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2014 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Drama Actor

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 4, 2014 at 7:28PM

Here's our take on the best motion drama actor category, where four assumed Oscar nominees -- Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks -- seemed locked in with one slot very much up for grabs thanks to Bruce Dern's eligibility over in the musical/comedy category.
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Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the Golden Globe Awards through January 12th, when the winners are announced.

Here's our take on the best motion drama actor category, where four assumed Oscar nominees -- Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks -- battling it out for the win while Idris Elba is just happy to be there. One of the toughest calls of the night, for sure.

Our take below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here.

The nominees:
Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"
Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"
Tom Hanks - "Captain Phillips"
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"
Robert Redford - "All Is Lost"

Will win: Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"
Could win: Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club" or Robert Redford - "All Is Lost"
Should win: Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"
Shoulda been here: Michael B. Jordan - "Fruitvale Station"