Friday, November 27, 2015

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

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced in just a few weeks, 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 anything important. A reminder that the Globes are wildly unpredictable and that it is still a bit early to gauge the reception or awards potential of a number of the so-called “contenders” at this point.

Last year’s nominees:
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Two major contenders this year were Globe nominees last years for different films: Michael Keaton (Spotlight) and Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight). This will be the first nomination for both Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) and Tom Hardy (The Revenant) if they make the cut, and they have to face off against Benicio Del Toro (Sicario) and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation). I’m sure there’s someone else who could grab a spot, but I think it will be someone out of left field.

Current predictions:
Benicio Del Toro (Sicario)
Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Michael Keaton (Spotlight)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

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