A Final Crack At Golden Globe Predictions Before The Nominations


On Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will chime in with the nominations for their annual Golden Globe Awards. The voters of the HFPA will select the films and performances worthy of Globe nominations, setting them up to be in a better position with the Academy Awards. As a precursor, the Globes have no crossover with the Academy, but when it comes to building up buzz and starting a runaway train of inevitability, they can be a useful tool for campaigners. As such, they always are worth taking note of.

Below you’ll find where I ultimately came down on with regard to my Golden Globe picks. In an interesting twist, I have Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood as the only film to win multiple prizes here, almost pulling off a sweep in the process. Without question, that would be a huge boon for the movie, potentially giving it big momentum as Oscar voting heats up. Read on for the full list of predictions!

Here we go…final Globe predictions, in advance of Monday’s big reveal:

Best Picture (Drama)

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

If there’s a sixth: The Two Popes
If there’s a seventh: Little Women
One more to consider: Richard Jewell

Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)

1. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
2. Rocketman
3. Jojo Rabbit
4. Hustlers
5. Dolemite Is My Name

If there’s a sixth: Booksmart
If there’s a seventh: Cats
One more to consider: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Best Actor (Drama)

1. Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
2. Adam Driver – Marriage Story
3. Antonio Bandaras – Pain and Glory
4. Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes
5. Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems

If there’s a sixth: Robert De Niro – The Irishman
If there’s a seventh: Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari
One more to consider: Paul Walter Hauser – Richard Jewell

Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)

1. Taron Egerton – Rocketman
2. Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
3. Eddie Murphy – Dolemite is My Name
4. Daniel Craig – Knives Out
5. Shia LaBeouf – The Peanut Butter Falcon

If there’s a sixth: Himesh Patel – Yesterday
If there’s a seventh: Will Smith – Aladdin
One more to consider: Seth Rogen – Long Shot

Best Actress (Drama)

1. Renée Zellweger – Judy
2. Charlize Theron – Bombshell
3. Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
4. Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
5. Lupita Nyong’o – Us

If there’s a sixth: Alfre Woodard – Clemency
If there’s a seventh: Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
One more to consider: Kristen Stewart – Seberg

Best Actress (Comedy or Musical)

1. Awkwafina – The Farewell
2. Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart
3. Ana de Armas – Knives Out
4. Charlize Theron – Long Shot
5. Kaitlyn Dever – Booksmart

If there’s a sixth: Emma Thompson – Late Night
If there’s a seventh: Constance Wu – Hustlers
One more to consider: Jillian Bell – Brittany Runs a Marathon

Best Supporting Actor

1. Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2. Al Pacino – The Irishman
3. Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
4. Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
5. Shia LaBeouf – Honey Boy

If there’s a sixth: Joe Pesci – The Irishman
If there’s a seventh: Jamie Foxx – Just Mercy
One more to consider: Sam Rockwell – Richard Jewell

Best Supporting Actress

1. Laura Dern – Marriage Story
2. Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
3. Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
4. Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
5. Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (or Bombshell)

If there’s a sixth: Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
If there’s a seventh: Florence Pugh – Little Women
One more to consider: Nicole Kidman – Bombshell

Best Director

1. Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2. Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
3. Bong Joon-Ho – Parasite
4. Sam Mendes – 1917
5. James Mangold – Ford v Ferrari

If there’s a sixth: Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story
If there’s a seventh: Greta Gerwig – Little Women
One more to consider: Clint Eastwood – Richard Jewell

Best Screenplay

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

If there’s a sixth: Joker
If there’s a seventh: Parasite
One more to consider: Little Women

Best Animated Feature

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

One more to consider: Klaus

Best Original Score

1. 1917
2. Marriage Story
3. The Irishman
4. Waves
5. Little Women

One more to consider: Ad Astra

Best Original Song

1. Cats (Beautiful Ghosts)
2. Frozen 2 (Into the Unknown)
3. Rocketman (I’m Gonna Love Me Again)
4. Harriet (Stand Up)
5. The Black Godfather (Letter To My Godfather)

One more to consider: Motherless Brooklyn (Daily Battles)

Best Foreign Film

1. Parasite
2. Pain and Glory
3. Les Miserables
4. Atlantics
5. The Whistlers

One more to consider: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Stay tuned to see who and what gets nominated on Monday morning!

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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