"I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache." --Bette Davis (Opinions Expressed Are My Own)
Friday, August 24, 2012
2012 Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Will Win/Should Win - Ed Harris "Game Change" Could Win - David Strathairn "Hemingway and Gelhorn", Tom Berenger "Hatfields & McCoys", Martin Freeman "Sherlock"
Commentary- This race is not as air tight as its female counterpart, but I still think there is a clear frontrunner. David Strathairn has recently won this category, is a previous Oscar nominee, and has a big role coming up in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. But despite its haul, I don't think Hemingway and Gelhorn will rack up on the winning front due to its mixed reaction. Martin Freeman is also a possibility, and since I doubted Sherlock in terms of nominations, I am not going to forget him come September 23rd. Plus he is the star of The Hobbit coming this winter. But I think that there are bigger names ahead of him that will just be too much to overcome. If Hatfields and McCoys is as popular with Emmy voters as it was with viewers, then all of its nominated cast members are possibilites, including Tom Berenger. But I think that Ed Harris, a well-respected veteran actor, a previous nominee, and is playing a very popular political figure. With the election heat currently going on, and the political vibe and popularity of the film, I think that it is a perfect combination for Harris to win his first Emmy award.