2015 Golden Globes: Who will win, who should win.


Here are my predictions for the winners of the 2015 Golden Globes. As always, I pick who will win, and in some cases, who should win instead. That way I'm never wrong

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Claire Danes - Homeland
Viola Davis - How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies -The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson -The Affair
Robin Wright - House of Cards
Who will win: Viola Davis. The Globes like to reward first time nominees for new shows and she's getting a lot of buzz.
Who should win: Honestly, I'm not sure. There's a lot of worthy winners here.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
"Big Eyes" - Big Eyes
“Glory” - Selma
“Mercy Is” - Noah
“Opportunity” - Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat” - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Who will and should win: Glory. It's probably the only that will actually have an Oscar nomination too.

Best Original Score 
Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game
Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez - Birdman
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
Who will and should win: Antonio Sanchez. He's ineligible for the Oscar, and his score is the clear winner here. He'll take it home.

Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba - Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates - American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt - Downton Abbey
Allison Janney - Mom
Michelle Monaghan - True Detective
Who will and should win: Uzo Aduba

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Comedy 
Lena Dunham - Girls
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Gina Rodriguez - Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling - Orange Is the New Black
Who will and should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the most deserving, however I wouldn't put it past the Globes to give it to Rodriguez since it's her first time.

Best Screenplay 
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Graham Moore - The Imitation Game
Who will win: Birdman
Who should win: Gone Girl has the edge just because I loved the book so much and I think it was adapted so well. Boyhood could sneak in too.

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Bomer - The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming - The Good Wife
Colin Hanks - Fargo
Bill Murray - Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight - Ray Donovan
Who will win: Bill Murray. I feel like the Globes love him just a little more.
Who should win: Colin Hanks or Matt Bomer.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy 
Louis C.K. - Louie
Don Cheadle - House of Cards
Ricky Gervais - Derek
William H. Macy - Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent
Who will win: Ricky Gervais. He's hosted this a few times, maybe this is his consolation prize.
Who should win: Louis C.K, because he's fucking hilarious.

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure
Get
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerine 
Who will and should win: Ida. It has the most buzz and seems to be more available than the other films. 

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Fargo
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective
Who will and should win: True Detective. They're probably still kicking themselves over not submitting themselves as a mini series at the Emmys.

Best Television Series – Comedy 
Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Who will win: Girls, because the Globes seem to love this show.
Who should win: OITNB, even though it's not a comedy.

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
Who will win: The Lego Movie
Who should win: How to Train Your Dragon 2. I love Lego, but this was just better.

Best Performance By an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Martin Freeman - Fargo
Woody Harrelson - True Detective
Matthew McConaughey - True Detective
Mark Ruffalo - The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton - Fargo
Who will win: Matthew McConaughey
Who should win: Any of these gentleman. I love every single performance in this category.

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jennifer Aniston - Cake
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon - Wild
Who will win: Reese Witherspoon or Aniston, because they're the bigger stars.
Who should win: Rosamund Pike because seriously did you see Gone Girl?

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent
Who will and should win: Birdman. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Clive Owen - The Knick
Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey - House of Cards
James Spader - The Blacklist
Dominic West - The Affair
Who will and should win: Kevin Spacey. Mostly just for being Kevin Spacey.

Best Television Series – Drama
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Who will win: House of Cards
Who should win: Game of Thrones.

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
Who will and should win: J.K Simmons. He's going to win everything.

Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Bill Murray - St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix - Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz - Big Eyes
Who will and should win: Michael Keaton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand - Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor - The Missing
Allison Tolman - Fargo
Who will win: Jessica Lange
Who should win: Allison Tolman. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Emma Stone - Birdman
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
Who will win: Meryl Streep. They love her
Who should win: Emma Stone.

Best Director 
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay - Selma
David Fincher - Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Who will win: Richard Linklater will win for sheer commitment. 
Who should win: Iñárritu or Fincher. I'd be happy with either.

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams -Big Eyes
Emily Blunt - Into the Woods
Helen Mirren - The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Quvenzhané Wallis - Annie
Who will and should win: Julianne Moore. This one is tough. Amy won this category last year, Emily and Helen have won before, and Quvenzhane really shouldn't be there. She's the only one I'm certain won't win.  

Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo - Selma
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
Who will win: David Oyelowo
Who should win: Jake Gyllenhaal. I still stand by the fact that he gave the best performance out of all the male leads this year.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Who will win: Boyhood, again for the commitment. 
Should it win? I don't know. I've only seen Theory here. I think the Oscar showdown will be between Boyhood and Birdman. 

12 comments:

  1. I'm so pissed off that I'm not gonna be able to see this live! Mark has two nominations for the love of God, granted he is not winning anything but he'll be there. Best actor in mini series or TV movie is the strongest category, literally everyone there is worthy of win but I hope Matt takes it if only to deliver one of his legendary speeches again :P

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    1. lol, I think he will. I'd be surprised if he didn't, he's not up against Bryan Cranston this time.

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  2. Definitely agree with you on Jake Gyllenhaal. Man what a captivating performance, can't wait to see it again on home release!

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    1. That's my favorite male performance this year, easily.

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  3. I agree that Rosamund Pike should win Best Actress Performance, and those Best Actor Performances are too hard to choose among!

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    1. I know! They are all so wonderful. And yes, Pike needs to win all the awards.

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  4. I agree with a lot here, but I'm pretty sure that Moore is winning every televised award, with the possible exception of BAFTA.

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    1. You think Jones could take the BAFTA in her place?

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  5. Best Actor (Drama) should be an interesting category. I could see Cumberbatch, Oyelowo or Redmayne winning. I think Julianne Moore has a good chance of winning both awards, but voters might go for Emily Blunt in Comedy.

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    1. Yeah, Comedy is a tough choice. I think Moore is technically getting the best reviews in that category.

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  6. I can be a pessimist about awards sometimes, but it is very, very odd to me that damn near everyone I want to win is who everyone is predicting to win. Keaton, Simmons, Linklater, Boyhood - bring 'em on. Also, Antonio Sanchez being ineligible for the Oscar is buuuullshit.

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    1. It is, I get flash rage just thinking about it. That score elevated the movie so much.

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