70th Golden Globe Awards Winner Predictions   4 comments

One and a half days from now, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will hand out their winners for the Golden Globe Awards. As far as awards season surprises go, nothing tops the snubs after the Oscar nomination announcement, but let’s see what the HFPA chooses as their winners on their 70th year. I still argue that the Globes are the most fun awards night as everyone is just drunk and you have both movie and TV stars in the same room with overflowing wine and chocolates. Anyway, this year’s Globes is also more exciting because we have the funny duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing the hosting stint. Let’s go with the predictions:

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Best Motion Picture, Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

PREDICTION: Argo. This Hollywood drama seems to be the HFPA cup of tea especially since voting was done prior to the Oscar nomination reveal.

ALTERNATE: Lincoln. The star power in this biopic might be too hard to resist for the voters.

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”
Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Denzel Washington, “Flight

PREDICTION: Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”. Oscar frontrunner who’s playing Abraham Lincoln. Instant win. It’s also the perfect moment to hear his delayed 2007 speech.

ALTERNATE: Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”. If the voters are gunning for controversy, why not embarrass Phoenix live to do something he’s not a fan of.

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Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

PREDICTION: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty.” Baity role plus being the only performance coming from a Globe nominated movie.

ALTERNATE: Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”. Actors vocal support can overcome the deafening buzz this performance has received the past few weeks.

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Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
The Silver Linings Playbook

PREDICTION: Les Miserables. Biggest musical of the year that HFPA will ignore the not so good reviews. This one’s made for the Globes y’all. Every now and then, the Globes will give win to musicals to further prove the purpose of the MUSICAL/Comedy category.

ALTERNATE: The Silver Linings Playbook. Depends where Harvey ended with their talk prior to the actual votation.

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “The Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”

PREDICTION: Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”. One of the biggest celebrities in the world for his performance in one of the most well known musicals. I’d say Jackman wins by a hair over…

ALTERNATE: Bradley Cooper, “The Silver Linings Playbook”.  Would have been a shoo-in if Jackman was not in the conversation.

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Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Judi Dench, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Silver Linings Playbook”
Maggie Smith, “Quartet”
Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”

PREDICTION: Jennifer Lawrence, “The Silver Linings Playbook”. Oscar frontrunner and also for the good year she had both with this and the Hunger Games.

ALTERNATE: Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”. The category is that weak.

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Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Leonardo di Caprio, “Django Unchained”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

PREDICTION: Leonardo di Caprio, “Django Unchained”. During the votation period, di Caprio was still a possibility. He’s the biggest celeb in this batch and OMG Actoring!

ALTERNATE: Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”. They haven’t rewarded this veteran in two decades. Comeback win!

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Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

PREDICTION: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”.  She is already a lock. This is just one of her stops on the way to the Oscah.

ALTERNATE: Sally Field, “Lincoln”. They haven’t rewarded this veteran in two decades. Comeback win!

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Best Director
Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Katheryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

PREDICTION: Ben Affleck, “Argo”. An actor doing a well reviewed social relevant movie? Double bingo.

ALTERNATE: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”. In case they went ‘aww‘ by the total technical achievements of the movie.

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Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

PREDICTION: Lincoln. One of the most rewarded and praised parts of the movie. Probable place to reward it if it won’t win Best Picture or Director.

ALTERNATE: Silver Linings Playbook. All in one trophy for David O. Russell’s directing and writing of this book adaptation.

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Best Foreign Language Film
Amour (Austria)
A Royal Affair 
The Intouchables 
Rust and Bone 

PREDICTION: Amour (Austria). Oscar frontrunner and one of the best well received foreign films of the year.

ALTERNATE: Kon-Tiki (Norway/UK/Denmark). In a battle of the two Harvey funded campaigns, I’ll go with the one that got nominated for an Oscar.

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Best Animated Feature Film
Hotel Transylvannia
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck it Ralph

PREDICTION: Wreck it Ralph. The best received film of the year both by critics and the viewing public.

ALTERNATE: Frankenweenie. Just in case Tim Burton’s film might be appealing for them.

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“For You” (Act of Valor)
No Running Anymore” (Stand Up Guys)
“Safe and Sound” (The Hunger Games)
“Skyfall” (Skyfall)
“Suddenly” (Les Miserables)

PREDICTION: “Skyfall” (Skyfall). HFPA won’t prevent themselves upon joining the bandwagon and have Adele rock a speech there.

ALTERNATE: “Safe and Sound” (The Hunger Games). This is Taylor Swift we’re talking about. Hello ratings boost.


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Best TV Series, Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom

PREDICTION: Homeland.  With no new breakout show or Mad Men in the mixan easy repeat win for Emmy’s best drama series.

ALTERNATE: Downton Abbey. It won in the Miniseries category last year. Sometimes, the HFPA wants to emphasize the word Foreign in it.

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Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, ‘The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

PREDICTION: Damian Lewis, “Homeland”. Since he did not win last year, this can be an easy win for him.

ALTERNATE: Jeff Daniels, ‘The Newsroom”. The Globes love their newbies very much.

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Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

PREDICTION: Claire Danes, Homeland. This is the type of performances that Globes go gaga for. The last time they fell in love with a TV character, it was with Carrie Bradshaw. Is there a new Carrie next in line?

ALTERNATE: Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey. Sometimes the Globes just love to reward the hart of the ensemble.

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Best TV Series, Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
PREDICTION: Modern Family.  Since the show has just received its first win in this category last year, a consecutive win would not be overkill.
ALTERNATE: Girls. If the Globes felt the bets comedy is in cable, then here’s the it show they can go to.
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Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis CK, Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
PREDICTION: Louis CK, Louie.  The Globes might want to be the first to reward comedy’s current it-boy for his acting.

ALTERNATE: Don Cheadle, House of Lies. Cheadle is a movie star doing his stint in TV comedy. Star whores Globes can opt to go for the movie star.

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Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
PREDICTION: Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep. Current Emmy champ Julia Louis Dreyfus can easily see a repeat win here especially since she’s up against the women whom she was co-nominated at the Emmys.
ALTERNATE: Lena Dunham, Girls. The Globes might want to be the first to reward comedy’s current it-girl.
tv movie miniseries
Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals
PREDICTION: Game Change. The Tom Hanks-produce HBO drama is also the Globes most nominated miniseries this year. Easy victory.
ALTERNATE: Hatfields & McCoys. History’s record breaking minsieries in terms of ratings might be a hit to the HFPA members as well.
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Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
PREDICTION: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”. This movie star hasn’t been rewarded for his acting yet, and this can be the perfect venue to do a catch up.
ALTERNATE: Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”.  Owen is a past Globe winner who’s playing Ernest Hemingway. Might be too baity for voters to resist.
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Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”
PREDICTION: Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”. Between her two nominations and her reputation as an HFPA favorite, Nicole Kidman might snatch this win from the group that clearly loves her.
ALTERNATE: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”. Or they can stick with this Emmy winner who played one of the most famous personalities during the past few years.
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Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
PREDICTION: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family. No Modern Family star has won yet, and the Globes might play catch up to the actor whom they’ve nominated for the past three years.
ALTERNATE: Mandy Patinkin, Homeland. I can see him clearly winning but I don’t think Homeland can go 4/4 in an awards show like this one. Definitely in the running though.
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Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
PREDICTION: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey. For her two time Emmy winning performance, she can easily win here. Oh and for Quartet. And The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 
ALTERNATE: Hayden Panettiere, Nashville. The Globes love ’em hot young stars. She totally fits the bill in case they feel Smith won’t be there to receive her award.
That’s it! How about you? Who are you predicting to win the shiny Globes on Sunday? Pipe them in below!
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4 responses to “70th Golden Globe Awards Winner Predictions

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  1. Feel ko si Mandy yung mananalo sa Supporting Actor, tapos #2 si Max Greenfield. Wala lang, since the HFPA can award Chris Colfer, not shocking when the award Max Greenfield.

    Tapos agree ako sa Damian Lewis win. Akala ko nanalo siya last year pero this year, siya na yan. Homeland Sweep is inevitable.

    • I don’t know but if NPH can’t win, then Max Greenfield won’t. Si Max and si Magic City guy ang sure akong di mananalo. I had Harris penciled down as he winner, but sometimes Globes play catch up ala Jeremy Piven after four noms, so the same might apply for Stonestreet. 😀

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