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.
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.
Mad Max: Fury Road
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
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.
The Big Short
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.
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Animated Film –I have to see this movie. Looks amazing.
The Good Dinosaur
Shaun the Sheep
The Peanuts Movie
Best Foreign-Language Film – I have seen none, but have heard of Son of Saul.
Son of Saul
Brand New Testament
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.
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Best Television Drama –I think Mr. Robot has this clinched. Empire or Narcos might surprise. GoT ain’t winning this year.
Game of Thrones
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
Flesh and Bone
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