The Golden Globes happen Sunday and the Oscar nominations will be announced next week. Monday night saw the New York Film Critics Circle hand out its awards to the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Michael Keaton and Kristen Stewart. But as ever during awards season, many great performances have fallen by the wayside — work that doesn’t automatically attract major accolades, but should. Here are 12 performances we feel should be getting more attention.
Peter Sarsgaard, ‘Experimenter’
Want to hear something insane? Peter Sarsgaard has never even been nominated for an Oscar. Among the great actors who haven’t had that honor, he’s up at the top. His turn as (in)famous social psychologist Stanley Milgram — steely, remote but prone to bragging — is his best since “Shattered Glass,” though the movie’s release was too small to attract the big time. That explains a lot of the people on this list.