Golden Globes 2020: Joseph Sikora, Richard Rankin, Peter Dinklage, Max Thieriot, Hisham Tawfiq among Supporting Actor picks
On Sunday, January 5, the 2020 Golden Globes are going to be held on NBC! It’s one of the most significant awards shows recognizing television of the year, and over the past month or so, we imagine that there will be campaigns aplenty regarding some of the shows/performers in the mix. On Monday, December 9, all of the nominations will be officially announced.
For the sake of the month of November, though, what we’re doing is our part to help prepare you! Throughout the Golden Globes Preview Series, we will be coming to you each day with a different category to spotlight. We’ll talk through why certain shows and performers are worthy of nominations, and then at the end share a poll for you to vote for your own favorite! Today, the focus is on Supporting Actor, a category that remains rather frustrating at least in terms of its scope. For some reason, the Globes have never separated comedy, drama, and limited series/movie supporting actors into separate categories, lumping them into the same group together. With that in mind, there are likely hundreds of worthy candidates and just a small handful of spots for nominees.
Voting Rules – Vote however often you’d like! We’ll share the results come Wednesday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. Note that our poll is strictly for fun and to build up buzz during awards season; these polls are not for the actual Golden Globes.
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones – This marks the final time that Peter can be eligible for the HBO drama, and it’s fair to say that he’s going out with a bang. Polarizing as the final season may be for some, there’s nary a bad word that can be said about the greatness that Peter delivered from start to finish on every single episode of this show. This final season was Tyrion at times at his most flawed, and that is what made the overall performance so memorable.
Richard Rankin, Outlander – The truth here is that there were only so many episodes of Outlander season 4 that aired in 2019, therefore making the odds of a Rankin nomination rather low. Yet, Richard knocked it out of the park in those final installments, including “Providence” — arguable one of his best performances of his entire career. That is where you see Roger at his most broken, but also where he has the most revelations about his life. He’s an underdog, but an extremely worthy one.
Joseph Sikora, Power – Tommy Egan is so much more than meets the eye. He always has been. We’re talking here about someone who is aggressive, dangerous, and determined. Yet, so much of it stems from when he cares for someone, he cares for someone deeply. That’s what makes the betrayals all the more severe. Sikora channels so much passion and pain into this performance that you feel everything that Tommy does. He’s the perfect counterpoint and scene partner to the equally-underrated Omari Hardwick.
Hisham Tawfiq, The Blacklist – The challenge for Tawfiq on this show is at times doing a lot with just a little. He never receives the lion’s share of dialogue and often has to use facial expressions to get Dembe Zuma’s point across. When he does get a significant arc, he hits it out of the park. Take, for example, Dembe’s decision to leave Reddington during season 6. The interactions between Hisham and James Spader were shining lights through what was a narratively strong sixth season, and these are scenes worth watching several times over.
Max Thieriot, SEAL Team – Some of the best stories for any character are ones of reinvention, especially when you’re exploring newfound avenues of vulnerability. That is what happened for Thieriot’s Clay in the second half of season 2 earlier on this year. his performance was one emotional gut-check after the next as he tried to cope with the loss of Swanny, while also dealing with an injury that could’ve ended his career as a Navy SEAL. Max powerfully brought to life Clay’s struggles, both in terms of handling grief and keeping himself afloat.
To go along with these contenders, we’re also including three others considered favorites entering Globes campaign season — Andrew Scott of Fleabag, Kieran Culkin of Succession, and Jeremy Irons of Watchmen.
Now, it’s your turn
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