Wow, I am more than a little late to this party! I find it difficult to believe that the Golden Globes are tomorrow night; they totally snuck up on me!
Anyway, it is typical for me to post my predictions about the winners, and be pretty much wrong, but have fun doing it, so here goes…
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Should win: Argo
Will win: Argo or Django Unchained
I haven’t seen Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty, but the HFPA can often surprise me, so I think Argo is in with a good shot in this category. That said, the HFPA also has a lot of love for Tarantino, so Django Unchained could sneak it.
Winner: Argo! Called it!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea
Should win: Naomi Watts
Will win: Jessica Chastain/Marion Cotillard
Weisz really isn’t in with much of a shot here, I really did not care for Rust and Bone even though Cotillard was great, so I would love for Naomi Watts to win. I don’t think she will though; and I have yet to see a bad performance by Jessica Chastain, so ZDT is bound to be good.
Winner: Jessica Chastain. Haven’t seen it, but I nailed it!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Richard Gere – Arbitrage
John Hawkes – The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight
Should win: Joaquin Phoenix
Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis
By all accounts, Day-Lewis is his usual fantastic self in Lincoln, but it is hard to ignore Joaquin Pheonix’s stunning performance in The Master.
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis. Shocker!
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Should win: Moonrise Kingdom
Will win: Les Misérables
Sod Les Mis. I am over it already. I am all about Moonrise Kingdom. I will be wrong though.
Winner: Les Misérables. Toldja!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Emily Blunt – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Maggie Smith – Quartet
Meryl Streep – Hope Springs
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Should win: Jennifer Lawrence
Will win: Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence really is the only strong contender in a very weird group of nominees. Plenty of great actresses in there, but hardly any decent performances.
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence. Knew it!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Jack Black – Bernie
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Ewan McGregor – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray – Hyde Park on Hudson
Should win: Ewan McGregor
Will win: Hugh Jackman
I love Ewan, so of course I want him to win all the awards, however I think he will probably lose to Jackman. The HFPA seems to favour musicals in the comedy and musical category.
Winner: Hugh Jackman. Predictable, but a great speech.
Best Animated Feature Film
Rise of the Guardians
Should win: Rise of the Guardians
Will win: Rise of the Guardians
Honestly, how was Rise of the Guardians overlooked at the Oscars?
Winner: Brave. Bah.
Best Foreign Language Film
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone
Should win: Amour
Will win: Amour
Since The Hunt is not nominated, no-one stands a chance against Amour.
Winner: Amour. No-one was surprised!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams – The Master
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy
Should win: Amy Adams
Will win: Sally Field
Amy Adams is phenomenal in The Master, and it is perhaps the first time that she has played a character that is less than sweetness and light, but Lincoln seems to be a powerhouse that will take some beating.
Winner: Anne Hathaway. Obviously I was overly hopeful in thinking that the HFPA could withstand the Les Misérables onslaught.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Alan Arkin – Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Should win: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Will win: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Waltz was great, but Hoffman was absolutely magnetic in The Master. Fingers crossed.
Winner: Christoph Waltz. Not what I thought but I am happy anyway!
Best Director – Motion Picture
Ben Affleck – Argo
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Steven Speilberg – Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
Should win: Ben Affleck
Will win: Steven Speilberg
Ben Affleck deserves all the awards, but Speilberg *is* Speilberg…
Winner: Ben Affleck. I give myself half a point for that.
Mychael Danna – Life of Pi
Alexandre Desplat – Argo
Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina
Tom Twyker, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil – Cloud Atlas
John Williams – Lincoln
Should win: Alexandre Desplat
Will win: John Williams
Although Desplat scored pretty much everything at Cannes last year, John Williams is a force to be reckoned with.
Winner: Good for you Mychael Danna! You beat all the big names!
Best Original Song
For you – Act of Valour
Not Running Anymore – Stand up Guys
Safe & Sound – The Hunger Games
Skyfall – Skyfall
Suddenly – Les Misérables
Should win: Skyfall
Will win: Skyfall
Let the Skyfaaaaaaall! Let it crumblllllllle!
It has winner written all over it!
Winner: Skyfall. And no-one was shocked. Except Taylor Swift.
My score: 8.5/13 – That’s fairly respectable. Yay!
The Golden Globes take place on January 13th. let’s see how many I get right tomorrow night…