Monday, December 12, 2016

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

My predictions: 3/5, picking Hedges and Neeson over Helberg and Taylor-Johnson
Who’s missing? Lucas Hedges, Michael Shannon, Liam Neeson

I groaned when I heard one of the nominees in this category announced, and that was Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins), who I found to be a terrible part of an entertaining film, and I can’t understand how he showed up here. I’m also not thrilled about the inclusion of Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), a creepy and not too satisfying part of a movie I really didn’t like (review coming next week). Shannon would have been a better choice from the same film. The rest of the category is great, with Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), and Dev Patel (Lion) all superb choices. I expect that Neeson may prove an Oscar threat even if his film got shut out today, and I really hope Hedges will be too since he was so great and his film did well in all other categories.

Who will win? I really don’t know. Maybe Ali?

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