Sunday, January 11, 2015

Golden Globes Predictions

I've never really been that great at predicting who wins at the Golden Globes, but there's still something fun at trying to guess every year. The film half is slightly more predictable than the TV half this year, at least in my opinion, but perhaps that's always been true as the TV awards feel tacked on with nary a thought. It doesn't really matter though, because I'm just here for the fashion and for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Bring it, ladies! Can't wait for tonight!

Best Motion Picture, Drama:
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Birdman
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Actress, Drama: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Best Actor, Drama: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Supporting Actor: J.K, Simmons, Whiplash
Best Animated Film: The LEGO Movie
Best Foreign Language Film: Force Majeure
Best Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Score: Birdman
Best Song: "Glory," Selma

Even though Boyhood and Birdman have dominated in the precursors so far (and my predictions above are based on that) and have the most film nominations, I can also easily see the HFPA doing something different aka showing love to other films like The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, or even Theory of Everything. The two acting awards which confound me are Comedy Actress and Drama Actor so they'll be something to keep an eye out for during the big night. For my previous thoughts on the nominations, click here.

Best TV Series, Drama: The Good Wife
Best TV Series, Comedy: Orange is the New Black
Best Actress, Drama: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Best Actress, Comedy: Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Best Actor, Drama: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Best Actor, Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: True Detective
Best Actress, Miniseries/TV Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Best Actor, Miniseries/TV Movie: Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Best Supporting Actress: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Last year, the HFPA predictably honored Breaking Bad's final season and unpredictably gave some love to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This year, it's looking to lean towards unpredictability with no one TV show really rising to the top. The acting categories are even more confounding because I think only Tambor and McConaughey are relatively safe picks while the others could be so wrong. We'll see! For my previous thoughts on the nominations, click here.

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