Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Golden Globe predictions

Hey folks.  Tomorrow's Golden Globes is the first major televised awards show.  As we know, Meryl is up for her ninth win with a nomination for best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy for Hope Springs.  Last summer I thought she stood a shot at the win, but the overwhelming favorite in this category will be Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook.  I predict Jessica Chastain for the win in drama, which will set up an interesting night at the SAGs.  My full predictions in the major categories are as follows:

Best Picture Drama: Lincoln
Best Picture Musical/Comedy: Silver Linings Playbook (possibly crazy not to pick Les Mis, but whatev)
Best Director: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Best Actor Drama: Daniel-Day Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actress Drama: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty (which I saw today and enjoyed btw))
Best Actor Musical/Comedy: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Best Actress Musical/Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

I'd have to put Meryl in third behind Lawrence and Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as far as chances for a win.  I've seen all three, and strictly on performance, Meryl is a solid second place.  Again, had she not won the Globe and Oscar for The Iron Lady last year, she'd probably be in much better standing.  Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to a fun night watching the ceremony with Scooter and Kristan and seeing Meryl present as well.   Let the games begin.

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