Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SAG Nominees: Best Actor in a Leading Role

My predictions: 3/5, picking Edgerton and Hanks over Garfield and Mortensen
Who’s missing: Joel Edgerton (Loving), Tom Hanks (Sully)

Well, it’s interesting to see who is shaping up to be a top contender this year. I’m very sad that Hanks is being continually ignored, though less so about Edgerton (his costar’s snub is much more of a shock). It turns out that Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) is in this race in a big way, and his film even netted a fun and deserved mention for Best Ensemble. And we have Globe-nominated Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) ported over here as well, with his other film, “Silence,” also shut out today. Ryan Gosling (La La Land) successfully made it as the lone comedy representative here, joining expected nominees Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Denzel Washington, both of whom saw their films do well in other categories.

Who could win? I think it’s going to be Affleck all awards season long.

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