Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Golden Globe Predictions

The 2006 Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Thursday. I am going to go out on a limb this year and do something I have never done before: predict the Golden Globe nominees. I usually try to only predict the Oscars, since the Globes tend to be so idiosyncratic. But this year, I'm going to be brave and give it a try. Here goes:

BEST PICTURE (Drama)
Babel
The Departed
Flags of Our Fathers
Little Children
The Queen

BEST ACTOR (Drama)
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Peter O'Toole, Venus
Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

BEST ACTRESS (Drama)
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Sienna Miller, Factory Girl
Helen Mirren, The Queen
Kate Winslet, Little Children

BEST PICTURE (Comedy or Musical)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
The Devil Wears Prada
Dreamgirls
Little Miss Sunshine
Stranger than Fiction

BEST ACTOR (Comedy or Musical)
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking
Will Ferrell, Stranger than Fiction
Jamie Foxx, Dreamgirls
Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine

BEST ACTRESS (Comedy or Musical)
Annette Bening, Running with Scissors
Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
Beyonce Knowles, Dreamgirls
Catherine O'Hara, For Your Consideration
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland
Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Brad Pitt, Babel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Vera Farmiga, The Departed
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikutchi, Babel
Emma Thompson, Stranger than Fiction

BEST DIRECTOR
Bill Condon, Dreamgirls
Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears, The Queen
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel
Martin Scorsese, The Departed

BEST SCREENPLAY
Guillermo Arriaga, Babel
William Monahan, The Departed
Todd Field, Tom Perrotta, Little Children
Michael Ardnt, Little Miss Sunshine
Peter Morgan, The Queen

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Apocalypto
Letters from Iwo Jima
The Lives of Others
Pan's Labyrinth
Volver

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