It's time to guess how I think the Globes are going to do next week. Last year I went 15/24 with my predictions so that's my score to beat. Here's who I think will win, and in some cases, who probably should instead
Best Picture — Drama
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
Who will win: A Star Is Born
Who should win: Black Panther or BlackKklansman
ASIB doesn't feel like the front runner it was once made out to be, but the HFPA love star power so I fully expect them to win even though I personally find both BP and BlackKklansman to be better movies. (I haven't seen Beale Street and BR being here is a joke)
Best Picture — Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
Who will win: Vice
Who should win: Any of these aside from Green Book and Mary Poppins
God, this is hard to predict too. I'm going with Vice since they got so many nominations but I honestly could see any of these films winning.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
Willem Defoe - At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges - Boy Erased
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington- BlacKkKlansman
Who will and should win: Bradley Cooper
He was fantastic in A Star is Born and I don't see anyone from this category beating him. His biggest threat is Christian Bale who he won't have to battle until the SAGs.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Glenn Close - The Wife
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman - Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike - A Private War
Who will win: Lady Gaga
Who should win: Nicole Kidman
The Globes already rewarded Gaga for her wooden run in AHS so she'll likely win here too considering all her main competition is Olivia Coleman. I think Kidman looks fantastic in Destroyer and I always tend to be in her corner.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale - Vice
Lin Manuel Miranda - Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
Robert Redford - The Old Man and The Gun
John C. Reilly - Stan and Ollie
Who will and should win: Christian Bale
I mean, look at him.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt -Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Coleman - The Favourite
Elsie Fisher - Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron - Tully
Constance Wu - Crazy Rich Asians
Who will and should win: Olivia Coleman
I'm so ready to see her in The Crown now.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Timothée Chalamet - Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
Who will win: Timothee Chalamet
Who should win: Adam Driver
I fully expect Chalamet to pick up "Sorry we had to give Gary Oldman your Oscar last year" awards but Driver is my favorite in this category. Please let him win so he can recreate this:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams - Vice
Claire Foy - First Man
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite
Who will win: Amy Adams
Who should win: Any of these
While I've yet to see Beale Street all of these ladies give wonderful performances.
Best Director — Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón - Roma
Peter Farrelly - Green Book
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay - Vice
Who will win: Bradley Cooper
Who should win: Spike Lee
Spike should be winning everything for BlackKklansman to be honest. To make a movie like that and then end it the way he did was easily the most powerful directing of the year.
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara - The Favourite
Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay - Vice
Peter Farrelly - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Green Book
Who will and should win: Vice
As long as it's not Green Book or Roma.
Best Motion Picture — Animated
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse
Who will and should win: Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse
Everyone else should go home.
Best Picture — Foreign Language
Never Look Away (Germany)
Who will win: Roma
Who should win: ?
I've only seen Roma, which I didn't like but everyone else did so I can't really say who ~should~ win here. I'd like to see all of these films.
Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami - A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat - Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz - First Man
Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns
Who will win: Alexandre Desplat
Who should win: Ludwig Göransson
Alexandre seems like the safest bet but Ludwig's score is my favorite.
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“All the Stars” - Black Panther
“Girl in the Movies” - Dumplin’
“Requiem for a Private War” - A Private War
“Revelation” - Boy Erased
“Shallow” - A Star is Born
Who will and should win: Shallow
While I prefer All The Stars and think it could've used another verse, there's really no denying how great Shallow is.
Best Television Series — Drama
Who will win: Homecoming
Who should win: ?
The only one of these I watched is The Bodyguard. The Americans should get a send off but this is the Globes and they like Freshman shows, stars, and Amazon. Homecoming has all three.
Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Who will win: Barry
Who should win:?
Again, I don't watch any of these. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won last year and if my memory serves me, the Globes don't often reward the same shows back to back unless they're Mad Men. The Emmys loved Barry (I couldn't even make it through three episodes) so many that love will bleed over here.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
A Very English Scandal
Who will and should win: Sharp Objects
I liked The Alienist a lot but nothing is on part with Sharp Objects here. That was something else.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Stephan James - Homecoming
Richard Madden - Bodyguard
Billy Porter - Pose
Matthew Rhys - The Americans
Who will win: Stephan James
Who should win: Richard Madden
So I can watch that sweet ass walk up on stage.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Julia Roberts - Homecoming
Keri Russell - The Americans
Who will win: Julia Roberts
Who should win: Elisabeth Moss
Do you really think the HFPA would give this to someone besides Julia?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Sascha Baron Cohen - This is America
Jim Carrey - Kidding
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover - Atlanta
Bill Hader - Barry
Who will win: Bill Hader
Who should win: ?
I'm torn here. Michael Douglas on paper sounds like the winner but people loved Barry so Hader could take it. The only person I'm confident won't win is Glover, everyone else is a newbie.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell - The Good Place
Candice Bergen - Murphy Brown
Alison Brie - Glow
Rachel Broshnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing - Will & Grace
Who will win: Kristen Bell
Who should win: ?
Broshnahan could be a surprise repeat but Kristen seems like such a Globes win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas - Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl - The Alieniest
Darren Criss - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch - Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal
Who will and should win: Daren Criss
I'd be surprised if anyone other than Criss won. I'll never look at this guy the same after Versace.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams - Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton - Dirty John
Laura Dern - The Tale
Regina King - Seven Seconds
Who will and should win: Amy Adams
Give my girl some gold!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin - The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin - Succession
Edgar Ramirez - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler - Barry
Who will win: Henry Winkler
Who should win: Kieran Culkin
No other reason other than my bias.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Patricia Clarkson - Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton - Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski - The Handmaid’s Tale
Who will and should win: Patricia Clarkson
To be honest, I'd be happy if Thandie or Yvonne won too because they were fantastic this year as well, but I'm rooting for Clarkson.