Monday, December 11, 2017

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

My predictions: 4/5, picking Shannon over Plummer
Who’s missing? Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Shannon, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance

No one could possibly have predicted Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) would be here a month ago since he wasn’t even supposed to be in his movie! No one expected that film to land big after Kevin Spacey was fired from it, so this and its two other major nominations are quite crazy. I’ll have to see the film now. I was correct to predict Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) over costar Michael Stuhlbarg, who didn’t make the cut. Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) is here, and I shouldn’t be too worried about costar Michael Shannon’s omission since he’s never needed Golden Globe nominations to score Oscar bids and last year even got one over his Globe-winning costar, who was snubbed by Oscar voters. Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) is a solid choice for his film, though I was hoping maybe Woody Harrelson would show up. It’s a shame that Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) is the only representative of the best film I’ve seen so far this year, but I have faith that it will rebound come Oscar time.

Who will win? It will probably be Dafoe but watch out for that Plummer.

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