The Golden Globe nominations will be revealed on December 13, and that usually gives fans some major clues about what they can expect come Oscar season. With the nominations quickly approaching, movie studios are starting to release award-worthy films almost every week. While many of the movies that we expect to receive recognition haven't come out yet, there are a few currently in theaters that should be major contenders. One of those movies is " Flight ," an intense drama featuring Denzel Washington as an alcoholic airline pilot. "Flight" figures to be a lock to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Golden Globes, but several individuals behind the movie deserve recognition as well. Here are three people that deserve to be nominated in their respective categories on December 13.
Denzel Washington for Best Actor
Given his star power and previous success at awards shows, it's a foregone conclusion that Denzel will be nominated for his leading performance. However, his turn as Whip in this movie is more deserving than any of his previous performances, including his Oscar-winning work in "Training Day." Denzel carries the movie, appearing in nearly every scene. He shows the horrors of alcoholism better than any actor since Nicolas Cage in "Leaving Las Vegas," and he does it without making it seem absurd. After appearing in a couple of action movies recently, Denzel proved that he is on top of his game as a dramatic actor. Not only will he be nominated, but he should be considered a favorite to win.
Robert Zemeckis for Best Director
Prior to "Flight," Robert hadn't directed a live-action movie since "Cast Away" in 2000. Based on the quality of this film, it's obvious that he has no rust at all. Robert, who won an Oscar for directing "Forrest Gump" in 1994, was the perfect choice to make this movie. Not only can he tell an intricate story that lets the drama shine, but he can also make the visual effects of a movie pop. The plane crash scene in this movie is nothing short of amazing, and that alone should guarantee him a Golden Globe nomination.
Bruce Greenwood for Best Supporting Actor
Denzel's co-star Don Cheadle might be the more respected actor, but Bruce brought a lot of heart to this movie. The veteran character actor, who is best known for his roles in "Thirteen Days" and "Star Trek," plays the role of Charlie, Whip's friend and union representative. The character clearly has issues with Whip's alcohol abuse, but remains fiercely loyal to his friend. Though Charlie comes off as a scumbag sometimes, Bruce makes us believe that he only has best intentions at heart. Any time an actor can pull that off, he deserves a lot of credit. Bruce might have just found the recipe for his first Golden Globe nomination.
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