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Golden Globes 2015: Predicting 'Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy'

Tanya Mardirossian |
January 11, 2015 | 12:01 a.m. PST

Associate Entertainment Editor

Michael Keaton (left) for Best Actor in a comedy (Twitter/ @australian)
Michael Keaton (left) for Best Actor in a comedy (Twitter/ @australian)
The nominees for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” are Michael Keaton (“Birdman”), Bill Murray (“St. Vincent”), Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Chrisoph Waltz (“Big Eyes”) and Joaquin Phoenix (“Inherent Vice”). 

The overall theme of these films? Comebacks. 

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Bill Murray is back as a lead, Ralph Fiennes is playing as someone other than Lord Voldemort, Christoph Waltz seems to be playing his usual sarcastic and somewhat evil character, Joaquin Phoenix is…still himself and Michael Keaton is back in a dark comedy (a satire to his “Batman” days?) as Riggan. 

So who should take home the award? Yes, the man with the ultimate comeback: Michael Keaton. It’s a shame  co-star Zach Galifianakis didn’t make the cut for “Best Supporting Actor,” but Edward Norton and Emma Stone made the list, and hopefully they take the prize too. 

Keaton, along with his co-stars, should get the award for not only their acting skills, but for the way the film was done: acting out a scene in long takes (that includes redoing the entire act again until it reaches perfection). 

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He may be an actor (in the film) with an alternate identity masked by a costume and a different voice, (and no, this isn’t a “Batman” reference), but Keaton is acting as an actor trying to make a show and character worthwhile, which is exactly what he brings to “Birdman.” 

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