Best Actor TV Movie or Mini

Jan 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

From relative newcomer Troy Garity to multi-award-winning veteran Al Pacino, five talented stars are vying for recognition as best actor in a movie or miniseries at the Golden Globes this year. Antonio Banderas, James Brolin and Tom Wilkinson round out the list of nominees, representing a broad mix of films made for television that first aired in 2003.
Mr. Banderas is a two-time Globe nominee for his work in the motion pictures “Evita” and “Mask of Zorro.” This year, Mr. Banderas is up for his leading role in “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself,” HBO’s still timely tale of the intersection of war and the media, incorporating the true story of a motion picture company’s interactions with the legendary Mexican revolutionary/bandit of the title.
“The Reagans” earned Mr. Brolin a nomination for his work in the title role. The actor, who previously won two Golden Globes for starring in ABC’s 1983-88 drama series “Hotel” and another for his supporting role on ABC’s 1969-76 drama “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” was praised for his astonishingly dead-on portrayal of the former president.
Mr. Garity’s first Globe nomination is for his leading role in “A Soldier’s Girl.” In this Showtime film based on a true story, Mr. Garity plays Barry Winchell, a soldier who was murdered by his company members for falling in love with a transsexual.
Academy Award winner Al Pacino has been nominated for 11 Golden Globes over the years, winning best actor in a motion picture for both “Scent of a Woman” and “Serpico.” He was also honored in 2001 with the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award. Mr. Pacino’s powerful performance in HBO’s “Angels in America” as the irascible, tormented Roy Cohn helped make the HBO miniseries one of the most acclaimed television projects of 2003.
This is Mr. Wilkinson’s first Golden Globe nomination. It recognizes work in the demanding role in HBO’s “Normal” of a Midwestern factory worker who after 25 years of marriage stuns his family and community by announcing he wants a sex change operation.