Monday, December 9, 2019

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

My predictions: 3/5
Who’s missing? Robert De Niro (The Irishman), Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)

I made a mistake swapping Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari), who ended up earning his film’s only nomination, out for Adam Sandler at the last minute, whose film’s category switch to drama from comedy didn’t pay off, earning the film no nominations at all. I’m glad to see Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) here after he missed out on bids from other awards groups, and his film actually ended up doing very well. Despite his film earning five bids, Robert De Niro didn’t make the cut, and the other three nominees were as expected: Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), whose film contends for Best Foreign Film, Adam Driver (Marriage Story), whose film did pretty well, and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), whose film did much better than I expected. This is a solid list to be sure.

Who will win? I think Phoenix takes this easily.

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