My Golden Globes predictions

My predictions on how the 72nd Golden Globe Awards will play out tomorrow night.

Most people don’t really care about the prestigious awards ceremonies honoring the year’s great achievements in films. I know that they are the industry’s method of patting each other on the back, with all of the pomp and fashion, but for the movie fan I believe they have value because ceremonies like this make fans of cinema, look back and give them something to cheer for. Anyway, the Hollywood Foreign Press will honor the year’s best achievements in television and fun and the nominees have already been announced, so I want to throw my two cents into the fold and come up with my predictions of how tomorrow night’s festivities and frivolities will play out.

Best Animated Feature Film:

  • The Lego Movie
  • Big Hero 6
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Boxtrolls
  • The Book of Life

Winner: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Ida (Poland/Denmark)
  • Leviathan (Russia)
  • Force Majure Turist (Sweden)
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett (Israel)
  • Tangerines Manderiinid (Estonia)

Winner: Force Majure Turist (Sweden)

Best Original Song:

  • Big Eyes-Big Eyes
  • Glory-Selma
  • Mercy Is-Noah
  • Opportunity-Annie
  • Yellow Flicker Beat-The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt I

Winner: Glory-Selma

Best Original Score:

  • The Imitation Game-Alexandre Desplat
  • The Theory of Everything-Jóhann Jóhannson
  • Gone Girl-Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)-Antonio Sanchez
  • Interstellar-Hans Zimmer

Winner: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)-Antonio Sanchez

Best Screenplay:

  • Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)-Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo
  • Boyhood-Richard Linklater
  • Gone Girl-Gillian Flynn
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel-Wes Anderson
  • The Imitation Game-Graham Moore

Winner: Boyhood-Richard Linklater

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

  • Patricia Arquette-Boyhood
  • Meryl Streep-Into the Woods
  • Keira Knightley-The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Jessica Chastain-A Most Violent Year

Winner: Patricia Arquette-Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

  • J.K Simmons-Whiplash
  • Edward Norton-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Mark Ruffalo-Foxcatcher
  • Ethan Hawke-Boyhood
  • Robert Duvall-The Judge

Winner: J.K. Simmons-Whiplash

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy:

  • Amy Adams-Big Eyes
  • Julianne Moore-Maps to the Stars
  • Emily Blunt-Into the Woods
  • Helen Mirren-The Hundred Foot Journey
  • Quevanzhané Wallis-Annie

Winner: Quevanzhané Wallis-Annie

Best Actress in a Drama:

  • Julianne Moore-Still Alice
  • Reese Witherspoon-Wild
  • Rosamund Pike-Gone Girl
  • Felicity Jones-The Theory of Everything
  • Jennifer Aniston-Cake

Winner: Rosamund Pike-Gone Girl

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy:

  • Michael Keaton-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Bill Murray-St. Vincent
  • Ralph Fiennes-The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Joaquin Phoenix-Inherent Vice
  • Christoph Waltz-Big Eyes

Winner: Michael Keaton-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Actor in a Drama:

  • Eddie Redmayne-The Theory of Everything
  • Benedict Cumberbatch-The Imitation Game
  • Steve Carell-Foxcatcher
  • Jake Gyllenhaal-Nightcrawler
  • David Oyelowo-Selma

Winner: Jake Gyllenhaal-Nightcrawler

Best Director:

  • Richard Linklater-Boyhood
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu-Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Ava Duvernay-Selma
  • Wes Anderson-The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • David Fincher-Gone Girl

Winner: Richard Linklater-Boyhood

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:

Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Into the Woods

The Grand Budapest Hotel

St. Vincent

Pride

Winner: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Motion Picture, Drama:

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Winner: Boyhood

Disclaimer: some of these categories I predicted were essentially wild guesses because I haven’t seen all of the nominees in their respected fields. I have seen most of them, and I’m just taking the time to predict who will go home happy and recognized for their work in the last year. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be telecast tomorrow night 8:00 PM on NBC. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host the frivolous event.

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