Golden Globe predictions

Posted by · 11:14 am · January 11th, 2009

The Globes come back tonight in all their boozning and schmoozing glory.  There are a few parties going on during and after the show, but I have to say, I’m tempted to pack it in, watch a few football games and catch the awards on the couch.  It’s been a busy week.

Anyway, here’s my stab at predicting the winners.  I’m hearing a few unexpected names might pop up.  Have your say as well in the comments below.  My guesses:

Best Picture (Drama): “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Picture (Comedy/Musical): “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Best Actor (Drama): Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Dustin Hoffman, “Last Chance Harvey”
Best Actress (Drama): Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Meryl Streep, “Mamma Mia!”
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
Best Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Animated Feature: “WALL-E”
Best Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Best Original Song: “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E”




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  • 1 1-11-2009 at 11:19 am

    Casey Fiore said...

    Langella, really?

  • 2 1-11-2009 at 11:24 am

    David R. said...

    Good call on Langella, he was my prediction. I think he had the best performance of the year (I haven’t seen The Wrestler though, still). Slumdog is the best pic of the year for me, and I think it will win but Benjamn Button I think has an equal shot at winning, because the Globes seems to usually pic the artsy one of the group, and epics are always favorites. I’m surprised at not chosing Heath because I think he has both this and the Oscar in the bag, no question. I hope Kate can win Drama Actress

  • 3 1-11-2009 at 11:57 am

    Andrew L. said...

    Best Picture (Drama): “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Picture (Comedy/Musical): “Burn After Reading”
    Best Actor (Drama): Sean Penn, “Milk”
    Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Dustin Hoffman, “Last Chance Harvey”
    Best Actress (Drama): Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
    Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Emma Thompson, “Last Chance Harvey”
    Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
    Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
    Best Director: David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Screenplay: “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Best Animated Feature: “WALL-E”
    Best Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    Best Original Song: “The Wrestler” by Bruce Springsteen

  • 4 1-11-2009 at 12:04 pm

    Chris said...

    Robert Downey Jr. over Heath Ledger? That would be ridiculous.

  • 5 1-11-2009 at 12:21 pm

    Gareth said...

    Downey Jr. over Ledger would probably result in Downey Jr. refusing to accept the award.
    Honoring a joke performance over a performance for the ages? Not gonna happen.
    I can only assume your pick is a pre-emptive shot at softening the blow in case it does somehow come to pass…

  • 6 1-11-2009 at 12:26 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Gareth: The cold truth: if you’re not alive to accept the award, the HFPA can be fickle. That’s all I’m saying. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong.

  • 7 1-11-2009 at 12:54 pm

    Seany P said...

    After I saw the reaction at the Critic’s choice awards I can’t see anyone but Heath winning but you do make a good point Kris.

  • 8 1-11-2009 at 1:23 pm

    N8 said...

    Gutsy choices here. Gabriel over Bruce?

  • 9 1-11-2009 at 2:13 pm

    amanda said...

    Hathaway shouldnt be anyones first choice to win over Thomas, Streep or Winslet. terrible.

  • 10 1-11-2009 at 2:19 pm

    Xavi Rodriguez said...

    “The cold truth: if you’re not alive to accept the award, the HFPA can be fickle. That’s all I’m saying. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong.”

    I hope that’s not the case. If that’s true, the HFPA will have a lot of criticism the next Monday and their credibility will disappeare… First Tom Cruise’s nomination and now this…

    My predictions:
    Picture. Drama: The Curious Case of B. B. Alt: The Reader – I think Slumdog Millionaire will lose here.
    Actor. Drama: Mickey Rourke. Alt: Sean Penn.
    Actress. Drama: Anne Hathaway. Alt: Meryl Streep
    Picture C/M: Mamma Mia!. Alt: Happy-Go-Lucky
    Actor C/M: James Franco. Alt: Colin Farrell
    Actress C/M: Frances mcDormand (It’s just a feeling). alt: meryl Streep
    Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger. Alt: Robert Downey jr.
    Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet. Alt: penelope Cruz
    Directing: Danny Boyle. Alt: David Fincher
    Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire. Alt: The Reader
    Score: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Alt: Slumdog Millionaire
    Song: Gran Torino. Alt: The Wrestler

  • 11 1-11-2009 at 2:36 pm

    A.J said...

    I kinda want Ledger to lose a “public” award just to see how the winner handles it.

  • 12 1-11-2009 at 3:52 pm

    bigherbs said...

    Isn’t Ledger’s family at the show tonight? Would they really fly all the way from Australia just to see him lose?

  • 13 1-11-2009 at 4:44 pm

    Ben M. said...

    Well, they are flying hoping he will win, but I doubt the HFPA would tell them in advance that he is winning. I actually could see Downey winning (I’m predicting Ledger, but a Downey upset wouldn’t surprise) as he would probably be the biggest star to win tonight if he prevailed and I’m sure, especially after last year’s show, that they would love to have a big star up there.

  • 14 1-11-2009 at 6:54 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Dammit. Changed my score prediction at the last second. Oy.

  • 15 1-11-2009 at 8:39 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    6/13. Ouch. Though I gotta say, I’m glad you were wrong where you were wrong.

    Plus, who could have possibly called the Kate Winslet double win?

  • 16 1-11-2009 at 11:06 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Worse predictions ever.

  • 17 1-12-2009 at 1:56 am

    The InSneider said...

    Yeah, 0/4 on the leads, Kris? Tsk, tsk, you must be slipping in your old age, hehe. Who am I kidding, I didn’t even both to make predictions, althought I think Hawkins was the easiest call of them all. No way they’d reward Streep for Mamma Mia! when she was soooo much better in Doubt, not that I saw MM!

  • 18 1-12-2009 at 2:19 pm

    filmgoer09 said...

    I like Heath Ledger as an actor but all this Ledger “Dark Knight” fanboy hysteria has become nauseating. I read a newspaper article or column from an entertainment journalist a few weeks ago stating the case against Ledger winning or even being nominated this year for DK in light of other performers. I wish I would have kept it so I could use those argument here. Still looking for it. I can see Ledger being nominated and hope he is but to say he is more worthy of an OSCAR than say Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt for one is ridiculous. Of course, this is only my humble preference.