Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SAG Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

My predictions: 4/5, picking Foster over Grant
Who’s missing: Ben Foster (Hell or High Water), Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins), Liam Neeson (Silence), Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)

I’m very happy to see that the Golden Globes’ two unfortunate surprises are nowhere to be found here, with Helberg’s preposterous inclusion replaced with Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins), a lead contender at the Globes, who is a decent choice for a solid performance. I’m very happy to see the deserving Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) here, and he joins three other very deserving actors. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) seems to be the frontrunner, with Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) and Dev Patel (Lion) along for the ride. Just remember that only two of the nominees in this category last year ended up going on to earn Oscar nominations. This list is pretty great, so I really hope that doesn’t happen this year.

Who could win? I think it’s going to be Ali.

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