Friday, January 10, 2014

2014 Golden Globe Predictions

Greg (Reel True) and I decided to both throw our Golden Globes Predictions into the ring. As one of the biggest precursors before March 2nd's Academy Awards, the Golden Globes will be airing this Sunday night (1/12). With the booze freely flowing and Hollywood's finest ready to party, the Globes may not carry the same weight as the Oscars, but it's definitely the awards show you don't want to miss!

Smaller Categories

Best Animated Feature: Dave & Greg - Frozen

Best Foreign Film:  Dave - Blue is the Warmest Color & Greg - The Great Beauty 

Best Original Score: Dave & Greg - Steven Price - Gravity 

Best Original Song: Dave - "Please Mr. Kennedy" - Justin Timberlake & co. - Inside Llewyn Davis & Greg - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel - Frozen

Best Motion Picture - Drama

With the two major combatants in this highly regarded race being Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave and Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, it will be very interesting to see who walks away victorious.

Predictions: Dave & Greg - 12 Years a Slave 

Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical

In a surprising move, many of the big-named Best Picture hopefuls for the Oscars chose to go the Comedy/Musical route instead of Drama. While The Wolf of Wall Street or Nebraska seem most likely to spoil American Hustle's frontrunner status, it's easier said than done.

Predictions: Dave & Greg - American Hustle 

Best Actor - Drama

In actuality, this race can be slimmed down to only two serious contenders. And while the heart wants what the heart wants, and my heart is pulling for an extremely deserving Matthew McConaughey, we both feel that the Hollywood Foreign Press will be going a different way.

Predictions: Dave & Greg - Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave 

Best Actor - Comedy/Musical

This honestly feels like one of the most lopsided categories at the Globes. There isn't much more to say than, "Give the old man that statue already".

Predictions: Dave & Greg - Bruce Dern - Nebraska

Best Actress - Drama

One name's been sweeping through the early precursors and that's Cate Blanchett, but some believe that Gravity's Sandra Bullock still has something left in the tank or even a late charge from the dame Judi Dench is possible. We'll just have to wait and see.

Predictions: Dave - Cate Blachett - Blue Jasmine & Greg - Judi Dench - Philomena

Best Actress - Comedy/Musical

The Globes did a commendable job of finding three solid nominees from smaller independent films. However, those three ladies have a difficult hill to climb against the always vote-worthy Meryl Streep and the leading actress from our anticipated Best Picture Winner in the Comedy/Musical grouping, Amy Adams. It sounds strange to say it but both Streep and Adams are fringe players for that 5th Oscar spot, so this becomes an even more meaningful selection. But where will they go?

Predictions: Dave - Meryl Streep - August: Osage County & Greg - Amy Adams - American Hustle

Best Director

While our two Best Picture selections have directors, Steve McQueen and David O. Russell, still very much in the mix, it just seems too perfect that the globes will try desperately to keep things somewhat symmetrical and continue the 3-headed monster debate all the way to the Oscars.

Predictions: Dave & Greg - Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity

Best Supporting Actor

With major players Jared Leto and Michael Fassbender presumed to be battling this one out, it's important to remember that the Best Supporting Actor category is always crowded and always a wildcard.

Predictions: Dave - Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club & Greg - Daniel Bruhl - Rush 

Best Supporting Actress

Although Jennifer Lawrence has fared well for herself in the early going of the awards season hoopla and is quickly becoming the starlet of Hollywood, there was a very soulful and agonizing debut performance from an unknown Lupita Nyong'o that can't be ignored. We're thinking it won't.

Predictions: Dave & Greg - Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave 

Best Screenplay

Since the Globes group adapted and original screenplays into one mega pool of possibilities, there's always a lot of different ways this race can go. It will certainly be interesting to see if Eric Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle) can withstand the powerhouse effect of 12 Years a Slave and John Ridley's adapted script.

Predictions: Dave - John Ridley - 12 Years a Slave & Greg - Eric Singer & David O. Russell - American Hustle

*** Remember to tune in to the Golden Globes on Sunday night for a star-studded and fun-filled affair!

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