Predicting the Golden Globes

Posted by · 2:08 am · December 15th, 2009

Michelle Pfeiffer in CheriOK, you know the drill. Have at it in the comments section. My best guesses below — remember, it wouldn’t be the Globes without a wacky pick or two, and a stunning snub. (Remember “Milk?”)

Who will be this year’s Tom Cruise in “Tropic Thunder?” And why do I have this weird feeling that “Precious” isn’t up their alley … but Mariah Carey is?

Best Picture (Drama)
“An Education”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Invictus”
“Up in the Air”

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
“In the Loop”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“Nine”
“A Serious Man”

Best Director
James Cameron, “Avatar”
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”
Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”

Best Actor (Drama)
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Viggo Mortensen, “The Road”

Best Actress (Drama)
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Abbie Cornish, “Bright Star”
Penelope Cruz, “Broken Embraces”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
Peter Capaldi, “In the Loop”
George Clooney, “The Men Who Stare at Goats”
Matt Damon, “The Informant!”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
Michelle Pfeiffer, “Cheri”
Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

Best Supporting Actor
Alec Baldwin, “It’s Complicated”
Christian McKay, “Me and Orson Welles”
Alfred Molina, “An Education”
Stanley Tucci, “Julie & Julia”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Supporting Actress
Mariah Carey, “Precious”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
Judi Dench, “Nine”
Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”

Best Screenplay
Nick Hornby, “An Education”
Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”
Joel and Ethan Coen, “A Serious Man”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Broken Embraces”
“Coco Before Chanel”
“A Prophet”
“Vincere”
“The White Ribbon”

Best Animated Feature
“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“Mary & Max”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“Up”

Best Original Music Score
James Cameron, “Avatar”
Alberto Iglesias, “Broken Embraces”
Alexandre Desplat, “Coco Before Chanel”
Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Rolfe Kent, “Up in the Air”

Best Original Song
“I See You” from “Avatar”
“The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart”
“Cinema Italiano” from “Nine”
“Take It All” from “Nine”
“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog”




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  • 1 12-15-2009 at 2:31 am

    Alex said...

    George Clooney is actually campaigned as supporting for Goats (from what I know). The leading one is pushed to be Ewan McGregor.

    I like the wacky Best Actress – Drama line-up :) but you could’ve also thrown Saoirse in, just to make some of us happy.

    And what is going on with The Last Station? Critics don’t like it or just haven’t seen it? (that would be strange…) It’s the most snubbed movie lately.

  • 2 12-15-2009 at 2:36 am

    Ziyad Abul Hawa said...

    My Prediccions:

    Best Picture (Drama)
    “Avatar”
    “An Education”
    “The Hurt Locker”
    “Inglourious Basterds”
    “The Messenger”
    “Up in the Air”

    Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
    “(500) Days of Summer”
    “It’s Complicated”
    “The Hangover”
    “Julie & Julia”
    “Nine”
    “A Serious Man”

    Best Director
    James Cameron, “Avatar”
    Lone Scherfig, “An Education”
    Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
    Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”
    The Coen Bros, “A Serious Man”
    Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”

    Best Actor (Drama)
    Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
    George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
    Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
    Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
    Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”

    Best Actress (Drama)
    Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
    Abbie Cornish, “Bright Star”
    Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
    Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
    Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

    Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
    Matt Damon, “The Informant!”
    Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”
    Robert Downey Jr, “Sherlock Holmes”
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “500 Days of Summer”
    Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”

    Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)
    Amy Adams, “Julie & Julia”
    Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
    Maya Rudolph, “Away We Go”
    Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”
    Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

    Best Supporting Actor
    Alec Baldwin, “It’s Complicated”
    Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
    Alfred Molina, “An Education”
    Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
    Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

    Best Supporting Actress
    Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
    Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
    Mo’Nique, “Precious”
    Samantha Morton, “The Messenger”
    Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”

  • 3 12-15-2009 at 2:39 am

    Michael said...

    With Renner’s recent win, I’d include him over Mortensen, to completely honest.

  • 4 12-15-2009 at 2:47 am

    Alex said...

    I’ve already done the acting predictions on my blog… I probably fail miserably :) but surprises are always nice. I just hope for Michelle Pfeiffer.

  • 5 12-15-2009 at 3:00 am

    Beau said...

    Don’t count out Brad Pitt for Supporting.

    THAT is the Tom Cruise of the morning.

  • 6 12-15-2009 at 3:08 am

    Nigel Bridgeman said...

    I’m going to go with a nomination for Steve Martin in “It’s Complicated”. And you have to have at least one huge star in Best Actor (Drama) who won’t have a shot at an Oscar. I’m thinking… erm… Johnny Depp for Public Enemies.

  • 7 12-15-2009 at 3:21 am

    Aleksis said...

    My only prediction is that Mariah Carey gets in for Supporting Actress.

  • 8 12-15-2009 at 4:06 am

    Andrew said...

    I predict Precious to be snubbed. Globes snubs are usually stunning.

  • 9 12-15-2009 at 4:09 am

    Marshall said...

    Bold…no Kendrick or Farmiga?!?

  • 10 12-15-2009 at 4:17 am

    T.J. Wells said...

    I went more than a little out there on some of these:

    Best Picture – Drama

    Precious
    Invictus
    Up in the Air
    An Education
    The Hurt Locker
    WILDCARD: Avatar/The Blind Side/Inglourious Basterds

    Best Picture – Comedy/Musical

    (500) Days of Summer
    It’s Complicated
    Nine
    A Serious Man
    In the Loop
    WILDCARD: The Hangover/The Proposal

    Best Actor – Drama

    George Clooney, Up in the Air
    Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
    Morgan Freeman, Invictus
    Colin Firth, A Single Man
    Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

    Best Actor – Comedy/Musical

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
    Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
    Matt Damon, The Informant!
    Alec Baldwin, It’s Complicated

    Best Actress – Drama

    Carey Mulligan, An Education
    Helen Mirren, The Last Station
    Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
    Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
    Abbie Cornish, Bright Star

    Best Actress – Comedy/Musical

    Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
    Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated
    Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
    Marion Cotillard, Nine
    Sandra Bullock, The Proposal

    Best Supporting Actor

    Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
    Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
    Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
    Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
    Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover

    Best Supporting Actress

    Mo’Nique, Precious
    Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
    Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
    Julianne Moore, A Single Man
    Penelope Cruz, Nine

  • 11 12-15-2009 at 4:25 am

    Jim T said...

    Guy, did Cameron really write the music for Avatar? Busy man :p

  • 12 12-15-2009 at 5:11 am

    Dylan said...

    Precious will get snubbed big time, except for Mo’Nique

  • 13 12-15-2009 at 5:29 am

    T.J. Wells said...

    9/10 on supporting, pretty proud of that I must say.

  • 14 12-15-2009 at 5:29 am

    T.J. Wells said...

    Check that, 8/10. Still pretty good.

  • 15 12-15-2009 at 5:30 am

    Billyboy said...

    Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood will get nominated for Whatever Works. No Guts No Glory

  • 16 12-15-2009 at 5:30 am

    T.J. Wells said...

    Wishing there was a way to delete posts. 9/10…

  • 17 12-15-2009 at 5:30 am

    Jim T said...

    Timberlake got the song “I see you” wrong. He said “I will see you” so I’m hoping he meant Judi Dench instead of Penelope Cruz :p

  • 18 12-15-2009 at 5:34 am

    Pablo (Col) said...

    Tucci got nominated… how do u live with that array of time zones

  • 19 12-15-2009 at 5:35 am

    Andrew said...

    So far… Up in The Air got two, Crazy Heart one, Avatar one, The Informant one, Invictus one, Nine one… Still waiting for the next lot. 2 minutes to go.

  • 20 12-15-2009 at 5:35 am

    Jim T said...

    And “Cinema Italiano” instead of “Take it all”??

    Happy about Coraline and A Prophet.

  • 21 12-15-2009 at 5:37 am

    Jim T said...

    5 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds, 5 seconds. That’s fun :p

  • 22 12-15-2009 at 5:39 am

    Jim T said...

    District 9??

    It’s Complicated? I know it wasn’t off the table but still…

  • 23 12-15-2009 at 5:42 am

    Andrew said...

    Streep got two! YAY!
    And Joseph Gordon-Levitt got one! YAY!

  • 24 12-15-2009 at 5:42 am

    Andrew said...

    Glad Emily Blunt got one too.

  • 25 12-15-2009 at 5:42 am

    Jim T said...

    Yeah for Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

  • 26 12-15-2009 at 5:43 am

    Antinook said...

    Tobey Maguire for Brothers

  • 27 12-15-2009 at 5:44 am

    Pablo (Col) said...

    double for streep, damon and bullock

  • 28 12-15-2009 at 5:45 am

    Jim T said...

    Eastwood in, his film out. Not really surprising…

  • 29 12-15-2009 at 6:09 am

    Chase K. said...

    I find it repugnant and disgusting that Nancy Meyers’ middle-aged hen-fest “It’s Complicated” and the frat-boy, douche-bag comedy of the year (“The Hangover”) both get nominated over “A Serious Man”.

    But then again, what do expect them to do? The HFPA can’t have a bunch of hairy, middle-aged Jews walking around? They can’t put them in their promos and take pictures and interview those people!

  • 30 12-15-2009 at 6:23 am

    M.Harris said...

    No big surprises in my opionion. When you take into consideration that it is the Golden Globes, and at times they can come up with some crazy nominations.

    I like that Quinton Tarantino received a nomination for Basterds. That was a little surprising, just going by the lack of recognition in the previous critic’s awards.

    Lee Daniels not getting nominated for “Precious,” in a way is surprising, but in another way it’s not. Although I enjoyed the movie, if their was a weak link to pick out about it, it was his directing.

    And I guess my final minor surprise would be, Matt Damon getting a nod for “Invictus.” He was good in the movie, but not nomination worthy in my opionion. But I’m glad that he was nominated for “The Informant.”

  • 31 12-15-2009 at 6:28 am

    Jamie said...

    An Education basically got ZERO love, outside of Mulligan. Makes me so happy!

  • 32 12-15-2009 at 6:29 am

    aspect ratio said...

    Did Kris & Guy forget to set the alarms or something? Where’s the nominees post so we can comment (properly)?!

  • 33 12-15-2009 at 6:32 am

    Kate said...

    Julia Roberts for Duplicity? That was the biggest surprise for me. I mean, really, people actually saw that movie?

    And no songs from Princess and the Frog, but that awful Avatar song gets a nod? Thank goodness the Oscar songs are always different!

  • 34 12-15-2009 at 6:33 am

    Alex #2 said...

    HFPA are star fuckers. It’s turning into a joke.

    Is anyone as incensed as I am that Jim Parsons didn’t get a nomination for Best Actor in a TV Series (Comedy) for The Big Bang Theory. He is beyond incredible.

  • 35 12-15-2009 at 6:39 am

    Morgan said...

    Ironic that District 9 gets a screenplay nomination when Sharlto Copley made up all his dialogue. I guess it was great dialogue, but wasn’t acted well enough.

  • 36 12-15-2009 at 6:46 am

    McGuff said...

    This is quickly shining some light on the locks. Looking at acting categories, which really only needs the SAG nominations before we can really lock in 5:

    Best Actor: Bridges, Firth, Freeman and Clooney = locks.

    Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (double GG nominee?!?), Merryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe = locks.

    Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Matt Damon = locks.

    Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga, Julianne Moore = locks. Marion Cotillard, too, if supporting.

    So we have 1 spot in each category, and the races aren’t all that compelling:

    Actor = Day-Lewis vs. Renner.
    Actress = Mirren vs. Cotillard (n0), Blunt (no), Ronan?
    S. Actor: Plummer vs. An Education combo
    S. Actress: Morton vs. Women of Nine

  • 37 12-15-2009 at 7:10 am

    The Other James D. said...

    Guy, that was silly to predict against (500)!