- Golden Globe Awards
Nominee Profile 2023: Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Diego Calva (Babylon)
Daniel Craig (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery)
Adam Driver (White Noise)
Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Ralph Fiennes (The Menu)
Imagine the prospect to be embraced by a club that proclaims such members as Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon, Warren Beatty, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Sacha Baron Cohen and Andrew Garfield.
On January 10, 2023, such an opportunity will befall Ralph Fiennes (The Menu), Adam Driver (White Noise), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Daniel Craig (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery) or Diego Calva (Babylon) to join that illustrious group of actors having previously been honored with the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Five unique performances from four Globe veterans and one making his Hollywood debut.
Ralph Fiennes is formidable as Julian Slowik, a world-renowned celebrity chef who gathers an eclectic array of personalities to eat what could be their last meal. His deliciously devious method is to ensure that not only each course is delectably constructed to be succulent to the palate, but to weed out a little arrogance and narcissism along the way.
Adam Driver brings the brilliant yet phobic college professor Jack Gladney in Noah Baumbach’s fervent adaptation of Don DeLillo’s classic novel White Noise. Seemingly ordinary, except for his constant obsession with death, our protagonist finds himself caught in a series of extraordinary circumstances; from a scholarly Hitler rap to a noxious gas cloud; all the while trying to protect his rather hyper complex family.
Reuniting with his In Bruges cinematic clan, Colin Farrell steps back into the comedic jurisdiction of Martin McDonagh. Now impersonating a man who seems to be cursed by dullness. His dreary personality has driven away his closest friend, played by fellow Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson. Unable to accept the rejection, he painfully pursues a reconnection that expectantly begins to cause dismemberment and chaos.
Daniel Craig scores another Best Actor nomination for his winning turn as Benoit Blanc. In Glass Onion, our detective extraordinaire has now been sent to a remote Greek island to witness a tech billionaire’s dastardly murder mystery game. Once again dealing with a bevy of suspicious characters, each laden with motive and opportunity, Blanc methodically pieces the tangled puzzle of deception into a comedic tour-de-force.
Securing his first Globe nomination, Calva plays Manny Torres, a naïve dreamer caught up in the Hollywood madness of the late 1920s in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon. The actor unveils a character laden with a broad range of opportunity from exuberance to ferocity, from a loss of innocence to ruthlessness. Here is the ultimate outsider given the opportunity to be the absolute insider. But at what cost?