Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning this Sunday for their third hosting stint at the Golden Globe awards. Thank God for that; recently, this show has been more reliable than the Oscars. In the promo above, the hosts promise not to keep it fresh their third time ’round. Sounds very reasonable in this case.
Time to make predictions.
In the Drama categories, everybody believes in Boyhood as a winner, with Richard Linklater likely to pick up an award for Best Director (he will face competition from Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman, though). Julianne Moore will win for Alzheimer drama Still Alice and Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything (even though I would prefer to see Benedict Cumberbatch win for The Imitation Game). J.K. Simmons is a shoo-in in the Supporting Actor race for Whiplash; Patricia Arquette looks likely to win for her beautiful supporting performance in Boyhood. Birdman will possibly win Best Score, although I would prefer to see Alexandre Desplat pick up an award for The Imitation Game. The Grand Budapest Hotel is in a good position to win Best Screenplay.
In the Comedy/Musical categories, Birdman will win Best Motion Picture (but I would prefer The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Michael Keaton will pick up a Best Actor award for that film. In the Best Actress category, it’s a dead heat between Emily Blunt in Into the Woods and Amy Adams in Big Eyes; Blunt may have the upper hand.
Best Animated Feature is likely to go The Lego Movie‘s way. The Polish drama Ida is the frontrunner in the Foreign Language Film race. The Best Song category belongs to “Glory”, a John Legend and Common collaboration, from Selma.
It seems to be a race between the second season of House of Cards and newcomer The Affair, but the Golden Globes gets a kick out of shaking things up a bit, so I believe in the latter for Best Drama Series. Viola Davis will win for How to Get Away with Murder. The Best Actor race stands between three guys – Dominic West in The Affair, Clive Owen in The Knick and Kevin Spacey in House of Cards. The last one seems to have the upper hand.
In the Comedy category, everybody seems to believe that Orange is the New Black will win for its second season. But it wasn’t a great season and this is the Golden Globes and I believe Transparent will win. Jeffrey Tambor will pick up a Golden Globe for that show and the Actress category seems to belong to Gina Rodriguez for Jane the Virgin. In the Best Supporting Actress race, it’s down to either Uzo Aduba in Orange is the New Black or Kathy Bates in American Horror Story.
The TV movies and miniseries category is hard. Will True Detective or Fargo, two anthology series, pick up the main award? True Detective seems to be a frontrunner, but I would personally pick Fargo. Any other year, Olive Kitteridge would be the obvious winner. Still, Frances McDormand will win Best Actress for that miniseries. Bill Murray is a heavy contender for Olive Kitteridge in the Best Supporting Actor race, but he was onscreen for like ten minutes. I would prefer to see Matt Bomer win for The Normal Heart, and he’s also Murray’s hottest competitor for the award. Matthew McConaughey will continue his streak from last year and win for True Detective.