73rd Golden Globe Predictions

There will be some close races decided tomorrow at the 2016 Golden Globes ceremony and the Hollywood Foreign Press is often unpredictable. With that said, I’m going to take my best shot and see how many predictions I can get right. Since I’m a film critic, though, this will only cover the movie categories.


Best Motion Picture Drama
The Nominees

  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Who wins: Spotlight
Who could win: The Revenant
Who should win: Spotlight


Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
The Nominees

  • The Big Short
  • The Martian
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

Who wins: The Big Short
Who could win: The Martian
Who should win: The Big Short


Best Actress, Drama
The Nominees

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Who wins: Brie Larson
Who could win: Either Cate Blanchett or Saoirse Ronan have a chance
Who should win: All of the women nominated were fantastic, but I think that either Larson or Ronan are most deserving.


Best Actor, Drama
The Nominees

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
  • Will Smith, Concussion

Who wins: Leonardo DiCaprio
Who could win: Michael Fassbender
Who should win: DiCaprio


Best Actress, Comedy or Musical
The Nominees

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Melissa McCarthy, Spy
  • Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
  • Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
  • Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Who wins: Amy Schumer
Who could win: Maggie Smith
Who should win: This might be the most unpredictable race at the Globes. I’d say either Smith or Schumer are the strongest in this category.


Best Actor, Comedy or Musical
The Nominees

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Steve Carell, The Big Short
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Al Pacino, Danny Collins
  • Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Who wins: Matt Damon
Who could win: Either Bale or Carell from “The Big Short” have a good shot still
Who should win: Steve Carell


Best Supporting Actress
The Nominees

  • Jane Fonda, Youth
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Helen Mirren, Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
  • Kate Winslet

Who wins: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Who could win: Kate Winslet
Who should win: Alicia Vikander


Best Supporting Actor
The Nominees

  • Paul Dano, Love and Mercy
  • Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Who wins: Sylvester Stallone
Who could win: Mark Rylance
Who should win: Mark Rylance


Best Director
The Nominees

  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian

Who wins: Ridley Scott
Who could win: Really a toss up category. If not Scott, the Globe could go to Inarritu for his on set filming of “The Revenant” or for Miller’s return to form with “Mad Max.”
Who should win: Inarritu


Best Screenplay
The Nominees

  • Emma Donoghue, Room
  • Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
  • Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
  • Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Who wins: Quentin Tarantino
Who could win: The Big Short and Steve Jobs both have chances
Who should win: Randolph and McKay for The Big Short


Best Animated Film
The Nominees

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep

Who wins: Inside Out
Who could win: Anomalisa
Who should win: Inside Out


Best Foreign Language Film
The Nominees

  • The Brand New Testament
  • The Club
  • The Fencer
  • Mustang
  • Son of Saul

Who wins: Son of Saul


Best Original Score
The Nominees

  • Carter Burwell, Carol
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
  • Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
  • Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, The Revenant

Who wins: Morricone for The Hateful Eight
Who could win: Burwell for Carol
Who should win: Burwell for Carol



Best Original Song

The Nominees

  • Love Me Like You Do, Fifty Shades of Grey
  • One Kind of Love, Love and Mercy
  • See You Again, Furious 7
  • Simple Song #3, Youth
  • Writing’s on the Wall, Spectre

Who wins: See You Again
Who could win: Writing’s on the Wall
Who should win: See You Again