News: GOLDEN GLOBES PREVIEW

By Mark Saldana

The 70th Golden Globe Awards which celebrates excellence in film and television will take place on Sunday, January 13 at 7:00 pm (CT) and will air on NBC.  Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take over the hosting duties from Ricky Gervais who hosted the event for the past three years.  As a regular habit/tradition, I will be watching the awards show and have my picks and predictions for the movie categories.  As I am not an avid television program viewer, I have no opinion or predictions for the TV categories.  Typically, I report on this event after it has taken place, but I realized that predictions carry very little credibility if they are reported after the results are known. Therefore, this year I will offer my choices prior to the show and will return to compare notes with the actual winners.  And now the nominees….

1.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a.    ARGO
Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smokehouse Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
b.    DJANGO UNCHAINED
The Weinstein Company, Columbia Pictures; The Weinstein Company/Sony Pictures Releasing
c.    LIFE OF PI
Fox 2000 Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox
d.    LINCOLN
DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox; Touchstone Pictures
e.    ZERO DARK THIRTY         (My Choice and Predicition)
Columbia Pictures andAnnapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

2.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a.    Jessica Chastain  –   ZERO DARK THIRTY      (My Prediction)
b.    Marion Cotillard – RUST AND BONE          (My Choice)
c.    Helen Mirren – HITCHCOCK
d.    Naomi Watts  – THE IMPOSSIBLE
e.    Rachel Weisz – THE DEEP BLUE SEA

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA|
a.    Daniel Day-Lewis  – LINCOLN       (My Prediction)
b.    Richard Gere – ARBITRAGE
c.    John Hawkes  – THE SESSIONS
d.    Joaquin Phoenix – THE MASTER    (My Choice)
e.    Denzel Washington – FLIGHT

4.    BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 
Blueprint Pictures/Participant Media; Fox Searchlight Pictures
b.    LES MISERABLES        (My Prediction)
Universal Pictures, A Working Title Films/Cameron Mackintosh Productions; Universal Pictures
c.    MOONRISE KINGDOM
Indian Paintbrush; Focus Features
d.    SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
CBS Films; CBS Films
e.    SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK     (My Choice)
The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

5.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    Emily Blunt – SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
b.    Judi Dench – THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
c.    Jennifer Lawrence  – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK     (My Choice and Prediction)
d.    Maggie Smith – QUARTET
e.    Meryl Streep  – HOPE SPRINGS

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a.    Jack Black  – BERNIE
b.    Bradley Cooper  – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
c.    Hugh Jackman  – LES MISERABLES         (My Choice and Prediction)
d.    Ewan McGregor – SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
e.    Bill Murray  – HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

7.    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
a.    BRAVE
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
b.    FRANKENWEENIE       (My Prediction)
Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures
c.    HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing
d.    RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
DreamWorks Animation LLC; Paramount Pictures
e.    WRECK-IT RALPH                (My Choice)
Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

8.    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
a.    AMOUR (AUSTRIA)             (My Prediction)
Les Films Du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film; Sony Pictures Classics
b.    A ROYAL AFFAIR (DENMARK)
(En kongelig affære) 
Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures
c.    THE INTOUCHABLES (FRANCE)
(Les Intouchables) 
The WeinstenCompany, Quad Productions, Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, Ten Films, Chaocorp; The Weinstein Company
d.    KON-TIKI (NORWAY/UK/DENMARK)
Nordisk Film Production, Recorded Picture Company; The Weinstein Company
e.    RUST AND BONE (FRANCE)      (My Choice)
(De rouille et d’os) 
Page 114, Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a.    Amy Adams – THE MASTER
b.    Sally Field – LINCOLN
c.    Anne Hathaway – LES MISERABLES   (My Choice and Prediction)
d.    Helen Hunt – THE SESSIONS
e.    Nicole Kidman – THE PAPERBOY

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a.    Alan Arkin – ARGO
b.    Leonardo DiCaprio – DJANGO UNCHAINED
c.    Philip Seymour Hoffman – THE MASTER
d.    Tommy Lee Jones – LINCOLN
e.    Christoph Waltz  – DJANGO UNCHAINED    (My Choice and Prediction)

11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
a.    Ben Affleck – ARGO
b.    Kathryn Bigelow – ZERO DARK THIRTY   (My Choice and Prediction)
c.    Ang Lee – LIFE OF PI
d.    Steven Spielberg – LINCOLN
e.    Quentin Tarantino – DJANGO UNCHAINED

12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
a.    Mark Boal – ZERO DARK THIRTY    (My Choice and Prediction)
b.    Tony Kushner – LINCOLN
c.    David O. Russell – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
d.    Quentin Tarantino – DJANGO UNCHAINED
e.    Chris Terrio – ARGO

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
a.    Mychael Danna – LIFE OF PI
b.    Alexandre Desplat – ARGO
c.    Dario Marianelli  – ANNA KARENINA
d.    Tom Tykwer – CLOUD ATLAS    (My Choice)
Johnny Klimek
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Reinhold Heil
 
e.    John Williams – LINCOLN    (My Prediction)

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
a.    “FOR YOU” — ACT OF VALOR
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
b.    “NOT RUNNING ANYMORE”—STAND UP GUYS
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi
Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
c.    “SAFE & SOUND” — THE HUNGER GAMES
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
d.    “SKYFALL”SKYFALL
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth
Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
e.    “SUDDENLY” — LES MISERABLES  (My Choice and Prediction)
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by: Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil

 

 

 

 

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