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Taking A Second Crack At Golden Globe Predictions

Here we go again. As September rolls on, the awards season continues to slowly emerge. Today, it’s another look at what the Golden Globes could be like. While the Globes don’t directly impact the Academy Awards, nomination wise, it’s not unreasonable to look at this precursor and see that Oscar voters sometimes use it while picking winners. As such, you can’t easily discount it, and nor should you…

As we mentioned the last time around, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA) do favor celebrities, while following the beat of their own drummer, so it pays to always look at big flashy productions. That could still give Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman an edge over Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story in Best Picture (Drama), though the former will screen a week from now and finally reveal itself. That being said, it would still be silly to discount James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari, or maybe even Joker. In the Musical/Comedy section, one assumes that Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood will steamroll. If it does, one might assume that it could be setting itself up for a nice haul from the Academy as well. However, watch out for Jojo Rabbit. More below, so take a look!

Here now is a first look at my Golden Globe predictions for 2019:

Best Picture (Drama)

1. The Irishman
2. Marriage Story
3. 1917
4. Ford v. Ferrari
5. Joker

If there’s a sixth: The Farewell
If there’s a seventh: The Two Popes
One more to consider: Ad Astra

Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)

1. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
2. Jojo Rabbit
3. Rocketman
4. Cats
5. Hustlers

If there’s a sixth: The Laundromat
If there’s a seventh: Uncut Gems
One more to consider: Blinded by the Light

Best Actor (Drama)

1. Adam Driver – Marriage Story
2. Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
3. Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes
4. Antonio Bandaras – Pain and Glory
5. Robert De Niro – The Irishman

If there’s a sixth: Matt Damon – Ford v. Ferrari
If there’s a seventh:
One more to consider:

Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)

1. Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2. Taron Egerton – Rocketman
3. Eddie Murphy – Dolemite is My Name
4. Himesh Patel – Yesterday
5. Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems

If there’s a sixth: Daniel Craig – Knives Out
If there’s a seventh: Will Smith – Aladdin
One more to consider: Seth Rogen – Long Shot

Best Actress (Drama)

1. Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
2. Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
3. Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
4. Alfre Woodard – Clemency
5. Awkwafina – The Farewell

If there’s a sixth: Natalie Portman – Lucy In The Sky
If there’s a seventh: Lupita Nyong’o – Us
One more to consider: Florence Pugh – Midsommar

Best Actress (Comedy or Musical)

1. Renée Zellweger – Judy
2. Charlize Theron – Long Shot
3. Emma Thompson – Late Night
4. Kaitlyn Dever – Booksmart
5. Jillian Bell – Brittany Runs a Marathon

If there’s a sixth: Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart
If there’s a seventh: Naomi Scott – Aladdin
One more to consider: Cate Blanchett – Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Best Supporting Actor

1. Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2. Al Pacino – The Irishman
3. Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit
4. Christian Bale – Ford v. Ferrari
5. Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

If there’s a sixth: Joe Pesci – The Irishman
If there’s a seventh: John Lithgow – Bombshell
One more to consider: Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Endgame

Best Supporting Actress

1. Laura Dern – Marriage Story
2. Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
3. Annette Bening – The Report
4. Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
5. Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

If there’s a sixth: Charlize Theron – Bombshell
If there’s a seventh: Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
One more to consider: Anna Paquin – The Irishman

Best Director

1. Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2. Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
3. Bong Joon-Ho – Parasite
4. Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story
5. Sam Mendes – 1917

If there’s a sixth: James Mangold – Ford v. Ferrari
If there’s a seventh: Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit
One more to consider: Todd Phillips – Joker

Best Screenplay

1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2. The Irishman
3. Jojo Rabbit
4. Marriage Story
5. The Farewell

If there’s a sixth: Knives Out
If there’s a seventh: Parasite
One more to consider: Joker

Best Animated Feature

1. Toy Story 4
2. Frozen 2
3. Klaus
4. Missing Link
5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

One more to consider: Abominable

Best Original Score

1. Ad Astra
2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
3. The Irishman
4. 1917
5. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

One more to consider: Avengers: Endgame

Best Original Song

1. Frozen 2
2. Cats
3. Toy Story 4
4. Aladdin
5. The Lion King

One more to consider: Judy

Best Foreign Film

1. Parasite
2. Pain and Glory
3. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
4. Atlantics
5. The Whistlers

One more to consider: Les Miserables

Stay tuned for updated Oscar predictions and another Golden Globe update very soon!

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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