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Hollywood Contenders – Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander will be Lead not Supporting at the Golden Globes!

Rooney Mara carol

Only hours after I posted my latest set of Golden Globe predictions on Friday, word came down the pike that the two main contenders for the Best Supporting Actress prize wouldn’t be in the running. Yes, both Rooney Mara (for Carol) and Alicia Vikander (for The Danish Girl) have had their candidacies switches from Supporting to Lead. As such, both are now hoping for nominations in Best Actress in a Drama instead. The other change? I have to tinker a bit with my Golden Globe predictions, which I’ve done now. One is more important than the other, but both led to this update, so there’s that…

Essentially, this affects not only the Best Supporting Actress race, but potentially both of the Best Actress fields as well (though likely only Best Actress – Drama). With the Supporting Actress lineup, when you remove surefire nominees like Mara and Vikander, it opens the race up in a big way, as they were among the likeliest winners. There’s no frontrunner now at all, and even more so, the last slot or two could go to just about anyone. On the flip side, there’s now even less room for maneuvering in Actress. At least one of the two will take a spot, at the expense of someone there. It makes things potentially very fluid, which isn’t a bad thing necessarily, but it is a notable thing.

Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl

Here you go again ladies and gentlemen, my now up to date 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 Danish Girl
4. Johnny Depp – Black Mass
5. Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

If there’s a sixth: Jake Gyllenhaal – Southpaw
If there’s a seventh: Will Smith – Concussion

Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)

1. Matt Damon – The Martian
2. Steve Carell – The Big Short
3. Bill Hader – Trainwreck
4. Joaquin Phoenix – Irrational Man
5. Bill Murray – Rock the Kasbah

If there’s a sixth: Bradley Cooper – Burnt
If there’s a seventh: Al Pacino – Danny Collins

Best Actress (Drama)

1. Brie Larson – Room
2. Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
3. Cate Blanchett – Carol
4. Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
5. Rooney Mara – Carol

If there’s a sixth: Carey Mulligan – Suffragette
If there’s a seventh: Emily Blunt – Sicario

Best Actress (Comedy or Musical)

1. Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
2. Lily Tomlin – Grandma
3. Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
4. Meryl Streep – Ricki and the Flash
5. Sandra Bullock – Our Brand is Crisis

If there’s a sixth: Melissa McCarthy – Spy
If there’s a seventh: Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van

Best Supporting Actor

1. Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
2. Michael Keaton – Spotlight
3. Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
4. Benicio del Toro – Sicario
5. Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

If there’s a sixth: Jason Segel – The End of the Tour
If there’s a seventh: LeBron James – Trainwreck

Best Supporting Actress

1. Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
2. Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
3. Jane Fonda – Youth
4. Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
5. Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria

If there’s a sixth: Elizabeth Banks – Love & Mercy
If there’s a seventh: Tilda Swinton – Trainwreck

Best Director

1. Ridley Scott – The Martian
2. Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
3. Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
4. Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
5. David O. Russell – Joy

If there’s a sixth: Adam McKay – The Big Short
If there’s a seventh: Steve Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

Best Screenplay

1. The Martian
2. Spotlight
3. Joy
4. The Hateful Eight
5. Steve Jobs

If there’s a sixth: Trainwreck
If there’s a seventh: The Revenant

Best Animated Feature

1. Inside Out
2. Anamolisa
3. The Good Dinosaur
4. The Peanuts Movie
5. Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Original Score

1. Bridge of Spies
2. Inside Out
3. Brooklyn
4. Sicario
5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Original Song

1. Ricki and the Flash
2. Spectre
3. Love & Mercy
4. Furious 7
5. Southpaw

Best Foreign Film

1. Son of Saul
2. The Assassin
3. Mustang
4. Labyrinth of Lies
5. A War

Once again, stay tuned for a new set of Oscar predictions coming later on this month as well as another update to these Golden Globe predictions at some point next month!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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