Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln


Isn't calling all the film categories at the 70th Annual Golden Globes as easy as saying "Lincoln" over and over and over again?

Yeah, pretty much.

But there is more to it than that. Here's our fearless ballot for Sunday's big show (check out our TV predictions, as well):

DramaLincoln: As we were saying, knowledge of rocket science is not required here.

Drama, Actor—Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln: Or here.

Drama, Actress—Naomi Watts, The Impossible: Finally, an opportunity to show everybody how smart we are! Don't make us look bad, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty).

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Universal Pictures

Comedy or Musical—Les MisérablesIf you think the Hollywood Foreign Press is not going to celebrate a British-directed, French-originated musical based on Victor Hugo's internationally beloved novel, then, sorry to say, you are not thinking.  

Comedy or Musical, Actor—Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables: He didn't drink a drop of water for 36 hours! He's going to lose to Day-Lewis at the Oscars! The man deserves a break.

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

The Weinstein Company

Comedy or Musical, Actress—Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings PlaybookWe're not convinced Globe voters like this comedy-drama as much as Oscar voters do, but we're convinced Globe voters like Lawrence very much as a Shiny New Star of Tomorrow.

Supporting Actor—Tommy Lee Jones, LincolnHere we go again…

Supporting Actress—Anne Hathaway, Les MisérablesShe couldn't be more of a lock if she were in Lincoln.

Director—Steven Spielberg, Lincoln: A win is the best revenge for allowing the Hollywood Foreign Press to give him the career-ending, lifetime-achievement-award treatment a few years ago.

Screenplay—LincolnYou were expecting maybe an upset by Nixon?

Score—Anna KareninaIt's grand. It's theatrical. And, to be honest, it wouldn't shock us in the least if Dario Marianelli's music lost to John WilliamsAaron Copland-channeling themes for (what else?) Lincoln.

Original Song—"Skyfall," SkyfallThere's only one thing that can beat a brand-new Les Mis song ("Suddenly"), and that's retro-vibing Adele song.

Animated Feature—BravePresumably gets bonus points from the Hollywood Foreign Press for being set in Scotland.

Foreign Language Film—AmourIn English, the title means Lincoln.

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