August 13, 2022

Our Golden Globe Predictions

It really has been a great year for film. The last quarter of the season has been packed full of amazing films. With the Golden Globes airing tonight (Sunday, January 5, at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific) we wanted to give our fans some guidance with their predictions. We put our minds together, plugged in our dial-up modem, dusted off our Alphie the Robot, and put the batteries back in the old Texas Instruments calculator. Now that all the pieces are in place we are ready to deliver to you our 2020 Golden Globe predictions.

Television:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)

Bill Hader (“Barry”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Ben Platt (“The Politician”)

Paul Rudd (“Living with Yourself”)

Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)

Hader’s Barry was the best character on television, a character torn between darkness and light.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)

Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”)

Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” is as unique as they come and almost all the weight is on her shoulders. He will take home the gold she deserves.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Brian Cox (“Succession”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)

Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)

Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”)

Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Either Cox or Porter will win. Cox’s performance could be acknowledge his long career.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”) — WILL WIN

Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)

Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) — SHOULD WIN

Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)

Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”)

Aniston was actually impressive, but Comer was my favorite of the year.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Christopher Abbott (“Catch-22”)

Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Spy”)

Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice”)

Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Let’s do this Lane. Do it for Lane.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kaitlyn Dever (“Unbelievable”)

Joey King (“The Act”)

Helen Mirren (“Catherine the Great”)

Merritt Wever (“Unbelievable”)

Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

A tough call since I have not seen many of these. Voters in the same boat may gravitate toward the reliable Williams.

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Catch-22″

“Chernobyl” — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

“Fosse/Verdon”

The Loudest Voice

“Unbelievable”

The best program on television in years will not meltdown.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Arquette (“The Act”)

Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)

Toni Collette — WILL WIN

Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”)

Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”) — SHOULD WIN

Could go to anyone here. If this is Chernobyl’s night then maybe Watson rides the wave.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)

Kieran Culkin (“Succession”) — SHOULD WIN

Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”) — WILL WIN

Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)

Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Scott’s “Hot Priest” was the talk of the show. If voters remember that he may win. But, Culkin’s cocky Roman provides more scene chewing and Culkin does so perfectly.

Best Television Series — Drama

“Big Little Lies”

“The Crown”

“Killing Eve”

“The Morning Show”

“Succession” — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Succession” gained a passionate audience and some buzz – it’ll probably win. The spoiler would be “The Morning Show” which gained respect as the season went on, had a A-List cast and was very topical.

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“Barry” — SHOULD WIN

“Fleabag” — WILL WIN

“The Kominsky Method”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“The Politician”

Both “Barry” and “Fleabag” were incredible television. I’d prefer the dark, hilarious “Barry,” but I’d be happy with either.

 

Movies:

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Knives Out”

“Rocketman”

“Dolemite Is My Name”

Four of these films winning would put a smile on my face. I feel voters will go with the comfortable, Tarrantino and his trip back to60’s Hollywood.

Best Motion Picture — Drama

“The Irishman” — SHOULD WIN

“Marriage Story”

“1917” — WILL WIN

“Joker”

“The Two Popes”

A tough call. All of these have a path to gold, but “The Irishman” seems like the direction this will go. No make that “1917” – er, “Joker”… wait nope “The Irishman.”

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

“The Farewell”

“Pain and Glory”

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

“Parasite” — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

“Les Misérables”

Perhaps the best movie of the year – Parasite deserves to and will win.

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”)

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (“Parasite”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes”)

Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Steven Zaillian (“The Irishman”)

Bong Joon-ho or Tarantino seem like the obvious.

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

“Beautiful Ghosts” (“Cats”)

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”)

“Into the Unknown” (“Frozen II”) — WILL WIN

“Spirit” (“The Lion King”)

“Stand Up” (“Harriet”)

Meh.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)

Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)

Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)

Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)

Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Five great performances. If this is a OUATIH night, Pitt wins.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”)

Annette Bening (“The Report”)

Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)

Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Lopez is the type of buzz making nominee. She’ll win for that alone.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)

Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)

Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)

Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Eddie’s comeback end with gold, leading to an Oscar nom.

Best Motion Picture — Animated

“Frozen II”

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”  SHOULD WIN

“Missing Link”

“Toy Story 4” — WILL WIN

“Lion King”

Not my favorite year. “Dragon” should win for hitting the landing.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)

Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)

Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”) — WILL WIN

Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) — SHOULD WIN

Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”)

Don’t be surprised if Kylo Ren takes over the Globes and the awards universe.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)

Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”) — SHOULD WIN

Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)

Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)

Renée Zellweger (“Judy”) — WILL WIN

Comeback for Renee? I’d prefer Saoirse, she’s just awesome.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Awkwafina (“The Farewell”) — WILL WIN

Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”) — SHOULD WIN

Cate Blanchett (“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”)

Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”)

Emma Thompson (“Late Night”)

Ana de Armas… PLEASE. Favorite performance of the year, anywhere.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)

Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)

Leonardo Dicaprio (“Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”) —SHOULD WIN

Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)

Joquain Phoenix (“Joker”) —WILL WIN

Joker! Joker! Joker!

Best Director — Motion Picture

Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”) — WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

Sam Mendes (“1917”)

Todd Phillips (“Joker”)

Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)

Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Best movie should and best director should go hand in hand. Should!

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