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List Rules Vote up the actors who did the best job in comedic movie role in 2015.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

Polish up your shoes and iron out that tux: it’s almost award season time. The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards is set to air live on January 10th. The official nominations will not be announced until December 10th, but it’s never too early to predict which names will appear on the final ballot. Here are the most likely 2016 Golden Globe nominees for Best Actor in a Comedy Movie.

Update: The nominees for Best Actor in a Comedy were announced on December 10, 2015.   

Last year, Michael Keaton won the Golden Globe in this category for his stellar performance in Birdman. Right now, it seems like this is Matt Damon’s (The Martian) race to lose. Damon won a Golden Globe back in 1997, not for his acting, but for his screenwriting, alongside Ben Affleck, for Good Will Hunting. Damon has been nominated for a Golden Globe five times but has yet to take home a statue in the acting department. A Golden Globe win could boost his Academy Award chances in February.

Several candidates this year are not typically actors associated with comedy. We could see drama veterans Robert De Niro (The Intern), Al Pacino (Danny Collins), Joaquin Phoenix (Irrational Man), and Ben Kingsley (Learning to Drive) receive a nod. Additionally, Steve Carell (The Big Short), Bradley Cooper (Burnt), and Mark Ruffalo (Infinitely Polar Bear) are all considered among the best comedic actors from this year.

Make your voice heard. Vote up the men who you think were the best actors in 2015 comedy movies.
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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Matt Damon age 47 - Nominated for The Martian

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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Steve Carell age 55 - Nominated for The Big Short

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Christian Bale age 41 - Nominated for The Big Short

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Bradley Cooper age 40 - Burnt

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Robert De Niro age 74 - The Intern

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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Bill Hader age 39 - Trainwreck

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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Ryan Gosling age 37 - The Big Short

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Joseph Gordon-Levitt age 37 - The Night Before

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Thomas Mann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Thomas Mann age 26 - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Bill Murray age 67 - Rock the Kasbah

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Al Pacino age 77 - Nominated for Danny Collins

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Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Ben Kingsley age 74 - Learning to Drive

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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Paul Rudd age 46 - Ant-Man

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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Mark Ruffalo age 50 - Nominated for Infinitely Polar Bear

2018 Golden Globe Nominees For Best Leading Actor

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Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Seth Rogen age 35 - The Night Before

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Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Robert Redford age 80 - A Walk in the Woods

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Brad Pitt age 54 - The Big Short

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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Ben Stiller age 52 - While We’re Young

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Anthony Mackie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Anthony Mackie age 39 - The Night Before

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Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Joaquin Phoenix age 43 - Irrational Man

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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
John Goodman age 65 - Love the Coopers

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Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Billy Bob Thornton age 62 - Our Brand is Crisis

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Nick Nolte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Nick Nolte age 77 - A Walk in the Woods

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Martin Starr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Martin Starr age 35 - I’ll See You in My Dreams

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Shameik Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Shameik Moore age 22 - Dope

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Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Jesse Eisenberg age 34 - American Ultra

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Alex Jennings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Alex Jennings age 60 - The Lady in the Van

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Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Vote: Your Globe Noms Picks for Best Actor, Movie Comedy
Alexander Skarsgård age 41 - Diary of a Teenage Girl