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Hollywood Contenders: A first crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016

Now that we’re getting into the heart of the fall months and about to enter what is essentially the tail end of the 2016 movie release season, I wanted to take my first official crack this season at some Golden Globe predictions. I’ll be mixing these in with Oscar predictions going forward, but early Globe picks are always interesting to me, especially since sometimes you’re still guessing category placement and just what the tastes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will look like at the time. They’re almost impossible to accurately guess off the bat the first time around, but that little factoid has yet to stop me from trying all the same. Here goes nothing folks!
What you’ll notice below is that things more or less reflect how I see the Academy Awards going, but with some slight changes here and there. Obviously, the Comedy or Musical categories open things up to some other contenders, though we won’t know for a bit still how certain contenders will decide to compete. I’m also opting to still keep The Birth of a Nation on the sidelines until things are resolved there, along with backing off on a qualifying run for Live by Night (which just debuted a very solid Trailer, more on that soon) until something more official is revealed. Silence is a question mark, but for now, I’ll leave it in, since I have it doing pretty well. Enough talk though…

Here you go folks, my initial look at how the Golden Globe awards could shape up:
Best Picture (Drama)
1. Silence
2. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
3. Manchester by the Sea
4. Loving
5. Sully
If there’s a sixth: Lion
Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)
1. La La Land
2. 20th Century Women
3. Florence Foster Jenkins
4. The Nice Guys
5. The Lobster
If there’s a sixth: Everybody Wants Some
Best Actor (Drama)
1. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
2. Michael Keaton – The Founder
3. Chris Pratt – Passengers
4. Tom Hanks – Sully
5. Denzel Washington – Fences
If there’s a sixth: Dev Patel – Lion
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)
1. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
2. Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
3. Colin Farrell – The Lobster
4. Russell Crowe – The Nice Guys
5. Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
If there’s a sixth: Ryan Gosling – The Nice Guys
Best Actress (Drama)
1. Jennifer Lawrence – Passengers
2. Amy Adams – Arrival or Nocturnal Animals
3. Ruth Negga – Loving
4. Viola Davis – Fences
5. Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane
If there’s a sixth: Emily Blunt […]

Golden Globe results: Surprises and Upsets everywhere as ‘The Martian’ and ‘The Revenant’ emerge victorious

Wow. Just…wow. As much as I try to prepare myself for the unexpected, last night’s 73rd Golden Globe Awards was still something else. My predictions, along with everyone else in the industry, were way off, as curveball after curveball came our way. It turned out to be a very good night for The Revenant, with The Martian also having a strong showing. As good as it was for those two, it was a poor night for both The Big Short and Spotlight, as shut outs were pitched. Hell, even Steve Jobs managed to come back from the dead and take home a pair of prizes. It was impossible to see all of this coming, though a few things were potential upsets heading into the night. Still…wow.
Where to start? Well, at the beginning, I guess. Nothing turned out as we expected it to, leading the night to be anything but routine. The Globes gave a big boost to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film The Revenant, as it led the way with three wins, emerging victorious in Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Leonardo DiCaprio, and Best Director for Iñárritu himself. The Martian and Steve Jobs were the only other two movies to win multiple awards, as the former took Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) for Matt Damon, while the latter took Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Kate Winslet and Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin. Other big wins went to Brie Larson for Room with the Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) category, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy with the Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) category, and Sylvester Stallone for Creed in Best Supporting Actor. Most of those were surprises too, to one degree or another. We even got an upset in Best Original Song, as “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre won. The only non surprises, outside of DiCaprio and Larson, were Inside Out winning Best Animated Feature Film, Son of Saul winning Best Motion Picture (Foreign Language), and Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight taking Best Original Score.
Below you’ll see all of the aforementioned wins in the film categories (even though that really does cover it), along with the television categories, which was highlighted for me by Oscar Isaac winning an award for his performance in […]

Final Golden Globe predictions

A big day is coming, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, on Sunday night, we’ll have in some ways what amounts to a test run for Oscar in the Golden Globe Awards. Yes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA for short) has basically no overlap, voter wise, with the Academy, but to some degree what happens at the Globes still affects what happens with Oscar. Mostly, it makes a difference in terms of potential winners, especially since voting by Academy members for nominations will be over before Sunday, but still…they’ll be watching. As such, it makes it all the more important to keep an eye on what happens here. In that regard, I’ve got one last set of predictions for the Golden Globes, in an effort to see what the members of the HFPA are going to do this weekend.
As far as I can tell, Spotlight is still in a position to do pretty well here, but the big change I’ve gone ahead to predict is both Mad Max: Fury Road becoming its main challenger in some categories, but also that The Big Short seems to have overtaken The Martian in some other categories. Those four, give or take Carol, are the main players for Sunday night, but surprises could very well be in store here. Globe voters are a peculiar bunch, and while you can sometimes guess what’s in store, oftentimes there’s at least one or two things you didn’t see coming. Potentially, we could see a huge split between the various players, only making things more confusing for pundits like myself. Regardless, it’s going to be an interesting ceremony to close out the weekend, that’s for sure. Sit tight until we see who wins, and check back on Monday for some analysis of what did go down…

Here now is my final set of Golden Globe predictions, in advance of Sunday’s awards ceremony:
Best Picture (Drama)
1. Spotlight
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. Carol
4. The Revenant
5. Room
Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)
1. The Big Short
2. The Martian
3. Trainwreck
4. Joy
5. Spy
Best Actor (Drama)
1. Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
2. Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
3. Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
4. Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
5. Will Smith – Concussion
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)
1. Steve Carell – The Big Short
2. Matt Damon – The Martian
3. Christian Bale – The Big Short
4. Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear
5. Al Pacino – Danny Collins
Best Actress (Drama)
1. Brie Larson – Room
2. […]

Updated Golden Globe predictions

Believe it or not, the Golden Globe awards are coming, sooner than you think. Yes, it seems like just yesterday the nominations were announced, but now the actually ceremony is only a few weeks away (less than three weeks now, in fact). As such, it’s definitely time to update my predictions, reflecting for the first time the actual nominees. I’m not sure anything is obvious just yet with the Globes, though some potential frontrunners have definitely emerged. With the early date for the ceremony, we’ll possibly get to see new frontrunners put forward, or else the strongest contenders will just get stronger. Either way, it’ll most certainly contribute something to the awards season.
It seems like it’ll be Spotlight and The Martian emerging with big wins, though Mad Max: Fury Road and The Big Short could prove to be party poopers. My hunch is that both wind up with the Best Picture prizes here, with either Spotlight’s Tom McCarthy or The Martian’s Ridley Scott taking Best Director, though George Miller is a possible spoiler for Mad Max: Fury Road. Acting wise, things are less set in stone, though the Actor prizes potentially seem wrapped up for Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant and Matt Damon in The Martian. That being said, the former has competition from Bryan Cranston in Trumbo and the latter has from Steve Carell in The Big Short. Actress wise, I think Brie Larson in Room and Jennifer Lawrence in Joy seem like the safe bets, though neither is locked in. The same goes for Supporting Actor with Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies and Supporting Actress with Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight, now that I mention it. Essentially, nothing is a sure thing right now, and that’s exciting!
Obviously, the Academy Awards correlation is fairly limited here since it’s a completely different group of voters. Also, ballots are due a few days before the Globes have their show, with the Oscar nominations being announced a couple of days later, so if anything, this functions more as a potential barometer for the ultimate winners, not the nominees. Speeches can be tried out and victories are tried on for size by members of the Academy. It’s not nearly as important as the guilds are to the process, but it’s not quite as easy to dismiss as something like the Critics Choice Awards, so there’s that.
Here now is my first […]

Nominations announced for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards

Well now, another domino in the 2015 awards season has fallen. A few minutes ago, the Golden Globe nominations were announced, getting us closer to the end of the line in the race for Academy Award nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA) aren’t a guild, but they function as a notable juncture in the season. The Globes this year will be chiming in on a slate of contenders without many frontrunners, so they may very well have a chance to impact the choices of Oscar voters. It may not end up mattering much to members of the Academy, but the folks from the HFPA never cease to give it a shot. This time around though, they have a more respectable slate to present than usual, which is a real plus.
My immediate takeaway here is that the list of nominees is pretty solid, though with some pretty big snubs, not unlike the Screen Actors Guild nominations yesterday. In the two Best Picture categories, we saw Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Grandma, The Hateful Eight, and Steve Jobs miss out. Best Director is lacking Steven Spielberg or Quentin Tarantino, Johnny Depp wasn’t nominated for Black Mass in Best Actor (Drama), both Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo weren’t cited in Best Supporting Actor for Spotlight, and The Martian wasn’t mentioned in Best Screenplay, just to name a few. There were plenty of excellent citations as well, including Paul Dano for Love & Mercy and Sylvester Stallone for Creed in Best Supporting Actor, while many will rejoice at Mad Max: Fury Road getting not just a nod in Best Picture (Drama) but one for George Miller in Best Director as well. For those wondering how I did, in terms of predictions…if you include my alternate picks, I went 56 out of 70 (I didn’t do the TV side). Pretty solid numbers there, I must say.

Interestingly enough, Carol is what led the field on the film side, getting five nominations. Next in line was The Big Short, The Revenant, and Steve Jobs with four each, while The Danish Girl, The Hateful Eight, The Martian, Room, and Spotlight received three apiece. Mad Max: Fury Road received those two big citations, as did Joy, Spy, Trainwreck, Trumbo, and Youth (in terms of number, if not in how noteworthy the noms were), with Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Creed, and Grandma among the titles settling for a […]

Final Golden Globe predictions

Believe it or not folks, tomorrow the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their nominees for the Golden Globe awards. Bright and early we’ll know what the HFPA feels about cinema in 2015, and perhaps even a bit about what the Oscar nominations could wind up looking like. As such, I’m putting out my final predictions, ones that I’ll have to stick with for the rest of the day, even if, knowing me, I’ll immediately want to switch them up. That’s the nature of the beast though, and I’ve long since accepted it. The Globes aren’t the biggest precursor in relation to the Academy Awards, of course, but they’re hardly the smallest either. Keeping that in mind, below you’ll see my best guess for the Golden Globes, which will no doubt have a surprise or two in store for us.
This time out, it’s do or die, prediction wise. There’s no more category confusion and the earlier precursors have clued us in to which films might be the most lovingly received all season long. Here with the Globes, what you want to look out for is how well Spotlight does, if The Martian has as good a showing, and if the late breaking contenders like The Hateful Eight, Joy, and The Revenant manage to get more than token bits of love (one other thing is to watch for if Mad Max: Fury Road is shut out or not). I suspect that the HFPA will spread the attention around, though one of those above titles will likely lead the field. Watch out for Brooklyn and Carol though, as they could be surprises tomorrow morning. Sit tight…
Here you go ladies and gentlemen, my final look at how the Golden Globe awards could shape up in under 24 hours:
Best Picture (Drama)
1. Spotlight
2. The Hateful Eight
3. Brooklyn
4. The Revenant
5. Carol
If there’s a sixth: Mad Max: Fury Road
If there’s a seventh: Room
Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)
1. The Martian
2. The Big Short
3. Joy
4. Trainwreck
5. Grandma
If there’s a sixth: Spy
If there’s a seventh: I’ll See You in My Dreams
Best Actor (Drama)
1. Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
2. Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
3. Johnny Depp – Black Mass
4. Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
5. Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
If there’s a sixth: Will Smith – Concussion
If there’s a seventh: Jake Gyllenhaal – Southpaw
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)
1. Matt Damon – The Martian
2. Steve Carell – The Big Short
3. Bill Hader – […]

A second crack at Golden Globe predictions

Here in the heart of the month of November, I think it’s high time to take my second crack at some Golden Globe predictions. As previously mentioned last month, I’ll be mixing these in with Oscar predictions somewhat consistently going forward, but early Globe picks are always really interesting to me, especially since sometimes you’re still guessing category placement (which is slowly being reported in the trades this week) and just what the tastes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will look like at the current time. They’re almost impossible to accurately guess off the bat the first couple of times around, but that little factoid has yet to stop me from trying all the same. Here goes nothing once again!
What you’ll notice below this time around with the predictions is that we have some noticeable changes as well as some films/contenders that are settling in for a long awards run. Category swaps have come and affected Joy, Love & Mercy, and Trumbo, for example (not to mention confirmation of where The Martian is competing), but we still have the major players in Spotlight and such to look at. My hunch right now is that Spotlight is still able to do very well with the HFPA in advance of Oscar, with The Martian not far behind. This would set up the narrative that the two of those are going head to head for the big Academy Award statues. That can certainly change, especially if one of The Hateful Eight, Joy, or The Revenant really blows voters away, but there’s no reason not back that pair right now. As a bonus, I’m including a seventh potential slot in predictions for now, just to open the race up a bit. I may or may not keep it going forward (if so, it’ll likely only be as we get closer to nominations, not initially), but it’s there at the current moment, as you’ll see below…
Here you go ladies and gentlemen, my latest look at how the Golden Globe awards could shape up:
Best Picture (Drama)
1. Spotlight
2. The Revenant
3. Brooklyn
4. The Hateful Eight
5. Room
If there’s a sixth: The Danish Girl
If there’s a seventh: Bridge of Spies
Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)
1. The Martian
2. Joy
3. The Big Short
4. Trainwreck
5. Grandma
If there’s a sixth: Our Brand is Crisis
If there’s a seventh: Spy
Best Actor (Drama)
1. Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
2. Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
3. Eddie Redmayne – The […]

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 10, 2016.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The ceremony will air on NBC LIVE coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.
“We look forward to follow this year’s successful Golden Globe Awards by celebrating what looks like another exceptional year in both film and television” said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA.
The 2015 “Golden Globe Awards” on NBC averaged a 5.8 rating, 16 share in adults 18-49 and 19.3 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research on Sunday night, Jan. 11, making it the top-rated primetime entertainment program on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 since ABC’s Academy Awards the prior March. It was also NBC’s highest rated primetime entertainment telecast in 18-49 and total viewers in the year since the 2014 Golden Globes. Versus NBC’s non-sports average in the Sunday 8-11 p.m. time period the prior season, this year’s “Globes” telecast was up 314% in 18-49 rating (5.8 vs. 1.4) and +269% in total viewers (19.3 million vs. 5.2 million).
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $20 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.hfpa.org and www.goldenglobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@goldenglobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldenglobes).
About dick clark productions:
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards” […]

Final Golden Globe Awards Predictions

This weekend, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce the winners of their Golden Globe Awards in a big televised event. As you’ve all seen over much of the past year, I’ve been attempting to nail down what the group (HFPA for short) will do on Sunday. Frankly, the nature of the films in competition have me not certain at all what’s going to happen. Still, this is the last chance to get Globe predictions on the record, so I’ve settled on my picks and have them for you below. First, I’ll explain myself, but I’ll keep it short, since you’re here for the good stuff, I know.
Certain categories seem pretty obvious to me, like the Supporting categories. J.K. Simmons seems very likely to win Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash, while Patricia Arquette is the clear favorite in Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood. Similarly, I feel good about The Lego Movie winning Best Animated Feature and Ida winning Best Foreign Language Feature. After that, however…it gets dicey. Sure, Michael Keaton seems set to win Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for Birdman, while the film itself should take home Best Picture (Musical/Comedy), but I could see upsets occurring. Best Actress in that same Musical/Comedy field is wide open, with Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, and Julianne Moore close together. I have Adams winning for Big Eyes, but Blunt could easily win too for Into the Woods, with Moore’s work in Maps to the Stars a potential spoiler. Best Director and Best Screenplay are both super hard to predict too, with each contender a possibility (Screenplay has my only true upset pick of the night, with Gone Girl winning that category).
Then we have the drama categories. Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor (Drama) are as tight as can be. I’m leaning towards Boyhood to continue its run to Oscar with some big wins here, but any of the Picture nominees could win, while actor will potentially show us who the prime competition to Keaton at the Academy Awards might be. My hunch is that Picture is between Boyhood and The Imitation Game, but it’s just that…a hunch. Anything can happen this weekend with the Globes. The HFPA have some tough choices to make.
Here now are my final Golden Globe predictions:
Best Picture (Drama)
1. Boyhood
2. The Imitation Game
3. Selma
4. The Theory of Everything
5. Foxcatcher
Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)
1. Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
2. […]

Golden Globe post nomination predictions for December

As we move from Phase One to Phase Two of the awards season, things begin to take a new turn. Now, it’s not only predicting who and what is going to be nominated, but also now a focus on potential winners comes into play. In a few categories, the winner has more or less been clear as day, but in the majority of them it’s an open race still. As such, I’m going to take a shot today at attempting to predict the Golden Globe awards. The members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made their nomination picks recently, so now I get to sort through them and try to figure out how the Globes will turn out…
Before I show you the predictions, I’ll quickly give you my train of thought. Essentially, I tried to split things between Birdman and Boyhood, since I’m not sure how the voters are going to deal with The Imitation Game, Into the Woods, and The Theory of Everything. I don’t think all three will get shut out of wins, but at least one likely will. There are a few safe bets here, with the Globes likely to cite Patricia Arquette in Best Supporting Actress for one of Boyhood’s wins, Julianne Moore in Best Actress (Drama) for Still Alice, and J.K. Simmons in Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash. Those are close to locks. The other categories, give or take Best Animated Feature for The Lego Movie, are certainly up for grabs. As such, for now I’m looking to Birdman to do very well in the Comedy/Musical fields while Boyhood leads the charge in Drama. A lot remains to be seen though, so sit tight. The race is far from over at this still early juncture. Technically it’s not even Phase Two yet! We have a long way to go.
Alright, enough talk. Time for the good stuff, right? Here now is how I currently see the Golden Globe awards going down:
Best Picture (Drama)
1. Boyhood
2. The Theory of Everything
3. The Imitation Game
4. Selma
5. Foxcatcher
Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)
1. Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Into the Woods
4. St. Vincent
5. Pride
Best Actor (Drama)
1. Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
2. Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
3. David Oyelowo – Selma
4. Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
5. Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)
1. Michael Keaton – Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
2. Bill […]

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