Golden Globes Predictions 2016: Film

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“Carol”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Room”
“Spotlight”

Who will win: Spotlight

Who should win: CAROL/Room/Mad Max

A group of journalists not awarding one of the best journalism films in years would be one of the biggest surprises of the year, although the category is not low on great content.

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
“The Big Short”
“Joy”
“The Martian”
“Spy”
“Trainwreck”

Who will win: The Martian

Who should win: The Martian

Although Amy Schumer and The Big Short are strong contenders, they don’t match up to the quality of Matt Damon’s film.

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes (“Carol”)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (“The Revenant”)
Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”)
George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)
Ridley Scott (“The Martian”)

Who will win: Ridley Scott

Who should win: Todd Haynes

Ridley Scott’s long over-due for an award in this category, although Haynes calculated drama could and should beat out Scott.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)
Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”)
Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”)
Will Smith (“Concussion”)

Who will win: Leo DiCaprio

Who should win: Michael Fassbender

Dicaprio’s bitching and moaning puts him way ahead of everyone in the category, whether it’s deserved or not???

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett (“Carol”)
Brie Larson (“Room”)
Rooney Mara (“Carol”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”)
Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”)

Who will win: Rooney Mara

Who should win: Rooney Mara

Her understated and subtle performance should earn her an award while Larson will most likely rule the rest of the circuit.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Christian Bale (“The Big Short”)
Steve Carell (“The Big Short”)
Matt Damon (“The Martian”)
Al Pacino (“Danny Collins”)
Mark Ruffalo (“Infinitely Polar Bear”)

Who will win: Matt Damon

Who should win: Matt Damon

Considering SAG snubbed him, he’ll probably get revenge here.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”)
Melissa McCarthy (“Spy”)
Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”)
Maggie Smith (“The Lady in the Van”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”)

Who will win: Amy Schumer/Lily Tomlin

Who should win: Lily Tomlin

While Schumer dominated this year, Tomlin gives an amazing performances should not be overlooked.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy”)
Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation”)
Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”)
Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”)
Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”)

Who will win: Paul Dano

Who should win: Paul Dano

A career best performance that really stands out among the crowd.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda (“Youth”)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”)
Helen Mirren (“Trumbo”)
Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”)
Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”)

Who will win: ???

Who should win: Jennifer Jason Leigh

Realistically, all of these performances really could win, but JJL’s twisted character makes a blurry and fast paced film, memorable.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
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 will win: Spotlight

Who should win: The Hateful Eight

While all these films have captivating scripts, Spotlight should dominate almost all of the categories it finds in.

Best Original Score
Carter Burwell (“Carol”)
Alexandre Desplat (“The Danish Girl”)
Ennio Morricone (“The Hateful Eight”)
Daniel Pemberton (“Steve Jobs”)
Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto (“The Revenant”)

Who will win: The Hateful Eight

Who should win: Carol/The Hateful Eight

Both scores really enhance the film it fills, but Ennio Morricone really makes a standout sound.

Best Original Song
“Love Me Like You Do” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“One Kind of Love” from “Love & Mercy”
“See You Again” from “Furious 7”
“Simple Song No. 3” from “Youth”
“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”

Who will win: Furious 7

Who should win: Youth

The Paul Walker tribute should leave enough of a dent in the voters brains to get the win.

Best Animated Feature Film
“Anomalisa”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Who will win: Inside Out

Who should win: Anomalisa

Pixar delivered one of the best films of its time as a production tycoon, but Charlie Kaufman’s emotional film deserves the title.

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“The Brand New Testament”
“The Club”
“The Fencer”
“Mustang”
“Son of Saul”

Who will win: Son of Saul

Who should win: Son of Saul

 

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