Will Golden Globes console Matt Bomer (‘Normal Heart’) after cruel slap from Emmys?

Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart“) lost Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor in one of the most shocking upsets of the last Emmys, but the good news for the actor is that he may get another chance at the Golden Globes. In fact, according to our racetrack odds, he’s the frontrunner to win Best TV Supporting Actor.

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Bomer was considered a virtual lock at the Emmys for playing dying journalist Felix Turner in Ryan Murphy‘s telefilm about the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City, especially after winning a Critics’ Choice Award earlier in the season, but when Emmys were handed out in August, “The Normal Heart” suffered loss after loss. It still managed to win Best TV Movie, but its only other victory out of 16 nominations was for Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup.

Bomer and three of his co-stars (Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina, and Jim Parsons) lost their category to Martin Freeman for “Sherlock: His Last Vow,” which also upset “The Normal Heart” for Best Movie/Mini Actor and Best Movie/Mini Writing.

But despite his poor Emmy fortunes, Bomer leads our Golden Globe predictions with 23/10 odds. He’ll face a tough challenge from Bill Murray (“Olive Kitteridge“), who won’t compete at the Emmys until 2015, but ranks second in the Globes contest with 14/5 odds. Following them are Freeman (11/2 odds), last year’s winner Jon Voight for “Ray Donovan” (8/1 odds), and 2011 champ Peter Dinklage for “Game of Thrones” (12/1 odds).

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The TV supporting categories at the Globes are notoriously challenging to predict because they combine dramas, comedies, movies, and miniseries, which is not just like comparing apples to oranges – it’s like comparing apples, oranges, and penguins.

But clear trends have emerged over the years. For instance, even in their TV categories the Globes tend to favor veteran movie stars, like Voight and other recent winners Paul Newman (“Empire Falls,” 2005), Jeremy Irons (“Elizabeth I,” 2006), and Ed Harris (“Game Change,” 2012). That tradition favors Murray to win this race.

But sometimes the Globes can’t resist a cool breakout star giving a flashy performance, like Dinklage and fellow champs Jeremy Piven (“Entourage,” 2007) and Chris Colfer (“Glee,” 2010). That could be good news for Bomer.

What do you think? Will Bomer make a kudos comeback at the Globes, or will he be snubbed again. Use our drag-and-drop menu below to predict Best TV Supporting Actor, or click here to make your predictions in that race and all other Golden Globe TV categories. Hurry and enter your picks before nominations are announced on Thursday, December 11.

9 thoughts on “Will Golden Globes console Matt Bomer (‘Normal Heart’) after cruel slap from Emmys?

  1. I don’t see how The Normal Heart could win best movie and yet NONE of its actors won anything? That’s ridiculous! It takes great acting and great actors to make a ‘Best Movie’. Matt Bomer should have won!

  2. Matt was discriminated at Emmy’s, all fans have saddened because we saw sadness in Matt’s eyes, but he reacts with his usual class. Matt is a great guy and a great actor, one day he will be in the firmament of Hollywood and this is justice, this man is a treasure.

  3. Bomer hasn’t been discriminated, (i’m a gay guy) look TNH has won by ryan murphy ! and jim parsons too! but freeman (martin) is really BETTER actor,NOT A HANDSOME MODEL LIKE MR BOMER!

  4. The fact that 4 of TNH actors were nominated in the same supporting category and Matt lost doesn’t feel like a slap to me but rather a matter of math. Terming it a slap does make for a more intriguing headline though.

  5. Yes, I agree. Matt was robbed at the Emmys. Dear “fuuuuuuuuck” if Matt was bad act had not won the prize of the critics nor have gotten an Emmy nomination and would not be the favorite in the nominations for the Golden Globes. With your comment you call “uneducated” to all experts voting in these awards. Matt is an amazing actor, a good model (yes) and better human being. So… PLEASE stop writing bad things about Matt… you are obsessed with him and you harass him on twitter… stop please.

  6. I think it was a little bit of gay bash, just a little bit… Last year Behind The Candelabra won everything there was to win, so the Academy of Television probably felt they cover their “gay issue movie” for a while, then Dallas Buyers Club with simliar issues as Heart got McConaghuey and Leto an Oscar for each, so again they probably said “ok enough about gays and AIDS for a while” it’s the only explanation I can find, The Normal Heart is such an incredible movie and Matt Bomer was so amazingly good in it, not only him, the whole cast was so perfect, Mark Ruffalo, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina, all of them so good, but Matt certainly excelled above all others! And yes, yes, I absolutely agree that Martin Freeman is a wonderful actor, but this season of Sherlock wasn’t even that great, and Matt Bomer was infinitely better this year, Joe Mantello, was better than Martin Freeman this year… so there you have it! I sincerely hope Bomer gets the Globe, and the SAG, and whatever other award is there to get…

  7. I’m hoping Matt Bomer wins the Golden Globe. I love Bill Murray, but in the case of Olive Kitteridge I didn’t see anything he did that was worthy of an nomination.

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