The Golden Globe nominations have arrived! While the nominees start optimistically practicing their speeches, it’s time for the rest of us to predict the winners. That’s right, it’s time to answer the big question: Who should win the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical? The 2016 Golden Globes nominees for best actor in a comedy or musical were released on December 10, so out of the nominees, who do you think should win? These five nominees were selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from the scores of amazing actors for comedy films this past year. While Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, and Mark Ruffalo were all noteworthy in their own right, only one actor's name can be in that little envelope.
Matt Damon is seen as a potential frontrunner by critics and oddsmakers alike, but many believe that The Martian competing as a comedy was a desperate attempt to win in a less competitive category. Steve Carell and Christian Bale’s performance in The Big Short, however, are sure to give Damon a run for his money. Ruffalo’s charming performance in Indefinitely Polar Bear has earned him rave reviews too. Never count out an old favorite like Pacino either.
No category is without controversy. While many comedy fans may think Bradley Cooper (Joy) and Bill Hader (Trainwreck) were snubbed, these are the remaining five picks that now have the chance to take home the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Vote up the actors you believe were golden, and vote down anyone you think shouldn’t even be allowed on the red carpet.