Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Predictions for 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards

With the Golden Globe nominations coming out in a few hours and the major contenders having come out, I thought that I'd throw out there my predictions on those major pre-Oscar honors:

BEST MOTION PICTURE-DRAMA
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Milk
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE-DRAMA
Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
Angelina Jolie (Changeling)
Meryl Streep (Doubt)
Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE-DRAMA
Leonardo DiCaprio (Revolutionary Road)
Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
Sean Penn (Milk)
Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)

BEST MOTION PICTURE-MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
Mamma Mia!
Tropic Thunder
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE-MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)
Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City)
Frances McDormand (Burn After Reading)
Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!)
Emma Thompson (Last Chance Harvey)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE-MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Javier Bardem (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Ricky Gervais (Ghost Town)
Dustin Hoffman (Last Chance Harvey)
John Malkovich (Burn After Reading)
Ben Stiller (Tropic Thunder)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Viola Davis (Doubt)
Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married)
Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Kate Winslet (The Reader)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Josh Brolin (Milk)
Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt)
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Bolt
Kung-Fu Panda
WALL-E


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Class (France)
Gomorrah (Italy)
Let the Right One In (Sweden)
Mermaid (Russia)
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Stephen Daldry (The Reader)
David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
Gus Van Sant (Milk)

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Milk
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Vicky Cristina Barcelona


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Gran Torino
Revolutionary Road
WALL-E


BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
"Another Way to Die" (Quantum of Solace)
"Down to Earth" (WALL-E)
"I Want It All" (High School Musical 3: Senior Year)
"Jaiho" (Slumdog Millionaire)
"The Wrestler" (The Wrestler)

5 comments:

Panda said...

Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Happy-Go-Lucky
Mamma Mia
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Original Song
"Down to Earth" -- WALL-E
"Gran Torino" - Gran Torino
"I Thought I Lost You" -- Bolt
"Once in a Lifetime" -- Cadillac Records
"The Wrestler" -- The Wrestler

Best Original Score
Defiance
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
Frost/Nixon
Changeling

Best Animated Film
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Gomorrah
I've Loved You So Long
Waltz with Bashir

Best Director
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Steven Daldry - The Reader
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes - Revolutionary Road

Best Actor - Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio
Frank Langella
Sean Penn
Brad Pitt
Mickey Rourke

Best Actress - Drama
Anne Hathaway
Angelina Jolie
Meryl Streep
Kristin Scott Thomas
Kate Winslet

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
Javier Bardem -- Vicki Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell - In Bruges
James Franco -- Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson - In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman - Last Chance Harvey

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy
Rebecca Hall
Sally Hawkins
Frances McDormand
Meryl Streep
Emma Thompson

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams
Penelope Cruz
Viola Davis
Marisa Tomei
Kate Winslet

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Cruise
Robert Downey, Jr.
Ralph Fiennes
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Heath Ledger

Douglas Racso said...

this is a depressing bunch

Ron said...

Really? Why do you think so?

Douglas Racso said...

the nominees. ehheeh i do not like em generally.

Ron said...

I would have loved to see more love for "The Dark Knight," but it's not the type of film that the HFPA would like to honor. Now that I've seen "Frost/Nixon" and "Milk" (both great), I understand the affection for the former but am baffled over the one nomination for the latter.