Golden Globes 2016: predictions!

Hello everyone! Tonight is the 73rd Golden Globes awards by the “Hollywood Foreign Press”. These are notoriously difficult to predict as the HRP is said to be more corrupt than Capone. I’ll give it my best shot though.

My Predictions will be BOLD. My follow up post tonight will list the winners in GREEN, and we will see how I did.

MOVIES

I feel I have a pretty good grasp on the films released, but there are so many I have not seen yet. From now until Oscar Sunday, I will be cramming in as many oscar nominees as I can. These selections, while not 100% useful, do give me guidance as to what to watch before the nominees are listed.

 

Best Picture: Drama – Ok, disclaimer. On some categories, I will diverge from what I think will be the winner and select what I WANT to be the winner. Mad Max was my #2 film of the year, I have also not seen any of the others. Spotlight will likely win though.

Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

 

Best Picture: Musical or Comedy – The Martian is a comedy? I imagine the winner is The Big Short, but Trainwreck is a possibilty. Joy is O.Russell, but not as well reviewed. The Martian is my favorite of the bunch, but I think smart money is on Big Short.

The Big Short
Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Director – George Miller all the way. Best directed film in YEARS!

Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actress, Drama – I think Blanchett takes it for her period drama lesbian film. Powerful actress. Mara might be the pick as well.

 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actor, Drama – Hmmmm. DiCaprio has a damn good shot, but I think Bryan Cranston takes it for Trumbo. A very “Hollywood” story.

 

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo 
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Will Smith, Concussion
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy – Bizarre that it is a comedy, but Matt Damon delivered the best performance.

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy – Lawrence is the more obvious choice, but Schumer really stepped into the spotlight with this one.

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Best Supporting Actress – Might be Leigh, but I like Vikander’s chances.

Jane Fonda, Youth
Alicia Vikander, Ex-Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Best Supporting Actor – Sly earned this. A hell of a performance.

Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Paul Dano, Love and Mercy

Best Screenplay – Hateful Eight was one of his best.

Room
Spotlight
The Big Short
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song in Motion Picture – Right in the feels

“Love Me Like You Do,” 50 Shades of Grey
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song No. 3,” Youth
Writings On the Wall,” Spectre
“One Kind of Love,” Love and Mercy

Best Original Score – Hypnotic, energetic. Wonderful Fury Road.

Carol
The Danish Girl
Inside Out
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animated Film –I have to see this movie. Looks amazing.

Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep
The Peanuts Movie

Best Foreign-Language Film – I have seen none, but have heard of Son of Saul.

The Club
The Fencer
Mustang
Son of Saul
Brand New Testament

TELEVISION

A tougher category for me as I watch mostly genre stuff these days. I’ll give it my best though.

 

Best Television Series Comedy or Musical – This one has a lot of heat. Silicon Valley might win though.
Casual
Mozart in the Jungle
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Orange Is the New Black
Veep

Best Television Drama –I think Mr. Robot has this clinched. Empire or Narcos might surprise. GoT ain’t winning this year.

Empire
Game of Thrones
Narcos
Outlander
Mr. Robot

Best Actress, Television Drama – This was her year on House of Cards. Amazing performance, great final scenes.

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder 
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor, Television Drama – Jon Hamm might get one final bow for Don Draper, but my money is on Saul.

Jon Hamm, Mad Men 
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot 
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul 
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical – Tambor all the way

Aziz Anzari, Master of None
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

 

Best Actress in a Television Series Comedy or Musical – Jamie Lee might surprise.
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee-Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – very tough
American Crime
Fargo
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall
American Horror Story: Hotel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – I cannot vote against Luther. Even for Poe Dameron.

Idris Elba, Luther
Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television –Seriously Lady Gaga?

Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Gotta go with Eli

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – she won’t win, but I love her work in this.

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Regina King, American Crime

 

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