The Oscar nominations aren’t out yet, but the Golden Globe ones were announced and all the critics’ groups have declared their faves, so it’s becoming clear who’s being royally shafted this year.
These are the best performances that I feel are sadly being pushed under a truck in favor of bigger and/or more publicized names:
Rosamund Pike, An Education. (A very smart performance as a dumb blonde.)
Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Paula Patton, Precious. (Remember the nice teacher? Remember?)
Ellen Burstyn, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. (An Oscar winner, but without a big campaign or much momentum behind the film.)
Jane Lynch, Julie & Julie. (She can really act!)
And Jim Broadbent, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Don’t laugh! I swear he gave the best performance of the year.