Taron Egerton (‘Black Bird’) could set a male acting record with his triumph at the Golden Globes – Gold Derby | Episode Movies

since 1988, Robin Williams has received the distinction of being the youngest man to receive Golden Globes for both film and television actors. He set that record at the age of 36 by winning that year’s best comedy actor for Good Morning Vietnam, after winning the comedy actor for Mork & Mindy at 28. Now, over three decades later, there’s a good chance he’ll finally be ousted by the 33-year-old Taron Egertonthe Best Comedy Actor star of “Rocketman” who is aiming for TV triumph for “Black Bird.”

Egerton stars in the Apple TV+ limited series Black Bird. James Keenean incarcerated drug dealer who agrees to extract a confession from a serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Houses) in exchange for a shorter sentence. He’s currently a solid second in Gold Derby’s Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actor Golden Globe Predictions, just behind Evan Peters (“Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer”). Though Peters could capitalize on his show’s tremendous popularity, he’s never been recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association before, and it’s rare for a first-time Golden Globe nominee to win in this category.

Egerton would become the 57th person and 25th man to ever win at least one Golden Globe for film and television acting. Williams was only the second competitor on the men’s list, behind Trailblazer Dustin Hoffman (Best Motion Picture Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer, 1980; Best TV Movie/Limited Actor, “Death of a Salesman,” 1986). On average, it takes a man 16 years to become a member of this club after his first Golden Globe win, but Egerton could do it in just three years. The only male actors who have taken less time are Peter Fonda and Paul Giamattitwo years each.

The average age at which actors join this male group is 59, with the oldest participant being John Gielgud, who conquered the two possible subcategories with 77 (film: “Arthur”, 1982) and 84 (TV: “War and Remembrance”, 1989). The one who had to wait the longest to get his name on the list was Gregory Peckwho won two Best Drama Screen Actor awards (“The Yearling”, 1947; “To Kill a Mockingbird”, 1963) before winning the Best TV Supporting Actor award for the 1999 limited series Moby Dick.

While women generally have to wait almost as long as men (15 years) to win both types of Golden Globes, they usually do so earlier in life, with their average age of entry being 51 years. While Egerton would be the youngest man on the combined list, he would still rank behind Angelina Jolie, who won Best TV Supporting Actress at age 22 for George Wallace (1998) and two years later Best Motion Picture Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted. Jolie is one of four women with just two years between their first film and TV win, while the others are Miranda Richardson, Julianne Moore and Olivia Colman. Joan Plowright is the only one of 56 people to have won both of her awards in less than two years, on the same night in 1993 (Best Supporting Actress in a Movie, “Enchanted April”; Best TV Supporting Actress, “Stalin”).

Black Bird could reasonably rake in more Golden Globe nominations for Best TV Movie/Limited Series and Best Supporting Actor for TV Movie/Limited Series (possibly for both Hauser and Ray Liotta). If it puts on a strong performance and the HFPA decides to share the limited series love, Egerton’s odds suggest it would make sense for them to honor him.

The nominations for the 80th Golden Globes will be announced on Monday, December 12th. The awards ceremony will air on NBC and stream on Peacock on Tuesday, January 10.

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