Golden Globes: The Pre-Game

15 01 2010

Sunday marks the 67th Golden Globe Awards.  The best thing about the Globes is the sneak peek it gives for future awards…particularly, the Academy Awards in March.  Statistically, Golden Globe winners tend to be nominees, if not winners, of Oscars, making the Globes a sort of litmus test for award predictions.

Being the humble blogger that I am, I can only watch so many movies/TV shows.  I applaud reviewers who have been able to see and review every movie that has been nominated…but typically they are paid to do that.  I haven’t included all the categories below (view a full list of nominations here), just the ones I have an opinion on.  So, here are my humble predictions for this year’s Golden Globe Awards, based on what I’ve seen, the buzz, and my gut feeling…

Who I Think Will Win

Who I Want To Win

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • Avatar (Read review)
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire
  • Up In The Air

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • Emily Blunt (Young Victoria)
  • Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
  • Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
  • Carey Mulligan (An Education)
  • Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
  • George Clooney (Up in the Air)
  • Colin Firth (A Single Man)
  • Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
  • Tobey Maguire (Brothers)

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • The Hangover
  • It’s Complicated
  • Julie & Julia
  • Nine (Read review)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

  • Sandra Bullock (The Proposal)
  • Marion Cotillard (Nine)
  • Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated)
  • Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
  • Julia Roberts (Duplicity)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

  • Matt Damon (The Informant!)
  • Daniel Day Lewis (Nine)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) (Read review)
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt ((500) Days of Summer)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Mo’nique (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)
  • Julianne Moore (A Single Man)
  • Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
  • Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
  • Penelope Cruz (Nine)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Matt Damon (Invictus)
  • Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
  • Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
  • Christopher Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
  • Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • Coraline
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Up

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

  • Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
  • James Cameron (Avatar)
  • Clint Eastwood (Invictus)
  • Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

  • Up in the Air
  • It’s Complicated
  • District 9
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

  • Michael Giacchino (Up)
  • Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant!)
  • James Horner (Avatar)
  • Abel Krozeniowski (A Single Man)
  • Karen O. and Carter Burwell (Where the Wild Things Are)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

  • “I Will See You” (Avatar)
  • “The Weary Kind” (The Crazy Heart)
  • “Winter” (Brothers)
  • “Cinema Italiano” (Nine)
  • “I Want to Come Home” (Everybody’s Fine)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • Big Love
  • Dexter
  • House
  • Mad Men
  • True Blood

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • 30 Rock
  • Entourage
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • The Office

Check back after the Globes and see if my predictions were accurate!  I’ll also include a bit of reasoning behind my predictions, some commentary on the winners and do a little speculation for the Oscars.

What do you think?  Post your predictions in the comments!

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2 responses

15 01 2010
Cassandra

So excited. I have now been inspired to see lots of movies that I might not have otherwise, yay! I totally think Dexter should win best drama though 😉 Can’t wait to see if you were right

16 01 2010
Dustin

Check out the Critics’ Choice Award winners…they’re pretty close! 🙂

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