bartlett just because he was so entertaining, but McGregor and Peters were also both terrific.

Who will win? I give the edge to Keaton over McGregor, but any of them are possible.

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