Andrew's 2013 Golden Globe Predictions!
It's that time of year again- when the entertainment industry comes together to celebrate the best work produced in the last year, unless that work falls on the wrong side of the political maneuvering or belongs to a genre that isn't in vogue. In which case, tough luck, there's always ten years from now. What with The Golden Globes airing Sunday, January 13th, here are the nominees, and here are my predictions for the winners:* *Andrew's predictions are for entertainment purposes only, and under no circumstances should one use them to make picks for one's office pool or other circumstances where actual valuables are at stake. Seriously. You will lose your money.
Update: Huh. 11/25. Sounds about average for me. The *'s are the ones I guessed correctly.
Best Picture - Drama: I'll say Lincoln. It's got Awards Bait written all over it. I think they'll have a big night.
Best Actress - Drama: I think I'll go with Jessica Chastain. She was up for a bunch of awards last year, but I forget if she won...*
Best Actor - Drama: It's not going far out on a limb to say it'll be Abraham Lincoln for his stirring performance as Daniel Day-Lewis.*
Best Picture - Comedy/Musical: This is tough. It could be Moonrise Kingdom, but I have a bigger hunch for Silver Linings Playbook.
Best Actress - Comedy/Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, for Silver Linings Playbook. Did they already give her awards before?*
Best Actor - Comedy/Musical: Bradley Cooper. Because, why not?
Best Animated Feature Film: Okay, I think I do know a little bit about this particular horse race. Pixar almost always wins, but Brave is aiming for a younger audience than usual, I think, which could put people off. Then again, there isn't a quirky foreign movie like The Triplets of Belleville, so the only real competition looks like Disney's[ref] Since Disney's animation department is run by Pixar's John Lasseter, and Disney itself owns Pixar, Brave and Ralph are kind of siblings...[/ref] Wreck It Ralph. Which I haven't seen. But since I haven't heard anyone gushing over Ralph, I think it'll be Brave after all.*
Best Foreign Film: Amour. I thought this was French? Apparently it's Austrian. Huh.*
Best Supporting Actress in a Film: Sally Field, as Abraham Lincoln's wife in Day-Lewis.
Best Supporting Actor in a Film: Tommy Lee Jones, helping Lincoln's President Day-Lewis pass the 13th Amendment.
Best Director: Assuming Day-Lewis has a big night, it'll be Stephen Spielberg.
Best Sreenplay: Mark Boal, for his acclaimed, nuanced take on current events in Zero Dark Thirty.[ref] I would actually like to talk about the torture controversy at some point. [/ref] Just kidding. Tony Kushner, for his acclaimed, nuanced take on past events in Day-Lewis.
Best Original Score: This is a lot more difficult than it should be. Let's go with Mychael Danna for Life of Pi.*
Best Original Song: Adele, for Skyfall. Does this mean we get to hear Adele sing? Does it? Please? Please?*
Best TV Series - Drama: I just started watching it, so let's root for Downton Abbey. Unless... is Breaking Bad over? No, next year. I think it's next year.
Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama: Mmm. Claire Danes, Homeland.*
Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama: Jeff Daniels. But I don't know why.
Best TV Series - Comedy/Musical: As much as I don't really care to see it win, I think it'll be Girls.*
Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical: What'll it be? Newcomer Lena Dunham or veteran Tina Fey? Tina Fey.
Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical: Likewise, Alec Baldwin.
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: I've had a friend raving about it, so I'll guess The Hour.
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Julianne Moore, for her Tina Fey impression.*
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch. Because once you have eliminated the impossible (as in everyone else), all that's left is Sherlock Holmes.
Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series, TV Movie, or Series: Maggie Smith, let's say.*
Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series, TV Movie, or Series: <Throws dart> Mandy Patinkin, for Homeland.
Check back later to see if I did better than random chance!