Monday, December 11, 2017

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

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

It’s funny to compare this year to last, since, this time around, Tom Hanks (The Post) wasn’t snubbed like he was for “Sully,” but Jake Gyllenhaal was for “Stronger,” a very deserving performance that I surely would have recognized over the much weaker inclusion of Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.), who might have upped his Oscar chances slightly by appearing here, at least putting him head-to-head with Gyllenhaal. Though his film didn’t manage any other major nominations, Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread) made the cut, as did Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) as the lone representative of his film. Rounding out the list is Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), whose film did pretty well despite a few category misses. I still have to see Hanks and Day-Lewis, but look forward to offering more thoughts on a category that didn’t have all that many contenders at the start.

Who will win? I think this is Oldman’s to lose even if his film didn’t earn other love.

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