Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

My predictions: 2/5, picking only Bale and Rush
Who’s missing: Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right), Sam Rockwell (Conviction), Ed Harris (The Way Back), Justin Timberlake (The Social Network)

Here we have one of this year’s big surprises: the inclusion of Michael Douglas (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) for a reprisal of the role that won him the Golden Globe (and Oscar) back in 1987. I haven’t seen either film, so I can’t judge too well at this point. Jeremy Renner (The Town) does seem to be going the distance, even if his film didn’t pop up anywhere. Betting against Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) wasn’t smart, and then we have the two guys who were locks in this category: Christian Bale (The Fighter) and Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech).

Who could win? Probably Bale.
What does this mean for the Oscar race? A huge boost for both Douglas and Renner, while Ruffalo and Rockwell are looking increasingly less likely.

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