After his very public 2011 meltdown, Charlie Sheen called his former “Two and a Half Men” co-star Jon Cryer “a turncoat, a traitor, and a troll” for not contacting him after being fired. Sheen since apologized, but the feud between these two actors could very well heat up again if the Golden Globes decide to nominate both men in the race for Best TV Comedy Actor.
Despite winning two Emmys for “Two and a Half Men” (Comedy Supporting Actor in 2009 and Comedy Lead Actor in 2012), Cryer has surprisingly never been nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That could all change as Cryer is having his best year ever on the awards circuit.
Besides his surprise upset at last month’s Emmys (due in part because of his savvy category shift from supporting to lead), Cryer also received his first-ever bid at the most recent SAG Awards. Even though he lost to Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock“), the SAG nomination was a huge showing of support from Cryer’s colleagues throughout the entertainment industry who no doubt wanted to give him a hug for surviving Sheen’s breakdown.
As for Sheen, his chances for receiving a Golden Globe nomination are extremely high thanks to his positive history with the HFPA. He won the TV Comedy Actor race in 2002 for his first season of “Spin City” and was nominated two more times for “Two and a Half Men” (2005, 2006).
Sheen’s new FX comedy “Anger Management” aired after this year’s Emmy eligibility period ended, so the upcoming Globes will be the first major awards show that will determine if his performance is worthy of accolades. The show was such a success for the cable network that they ordered an additional 90 episodes, bringing the tally to 100.
Something tells us Sheen is a no-brainer for a Globe nomination simply for the amount of press his nod will likely receive. If Cryer also receives a bid, look for a real-life Golden Globes battle to take part at this year’s ceremony between the former co-stars.
Below, watch Sheen accepting his Golden Globe for “Spin City.”