Sunday, December 13, 2009

Golden Globe predictions - Just Acting

I swear these are my last predictions before the big Oscar ones. I postponed my usual Best Actress posting to put this up. The Globe noms will be announced on Tuesday (I think). So these are the possible nominees. Hell, my predictions! Just in the acting category, because these are the ones I care mostly about. The photos, I guess, represent possible winners (and nomination locks).

Actor - Drama:

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Viggo Mortensen, The Road

runner-up: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Actor - Comedy / Musical:

Matt Damon, The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Robert De Niro, Everybody's Fine
Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer

runner-up: the guy from A Serious Man

Actress - Drama:

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

runner-up: Abbie Cornish, Bright Star [or why not Robin Wright Penn]

Actress - Comedy / Musical:

Marion Cotillard, Nine
Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
Michelle Pfeiffer, Chéri
Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

runner-up: Bullock could easily sneak in instead of Pfeiffer or Zooey

Supporting Actor:

Alec Baldwin, It's Complicated
Alfred Molina, An Education
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

runner-up: Woody Harelson, The Messenger

Supporting Actress:

Penélope Cruz, Nine
Judi Dench, Nine
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’Nique, Precious
Susan Sarandon, The Lovely Bones

runner-up: Morton or Cotillard instead of Sarandon. I just don't see Julianne getting nominated here.

We'll see! Unfortunately I'll be at work when they'll announce them, but maybe I can see a recording of the live announcement when I get home (and ignore any info by then). Let's hope youtube will work fast.


Tom said...

Wouldn't "Up in the Air" fall in the Comedy category? Also I just saw "Me and Orson Welles" and Christian McKay is brilliant as Orson Welles and I think he should win Best Supporting Actor.

PS When are the nominations announced?

joe burns said...

Why do you think Julianne won't get a nomination?

Alex in Movieland said...

Tom, Up in the Air was officially announced in the Drama category. So no debate on that. :) I would never see Me and Orson Welles unless I'm dragged or by some miracle it gets an Oscar nom. To me, it's like the worse trailer of the year :)

Joe, because of screentime. She's not in it a lot and although they won't be able to ignore Firth, I don't think they'll go nuts for this movie. What contradicts my theory: they like Julianne Moore in general.

Vanessa said...

Do you really think that Everybody's Fine is in the Comedy category? I think it would go in Drama...

Alex in Movieland said...

well, Vanessa, it's hardly what I think it is... It's what the Golden Globes announced before the nominations. They usually release lists with which movie is what. It was also announced then that An Education and Up in the Air would compete in drama and not comedy

Vanessa said...

Really? On IMDb its categorized as strange...its probably all politics about in which category it would have a bigger chance to win...

Nigel said...
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Nigel said...

Why isn't anyone on the Bullock Express? She really is the potential "surprise."

Think "Erin Brokovich."
Julia Roberts shocked everyone by beating Ellen Burstyn, a favourite that year. Likewise, everyone has championed Carey Mulligan and Streep...and they could easily lose.

Bullock has a lot of love among the actors...that love could easily translate into votes.

Nigel Maruva Chikukwa said...

Bullock tied in with Streep at "Critics Choice Awards!"


Lol, we shall see..we shall see.