About a month ago we discussed the Best Actress field in terms of comedy/musical contenders for the Golden Globes. I never followed up with the men. And here's the reason? They seemed more elusive or less hefty in terms of Oscar bids. While it's true that Oscar prefers drama to comedy it's not true that they just don't like it. They just don't like it nearly as much. Nevertheless the very existence of the Golden Globe comedy categories helps keep a light shining on "light" contenders. So who will see their otherwise less than rosy chances blossoming with a Golden Globe Comedy/Musical Nod this December?
Obvious Contenders COMEDY/MUSICAL
Matthew Broderick and/or Nathan Lane,The Producers
Steve Carrell-The 40-Year-Old-Virgin
Jim Carrey,Fun with Dick & Jane
Steve Coogan,Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Jeff Daniels ,The Squid and the Whale
Peter Falk,The Thing About My Folks
Bill Murray,Broken Flowers
Adam Pascal or someone else from Rent
Brad Pitt ,Mr & Mrs Smith
Vince Vaughn and/or Owen Wilson,Wedding Crashers
Elijah Wood ,Everything is Illuminated
And the Not-So Obvious (Placement-Wise) Possibilities
Joaquin Phoenix ,Walk the Line
Terrance Dashon Howard ,Hustle and Flow
Cillian Murphy,Breafkast on Pluto
Jack Black, King Kong
Steve Martin, Shopgirl
Should the category turn out thinner than expected or should the debatable categorizations go Drama, there's always the Globes penchant for celebs to consider. Sometimes there's a very random famous nominee that makes you go hmmmm... So, under the idea that we're looking at the entire possible field here's a few more names: John Cusack-Must Love Dogs or The Ice Harvest, Johnny Depp -Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Will Smith -Hitch...
Any thoughts on who the final five will be?