Golden Globe predictions: Tobias Menzies (‘Outlander’) vs. Christian Slater (‘Mr. Robot’) for Best TV Supporting Actor

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We weren’t anticipating the Golden Globe nomination for Tobias Menzies (“Outlander“) for Best TV Supporting Actor, but now that he’s in the race, we think he might win. According to us Gold Derby Editors, who cover awards year-round for the site, he’s neck-and-neck with Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot“) for the win.

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Three of us – Chris Beachum, Paul Sheehan and I – say Menzies will prevail, while the other three – Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria and Matt Noble – are backing Slater for the win. But when you factor in how we rank all five nominees in that category, Menzies actually has a very slight advantage, getting odds of 11/10 on our racetrack, while Slater is just a hair behind with 10/9 odds.

This is the first Golden Globe nomination for Menzies, though the British actor has appeared in numerous Globe winners and nominees over the years, like “The Honorable Woman,” “Game of Thrones,” “Atonement” and “Rome.” He’s bolstered by the fact that “Outlander” is also a nominee for Best Drama Series, a reliable sign of support for actors at the Golden Globes.

But Slater is also featured in a Golden Globe nominee for Best Drama. Like “Outlander,” “Mr. Robot” has three total nominations, including a Best Drama Actor bid for breakout star Rami Malek. And like Menzies, Slater is a first-time nominee at the Globes, despite a resume that includes Globe contenders like “Bobby,” “The Contender” and “Interview with the Vampire.”

None of our Editors are predicting the other three nominees in this race: past Globe winner Damian Lewis (“Wolf Hall“), who ranks third with 50/1 odds; first-time contender Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline“), who is fourth with 66/1 odds; and second-time nominee Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife“), who trails with 80/1 odds.

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“Outlander” photo credit: Starz

“Mr. Robot” photo credit: USA Network

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