I do these every year with the big awards shows and completely forgot to make my picks this year until I saw the commercials with Tina & Amy for this Sunday’s broadcast of the Golden Globes! Better late than never… and I definitely want to make my picks prior to the show (obviously).
UNDERLINE = WANT to win | ITALICS = THINK will win
12 Years a Slave | Captain Phillips | Gravity | Philomena | Rush
I’ve only seen Philomena out of this list but I absolutely loved it. It probably won’t win but I would love if it did!
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine | Sandra Bullock, Gravity | Judi Dench, Philomena | Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks | Kate Winslet, Labor Day
Once again, gonna go with the only one I’ve seen – but I did love Judi Dench in that movie. I think the award might go to either Sandra Bullock or Emma Thompson though.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave | Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom | Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips | Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club | Robert Redford, All is Lost
It’s a tough list to be up against. I’d say Chiwetel may also have a chance at winning, but I feel this is Mandela’s year.
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
American Hustle | Her | Inside Llewyn Davis | Nebraska | The Wolf of Wall Street
I haven’t seen any of these, but I’ll pick solely on feeling.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, American Hustle | Julie Delphy, Before Midnight | Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha | Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said | Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, American Hustle | Bruce Dern, Nebraska | Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street | Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis | Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods | Despicable Me 2 | Frozen
Oh, as much as I love the minions, Frozen wins my heart in this category in MASSIVE amounts. <3
Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color | The Great Beauty | The Hunt | The Past | The Wind Rises
Having read the graphic novel Blue is the Warmest Color, I’d have to go with this one.
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine | Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle | Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave | Julia Roberts, August: Osage County | June Squibb, Nebraska
Such a talented actress. Can go from Hunger Games to American Hustle just like that.
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips | Daniel Brühl, Rush | Bradley Cooper, American Hustle | Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave | Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Director – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity | Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips | Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave | Alexander Payne, Nebraska | David O. Russell, American Hustle
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Spike Jonze, Her | Bob Nelson, Nebraska | Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena | John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave | Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Hmm this is a tough one. All of these seem really good….. really, any of these movies could easily take this category.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alex Ebert, All is Lost | Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom | Steven Price, Gravity | John Williams, The Book Thief | Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Atlas, Hunger Games Catching Fire | Let It Go, Frozen | Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom | Please Mr. Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis | Sweeter Than Fiction, One Chance
I didn’t even have to see this list or finish typing it up. Let It Go. Bam. Just typing that gave me chills at Idina Menzel’s brilliant voice. Gotta win.
Best TV Series, Drama
Breaking Bad | Downton Abbey | The Good Wife | House of Cards | Masters of Sex
*sigh* for being a somewhat TV junkie, I actually don’t watch any of these shows… so ashamed. I need to rectify that!
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife | Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black | Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black | Kerry Washington, Scandal | Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad | Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan | Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex | Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, | James Spade, The Blacklist
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
The Big Bang Theory | Brooklyn 99 | Girls | Modern Family | Parks and Recreation
Pleasantly surprised to see Brooklyn 99 on here. I was skeptical about this show but it’s actually pretty funny! But… isn’t this the awards show that just loves Modern Family? Yeah, they’ll probably win again.
Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl | Lena Dunham, Girls | Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie | Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep | Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development | Don Cheadle, House of Lies | Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show | Jim Parson, The Big Bang Theory | Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Same with Jim Parsons.. love BBT, but I think GG is also the awards show that loves this guy too.
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
American Horror Story: Coven | Behind the Candelabra | Dancing on the Edge | Top of the Lake | White Queen
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor | Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen | Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven | Helen Mirren, Phil Spector | Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra | Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra | Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge | Idris Elba, Luther | Al Pacino, Phil Spector
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bissett, Dancing on the Edge | Janet McTeer, The White Queen | Hayden Panettiere, Nashville | Monica Potter, Parenthood | Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
This, and the supporting actor one, is such a broad category to fill.. supporting actor/actress in a regularly recurring TV show, a mini series OR a TV movie?
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Josh Charles, The Good Wife | Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra | Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad | Corey Stoll, House of Cards | Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Will you be tuning in this Sunday to see Tina & Amy on the Golden Globes? If it’s anything like last year, I can’t wait!