Sunday, January 11, 2015

72nd Golden Globes Predictions


An oft-felt sentiment particularly at this juncture of the Oscar race is that suddenly the whole thing seems a foregone conclusion. Right now, there's no stopping Boyhood from nabbing the top honors; Michael Keaton's "feels good to be back home" speech at the Gotham Awards will very likely repeat come Oscar night; and Julianne Moore will finally ascend the podium as a winner. Surprises will probably be nonexistent, though pleasant ones like Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl would be very welcome. The lack of suspense notwithstanding, hope remains for the show itself as the power couple Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler reprise their hosting roles. Anyway, here's my predictions:




Best Motion Picture, Drama

Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

Predict: BOYHOOD 



Best Actress, Drama

Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Predict: Julianne Moore 



Best Actor, Drama

Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
David Oyelowo (Selma)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Predict: Eddie Redmayne 



Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent

Predict: BIRDMAN



Best Actress, Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
Emily Blunt (Into the Woods)
Helen Mirren (The Hundred Foot Journey)
Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)
Quvenzhane Wallis (Annie)

Predict: Amy Adams



Best Actor, Musical or Comedy

Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Bill Murray (St. Vincent)
Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice)
Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)

Predict: Michael Keaton



Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

Predict: Patricia Arquette



Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Predict: J.K. Simmons



Best Director

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Predict: Richard Linklater



Best Screenplay

Birdman 
Boyhood
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Predict: Gone Girl



Best Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Predict: The Lego Movie


Foreign Language Film

Force Majeure
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerine Mandarin
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Predict: Ida



Original Score

Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Johann Johannsson (The Theory of Everything)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Predict: Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game



Original Song

Annie
Big Eyes
The Hunger Games: Mokingjay Part 1
Noah
Selma

Predict: Selma



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