Hello, Bloggers! With the Golden Globes on the horizon, I figured I'd share my predictions for who I think will win and share my thoughts on who I think should win as well as who was left out.
Best Motion Picture- Drama:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Should win: Room
Will win: Spotlight
But where's....: Brooklyn
Even if Spotlight is deemed a Best Picture frontrunner, there's still no consensus favorite. Also, just like when they went with The Grand Budapest Hotel over heavily-favored Birdman last year, they could still throw a curveball and go for the more widely seen audience favorite like Mad Max: Fury Road. My personal pick is still Room, but I love Mad Max just the same.
Best Director- Motion Picture:
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, The Revenant
Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Should win: Miller
Will win: Miller or Scott
But where's....: Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Even if they don' give Mad Max: Fury Road Best Picture, they may also reward the director that made it happen. He is winning almost every Best Director prize out there, so that might not change. Ridley Scott has also garnered some overdue buzz and that might also help him not only go all the way, but win here.
Best Actor In A Motion Picture- Drama:
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion
Who should/will win: DiCaprio
But where's....: Michael B. Jordan, Creed
It's looking like it's DiCaprio's year. As those of us that go on the Internet know, we all know how due he is. But I also wouldn't mind seeing them throw a curveball and giving it to Michael Fassbender so I can actually see him make a speech.
Best Actress In A Motion Picture- Drama:
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Should Win: Larson
Will Win: Ronan
But where's....: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road or Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Not a loser in this bunch. Not even Alicia Vikander who is the one saving grace of an atrocious movie. But I'm predicting Saoirse Ronan takes this. Room may have more nominations. But because Ronan's performance IS the movie, that might give her a huge advantage over Larson. I'd be content with either, though.
Best Motion Picture- Musical Or Comedy:
The Big Short
Should Win: Any film but Joy
Will Win: Either The Big Short or The Martian
But where's....: Honestly, I don't really know who got snubbed.
Because The Big Short and The Martian have support in areas besides Best Motion Picture like their actors as well as in Screenplay, I think either one of them could easily take it.
Best Actor In A Motion Picture- Musical Or Comedy:
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Should Win: Either Carell or Damon
Will Win: Damon
But where's....: Paul Rudd, Ant-Man
I think the Big Short/Martian battle also plays here. But because Damon is in a practical one man show and the Big Short might suffer a vote split since they're competing in the same category, Damon could easily take it.
Best Actress In A Motion Picture- Musical Or Comedy:
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Should Win: McCarthy
Will Win: Schumer
But where's....: Kristen Wiig, Welcome To Me
I'm not seeing them giving Lawrence her 3rd Globe within four years. Especially considering how Amy Schumer became such a media darling in 2015. I think they'll want to see want kind of speech she'll give.
Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture:
Paul Dano, Love and Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Should Win: Stallone
Will Win: Rylance or Elba
But where's...: Tom Hardy, The Revenant
I would stand behind Stallone's corner of the ring, but I think because Rylance and Elba are each double nominees for film and television, thus given two opportunities to win, either one of them could.
Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture:
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Should Win: Leigh or Vikander
Will Win: Vikander
But Where's...: Rose Byrne, Spy
Since Vikander is a double nominee and Hollywood loves to offer their stamp of approval on breakout "it" girls, Vikander could easily win here in a less competitive field.
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Should Win: Good question, LOL.
Will Win: Spotlight
But Where's....: The Martian
Spotlight has won almost every Best Screenplay prize under the sun. I don't expect things to change here.
Best Original Score:
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
Should Win: The Hateful Eight
Will Win: Carol
But Where's...: It Follows
I'd personally award Ennio Morricone's inventive throwback score, but because Carol is the most nominated film, they'll probably want to give it something to please Harvey Weinstein.
Best Animated Feature:
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Should/Will Win: Inside Out
Best Foreign Language Film:
Brand New Testament
Son of Saul
Will Win: Son of Saul
Again, moving on.....
Best Original Song:
"Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey
"See You Again" from Furious 7
"One Kind of Love" from Love and Mercy
"Writing's On The Wall" from Spectre
"Simple Song #3" from Youth
Should/Will Win: "See You Again"
But Where's...: "Flashlight" from Pitch Perfect 2
Haven't seen Furious 7, but I love the song and think it would be very deserving.
So those are my predictions/picks for the Golden Globes. Please be sure to share your own predictions in the comments section. I'll also be live tweeting throughout the ceremony. So, follow me @filmguy619. Thanks for reading!