2020 Golden Globe Predictions


The Golden Globes are this Sunday. There will be no actors or press attending. No red carpet, and we have no idea if they're going to live stream or just list winners online afterwards. The HFPA have a lot of work to do to get better, and I normally do a "who will win, who should win" format on my prediction post. But SHOULD anyone win a Globe? Are they ever going to be relevant again? For the sake of consistency, I'll keep the same format, but I'm just as puzzled as everyone else.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
King Richard
The Power of the Dog
Who will and should win: The Power of the Dog
This seems to be the front runner and rightfully so.

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
Don’t Look Up
Licorice Pizza
tick, tick...BOOM!
West Side Story
Who will win: West Side Story
I've only seen tick, tick...BOOM and Don't Look Up as of me writing this so I can't really say who *should* win this category. But the Globes love star power, and Steven Speilberg's musical is right there.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”)
Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”)
Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”)
Lady Gaga (“House of Gucci”)
Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”)
Who will and should win: Kristen Stewart
She's the front runner. Her big winning streak likely starts here.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Marion Cotillard (“Annette”)
Alana Haim (“Licorice Pizza”)
Jennifer Lawrence (“Don’t Look Up”)
Emma Stone (“Cruella”)
Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”)
Who will win: Rachel Zegler
Since I'm predicting West Side Story to take Best Comedy, I see Rachel winning here too. Alana Haim could be a spoiler, and the Globes have awarded Lawrence in the past, but I lean towards Rachel.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Mahershala Ali (“Swan Song”)
Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”)
Will Smith (“King Richard”)
Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”)
Who will and should win: Benedict Cumberbatch
It's his year.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Don’t Look Up”)
Peter Dinklage (“Cyrano”)
Andrew Garfield (“tick, tick … Boom!”)
Cooper Hoffman (“Licorice Pizza”)
Anthony Ramos (“In the Heights”)
Who will and should win: Andrew Garfield
The Globes could go for Leo, but Garfield is the only one in this category with serious Oscar buzz behind him, so I think he'll win.

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Ben Affleck (“The Tender Bar”)
Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”)
CiarĂ¡n Hinds (“Belfast”)
Troy Kotsur (“CODA”)
Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”)
Who will win: Kodi Smit-McPhee
Who should win: Him, or Kotsur
I'm not as sure about this one. I think Troy Kotsur gave my favorite performance, and The Power of the Dog is popular, I'll guess Kodi for now. 

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
“The French Dispatch”  — Alexandre Desplat
“Encanto” — Germaine Franco
“The Power of the Dog”  — Jonny Greenwood
“Parallel Mothers” — Alberto Iglesias
“Dune”  — Hans Zimmer
Who will win: Hans Zimmer
Dune has to win something.

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Caitriona Balfe, “Belfast”
Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”
Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”
Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”
Ruth Negga, “Passing”
Who will win: Ariana DeBose
Who should win: Kirsten Dunst
Ariana seems to be the front runner. I haven't seen West Side Story yet, but my heart is with Kiki.

Best Picture, Foreign Language
“Compartment No. 6”
“Drive My Car”
“The Hand of God”
“A Hero”
“Parallel Mothers”
Who will win: A Hero

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Licorice Pizza
The Power of the Dog
Don’t Look Up
Being the Ricardos
Who will win: The Power of the Dog

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Be Alive,” “King Richard”
“Dos Oruguitas,” “Encanto”
“Down to Joy,” “Belfast”
“Here I Am,” “Respect”
“No Time to Die,” “No Time to Die”
Who will win: No Time to Die

Best Motion Picture, Animated
“My Sunny Maid”
“Raya and the Last Dragon”
Who will win: Luca

Best Director, Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”)
Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Daughter”)
Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”)
Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”)
Who will and should win: Jane Campion
She NEEDS to win this year. Two women in a row winning Directing Oscars would make me so happy.
Best Television Series, Drama
The Morning Show
Squid Game
Who will win: Squid Game
Who should win: Succession
The Globes love freshman series and Squid Game was insanely popular. It likely wins here.

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
The Great
Only Murders in the Building
Reservation Dogs
Ted Lasso
Who will win: Only Murders in the Building
Who should win: Ted Lasso
Only Murders seems like such a HFPA choice. Ted Lasso should be winning everything, but I'm going with my gut.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Brian Cox (Succession)
Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
Omar Sy (Lupin)
Who will win: Lee Jung-jae
Who should win: Jeremy Strong
They'll award Lee for his freshman show even though Strong is likely going to be the one to beat when the Emmys come round.

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television
Jessica Chastain (Scenes From a Marriage)
Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha)
Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)
Margaret Qualley (Maid)
Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)
Who will win: Kate Winslet
Who should win: Elizabeth Olsen
I think the Globes repeat the Emmys here and give it to Winslet. She has the star power behind her. Though I wish they'd give it to Olsen.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)
Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Christine Baranski (The Good Fight)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
MJ Rodriguez (Pose)
Who will and should win: MJ Rodriguez
The Emmys didn't bite, but I think the Globes might. Baranski has a good chance, but I want to manifest MJ winning something.

Best Television Actor, Musical / Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, (Blackish)
Nicholas Hoult, (The Great)
Steven Martin, (Only Murders in the Building)
Martin Short, (Only Murders in the Building)
Jason Sudeikis, (Ted Lasso)
Who will and should win: Jason Sudeikis
As tempted as I am to go with Short or Martin, I think they cancel each other out and the worthy winner, Sudeikis wins instead.

Best Supporting Actress, Television
Jennifer Coolidge, (The White Lotus)
Kaitlyn Dever, (Dopesick)
Andie MacDowell, (Maid)
Sarah Snook, (Succession)
Hannah Waddingham, (Ted Lasso)
Who will and should win: Hannah Waddingham

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Jean Smart (Hacks)
Who will win: Jean Smart

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Impeachment: American Crime Story
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad
Who will win: Mare of Easttown

Best Supporting Actor, Television
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Mark Duplass (The Morning Show)
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
Oh Yeong-su (Squid Game)
Who will win: Oh Yeong-su

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Paul Bettany (WandaVision)
Oscar Isaac (Scenes From a Marriage)
Michael Keaton (Dopesick)
Ewan McGregor (Halston)
Tahar Rahim (The Serpent)
Who will win: Michael Keaton
Who should win: Oscar Isaac
Keaton was great in Dopesick but Isaac gave the best performance of his career in Scenes from a Marriage. 


  1. I am so bummed that they are cancelling the Globes out...I don’t get it. I really like watching this each year. Let’s see who will win but I need to see the Benedict Cumberbatch film for sure.

  2. I'm going with The Power of the Dog and Annette as I'm also rooting for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiki, K-Stew, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision, Ted Lasso, and Andrew Garfield to get some love. Besides, those awards don't mean shit considering the shitty films and performances they've nominated in the past. Plus, the Hollywood Foreign Press are still a bunch of corrupt assholes. Wait, 2020?

    1. Yeah, the HFPA are a joke at this point, but I felt weird not writing about it since I've been doing it for so long.

  3. This post just reminded me how much TV and movies I need to catch up. Will be fun checking back after The Globes to see how accurate your predictions were :)


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