Sunday, January 08, 2017

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2017 – THE PREDICTIONS

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) like to throw all new titles up in the air and then see which one goes the highest. Some of the year’s most talked-about series generally make it to the Golden Globes list of nominees, even if they don’t find themselves in the more conservative Primetime Emmy Awards list. This year is no different. The only returning series nominated for Television Series – Drama is GAME OF THRONES. The four other nominees are all new. Here’s what I think the outcome will be in the TV categories:


Best Television Series — Drama
THE CROWN
GAME OF THRONES
STRANGER THINGS
THIS IS US
WESTWORLD

Last year’s winner—MR. ROBOT—is out of the running this time. GAME OF THRONES could finally win, since it never has. I would be thrilled if THE CROWN wins. However, I think it’s the year for STRANGER THINGS.


Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
ATLANTA
BLACK-ISH
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
TRANSPARENT
VEEP

There have been new winners every year since 2011, so I think it will go to BLACK-ISH, or ATLANTA. I would be very happy if either MOZART or VEEP win. The HFPA could break their streak by giving it to MOZART a second consecutive year.

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
AMERICAN CRIME
THE DRESSER
THE NIGHT MANAGER
THE NIGHT OF
THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

It’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J.’s year, for sure.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Caitriona Balfe, OUTLANDER
Claire Foy, THE CROWN
Keri Russell, THE AMERICANS
Winona Ryder, STRANGER THINGS
Evan Rachel Wood, WESTWORLD

I would love to see Keri Russell winning for THE AMERICANS. It is her first Globe nomination for the show, so it’s not impossible. However, I think this is the year for STRANGER THINGS. This one will go to Winona Ryder.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Rami Malek, MR. ROBOT
Bob Odenkirk, BETTER CALL SAUL
Matthew Rhys, THE AMERICANS
Liev Schreiber, RAY DONOVAN
Billy Bob Thornton, GOLIATH

Rami Malek didn’t win last year, so I think this is his year for MR. ROBOT.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, BLACK-ISH
Gael García Bernal, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
Donald Glover, ATLANTA
Nick Nolte, GRAVES
Jeffrey Tambor, TRANSPARENT

This is a tough one. I want Gael Garcia Bernal to win. He’s so good on MOZART. However, there is a possibility that the HFPA will revert to Jeffrey Tambor this year. Anthony Anderson’s been nominated for the first time for BLACK-ISH, so it could be him. But I’m going to go with Tambor.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, VEEP
Sarah Jessica Parker, DIVORCE
Issa Rae, INSECURE
Gina Rodriguez, JANE THE VIRGIN
Tracee Ellis Ross, BLACK-ISH

I doubt Rachel Bloom will win again in this category, since the Globe hasn’t gone to a repeat winner in this category since 2008. Issa Rae could be this year’s winner. However, given how generous the HFPA was with Sarah Jessica Parker when SEX AND THE CITY was on, I think Parker’s going to win herself this one.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, THE NIGHT OF
Bryan Cranston, ALL THE WAY
Tom Hiddleston, THE NIGHT MANAGER
John Turturro, THE NIGHT OF
Courtney B. Vance, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

Courtney Vance is winning this one. If there’s a chance he doesn’t win, I think the upset could be Tom Hiddleston.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, AMERICAN CRIME
Riley Keough, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE
Sarah Paulson, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Charlotte Rampling, LONDON SPY
Kerry Washington, CONFIRMATION

I wish Felicity Huffman wins, but I’m quite sure this award is pretty much Sarah Paulson’s.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Hugh Laurie, THE NIGHT MANAGER
John Lithgow, THE CROWN
Christian Slater, MR. ROBOT
John Travolta, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

Sterling K. Brown could win for PEOPLE V. O.J., like he did at the Emmys. However, it would be a shame if John Lithgow doesn’t take it away for his outstanding turn as Prime Minister Winston Churchill. I suspect the HFPA will not disappoint.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, THE NIGHT MANAGER
Lena Headey, GAME OF THRONES
Chrissy Metz, THIS IS US
Mandy Moore, THIS IS US
Thandie Newton, WESTWORLD

Lots of first-time roles nominated here. If the HFPA swings towards THIS IS US in Series – Drama, there’s a good chance Chrissy Metz wins this one. But I think it’ll be Thandie Newton.


MOTION PICTURES 

As for the motion picture nominees, I have only seen La La Land so far, so it’s a little difficult to gauge the outcome. I am quite sure La La Land will win Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy, Music, and Song. Damien Chazelle stands a good chance. Maybe even Ryan Gosling could win. However, the more deserving Emma Stone faces stiff competition from eight-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep, who will also be receiving the Cecille B. DeMille Award tonight. The motion picture nominees are:


Best Motion Picture — Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street

Best Director — Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture — Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
Zootopia

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival
Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, Lion
Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer, Hidden Figures

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“Can't Stop The Feeling!” – Trolls
“City Of Stars” – La La Land
“Faith” – Sing
“Gold” – Gold

“How Far I'll Go” – Moana 

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