Our Golden Globe Predictions
It’s January, so you know what that means in Hollywood – it’s awards season! Kicking off the big ones is the Golden Globes, airing THIS Sunday, Jan. 16, and I for one cannot WAIT!
The Golden Globes merge television and movie awards and are sure to bring out some truly fabulous celebs. It’s (almost) goes without saying that this is the best awards show out there. But we all know what’s most important (besides the fashion) and that’s not who’s presenting: it’s who will be taking home the awards. Which movie will be crowned Best Drama or Best Comedy? Which actress impressed everyone the most? Who will make the drunkest acceptance speech?
So, with no further ado, here are my predictions on who will most likely win and who SHOULD win the biggest categories of the night:
Best Motion Picture – Drama:
Nominees: Black Swan; The Fighter; Inception; The King’s Specch; The Social Network
Who WILL Win: The King’s Speech
Who SHOULD Win: The Social Network or Black Swan
Black Swan is a huge favorite with everyone right now, so I honestly don’t see why it SHOULDN’T win. But who knows? The King’s Speech is getting a lot of good reviews, and really… it just seems like one of those movies that would win a Golden Globe.
Best Actress – Drama:
Nominees: Halle Berry for Frankie & Alice; Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole; Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone; Natalie Portman for Black Swan; Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine
Who WILL Win: Natalie Portman or Michelle Williams
Who SHOULD Win: Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was awesome in Black Swan – most people are saying it’s been her best role yet, and I couldn’t agree more. She absolutely deserves the award, especially for what she went through in order to play the role (intense dance training and hardly eating – ouch). But Michelle Williams did a great job in Blue Valentine, and she’s always been a favorite, so… I feel like it could go either way.
Best Actor – Drama:
Nominees: Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network; Colin Firth for The King’s Speech; James Franco for 127 Hours; Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine; Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter
Who WILL Win: Colin Firth
Who SHOULD Win: James Franco or Jesse Eisenberg
Let’s be clear: I really, really want James Franco to win. Not only because I think he’s gorgeous, but also because he really did do an amazing job in 127 Hours. Who else could make that so interesting? And Jesse Eisenberg played his character perfectly in The Social Network. But I’m hearing a lot of good things about Colin Firth, and like I said before, this just seems like one of those roles that would win.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy:
Nominees: Alice in Wonderland; Burlesque; The Kids Are All Right; Red; The Tourist
Who WILL Win: The Kids Are All Right
Who SHOULD Win: The Kids Are All Right
Okay, first of all, why was Burlesque even nominated? But seriously… The Kids Are All Right is a better movie than all of these noms put together.
Best Actress – Comedy:
Nominees: Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right; Anne Hatahway for Love and Other Drugs; Angelina Jolie for The Tourist; Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right; Emma Stone for Easy A
Who WILL Win: Annette Bening or Emma Stone
Who SHOULD Win: Emma Stone
I want Emma Stone to win because I will just be so happy for her. It’s possible, because Easy A did really well and I’ve pretty much only heard good things about Emma’s performance. But Annette Bening also did a really good job convincing me she was a lesbian. It’s kind of hard to say.
Best Actor – Comedy:
Nominees: Johnny Depp for Alice in Wonderland; Johnny Depp for The Tourist; Paul Giamatti for Barney’s Version; Jake Gyllenhaal for Love and Other Drugs; Kevin Spacey for Casino Jack
Who WILL Win: Johnny Depp for Alice in Wonderland
Who SHOULD Win: Jake Gyllenhaal
Okay, I know Jake Gyllenhaal probably doesn’t REALLY deserve this award. But, just look at him. Anyway, a lot of critics are confused as to why Johnny Depp was nominated twice in this category – it seems a bit excessive. That hints that he might win, and also, he’s Johnny Depp.
Best Supporting Actress:
Nominees: Amy Adams for The Fighter; Helena Bonham Carter for The King’s Speech; Mila Kunis for Black Swan; Melissa Leo for The Fighter; Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom
Who WILL Win: Helena Bonham Carter or Melissa Leo
Who SHOULD Win: Mila Kunis
Helena Bonham Carter always does a good job, and she’s a critic favorite, so it’s really possible she could win. However, Melissa Leo is getting tons of recognition for her role in The Fighter, and I’m hearing that she’s the favorite to win this.
Best Supporting Actor:
Nominees: Christian Bale for The Fighter; Michael Douglas for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; Andrew Garfield for The Social Network; Jeremy Renner for The Town; Geoffrey Rush for The King’s Speech
Who WILL Win: Christian Bale
Who SHOULD Win: Andrew Garfield
It’s actually kind of a toss up between Christian Bale and Michael Douglas. Some feel Michael Douglas will take it because he was so sick this year – but that could be totally untrue. I have a feeling Christian Bale will win this one, although I do think Andrew Garfield did an excellent job and would deserve it just as much.
Best Animated Film:
Nominees: Despicable Me; How To Train Your Dragon; The Illusionist; Tangled; Toy Story 3
Who WILL Win: Toy Story 3
Who SHOULD Win: Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 should win hands down. No arguments. Try and tell me you didn’t cry during this movie. I dare you.
Best TV Show – Drama:
Nominees: Boardwalk Empire; Dexter; The Good Wife; Mad Men; The Walking Dead
Who WILL Win: Dexter or Boardwalk Empire
Who SHOULD Win: Dexter
I have probably never heard one bad thing about Dexter, which leads me to believe it should take the award. However, Boardwalk Empire has also gotten great reviews – I just feel like it may be a little early in the game for it to win.
Best Actress – TV Drama:
Nominees: Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife; Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men; Piper Perabo for Covert Affairs; Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy; Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer
Who WILL Win: Julianna Margulies
Who SHOULD Win: Elisabeth Moss
I’m sorry, I don’t even want to explain this one.
Best Actor – TV Drama:
Nominees: Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire; Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad; Michael C. Hall for Dexter; Jon Hamm for Mad Men; Hugh Laurie for House
Who WILL Win: Michael C. Hall or Steve Buscemi
Who SHOULD Win: Michael C. Hall
As I said before, Dexter is amazing. And Michael C. Hall does a great job as the lead character. He would definitely deserve the award, although it might be nice to see Steve Buscemi win after he’s finally the star in something so great.
Best TV Show – Comedy:
Nominees: 30 Rock; The Big Bang Theory; The Big C; Glee; Modern Family; Nurse Jackie
Who WILL Win: Nurse Jackie, Modern Family, or Glee
Who SHOULD Win: Glee or Modern Family
Obviously, it was difficult for me to make a decision here. Nurse Jackie won big at the Emmy’s which leads me to believe it might do the same here. But Modern Family and Glee will definitely be tough competition. They’re both huge fan and critic favorites.
Best Actress – TV Comedy:
Nominees: Toni Collette for United States of Tara; Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie; Tina Fey for 30 Rock; Laura Linney for The Big C; Lea Michele for Glee
Who WILL Win: Edie Falco
Who SHOULD Win: Tina Fey
Just like I said before, Nurse Jackie could be winning big during this show – and Edie Falco has always been a favorite choice. But so has Tina Fey! I’m so….torn!
Best Actor – TV Comedy:
Nominees: Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock; Steve Carell for The Office; Thomas Jane for Hung; Matthew Morrison for Glee; Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory
Who WILL Win: Steve Carell
Who SHOULD Win: Steve Carell
Steve Carell has won before, and for good reason. And while he’s got some stiff competition, this being his last season on The Office has most people thinking that he could take it one last time.
Best Supporting Actress – TV:
Nominees: Hope Davis for The Special Relationship; Jane Lynch for Glee; Kelly MacDonald for Boardwalk Empire; Julia Stiles for Dexter; Sofia Vergara for Modern Family
Who WILL Win: Jane Lynch
Who SHOULD Win: Jane Lynch or Sofia Vergara
Jane Lynch is SO GOOD as Sue! But Sofia Vergara is so good as Gloria! I need a brownie.
Best Supporting Actor – TV:
Nominees: Scott Caan for Hawaii Five-O; Chris Colfer for Glee; Chris Noth for The Good Wife; Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family; David Strathairn for Temple Grandin
Who WILL Win: Eric Stonestreet
Who SHOULD Win: Eric Stonestreet
Come on, this guy is the bomb.com. Yeah, I said it.
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