Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

My predictions: 3/5
Who’s missing: Steve Carell (Crazy Stupid Love), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean 4), Johnny Depp (The Rum Diary), Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes 2), Will Ferrell (Everything Must Go), Paul Giamatti (Win Win), Ed Helms (Cedar Rapids), Tom Hanks (Larry Crowne), Ewan McGregor (Beginners), John C. Reilly (Carnage), Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits)

I’m so very happy to see Brendan Gleeson (The Guard) nominated here. His performance in that film was superb, and it’s great to see another McDonagh-directed Gleeson role recognized. I’m less thrilled about Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris), whose film managed bids for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Best Screenplay, and Best Director. He was hardly the most capable of the cast. Ryan Gosling (Crazy Stupid Love) is nominated twice this year (also for “The Ides of March”), though neither mention is for the film that stands the best shot of earning him an Oscar nod, “Drive.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50) earns a well-deserved nod, and his film also made it into the best picture field. Rounding out the list is surefire Oscar nominee Jean Dujardin (The Artist), whose film earned an impressive six nominations.

Who will win? It’s going to be Dujardin.

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