Thursday, December 10, 2015

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

My predictions: 3/5, picking De Niro and Murray over Bale and Ruffalo
Who’s missing? Robert De Niro, Bill Murray, Bill Hader

After yesterday’s shocking SAG snub, Matt Damon (The Martian) is officially back in the race. A surprising SAG inclusion in the supporting race, Christian Bale (The Big Short), showed up here alongside costar Steve Carell (The Big Short), suggesting that Oscar chances are mixed if his category classification is uncertain. Al Pacino (Danny Collins) showed up as expected for a film that came out way back at the beginning of the year. Most exciting is the inclusion of an actor who wasn’t even on my radar for this performance: Mark Ruffalo (Infinitely Polar Bear). I liked him a lot in that sweet film I saw at Sundance almost two years ago, and it’s a better performance than the one for which he was snubbed, “Spotlight.”

Who will win? I’ll go with Damon.

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