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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Globe predictions

Golden Globes are handed out on Sunday night. Let me read the tea leaves for you...

Best Motion Picture Drama:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Prediction: Slumdog will be the final answer.
Watch out for: Benjamin Button.

Best Actor Drama:

Leo DiCaprio (Revolutionary Road)
Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
Sean Penn (Milk)
Brad Pitt (Benjamin Button)
Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)

Prediction: This is a really tough race, but I'm betting on comeback kid Mickey Rourke to win.
Watch out for: Sean Penn in the role of his career in Milk.

Best Actress Drama:
Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
Angelina Jolie (Changeling)
Meryl Streep (Doubt)
Kristin Scott Thomas (I've Loved You So Long)
Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)

Prediction: This is also a very strong category. Winslet is disgracefully overdue, but there was a mixed reaction to her movie. I think Anne Hathaway is going to win for a career-changing performance.
Watch out for: Kate Winslet.

Best Director:
Danny Boyle (Slumdog)
Stephen Daldry (The Reader)
David Fincher (Benjamin Button)
Ron Howard (F/N)
Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road)

Prediction: I think this is the one race where Benjamin Button will pick up a gong. David Fincher to edge out Boyle.
Watch out for: Danny Boyle and the Slumdog juggernaut.

Best Supporting Actor:

Tom Cruise (Tropic Thunder)
Robert Downey Jnr (Tropic Thunder)
Ralph Fiennes (The Duchess)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt)
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Prediction: Is there anyone who doesn't believe the late Heath Ledger is going to win this?
Watch out for: Downey Jnr had a great year - the only real competition here.

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (Doubt)
Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Viola Davis (Doubt)
Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)
Kate Winslet (The Reader)

Prediction: An electrifying Penelope Cruz will go home with the Globe.
Watch out for: Viola Davis is building a lot of support for her small but pivotal turn in Doubt.

Other categories:
Best Picture Musical/Comedy: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Actor M/C: Dustin Hoffman (Last Chance Harvey)
Best Actress M/C: Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky)

Best Screenplay: Slumdog
Best Animated Movie: Wall-E
Best Foreign Language Movie: Gomorrah
Best Score: Slumdog
Best Song: 'The Wrestler', Bruce Springsteen

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