74th Golden Globe Awards: Film Predictions

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It’s finally time for the big award shows. The first huge show of the three that I follow closely (Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Academy Awards) is the Golden Globe Awards. So, today I’ve outlined my predictions for the Golden Globe film awards. Who is going to win? Are there any surprises? Let’s see.


Best Foreign Language Film

'Toni Erdmann,' Komplizen Film

‘Toni Erdmann,’ Komplizen Film

Nominees: 

  • Divines, France.
  • Elle, France.
  • Neruda, Chile.
  • The Salesman, Iran/France.
  • Toni Erdmann, Germany – Winner.

I think this one is going to Toni Erdmann, which is probably the most well-received foreign film of 2016. Alternatively, the award may go to Elle seeing as Isabelle Huppert is having a great year and even got a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama this year.


Best Animated Feature Film

'Zootopia,' Walt Disney Animation Studios

‘Zootopia,’ Walt Disney Animation Studios

Nominees: 

  • Kubo and the Two Strings.
  • Moana.
  • My Life as a Zucchini.
  • Sing.
  • Zootopia – Winner.

I think it would be really cool for the HFPA to honor Kubo and the Two Strings or My Life as a Zucchini, but, again, I think I’m going to go for the safe choice with Zootopia as the winner.


Best Original Song

'La La Land,' Summit Entertainment

‘La La Land,’ Summit Entertainment

Nominees: 

  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” – Trolls.
  • “City of Stars” – La La Land – Winner.
  • “Faith” – Sing.
  • “Gold” – Gold.
  • “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana.

I do think there’s a chance that this may go to Moana or Trolls, simply because of the popularity of the Trolls song or because of the Disney-factor with Moana. However, with these music awards I feel like I have to give it to La La Land (although, I confess, I haven’t seen it yet. It’s not out in Denmark until late February 2017). I do wish Sing Street was honored here, though.


Best Original Score

'La La Land,' Summit Entertainment

‘La La Land,’ Summit Entertainment

Nominees: 

  • Nicholas Britell, Moonlight.
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land – Winner.
  • Johann Johannsson, Arrival.
  • Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka, Lion.
  • Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams & Benjamin Wallfisch, Hidden Figures.

Let me reiterate that these are just predictions. I’m not saying who I want to win. For example, Arrival would’ve been my choice here, personally, but I do think La La Land is going to get a lot of love here, so I’m predicting it’ll win. But I would be so happy if Johannsson won.


Best Screenplay

'Manchester by the Sea,' Amazon Studios

‘Manchester by the Sea,’ Amazon Studios

Nominees: 

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land.
  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals.
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight.
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea – Winner.
  • Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water.

I think this is a three-way race for the Golden Globe. Sheridan and Chazelle have a chance here, but ultimately I’m going to go for Lonergan and Manchester by the Sea, which I do think has a chance of becoming a Golden Globes darling this year.


Best Director

'Hacksaw Ridge,' Summit Entertainment

‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ Summit Entertainment

Nominees: 

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land.
  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals.
  • Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge – Winner.
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight.
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea.

I know that Damien Chazelle is the current favorite to win this award for a great many predictors, but I just have this weird feeling that the HFPA are going to honor Mel Gibson with the award.


Best Supporting Actor

'Moonlight,' A24

‘Moonlight,’ A24

Nominees: 

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight – Winner.
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water.
  • Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins.
  • Dev Patel, Lion.
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals.

I feel like this is the easiest one. Ali is winning almost every award he’s been up for because of Moonlight.


Best Supporting Actress

'Fences,' Paramount Pictures

‘Fences,’ Paramount Pictures

Nominees: 

  • Viola Davis, Fences – Winner.
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight.
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion.
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures.
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea.

For a long time, I was certain Michelle Williams was going to win, but, right now, it feels like Davis is getting the award for sure.


Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

'La La Land,' Summit Entertainment

‘La La Land,’ Summit Entertainment

Nominees: 

  • Colin Farrell, The Lobster.
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land – Winner.
  • Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins.
  • Jonah Hill, War Dogs.
  • Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool.

A part of me really wants Ryan Reynolds to win, but I just don’t think he will. This is La La Land‘s year, and Gosling is going to win.


Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

'La La Land,' Summit Entertainment

‘La La Land,’ Summit Entertainment

Nominees: 

  • Annette Bening, 20th Century Women.
  • Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply.
  • Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen.
  • Emma Stone, La La Land – Winner.
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins.

I think Meryl Streep really deserves a nomination here, I loved her in Florence Foster Jenkins, but Emma Stone is going to win this one – no question.


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

'La La Land,' Summit Entertainment

‘La La Land,’ Summit Entertainment

Nominees: 

  • 20th Century Women.
  • Deadpool.
  • Florence Foster Jenkins.
  • La La Land – Winner.
  • Sing Street.

I would just love it if Sing Street won this one, but it won’t. This is La La Land‘s year.


Best Actor – Drama

'Manchester by the Sea,' Amazon Studios

‘Manchester by the Sea,’ Amazon Studios

Nominees: 

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea – Winner.
  • Joel Edgerton, Loving.
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic.
  • Denzel Washington, Fences.

I think there is a chance that the controversy surrounding I’m Still Here may cost Affleck the award, but I don’t think it will.


Best Actress – Drama

'Jackie,' Fox Searchlight Pictures

‘Jackie,’ Fox Searchlight Pictures

Nominees: 

  • Amy Adams, Arrival.
  • Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane.
  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle.
  • Ruth Negga, Loving.
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie – Winner.

I think this one is definitely going to Portman. I do, however, think that Huppert has chance of winning this, seeing as this is the HFPA’s show and not the Academy Awards. Personally, I would’ve loved it if Adams won, but I don’t think she will.


Best Motion Picture – Drama

'Manchester by the Sea,' Amazon Studios

‘Manchester by the Sea,’ Amazon Studios

Nominees: 

  • Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Hell or High Water.
  • Lion.
  • Manchester by the Sea – Winner.
  • Moonlight.

For a very, very long time people have been calling Manchester by the Sea a frontrunner for all of the major awards, and that’s going to be proven right as I believe it is going to win this award ahead of a lot of great dramas.

What movie are you rooting for at the Golden Globe Awards? Sound off in the comments.

– Jeffrey Rex

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