by Marc Malkin | Fri., Jan. 8, 2016 11:17 AM
And the Golden Globe goes to…
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be handing out the awards on Sunday and the movie competition is tough!
Best Motion Picture Drama sees everything from the sure-to-be journalism classic Spotlight to Mad Max: Fury Road with Charlize Theron in all her shaved head glory.
In the comedy category, Amy Schumers raunchy Trainwreck is facing off with the likes of the economics flick The Big Short.
Who will be going home with golden statuettes this year?
Here, I give you some predictions…
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
Who will win: Spotlight
Hardly a critical word has been uttered about director Tom McCarthy's ensemble piece about the Boston Globe's investigation into the cover-up of child molestation within the Catholic Church. It feels like a thriller with heart and is also the front runner for the Oscar. If the HFPA takes one of its wacky turns, we just might see box office action hit Mad Max sneak in for the win.
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
Who will win: The Big Short
Trainwreck was the funniest movie of the year, but it's also really raunchy. The HFPA will go for The Big Short with its blend of brains (it is a movie about the financial collapse of the mid-2000s) and LOLs (Selena Gomez and Margot Robbie cameos to explain complicated economics!).
George Kraychyk courtesy of A24
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Who will win: Brie Larson
Room is the little indie movie that could and it did, especially because of Larson's powerful performance. It's just a shame, her nine-year-old co-star Jacob Tremblay didn't get a nom. Larson's biggest competition has to be Ronan. Brooklyn's immigration story surely resonates with many members of the HFPA.
Twentieth Century Fox
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion
Who will win: Leonardo DiCaprio
Leo will likely add a third Globe to the two he already has on his mantel. However, the HFPA could shock us all by picking someone else in an effort to prove they're different than the Oscars because DiCaprio will finally take home an Academy Award when they're handed out next month.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Who will win: Amy Schumer
The movie may not win best picture because of its NSFW naughtiness, but Schumer is just too funny and loved to be ignored. But wouldn't it be great if she tied with her pal Jennifer Lawrence?!
20th Century Fox
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carrell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Who will win: Matt Damon
Bale and Carrell cancelled each other out and very few have seen Ruffalo and Pacino's flicks, so it's a perfect (and well-deserved) landing for Mr. Damon.
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Who will win: Jane Fonda
The acting legend is only in Youth for a few minutes, but her performance (and Joan Crawford-esque look) was unforgettable. However, Leigh could be awarded for her work as the lone female co-star of Quentin Tarantino's bonanza of testosterone.
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Who will win: Sylvester Stallone
Stallone proves he still packs a powerful punch—especially when Rocky Balboa is pulling on everyone's nostalgic heartstrings.
Best Animated Feature Film
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Who will win: Inside Out
If you weren't moved about this film about the emotions of an 11-year-old girl you probably should drop everything right now and call your shrink.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Who will win: George Miller
Spotlight is the front runner to win best picture, but Mad Max is the bigger movie. Miller shows Hollywood that you don't have to rely on CGI to make an action masterpiece.
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