As a red carpet enthusiast and award show addict, I am so looking forward to the first big awards show of the season. The Golden Globes have always been one of my favorite award shows because of it’s candor, table seating (which makes it look more authentic and genuine), and non-stodgy or stuffy hosts and schedule. At the Golden Globes, celebrities and Hollywood elite (and hangers on) sip their Moet at the table, laugh it up with their costars and have a jolly ole time. If they are tense, us viewers don’t see it. Blame it on the alcohol.
This year’s Golden Globes will be hosted by two funny ladies, and THAT is what I looking forward to the most. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are funny as hell, and I hope they will bring their A game for the evening. There’s a lot of stiff competition in many of the categories, and it will be interested to see who comes out the winner—it’s anyone’s guess. But here are my predictions for who will be bringing the Golden Globe home.
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical:
Although I loved me some Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, I think the award will go to Bill Murray for Hyde Park on the Hudson. The Hollywood Foreign Press likes to root for the underdog, so I’m thinking Bill will be triumphant.
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical:
2012 was Jennifer Lawrence’s year. I predict a win for her for Silver Linings Playbook.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama:
My heart would love to see Denzel win for this performance in Flight. I loved this movie! But I think it will go to Daniel Day Louis who gave an epic performance in Lincoln. If you didn’t see it, you should. It is an amazing piece of cinema.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama:
This is a tight race but I think that Naomi Watts will win for her role in The Impossible. This would be an upset for Helen Mirren, who I heard was stellar in Hitchcock.
Best Animated Featured:
Pixar’s Brave will be take home the award.
Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role:
I have to go for Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained. He made this film, and his performance was extraordinary.
Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role:
Anne Hathaway will win this award for her performance in Les Miserables. And rightfully so.
Best Motion Picture, Drama:
I think Lincoln will be the victor in this category although personally, I believe Django Unchained was the better of the films in this category.
Best Motion Picture, Comedy of Musical:
Les Miserables. Enough said.
Best Director Motion Picture:
This is a tight freaking category. I think it’s a toss up between Ben Affleck for Argo and Steven Spielberg for Lincoln. (Quentin, in my book is more deserving, but this article is about who I predict will win).
I think Quentin Tarantino will win this category.
Best Television Series, Drama:
I would love to see The Newsroom win, but I think it will go to Downton Abby, Season 2.
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical:
Modern Family. Like, why would anyone else win?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama:
I only watch one of these shoes in this category on a regular basis (Nashville), and I don’t think Connie Britton will take it. I believe Julianna Margulies has it in the bag.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama:
Jeff Daniels in Newsroom was the best of television right there. I think he will get the nod.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical:
Tina Fey, 30 Rock. Why? I think she is the most likeable. I don’t watch any of the shows in this category.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock. See my reason from the previous category.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Maggie Smith, Downton Abby, Season 2. This show is all everyone talks about, so, I’m pretty sure Maggie (deserving so) will come out the winner.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Ed Harris, Game Change. Brilliant!
So, those are my predictions as it where. What are your thoughts on my picks?
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs live Sunday, January 13th, on NBC at 8pm EST. Yours truly will have the live up to the minute pictures of your favorite celebrities as they walk the red carpet. For last year’s pics, click HERE.
And to get the full list of the nominations and categories, click HERE.