Golden Globes Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Film) – Can Chadwick Boseman Pull a Double Win Like Weaver and Winslet?

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2021 GOLDEN GLOBE PREDICTIONS:
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

UPDATED: Feb. 2, 2021

AWARDS COMMENTARY:
The posthumous love and very probable nomination for Chadwick Boseman for “Da 5 Bloods” and in lead actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” could have him go the way of Kate Winslet (“Revolutionary Road” and “The Reader”) and Sigourney Weaver (“Gorillas in the Mist” and “Working Girl”), who both won two Globes in one night. With news that Stanley Tucci has been moved out of this category by the HFPA and the men from “One Night in Miami” going the supporting route after the Globes forced them to stay together, this category could take a very different shape then what could ultimately end up happening with the Academy. For instance, we could find Kingsley Ben-Adir join his co-star Leslie Odom, Jr as a fellow nominee. The HFPA has had trouble in the past building a consensus around a large ensemble (an example being the shutout of all the actors from “Spotlight”). With Sacha Baron Cohen assured a nomination (perhaps a win?) for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” will they pass on him in this space? As a matter of fact, how many double (even potential triple) nominees will the HFPA have? Will they feel compelled to spread the love? Feb. 3 will tell.


Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Photo Courtesy of Warner Bros.

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Daniel Kaluuya
    "Judas and the Black Messiah" (Warner Bros.)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: 1 nomination (2017'S "Get Out" in best actor in a comedy or musical)
    ROLE: Fred Hampton

    DIRECTOR: Shaka King
    SYNOPSIS: The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal.
    STARRING: Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Dominique Fishback, Jesse Plemons, Martin Sheen, Dominique Thorne, Algee Smith, Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler


  2. Chadwick Boseman
    "Da 5 Bloods" (Netflix)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Stormin' Norman

    DIRECTOR: Spike Lee
    SYNOPSIS: Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.
    STARRING: Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Jonathan Majors, Chadwick Boseman, Isiah Witlock, Jr,, Norm Lewis


  3. Bill Murray
    "On the Rocks" (A24/Apple TV Plus)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: 6 nominations, 1 win (2003's "Lost in Translation" in best actor in a comedy or musical)
    ROLE: Felix

    DIRECTOR: Sofia Coppola
    SYNOPSIS: A young mother reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.
    STARRING: Rashida Jones, Bill Murray, Marlon Wayans, Jessica Henwick, Jenny Slate


  4. Leslie Odom, Jr.
    "One Night in Miami" (Amazon Studios)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Sam Cooke

    DIRECTOR: Regina King
    SYNOPSIS: A fictional account of one incredible night in 1964, where four icons of activism, sports and music – Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – gathered, discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the ’60s.
    STARRING: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom, Jr.


  5. Kingsley Ben-Adir
    "One Night in Miami" (Amazon Studios)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Malcolm X

    DIRECTOR: Regina King
    SYNOPSIS: A fictional account of one incredible night in 1964, where four icons of activism, sports and music – Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – gathered, discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the ’60s.
    STARRING: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom, Jr.


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Paul Raci in “Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios)
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NEXT IN LINE:

  1. Paul Raci
    "Sound of Metal" (Amazon Studios)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Joe

    DIRECTOR: Darius Marder
    SYNOPSIS: A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.
    STARRING: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Mathieu Almaric, Lauren Ridloff


  2. Sacha Baron Cohen
    "The Trial of the Chicago 7" (Netflix)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: 3 nominations, 1 win (2006's "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" in adapted screenplay)
    ROLE: Abbie Hoffman

    DIRECTOR: Aaron Sorkin
    SYNOPSIS: The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
    STARRING: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong


  3. Glynn Turman
    "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (Netflix)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Toledo

    DIRECTOR: George C. Wolfe
    SYNOPSIS: Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play..
    STARRING: Chadwick Boseman, Dusan Brown, Jonny Coyne, Viola Davis, Colman Domingo, Taylour Paige, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos, Glynn Turman


  4. David Strathairn
    "Nomadland" (Searchlight Pictures)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: 2 nominations
    ROLE: Dave

    DIRECTOR: Chloé Zhao
    SYNOPSIS: After losing everything in the Great Recession, an old woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
    STARRING: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie, Bob Wells


  5. Colman Domingo
    "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (Netflix)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: Never nominated
    ROLE: Cutler

    DIRECTOR: George C. Wolfe
    SYNOPSIS: Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play..
    STARRING: Chadwick Boseman, Dusan Brown, Jonny Coyne, Viola Davis, Colman Domingo, Taylour Paige, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos, Glynn Turman


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Mark Rylance in “The Trial of the Chicago 7” from director Aaron Sorkin
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ALSO IN CONTENTION:

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)
  • Bo Burnham, “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features)
  • Billy Crystal, “Standing Up, Falling Down” (Shout! Factory)
  • Charles Dance, “Mank” (Netflix)
  • Aldis Hodge, “One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios)
  • Arliss Howard, “Mank” (Netflix)
  • Alan S. Kim, “Minari” (A24)
  • Frank Langella, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)
  • Jared Leto, “The Little Things” (HBO Max/Warner Bros.)
  • Mark Rylance, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)

2021 Golden Globes Predictions (Film)

2020-2021 Golden Globes Awards Timeline

  • Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards are announced at 8:35 a.m. ET / 5:35 a.m. PT – Feb. 3, 2021
  • Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young – Feb. 23, 2021
  • 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast to coast at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California – Feb. 28, 2021

2021 Academy Awards Predictions

About the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes Awards, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is held annually with 93 members since 1944. The group recognizes excellence in film and television, across drama and comedy or musical categories. Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” holds the record for the most awards won by a single film with seven. Milos Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and Alan Parker’s “Midnight Express” is next in line with six each. Robert Altman’s “Nashville” has the record for most nominations received by a film with 11 while Colin Higgins’ “Foul Play,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Part III” and Mike Nichols’ “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” share the record for receiving the most nominations and not winning a single award at seven.

 

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