The Golden Globes: Who’s Taking Home the Prize?

The Golden Globes are tonight (woo-hoo!) and that means the first major movie award season has begun. Who will win? What surprises are in store? And will it dictate the outcome of the Oscars? We’ll find out soon enough. But for now, here’s my prediction of the Golden Globe results from tonight. Enjoy!

Best Animated Feature Film

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While Toy Story 4 isn’t the best installment in the quadrilogy going up against films like Missing LinkHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and even Frozen 2, which would not receive the same amount of praise as its predecessor, it seems like Toy Story 4 is the clear favorite to win.

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

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Well, I just binge-listened to all five original scores for Little WomenMarriage StoryMotherless Brooklyn1917, and Joker, and I found that Joker is the clear winner. 1917 was a close second for its expectedly somber tones mixed with a dab of hopefulness but the grandeur, the suspense, the wickedness, the discomfort one gains just by listening to the original score of Joker (I still have not seen the movie, by the way) easily deem it as the clear winner of this evening’s various prizes.

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

I keep saying it. This song should win. It’s amazing (and I’m not even a Beyoncé fan.) It is everything you would hope for in an original song made for the “live-action” version of The Lion King and more. This should win, hands down.

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

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I haven’t watched this film but according to critics, this movie is supposed to be amazing. Brilliantly written, harshly self-explorative and contradicting, Parasite should win this. But The Two Popes was driven by dialogue, making it a very foreseeable winner in this category as well.

Best Director

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Come on, Golden Globes. Let’s get away from the norm, from the status quo, and not award Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino for the umpteenth time but instead give the win to Bong Joon-Ho who seems to have made an incredible film that has gained far greater praise than Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood or The Irishman.

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

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I would love it if Rian Johnson’s critically-acclaimed Knives Out or Taika Waititi’s hilarious Jojo Rabbit won but because it’s Tarantino, I won’t be surprised if Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes home the win tonight.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

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I mean, come on! Taron Egerton played Elton John. He’s going to win. And if he doesn’t…whoa. I stand corrected.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

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Considering who she’s going up against (Cate Blanchett will not win for Where’d You Go, Bernadette?) Awkwafina is the clear favorite to win in this category.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

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Tom Hanks is going to get some nods for playing Mr. Rogers but from what I managed to consume with The Irishman before I turned the film off with a literal stomachache (because I found it to be that numbing to the senses) Al Pacino unsurprisingly did a marvelous job bringing Jimmy Hoffa to life.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

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I’m pretty sure Laura Dern is going to win for playing Lawyer Nora Fanshaw in Marriage Story.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

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Any other year, Adam Driver would be winning this category with flying colors for his role as Charlie in Marriage Story, a role that required a lot of emotion and crying. But Joaquin Phoenix’s transformation as Joker is unparalleled this year. Taking on such an iconic role and making it his own in such a disturbing way is one of the beauties of filmmaking. He’s undoubtedly taking home the win tonight.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

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Scarlet Johannson should win, considering that she had to hold her own alongside Driver who is a tour de force in the acting department, but the Golden Globes will probably give the award to Cynthia Erivo just so it’ll look like there is some diversity throughout the night.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

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The Irishman shouldn’t win. No matter how good people say it is don’t believe the hype. It’s only getting the hype it’s getting because it was directed by Martin Scorsese and has Hollywood greats like Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci starring in it. 1917 looks like it’s a pretty good film but the film that should win, the one with the greatest degree of difficulty, is Joker.

This movie could’ve been a disaster but it would turn to be one of the most critically-acclaimed films of 2019. It’s a great movie that deserves some recognition but we’ll see what happens.

So, those are my predictions. Tomorrow, we’ll see how my predictions play out. 🙂

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a marvelous day.

 

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