Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

My predictions: 3/5 (technically)
Who’s missing: Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo), Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Woody Harrelson (Rampart), Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Michael Shannon (Take Shelter)

I shouldn’t have taken away my faith in “The Ides of March.” Though Albert Brooks managed a supporting nod, Ryan Gosling gets recognized here for the Clooney-directed drama, which also got in for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director, meaning that I picked the wrong performance. Michael Fassbender (Shame) is a strong inclusion, though he’s the only mention of his film in any category. Leonardo DiCaprio (J Edgar) is hanging on well, joining George Clooney (The Descendants) and Brad Pitt (Moneyball), leaving SAG nominee Demian Bichir out in the cold.

Who could win? Out of this list, I still think it would be DiCaprio, though he has won before, so maybe it’s time for Clooney.

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