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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Predicting the Golden Globes!

Despite what the blog title says, this won't be really about predicting the winners, it'll be about attempting to predict them.  This is Golden Globes we are taking about, there are wild cards hidden in the race all the time.  Let's have a look at the nominees.

Best Drama
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse
Who will win: A couple of days ago, I would have said that War Horse might have won this category.  But since it's no-show in the cinematographers' and directors' guilds, I'm guessing its ship has sailed. Either The Descendants or Hugo is winning here and if any film is going to upset, it's The Help
Best Comedy/Musical
The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Who will win: The Artist! If it loses here, it will big news.  Who might upset The Artist's sure thing? The Bridesmaids.  Because sometimes, the Globes just like to be different.
Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Timtin
Puss in Boots
Cars 2
Arthur Christmas
Who will win: Rango, no doubt.  Close second, The Adventures in Tintin.

Best Actor in a Drama

George Clooney, The Descendants
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Who will win: Brad Pitt, although the Globes do seem to love George Clooney.  
Best Actor in a 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
Who will win: A lot of people online have been commenting that Ryan Gosling could be a surprise winner for Crazy, Stupid, Love and why not? It was a highly entertaining movie and it was nice to see Gosling's not-so-serious side.  I could be completely wrong about this.

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
Who will win: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Jonah Hill for Moneyball

Best Actress in a 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
Who will win: Viola Davis.  A role like hers in The Help comes around once in a while.  Though I feel bad for Meryl Streep, she routinely gives in such tremendous performances, everyone takes her for granted.  
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Jodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage
Who will win: While I hope Kristen Wiig could break through here for Bridesmaids, I have a feeling that this award belongs to Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn. She has been getting nominated for almost every role throughout her career (kind of like Meryl Streep) but never really won the big awards.  She might be due here.  
Best Director

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Who will win: I am hoping it will be Martin Scorsese but I am prepared to hear Michel Hazanavicius' name.

Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendants
Steve Zallian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Michael Lewis, Moneyball
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Who will win: The team behind The Descandants, although I would love to see Woody Allen win this. 
Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore, Hugo
John Williams, War Horse
My take: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for a consecutive win from last year.
Best Original Song in a Motion Picture
“Hello Hello,” Gnomeo & Juliet
“The Keeper,” Machine Gun Preacher
“Lay Your Head Down,” Albert Nobbs
“The Living Proof,” The Help
“Masterpiece,” W.E.
Who will win: Since the only song I am aware of is Mary J. Blige's 'The Living Proof' from The Help, I'll say it's her.

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