Saturday, January 9, 2016

Oscars 2016: Golden Globe Predictions

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:
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road 
The Revenant 
Room 
Spotlight 

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 
Joy
The Martian 
Spy
Trainwreck 

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.

Best Screenplay:

The Big Short 
The Hateful Eight 
Room
Spotlight 
Steve Jobs 

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:

Carol
The Danish Girl 
The Hateful Eight 
The Revenant 
Steve Jobs 

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:

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

Should/Will Win: Inside Out 

Moving on....

Best Foreign Language Film:

Brand New Testament 
The Club
The Fencer
Mustang
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!