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Final Golden Globe predictions before Sunday’s show

This weekend, specifically tomorrow evening, the Golden Globe awards will be handed out. We’ll see who and what the Hollywood Foreign Press Association deems the best work of 2018. Their decisions will be broadcast worldwide right as members of the Academy are getting set to make their nomination choices. As such, this actually could have a slight impact on Oscar voting. In at least one or two cases, seeing who or what wins, along with how a speech or two goes, it might end up swaying things. You never know for sure, but at least this year, with such a tight race all around, the possibility is there.

Below are my set in stone Globe picks. I have A Star Is Born and Vice having very good nights, with Rami Malek beating Bradley Cooper in Best Actor (Drama) to potentially start to upend that Oscar race. In this humble prognosticator’s opinion, the hardest category to predict is Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), since equal cases can be made for any of the five in the category. No winner would surprise me. Even in Best Picture (Drama), there’s a viable chance for four of the five nominees (If Beale Street Could Talk would be a shock win). That’s just the way things seem to be going this year, so the HFPA are just following suit…

Here now are my final picks for the Golden Globe winners:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

1. A Star Is Born
2. Black Panther
3. Bohemian Rhapsody
4. BlacKkKlansman
5. If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

1. Vice
2. The Favourite
3. Mary Poppins Returns
4. Green Book
5. Crazy Rich Asians

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

1. Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
3. Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
4. John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman
5. Lucas Hedges – Boy Erased

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

1. Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
2. Glenn Close – The Wife
3. Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
4. Rosamund Pike – A Private War
5. Nicole Kidman – Destroyer

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

1. Christian Bale – Vice
2. Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
3. Robert Redford – The Old Man and the Gun
4. Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns
5. John C. Reilly – Stan & Ollie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

1. Olivia Colman – The Favourite
2. Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
3. Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians
4. Charlize Theron – Tully
5. Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

1. Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
2. Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
3. Mahershala Ali – Green Book
4. Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
5. Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

1. Amy Adams – Vice
2. Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
3. Emma Stone – The Favourite
4. Claire Foy – First Man
5. Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best Director – Motion Picture

1. Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
2. Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
3. Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
4. Adam McKay – Vice
5. Peter Farrelly – Green Book

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

1. Adam McKay – Vice
2. Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga – Green Book
3. Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – The Favourite
4. Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
5. Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

1. Justin Hurwitz – First Man
2. Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns
3. Alexandre Desplat – Isle of Dogs
4. Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther
5. Marco Beltrami – A Quiet Place

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

1. Shallow from A Star Is Born
2. All The Stars from Black Panther
3. Revelation from Boy Erased
4. Girl in the Movies from Dumplin’
5. Requiem for A Private War from A Private War

Best Animated Feature Film

1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
2. Incredibles 2
3. Isle of Dogs
4. Mirai
5. Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Foreign-Language Film

1. Roma
2. Capernaum
3. Shoplifters
4. Never Look Away
5. Girl

Stay tuned to see who and what take home Golden Globes this Sunday night!

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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