Golden Globe Predictions 2017

Last year I finished 3rd in the critic pool for the Globes and Oscars and while I love the Oscars (and sometimes find it easy to predict), I find the Golden Globes are a fun social event with a some usually unpredictable winners.  This is due of course to the fact that The Hollywood Foreign Press isn’t exactly made up of your everyday film buffs.  Anyway, I like to think I’m pretty good at predicting these so here we go:

*I am going to discuss the ones I want because I could care less with a few.

Best TV Drama Series:

Will Win: Stranger Things

Should Win: Stranger Things

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I honestly see this one as somewhat of a tossup.  I personally really like Stranger Things a lot of people like Westworld and it’s probably a little more critically acclaimed.  Sometimes the HFPA goes with the most popular choice though: hence Stranger Things.

Best Comedy/Musical Series

Will Win: Atlanta

Should Win: Atlanta

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I’ve only seen an episode of Atlanta, but it’s really great.  Donald  Glover is also going to win best actor.  Good for Gambino, I love that guy.

Best actress in a drama TV series

Will Win: Wionna Rider Stranger Things

Should win: Wionna Rider Stranger Things- I thought Rider was great and Stranger Things and would love to see rewarded but a lot of people like Claire Foy

Best Picture, Drama

Moonlight
David Bornfriend—A24
Hacksaw Ridge | Hell or High Water | Lion | Manchester by the Sea| Moonlight
After seeing all of these except for Lion.  The one that resonates with me the most is Moonlight.  Manchester by the sea is the only real competition here.

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical

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20th Century Women | Deadpool | Florence Foster Jenkins | La La Land | Sing Street

If you don’t think that La La Land is going to sweep it categories, you’re being naive.

Best Actress, Drama

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Isabelle Huppert, Elle | Natalie Portman, Jackie | Ruth Negga, Loving | Amy Adams, Arrival | Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

This one is completely wide open and I personally loved Jackie and Natalie Portman’s performance.

Best Actor, Drama

Casey Affleck
Roadside Attractions

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

Casey Affleck was fantastic in Manchester By the Sea and his only competition is Denzel in Fences.

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical

Emma Stone
Summit Entertainment

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

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical

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A24

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

Ryan Gosling is the obvious choice here, however Ryan Reynolds and Collin Farrell are good upset contenders.  And why exactly is Jonah Hill nominated for War Dogs??

Best Director

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

This is a complete coin toss between Chazelle and Jenkins.  Both are amazing and deserving.  I’d love to see Jenkins win.

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis
Paramount Pictures

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

I really like Naomie Harris in Moonlight too.

Best Supporting Actor

Moonlight
David Bornfriend—A24

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight | Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water | Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins | Dev Patel, Lion | Aaron Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Mahershala Ali in Moonlight was my favorite performance of the year.  He is the reason the first act of Moonlight’s 3 part story sticks with me the most.

Best Animated Film

Zootopia
Disney

Kubo and the Two Strings | Moana | My Life as a Zucchini | Sing | Zootopia

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