12 YEARS A SLAVE Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Productions and River Road Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing GRAVITY Warner Bros. Pictures / Esperanto Filmoj / Heyday Films; Warner Bros. Pictures PHILOMENA Pathe, BBC Films, BFI, Canal+, Cine+, Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae; The Weinstein Company RUSH Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Revolution Films; Universal Pictures
This is a two horse race, and my money is on Gravity, like in years past this awards group picks the more popular re-watchable film, and that's Gravity. 12 Years a Slave is a very close number two, but I think this is where Gravity comes out on top, easily.
Will Win-Gravity, Spoiler-12 Years a Slave
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi Dench, Philomena Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks Kate Winslet, Labor Day
Easy, Cate Blanchett, she is a favorite, and strong consistent winner, and nominee.
Will Win: Cate Blanchett-Blue Jasmine
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Sorry just because he is Robert Redford does not mean he is going to win. My money is on the bigger star of the year McConaughey. 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor has a strong chance as well. So I am going to go out on a limb, and Ejiofor who has been nominated for five Globes and never won.
Will Win: Chiwetel Ejiofor-12 Years a Slave, Spoiler: Matthew McConaughey-Dallas Buyers Club
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL AMERICAN HUSTLE Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing HER Warner Bros. Pictures / Annapurna Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Studio Canal; CBS Films NEBRASKA Paramount Vantage; Paramount Pictures THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures; Paramount Pictures
Easy win, American Hustle, if there is any spoiler it could be Wolf whose publicity is creating a surge.
Will Win:American Hustle
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL Amy Adams, American Hustle Julie Delpy, Before Midnight Greta Gerwig, Francis Ha Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
I do not understand how people think Meryl has this in the bag; she has lost this award before, she is not invincible. This goes to Amy Adams who has never won a major prize and is in a Best Picture favorite.
Will Win: Amy Adams-American Hustle
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL Christian Bale, American Hustle Bruce Dern, Nebraska Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis Joaquin Phoenix, Her
My gut says Dern, but I think he may start his award train at SAG, or surprise at Oscar. I think Leonardo DiCaprio seems like sure fire winner big star, showy role how could he lose. Could we be under estimating Bale? Possibly. Hell even Joaquin Phoenix may win. This is crazy competitive.
Will Win: Leonardo DiCaprio-The Wolf of Wall Street, Spoiler Everyone!
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM THE CROODS DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox DESPICABLE ME 2 Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment, A Chris Meledandri Production; Universal Pictures FROZEN Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (France) Quat’sous Films; IFC Films THE GREAT BEAUTY (Italy) Indigo Film, Medusa Film, BABE Films; Janus Films THE HUNT (Denmark) Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures THE PAST (Iran) Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinema, BIM Distribuzione; Sony Pictures Classics THE WIND RISES (Japan) Studio Ghibli; Touchstone Pictures
Will Win: The Great Beauty
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave Julia Roberts, August: Osage County June Squibb, Nebraska
Well the Globes do not mind back to back wins in separate categories, especially with a big name star, which sounds like Lawrence. I will bet money she wins the Globe, the problem is that this will pattern will not carry throughout award season so don't bank on two time Oscar winner coming before her name anytime soon. Watch out for Julia, she is great, and Lupita is the new girl in town.
Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence-American Hustle, Spoiler Lupita Nyong'a-12 Years a Slave
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips Daniel Bruhl, Rush Bradley Cooper, American Hustle Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
This is a two man race between Leto and Fassbender. Leto has rule pre-cursor awards, and I think like Cate Blanchett he is a lock to win this prize, but watch out for past nominee Fassbender.
Will Win: Jared Leto-Dallas Buyers Club, Spoiler: Michael Fassbender-12 Years a Slave
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave Alexander Payne, Nebraska David O. Russell, American Hustle
Cuaron versus McQueen....and round one goes to Cuaron, like Cameron for Avatar this will impress them, only they are right this time.
Will Win-Alfonso Cuaron-Gravity, Spoiler: Steve McQueen-12 Years a Slave
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE Spike Jonze, Her Bob Nelson, Nebraska Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan, Philomena John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave Eric Warren Singer & David O Russell, American Hustle
Globe voters love Philomena, that's where my hunch goes, although American Hustle could be the big winner here.
Will Win: Philomena, Spoiler: American Hustle
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE Alex Ebert, All Is Lost Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Steven Price, Gravity John Williams, The Book Thief Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave
Will Win: Gravity, Spoiler, 12 Years a Slave
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE “Atlas”, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion “Let It Go”, Frozen Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez “Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton Lyrics by: Bono “Please Mr Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen “Sweeter Than Fiction”, One Chance Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff