Thursday, January 5, 2017

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The competition: Mahershala Ali’s father figure (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges’ dogged detective (Hell or High Water), Simon Helberg’s eccentric pianist (Florence Foster Jenkins), Dev Patel’s transplanted student (Lion), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s sociopathic criminal (Nocturnal Animals).

For your information: This is Bridges’ fifth nomination. He won in 2009 for “Crazy Heart.” Despite Emmy, SAG, and Critics Choice nominations, respectively, in the past, this is the first Globe mention for Ali, Patel, and Helberg. Taylor-Johnson is also a first-time Globe nominee. All but “Nocturnal Animals” are nominated for the corresponding best motion picture prize.

Who should win? I can’t understand why Helberg and Taylor-Johnson are here, so they definitely don’t get my vote. Bridges was good but hardly the best actor in his excellent film. Between Ali and Patel, I don’t have a huge preference – they were both great.

Who will win? For the moment, it seems like Ali is ahead in this race.

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