Sunday, January 15, 2012

Golden Globe Winner Predictions (Film)

Well I am in New York City for a long weekend, but I need to take time to predict the winners for tonight's Golden Globe ceremony.

Best Picture (Drama)
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse
My Predictions-The Descendants, with reservations.  The Globes tend to pick their most nominated films, but from what I have heard the Globes loved Hugo.  I think Hugo has a shot here, but I will stick with the safe bet of The Descendants. 
Best Picture Comedy or Musical
The Artist
Midnight In Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Prediction: The Artist- I think they will want to rubber stamp this film, but this is not a done deal.  Midnight in Paris has a shot, but I think if the Globes pick a different film from The Artist they will pick Bridesmaids.
Best Director
Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris
George Clooney, The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

My Prediction-Hugo-I think they they will give this to Marty, I am a little torn on who they will pick for best Drama between Hugo and The Descendants.  I do not think people like The Descendants as much as we think.  I pick Marty here, but I did that for the Critics choice too and Hazanavicius won, which is the other option.
Best Actress, Drama
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
My Prediction-Meryl Streep-The Iron Lady-I think the Globes will rubber stamp Streep.  Davis could win, but I have a feeling she will win at SAG, while Meryl and Williams winning here, thus making this a tougher race to predict
Best Actor, Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
My Prediction-George Clooney-The Descendants-They will honor George Clooney here, but I still have a sneaking suspicion Brad Pitt is going to creep up and potentially take away the win from his best pal.
Best Actress Comedy or MusicalJodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage
My Prediction-Michelle Williams-My Week with Marilyn-Easiest category to predict, but Theron is the one with the real comedic chops.
Best Actor Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
My Prediction-Jean Dujardin-The Artist-Another near lock, but if anyone will spoil is Joseph Gordon Levitt, a name the HFPA know is on the rise in Hollywood.
Best Actor Supporting
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
My Prediction-Christopher Plummer-Beginners-This is another easy prediction, Plummer is poised to finally win the Oscar.
Best Actress Supporting
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain , The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
My Prediction-Octavia Spencer-The Help-I think the supporting categories have their winners sewn up, Spencer is solid in this film, but I do wish Chastain would pick a different film.
Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation (Iran)
The Flowers Of War (China)
The Kid With The Bike (Belgium)
In The Land Of Blood and Honey (USA)
The Skin I Live In (Spain)
My Prediction-A Separation (Iran)- While this category is always a wild card, I think they will pick the obvious choice.
Best Animated Feature
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots
My Prediction-Rango-This is the best in the category, and it will win.
Best Screenplay
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
The Ides of March, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Moneyball, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
My Prediction-Midnight in Paris-They love Woody Allen!  I think this is where this film will be honored.  Moneyball has a shot, it's the second best screenplay in this category, but they will go with Woody.
Best Score
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
W.E., Abel Korzeniowski
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Hugo, Howard Shore
War Horse, John Williams
My Predictions-The Artist-Ludovic-Bource-This won at the Critics Choice and I think it will win here too, but I would like to see Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win (from this group).  I think this is an award this film will win at the Oscars too.
Best Original Song
“Hello Hello” – “Gnomeo & Juliet – Elton John
“Lay Your Head Down” – “Albert Nobbs” – Sinead O’Connor
“The Living Proof” – “The Help” – Mary J. Blige
“The Keeper” – “Machine Gun Preacher” – Gerard Butler
“Masterpiece” – “W.E.” – Madonna
My Prediction-"The Living Proof"-The Help-Mary J. Blige-No Idea here, but the song from The Help seems to make sense.

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