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Final Golden Globe predictions

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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…

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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. Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
3. Rooney Mara – Carol
4. Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
5. Cate Blanchett – Carol

Best Actress (Comedy or Musical)

1. Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
2. Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
3. Lily Tomlin – Grandma
4. Melissa McCarthy – Spy
5. Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van

Best Supporting Actor

1. Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
2. Sylvester Stallone – Creed
3. Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
4. Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
5. Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress

1. Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
2. Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
3. Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
4. Jane Fonda – Youth
5. Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Best Director

1. Ridley Scott – The Martian
2. Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
3. George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
5. Todd Haynes – Carol

Best Screenplay

1. Spotlight
2. The Big Short
3. Room
4. The Hateful Eight
5. Steve Jobs

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Original Score

1. The Hateful Eight
2. Carol
3. Steve Jobs
4. The Danish Girl
5. The Revenant

Best Original Song

1. Furious 7 (See You Again)
2. Fifty Shades of Grey (Love Me Like You Do)
3. Youth (Simple Song #3)
4. Spectre (Writing’s on the Wall)
5. Love & Mercy (One Kind of Love)

Best Foreign Film

1. Son of Saul
2. Mustang
3. The Club
4. The Brand New Testament
5. The Fencer

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Stay tuned to see who and what wins at the Golden Globe awards during the ceremony this Sunday!

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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