Monday, December 12, 2016

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

My predictions: 4/5, picking Hanks over Mortensen
Who’s missing? Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal

I’m sad to report that Tom Hanks, who has a hard enough time getting nominated even when his Oscar chances are great, was snubbed for a truly worthy performance in a film that was wholly ignored this morning. I was shocked to hear Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) announced as a nominee because I thought he was supposed to be in the comedy category, but he was great and it’s good to see him here. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) is here, expectedly, as is Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), whose film scored surprise bids for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor. Joel Edgerton (Loving) and Denzel Washington (Fences) made the cut, but they’re nominated only with their costars, with both films shut out in all other categories. I’m still missing a couple on this list – will have reviews shortly for as many of the ones I’ve seen as possible.

Who will win? This list doesn’t change the fact that Affleck is the frontrunner.

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