Saturday, January 14, 2012

Golden Globe Predictions

Predicting the Golden Globes can be a fool's game,  even more so than predicting the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has a notorious track record for ignoring buzz and handing out trophies to the biggest stars. But here is my shot at reading the Globe tea leaves, complete with my own preferences.


BEST PICTURE: DRAMA 
The Descendants 
The Help 
Hugo 
The Ides of March 
Moneyball 
War Horse

WILL WIN - The Descendants
SHOULD WIN - Hugo


BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
50/50 
The Artist 
Bridesmaids 
Midnight in Paris 
My Week With Marilyn

WILL WIN - The Artist
SHOULD WIN - Midnight in Paris


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

WILL WIN - Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
SHOULD WIN - Martin Scorsese, Hugo


BEST ACTOR: DRAMA 
George Clooney, The Descendants 
Leonardo DiCaprio, J.Edgar 
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March 
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

WILL WIN - George Clooney, The Descendants
SHOULD WIN - Michael Fassbender, Shame


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

WILL WIN - Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
SHOULD WIN - Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady


BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
Jodie Foster, Carnage 
Charlize Theron, Young Adult 
Kristin Wiig, Bridesmaids 
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn 
Kate Winslet, Carnage

WILL WIN - Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
SHOULD WIN - Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn


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

WILL WIN - Jean Dujardin, The Artist
SHOULD WIN - Jean Dujardin, The Artist


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help 
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs 
Octavia Spencer, The Help 
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants


WILL WIN - Octavia Spencer, The Help
SHOULD WIN - Shailene Woodley, The Descendants


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn 
Albert Brooks, Drive 
Jonah Hill, Moneyball 
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method 
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

WILL WIN - Christopher Plummer, Beginners
SHOULD WIN - Christopher Plummer, Beginners


BEST SCREENPLAY 
The Artist 
The Descendants 
The Ides of March 
Midnight in Paris 
Moneyball 

WILL WIN - The Descendants
SHOULD WIN - Moneyball


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)

WILL WIN - A Separation 
SHOULD WIN - A Separation


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 
The Adventures of Tintin 
Arthur 
Christmas 
Cars 2 
Puss In Boots 
Rango 

WILL WIN - Rango
SHOULD WIN - Rango


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore, Hugo
John Williams, War Horse

WILL WIN - Ludovic Bource, The Artist
SHOULD WIN - Abel Korzeniowski, W.E. 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 
"Hello Hello" - Gnomeo & Juliet, Elton John
"Lay Your Head Down" - Albert Nobbs, Sinead O'Connor and Glenn Close
"The Living Proof" - The Help, Mary J. Blige "
"The Keeper" - Machine Gun Preacher, Chris Cornell
"Masterpiece" - W.E., Madonna

WILL WIN - "The Living Proof" - The Help
SHOULD WIN - "Hello Hello" - Gnomeo & Juliet or "Masterpiece" - W.E.

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