Golden Globes spotlight: Freddie Highmore (‘The Good Doctor’) deserves a second bid for his outstanding work

ABC’s medical drama “The Good Doctor” kicked off its second season on September 24, and it still does not disappoint. The show’s star, Freddie Highmore, continues to shine in his portrayal of Shaun Murphy, a surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome. He received a Golden Globe nomination last year for Best TV Drama Actor, though he ended up losing to Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”). Will he be able to snag a second nomination?

In “The Good Doctor” season two premiere, Shaun proposed a treatment for a homeless person, which put himself and his colleague Jared (Chuku Modu) in the crosshairs of Dr. Andrews (Hill Harper), while a conflicted Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) had to make one of the most important decisions in his life. Highmore continues to rise to the challenges of the role, from the American accent to conveying the unique experiences of his neuroatypical character.
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