Monday, December 12, 2022

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

My predictions: 3/5
Who’s missing? Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick), Paul Mescal (Aftersun)

It wasn’t too smart to assume that both Hugh Jackman (The Son) and Bill Nighy (Living) would be left out, those it’s worth noting that neither film scored any other nominations. An expected surge of enthusiasm didn’t help Cruise’s film, which scored two mentions, and all the independent energy around Mescal’s also didn’t materialize into anything with this awards body. And I’m sad about the underperformance of my top film of the year, but at least Brendan Fraser (The Whale) did get in here. Another bright spot is Jeremy Pope (The Inspection), also representing his film all on his own. The fifth nominee, Austin Butler (Elvis), saw his film do much better, and he may be the frontrunner now as the only one whose film has any degree of other support with this awards body.

Who will win? At this point, I’m picking Butler, though I’d of course love for it to be Fraser.

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