Certain corners of the internet have been damp down there after seeing this photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender getting down at the FOX after-party on Sunday night following the Golden Globes celebrating the Best Drama win for 12 Years A Slave. I would be damp if Chiwetel Ejiofor was in the shot. Chiwetel Ejiofor …and Idris Elba getting down – picture that. Replace these two with those two. Now why isn’t that happening?
I have nothing else to say about Benedict Cumberbatch or Michael Fassbender so let’s talk about Ejiofor instead. He’s in a tight fight for Best Actor with Matthew McConaughey. The experts over at Gold Derby have them at around 50/50-ish right now. We’ll get a better idea on Saturday at the SAGs. I feel like McConaughey has a better relationship with the membership of the SAGs. And more influential friends who are lobbying for him within the SAGs too. His agent is Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon’s husband. Maybe that’s why Reese presented 12 Years A Slave on Sunday at the Globes (I was enraged about this) – to offset all the campaigning they’re doing for McConaughey behind the scenes.