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 - Drama? The nominees for best actor in a drama were released on December 10, so out of the nominations, who do you think should win? These five nominees were selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from the scores of amazing performances in this past year. While Leonardo DiCaprio, Eddie Redmayne, Will Smith, Michael Fassbender, and Bryan Cranston were all noteworthy in their own right, only one actor’s name can be in that little envelope.
Will Leonardo DiCaprio win best actor for The Revenant? Leo and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) are both seen as potential frontrunners by critics and oddsmakers alike. Bryan Cranston could also run away with the category. His role as Dalton Trumbo, the great Hollywood screenwriter who importantly stood up for his beliefs, is the perfect bait to snag a bunch of Hollywood voters who believe they are also great and important. Will Smith also made waves this year with a strong performance in the NFL-tackling Concussion.
While many movie buffs may think Johnny Depp (Black Mass) and Michael Caine (Youth) were snubbed, these are the remaining five who now have the chance to take home the 2016 Golden Globe best actor in a dramatic movie. Tell us your 2016 Golden Globe best actor picks! Vote up the actors you believe were golden, and vote down any that you think shouldn’t even get to walk the red carpet.