Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SAG Nominees: Best Actor in a Leading Role

My predictions: 4/5, picking Damon over Cranston
Who’s missing: Matt Damon!

Now this is an intense start to an awards season that I definitely didn’t see coming: Matt Damon got snubbed for his much-loved performance in “The Martian.” Hopefully the Golden Globes will honor him tomorrow even though the film isn’t necessarily a comedy. It’s not a great start from him for sure, especially since he got beat out by Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), whose film earned two additional nominations, making it a much more major player than I think people expected. The other four are pretty solid and expected. Last year’s winner Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) is back, joined by three previously nominated actors, Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and Johnny Depp (Trumbo), both of who were terrific, and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), whose film I have yet to see.

Who could win? I’m really not sure! This may be the chance for DiCaprio to take home his first SAG trophy, but I’m not certain.

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