Golden Globes: Final Predictions for the Nominations

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The awards season has produced some of the usual beats that we tend to see year in and year out. The analysis on this season has been that either a preordained sweep for “La La Land” will occur, or we could be open to a potential surprise.

As the year offers the last bit of potential surprises to the landscape – in particular with “Passengers,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and “Silence,” – the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gears up to offer their nominees just one day after the Critics’ Choice Awards hand out their own trophies. There’s been a few films that have needed the “second look” treatment in order to either fully digest a film’s merits, or to try to see what other critics have been championing all year.

Some of those revisits came in the forms of Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” John Madden’s “Miss Sloane,” Denzel Washington’s “Fences,” Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival,” Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book,” Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster,” John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder,” and Disney’s “Moana.” Few excelled the second time around, some demanded a third viewing to truly take it all in, and one or two diminished considerably. We can never know for sure how many Oscar voters dedicate themselves to a second watch. There will be some films that get turned off half way through. It can be due to content, graphic nature, reputation or just mere unappeal of the genre.

The Golden Globes will be able to give a healthy launch to quite a bit of films and performances. As always, the Comedy or Musical categories offer up a natural launching pad due to the “less competitive” nature of the lineup. Some of the biggest benefactors from a GG mention would be Viggo Mortensen from Matt Ross’ stunning “Captain Fantastic.” The HFPA tend to pass over the smaller movies, but as loud as the campaign from Bleecker Street has been, he should be able to slip in comfortably. Can that translate into an Oscar nomination? Perhaps that in combination with a Critics’ Choice Comedy Actor win can propel him into the thick of it.

On the women’s side, it feels all but assured that Emma Stone will walk away with the trophy for her work in Chazelle’s highly regarded musical. The problem is that there are two compelling camps behind Annette Bening and Meryl Streep who feel they can leap frog her at the end of the day. “20th Century Women” and “Florence Foster Jenkins” are sure bets for Best Picture nominees at the Globes, but how much further will that love go with the group?

Down below, you can see the final set of predictions for the Golden Globes nominations. They will be announced on Monday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT.

BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)

  1. “Silence” (Paramount Pictures)
  2. “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
  3. “Moonlight” (A24)
  4. “Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate)
  5. “Jackie” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  6. “Arrival” (Paramount Pictures)
  7. “Manchester by the Sea” (Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions)
  8. “Lion” (The Weinstein Company)
  9. “Loving” (Focus Features)
  10. “Sully” (Warner Bros.)

BEST PICTURE (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

  1. “La La Land” (Summit Entertainment)
  2. “Florence Foster Jenkins” (Paramount Pictures)
  3. “20th Century Women” (A24)
  4. “Hail, Caesar!” (Universal Pictures)
  5. “The Lobster” (A24)
  6. “Rules Don’t Apply” (Warner Bros.)
  7. “Love & Friendship” (Roadside Attractions)
  8. “Cafe Society” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  9. “Everybody Wants Some!!” (Paramount Pictures)
  10. “Captain Fantastic” (Bleecker Street)

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (DRAMA)

  1. Denzel Washington – “Fences”
  2. Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”
  3. Tom Hanks – “Sully”
  4. Joel Edgerton – “Loving”
  5. Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge”
  6. Andrew Garfield – “Silence”
  7. Michael Keaton – “The Founder”
  8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Snowden”
  9. Jake Gyllenhaal – “Nocturnal Animals”
  10. Matthew McConaughey – “Gold”

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

  1. Warren Beatty – “Rules Don’t Apply”
  2. Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
  3. Hugh Grant – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
  4. Colin Farrell – “The Lobster”
  5. Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic”
  6. Ryan Reynolds – “Deadpool”
  7. Adam Driver – “Paterson”
  8. Robert DeNiro – “The Comedian”
  9. Don Cheadle – “Miles Ahead”
  10. Ryan Gosling – “The Nice Guys”

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE (DRAMA)

  1. Natalie Portman – “Jackie”
  2. Isabelle Huppert – “Elle”
  3. Amy Adams – “Arrival”
  4. Jessica Chastain – “Miss Sloane”
  5. Ruth Negga – “Loving”
  6. Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”
  7. Rachel Weisz – “Denial”
  8. Rebecca Hall – “Christine”
  9. Marion Cotillard – “Allied”
  10. Alicia Vikander – “The Light Between Oceans”

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

  1. Emma Stone – “La La Land”
  2. Annette Bening – “20th Century Women”
  3. Meryl Streep – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
  4. Kate Beckinsale – “Love & Friendship”
  5. Sally Field – “Hello My Name is Doris”
  6. Susan Sarandon – “The Meddler”
  7. Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
  8. Greta Gerwig – “Maggie’s Plan”
  9. Renee Zellweger – “Bridget Jones’ Baby”
  10. Sasha Lane – “American Honey”

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  1. Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”
  2. Michael Shannon – “Nocturnal Animals”
  3. Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea”
  4. Alan Rickman – “Eye in the Sky”
  5. Mykelti Williamson – “Fences”
  6. Peter Sarsgaard – “Jackie”
  7. Issey Ogata – “Silence”
  8. Liam Neeson – “Silence”
  9. Aaron Eckhart – “Bleed for This”
  10. Timothy Spall – “Denial”

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  1. Viola Davis – “Fences”
  2. Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”
  3. Naomie Harris – “Moonlight”
  4. Nicole Kidman – “Lion”
  5. Helen Mirren – “Eye in the Sky”
  6. Greta Gerwig – “20th Century Women”
  7. Janelle Monae – “Hidden Figures”
  8. Molly Shannon – “Other People”
  9. Octavia Spencer – “Hidden Figures”
  10. Lupita Nyong’o – “Queen of Katwe”

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

  1. Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”
  2. Martin Scorsese – “Silence”
  3. Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea”
  4. Denis Villeneuve – “Arrival”
  5. Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight”
  6. Pablo Larrain – “Jackie”
  7. Denzel Washington – “Fences”
  8. Jeff Nichols – “Loving”
  9. Garth Davis – “Lion”
  10. Mike Mills – “20th Century Women”

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

  1. “Manchester by the Sea”
  2. “Moonlight”
  3. “Silence”
  4. “The Lobster”
  5. “Lion”
  6. “Fences”
  7. “Arrival”
  8. “Jackie”
  9. “20th Century Women”
  10. “Nocturnal Animals”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  1. “Arrival” (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
  2. “Jackie” (Mica Levi)
  3. “Nocturnal Animals” (Abel Korzeniowski)
  4. “Moana” (Mark Mancina)
  5. “The BFG” (John Williams)
  6. “Florence Foster Jenkins” (Alexandre Desplat)
  7. “The Jungle Book” (John Debney)
  8. “Allied” (Alan Silvestri)
  9. “Loving” (David Wingo)
  10. “Denial” (Howard Shore)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  1. “Moana”
  2. “Zootopia”
  3. “Kubo and the Two Strings”
  4. “Finding Dory”
  5. “The Little Prince”
  6. “Sing”
  7. “The Secret Life of Pets”
  8. “Sausage Party”
  9. “Trolls”
  10. “Kung Fu Panda 3”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  1. “Toni Erdmann” – Germany
  2. “The Salesman” – Iran
  3. Neruda” – Chile
  4. Elle” – France
  5. “Land of Mine” – Denmark
  6. Julieta” – Spain
  7. “Sand Storm” – Israel
  8. “Ma’Rosa” – Philippines
  9. “My Life as a Zucchini” – Saudi Arabia
  10. “Tanna” – Australia

La La LandBEST ORIGINAL SONG

  1. “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land” (Summit Entertainment)
  2. “We Know the Way” from “Moana” (Walt Disney Pictures)
  3. “Victory” from “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
  4. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from “Trolls” (DreamWorks Animation)
  5. “The Great Beyond” from “Sausage Party” (Sony Pictures)
  6. “Drive It Like You Stole It” from “Sing Street” (The Weinstein Company)
  7. “Back to Life” from “Queen of Katwe” (Walt Disney Pictures)
  8. “Rules Don’t Apply” from “Rules Don’t Apply” (20th Century Fox)
  9. “Faith” from “Sing” (Universal Pictures)
  10. “Never Give Up” from “Lion” (The Weinstein Company)

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