Golden Globe Predictions – A Final Guess

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**UPDATE: Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Ed Helms To Announce Golden Globe Nominations**

The Hollywood Foreign Press Academy will present their nominees tomorrow for 70th annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  As the star-studded affair where Hollywood drinks, laughs, and wins awards together, the nominees are good catapults in kick-starting a campaign for a film or performer.  What’s interesting is SAG has already presented their nominees which makes tomorrow’s announcement anti-climatic.

I expect to see many nominations for films like Lincoln and Les Miserables.  British films and performers will get their time to shine which helps films like Anna Karenina and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  Unfortunately since they LOVE their stars, little unknowns like Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, and Ann Dowd might all be given the shaft tomorrow but that’s to be expected.

The full predictions are down below but you can see the rankings of all the films in contention on the Golden Globe Predictions page.  It’s been a busy week here folks.

0_0lincolnBest Motion Picture (Drama)

  • Argo
  • Flight
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Ted

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • John Hawkes – The Sessions
  • Anthony Hopkins – Hitchcock
  • Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
  • Denzel Washington – Flight

Les-Miserables-Movie-PostersBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)

  • Jack Black – Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Hope Springs
  • Bill Murray – Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama)

  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard – Rust & Bone
  • Keira Knightley – Anna Karenina
  • Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)

  • Judi Dench – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Meryl Streep – Hope Springs
  • Michelle Williams – Take this Waltz
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Smashed

magic_mikeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Robert DeNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Ben Affleck – Argo
  • Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Tom Hooper – Les Miserables
  • Ang Lee – Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

django_unchained_ver2Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Chris Terrio – Argo
  • Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
  • Tony Kushner – Lincoln
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
  • David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Animated Feature

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Amour
  • Holy Motors
  • The Intouchables
  • A Royal Affair
  • Rust & Bone

cloud_atlasBest Original Score

  • Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina
  • Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer – Cloud Atlas
  • Mychael Danna – Life of Pi
  • John Williams – Lincoln
  • Jonny Greenwood – The Master

Best Original Song

  • Brave – “Learn Me Right”
  • Les Miserables – “Suddenly”
  • Katy Perry: Part of Me – “Wide Awake”
  • Snow White & the Huntsman – “Breath of Life”
  • Skyfall – “Skyfall”

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