Golden Globes Predictions


The Golden Globe Awards are tonight, 7pm Central on NBC. And guess what! I will be live-blogging the show right here on The Screen Life! Come visit throughout the night, and keep your finger on that F5 (refresh) key.

To get you in the mood, here are my predictions for the winners. Predicted winners are in bold, and in some cases I labeled an (alternate) where there are tight races. Please keep in mind, these are predictions of who and what I think WILL win, not what SHOULD win. For instance, I was not as big a fan of American Hustle as others, but it’s been gobbling up awards and nominations left and right. It now appears to be in a dead heat 3-way tie for the Best Picture Oscar win (with Gravity and 12 Years a Slave). I expect it to be rewarded handsomely tonight, despite my own misgivings.

Two final notes:

It’s is always a gamble, and usually a bad idea, to predict a split between Best Picture (either drama or comedy) and Director, but in this case it’s such a tight race between the 3 films, I decided to do just that to increase my chances. And as for the TV awards, all my predictions are a complete shot in the dark. I haven’t seen most of those shows, and have paid attention to their awards-buzz even less.

Remember, you can print out your own ballot here, and be sure to join me back here at 7pm Central for the live-blogging event!!!


Best Picture, Drama

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity (alternate)
  • Philomena
  • Rush

Best Picture, Comedy

  • American Hustle
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (alternate)
  • Alexander Payne, Nebraska
  • David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actor, Drama

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (alternate)
  • Idris Elba, Mandela
  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
  • Matthew McConaghey, Dallas Buyers Club
  • Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actress, Drama

  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks
  • Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Actor, Comedy

  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska (alternate)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress, Comedy

  • Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
  • Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
  • Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Enough Said
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County (alternate)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Bruhl, Rush
  • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
  • Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (alternate)
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Screenplay

  • Her, Spike Jonze
  • Nebraska, Bob Nelson
  • Philomena, Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan
  • 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
  • American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (alternate)

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Blue is the Warmest Color (alternate)
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • The Wind Rises

Best Original Song

  • Atlas (Hunger Games)
  • Let it Go (Frozen)
  • Ordinary Love (Mandela)
  • Please Mr. Kennedy (Inside Llewyn Davis) (alternate)
  • Sweeter Fiction (One Chance)

Best Score

  • All is Lost, Alex Ebert
  • Mandela, Alex Heffes
  • Gravity, Steven Price
  • Book Thief, John Williams
  • 12 Years a Slave, Hans Zimmer (alternate)

Best Animated Feature

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen



Best TV Movie or Miniseries

  • American Horror Story
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Dancing on the Edge
  • Top of the Lake
  • The White Queen

Best TV Series, Drama

  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Good Wife
  • House of Cards
  • Masters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Parks & Recreation

Best Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Helena Bonham Carter, Taylor & Burton
  • Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
  • Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra (alternate)
  • Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Actress, Drama

  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor, Drama

  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
  • James Spader, Black List

Best Actress, Comedy

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Best Actor, Comedy

  • Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Supporting Actor, TV Movie, Series or Miniseries

  • Josh Charles, The Good Wife
  • Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Corey Stoll, House of Cards
  • Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress, TV Movie, Series or Miniseries

  • Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Janet McTeer, The White Queen
  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Monica Potter, Parenthood
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

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