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2015 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

2015 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Indiewire’s TV Critic Ben Travers and Awards Editor Peter Knegt will provide regular updates on the Golden Globe races leading up to the ceremony on January 11 at 8pm ET.

Matthew McConaughey has had more time in the spotlight for eight episodes of a TV season than just about anyone in history. Sure, he also made a little movie titled “Dallas Buyers Club” that he “technically” won the Oscar for last year, but we all know he earned plenty of votes thanks to his part in “True Detective.” By the time the Golden Globes are given out in January, it will have been a year since the HBO series premiered. Will HFPA members still care?

That may be the defining question for the fellow nominees — that, and whether or not they preferred “Fargo” to “True Detective.” Mark Ruffalo represents the only member of the group not in either of the two series, and frankly, it’s hard to imagine him finding a way to capitalize on the obvious weakness. 

Billy Bob Thornton will need the HFPA to be more in love with “Fargo” than any other show (and any bigger names). Woody Harrelson is looking to continue the “True Detective” hot streak on his own, while Martin Freeman completes the “Fargo” tag-team likely to split votes and let McConaughey again take the stage.

The Nominees: 

Martin Freeman – “Fargo”
Woody Harrelson – “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective”
Mark Ruffalo – “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton – “Fargo”

Ben’s Predictions: 

Will Win: Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective”
Could Win: Billy Bob Thornton – “Fargo”
Should Win: Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective
Shoulda Been Here: Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Peter’s Predictions: 

Will Win: Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective”
Could Win: Mark Ruffalo – “The Normal Heart”
Should Win: Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective
Shoulda Been Here: Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

READ MORE: ‘True Detective’ Emmys Loss: Why the TV Academy Got It Wrong (and HBO Had It Right)

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