Sunday, January 13, 2013
Golden Globes Predictions: Film
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln is the front runner with the most nominations, and the Globes typically go with the most nominated film in each category, but Argo is a real threat. To be honest the Globes like to be unpredictable, so this is a tough category to predict. My gut says Argo, but something says they will crown the eventual Best Pic winner Lincoln.
Will Win: Lincoln
Best Drama Actor
John Hawkes-The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix-The Master
Day-Lewis is the obvious choice with Denzel as the spoiler, but I am pretty sure no one can take down the President in this race.
Will Win: Daniel Day Lewis-Lincoln
Best Drama Actress
Jessica Chastain-Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard-Rust and Bone
Naomi Watts-The Impossible
Rachel Weisz-The Deep Blue Sea
Chastain is out front, her role is one of the central things folks are talking about with Zero Dark Thirty, and with good reason. Yet there is a lot of passion for Watts performance; she has a little more celebrity clout to go with that great performance. Watts is a serious spoiler.
Will Win: Jessica Chastain-Zero Dark Thirty
Spoiler:Naomi Watts-The Impossible
Best Comedy/Musical Film
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
This is a tough call, on one hand the Globes love musical, and on the other Silver Linings Playbook is a Weinstein film. Two very strong possible winners, but even like with 2008 even Sweeney Todd won over Juno.
Will Win: Les Miserables
Very Big Spoiler: Silver Linings Playbook
Should Win-Moonrise Kingdom
Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical
Bradley Cooper-Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman-Les Miserables
Ewen McGregor-Salmon Fishing in Yemen
Bill Murray-Hyde Park on Hudson
Another race between Les Mis, and SLP. Jackman sings, but Cooper proves he's more than a pretty face with some great acting. I think Jackman takes this award.
Will Win: Hugh Jackman-Les Miserables
Spoiler: Bradley Cooper-Silver Linings Playbook
Should win Jack Black-Bernie
Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical
Emily Blunt-Salmon Fishing in Yemen
Judi Dench-The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence-Silver Linings Playbook
Meryl Streep-Hope Springs
There is no way Lawrence will lose this award!
Will and Should Win: Jennifer Lawrence
Spoiler: No One!
Best Supporting Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio-Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman-The Master
Tommy Lee Jones-Lincoln
Christoph Waltz-Django Unchained
This race is the biggest toss-up, and while many are predicting DiCaprio, which is possible, and would be ironic because he does not have Oscar nomination, I do not think this will happen. I think race will come down between Jones and Waltz, and I think Waltz may win this award, but I think the Oscar will go to Tommy Lee Jones. This will probably be the most exciting Oscar race, and is the most unpredictable tonight.
Will Win: Christoph Waltz-Django Unchained
Spoiler and Should Win: Tommy Lee Jones-Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams-The Master
Anne Hathaway-Les Miserables
Helen Hunt-The Sessions
Nicole Kidman-The Paperboy
Hathaway is on a runaway train to win her first Oscar, but Sally Field could always be a spoiler, they like her they really like her!
Will and Should Win-Ann Hathaway-Les Miserables
Kathryn Bigelow-Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee-Life of Pi
Quentin Tarantino-Django Unchained
As weird as this is going to sound, I think Ben Affleck would have won Best Director if he were nominated at the Oscars. With that said watch out for him and Argo to spoil Spielberg's party here. I still think the globes will be predictable and go with eventual Oscar winner Steven Spielberg. I think it would be funny if Bigelow won, because that would mean the BFCA, and Globes broke away from the Oscars.
Will Win: Steven Spielberg-Lincoln
Spoiler: Ben Affleck-Argo
Should Win: Kathryn Bigelow
Best Screenplay-Lincoln (with Django as a spoiler)
Best Animated Feature-Frankenweenie
Best Foreign Language Film-Amour
Best Original Score-Lincoln
Best Original Song-"Skyfall" from Skyfall