2016 Award Season Predictions: And The Golden Globe Goes To…

First off, Happy New Year friends! I hope your 2016 is going terrifically well and that your commitment to your resolutions is at an all-year high this week. However, if you’re posting photos at the gym and secretly eating chicken wings, that’s perfectly fine – I personally will be eating them loud and proud in my high school prom dress on my couch as I watch the Golden Globes this coming Sunday.

Ricky Gervais is returning to his hosting gig at the Globes this weekend but other than that piece of knowledge, I really have no clue as to what the show will bring. I think many will agree that there is no singular overarching standout of a film in every which way across multiple categories this year, and there are so many categories at the Globes that they’re not always the clearest indicators of what will happen going forward in award season. Add an interesting batch of nominees across the television categories and there will surely be many surprises at this year’s ceremony.

As always, I have to share a disclaimer that I am not completely caught up on all television and film nominees, especially because I’m studying for an exam this week. Some of my guesses are partial to buzz, reviews and analysis (my favourite is Vanity Fair’s podcast Little Gold Men), some are based on what I’ve seen, and some are random bets. With that, the Golden Globe(s) goes to…

Best Motion Picture (Drama): Spotlight or The Revenant
Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): The Martian 
Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn or Cate Blanchett, Carol
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Bryan Cranston, Trumbo or Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): Lily Tomlin, Grandma or Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): Christian Bale, The Big Short or Matt Damon, The Martian SIDE NOTE: Mark Ruffalo is nominated for Infinitely Polar Bear and it’s one of his best performances ever. I saw it at TIFF two years ago and didn’t hear much about it after, which is a shame. Please find a way to watch it, you won’t regret it!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight or Jane Fonda, Youth
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Michael Shannon, 99 Homes or Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Director (Motion Picture): Tom McCarthy, Spotlight or Ridley Scott, The Martian
Best Screenplay (Motion Picture): Spotlight or The Big Short
Best Motion Picture (Animated): Inside Out
Best Motion Picture (Foreign Language): Mustang
Best Original Score (Motion Picture): Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Best Original Song (Motion Picture): See You Again, Furious 7 SIDE NOTE: I’ve said it before and I will say it again – Wiz Khalifa is going to win a Golden Globe, a Grammy and an OSCAR this year
Best Television Series (Drama): Narcos or Mr.Robot
Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy): Silicon Valley
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Fargo
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story or Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: David Oyelowo, Nightingale or Patrick Wilson, Fargo
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Drama): Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama): Rami Malek, Mr. Robot or Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy): Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy): Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent or Aziz Ansari, Master of None SIDE NOTE: This feels like a really heavy category. TV pundits, what say you?!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Regina King, American Crime
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline or Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

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Come back here on Monday for some thoughts on the winners, lols and criticisms of the Globes OR feel free to follow and tweet with me during the red carpet and awards ceremony on Sunday as I eat my saucy wings and (hopefully) praise the press for remembering that #AskHerMore is not a limited series.

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