72nd Golden Globe Predictions

Golden Globes

Here are my predictions for the 72nd Golden Globes. They air this Sunday (January 11) on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host.

Note: these are not necessarily my favorites, but I’d place bets on these.

The film awards are up first:

Best Picture – Drama

  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Into the Woods
  • Pride
  • St. Vincent

Best Leading Actor – Drama

  • Steve Carell – Foxcatcher as John Eleuthère du Pont
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game as Alan Turing
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler as Louis “Lou” Bloom
  • David Oyelowo – Selma as Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking

Best Leading Actor – Musical or Comedy

  • Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel as Monsieur Gustave H.
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman as Riggan Thomson
  • Bill Murray – St. Vincent as Vincent MacKenna
  • Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice as Larry “Doc” Sportello
  • Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes as Walter Keane

Best Leading Actress – Drama

  • Jennifer Aniston – Cake as Claire Simmons
  • Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything as Jane Hawking
  • Julianne Moore – Still Alice as Dr. Alice Howland
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl as Amy Elliott-Dunne
  • Reese Witherspoon – Wild as Cheryl Strayed

Best Leading Actress – Musical or Comedy

  • Amy Adams – Big Eyes as Margaret Keane
  • Emily Blunt – Into the Woods as The Baker’s Wife
  • Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey as Madame Mallory
  • Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars as Havana Segrand
  • Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie as Annie Bennett

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall – The Judge as Judge Joseph Palmer
  • Ethan Hawke – Boyhood as Mason Evans, Sr.
  • Edward Norton – Birdman as Mike Shiner
  • Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher as Dave Schultz
  • J. K. Simmons – Whiplash as Terence Fletcher

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette – Boyhood as Olivia Evans
  • Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year as Anna Morales
  • Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game as Joan Clarke
  • Emma Stone – Birdman as Sam Thomson
  • Meryl Streep – Into the Woods as The Witch

Best Director

  • Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ava DuVernay – Selma
  • David Fincher – Gone Girl
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
  • Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best Screenplay

  • Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. – Birdman
  • Richard Linklater – Boyhood
  • Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Force Majeure (Sweden)
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel)
  • Ida (Poland/Denmark)
  • Leviathan (Russia)
  • Tangerines (Estonia)

Best Animated Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Book of Life
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie

The hardest category to pick was sincerely Supporting Actor. It was a literal toss up for me this year between Simmons and Norton. But enough of that. Here’s television.

Best Drama

  • The Affair
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Good Wife
  • House of Cards

Best Musical or Comedy

  • Girls
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent

Best Miniseries of TV Film

  • Fargo
  • The Missing
  • The Normal Heart
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • True Detective

Best Actor – Drama

  • Clive Owen – The Knick as Dr. John “Thack” Thackery
  • Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan as Ray Donovan
  • Kevin Spacey – House of Cards as Francis Underwood
  • James Spader – The Blacklist as Raymond “Red” Reddington
  • Dominic West – The Affair as Noah Solloway

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

  • Louis C. K. – Louie as Louie
  • Don Cheadle – House of Lies as Marty Kaan
  • Ricky Gervais – Derek as Derek Noakes
  • William H. Macy – Shameless as Frank Gallagher
  • Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent as Mort/Maura Pfefferman

Best Leading Actor – Miniseries of TV Film

  • Martin Freeman – Fargo as Lester Nygaard
  • Woody Harrelson – True Detective as Detective Martin Hart
  • Matthew McConaughey – True Detective as Detective Rustin Cohle
  • Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart as Ned Weeks
  • Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo as Lorne Malvo

Best Leading Actress – Drama

  • Claire Danes – Homeland as Carrie Mathison
  • Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder as Professor Annalise Keating, J.D.
  • Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife as Alicia Florrick
  • Ruth Wilson – The Affair as Alison Lockhart
  • Robin Wright – House of Cards as Claire Underwood

Best Leading Actress – Musical or Comedy

  • Lena Dunham – Girls as Hannah Horvath
  • Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie as Jackie Peyton
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep as Vice President Selina Meyer
  • Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin as Jane Gloriana Villanueva
  • Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black as Piper Chapman

Best Leading Actress – Miniseries or TV Film

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honourable Woman as Nessa Stein, Baroness Stein of Tilbury
  • Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show as Elsa Mars
  • Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge as Olive Kitteridge
  • Frances O’Connor – The Missing as Emily Hughes / Walsh
  • Allison Tolman – Fargo as Deputy Molly Solverson

Best Supporting Actor

  • Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart as Felix Turner
  • Alan Cumming – The Good Wife as Eli Gold
  • Colin Hanks – Fargo as Officer Gus Grimly
  • Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge as Jack Kennison
  • Jon Voight – Ray Donovan as Mickey Donovan

Best Supporting Actress

  • Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
  • Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show as Ethel Darling
  • Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey as Anna Bates
  • Allison Janney – Mom as Bonnie Plunkett
  • Michelle Monaghan – True Detective as Maggie Hart


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