Posted by: ckckred | January 12, 2012

Golden Globe Predictions 2011

Well, on Sunday the Globes play, so I thought I’d post my predictions.  The Globes have pretty bad nominees, but I feel some good winners shall prevail, such as The Descendants and The Artist.  However, it could also lead to some pretty bad winners, which the Globes usually do.  Anyway, my predictions are below.

”The Descendants”
”The Help”
”The Ides of March”
”War Horse”

Should/Will Win: The Descendants will win deservingly.  I think it’s about time Alexander Payne gets the appreciation he deserves.

George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Should/Will Win: George Clooney’s terrific performance in The Descendants definitely means an award for Best Actor.

: Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton, “We Need To Talk About Kevin”

Should Win: Viola Davis.  It’d be nice for some new blood.

Will Win: Meryl Streep.  Don’t get me wrong, she’s a great actress, and I wouldn’t be disappointed if she won, but I’d like a new winner.

”The Artist”
”Midnight in Paris”
”My Week with Marilyn”

Should/Will Win: I haven’t seen many comedies this year, but The Artist ranks among one of the best films, maybe even the best, of the year.  I’m going to have to yes for this one.

: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Joseph Gordon Levitt, “50/50″
Ryan Gosling, “Crazy Stupid Love”
Brendan Gleeson, “The Guard”
Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris”

Should/Will Win: Jean Dujardin’s terrific performance as silent film actor George Valentin is a got-for winner.

: Jodi Foster, “Carnage”
Charlize Theron, “Young Adult”
Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”
Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”
Kate Winslet, “Carnage”

Okay, this is where it gets tough.  I haven’t seen any of the films any of these stars are in, and it could be a toss-up between Charlize Theron, Kirsten Wiig, and Michelle Williams.

Kenneth Branagh, “My Week with Marilyn”
Albert Brooks, “Drive”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Viggo Mortensen, “A Dangerous Method”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

This category may determine whether Albert Brooks or Christopher Plummer will take the Oscar.  Right now I think Plummer might win.

: Berenice Bejo,  “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

I enjoyed all the performances here, but there’s now way I’d bet against Octavia Spencer.

: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
George Clooney, “The Ides of March”
Michael Huzanivicius, “The Artist”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Should Win: Alexander Payne

Will Win: Michael Huzanivicius

Okay, here me out.  It’s hard to determine which film had better directing, especially since Steven Spielberg wasn’t even nominated, but I’m leaning towards Payne because of the fascinating scenery in The Descendants, plus he’s been nominated before and has never won.  But I think Huzanivicius will win because of the buzz from The Artist and its silent-film story.

”The Artist”
”The Descendants”
”The Ides of March”
”Midnight in Paris”

Should/Will Win: The Descendants had a terrific screenplay, and I don’t think the HFPA will ignore it.

”The Artist”
”The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
”War Horse”

Should Win: War Horse should win.  John Williams is my favorite composer, and the movie has a great score.

Wiil Win: I’m thinking this is The Artist’s award, since its score accompanied most of the film.

”Lay Down Your Head” – “Albert Nobbs”
Music: Brian Byrne; Lyrics: Glenn Close

“Hello Hello” – “Gnomeo and Juliet”
Music: Elton John; Lyrics: Bernie Taupin

“The Living Proof” – “The Help”
Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr.
Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas

“The Keeper” – “Machine Gun Preacher”
Music & Lyrics: Chris Cornell

“Masterpiece” – “W.E”
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

I don’t know what to say for this one.  I’m not a music critic.  I’d just be happy if Madonna doesn’t win.

”The Adventures of Tintin”
”Arthur Christmas”
”Cars 2″
”Puss in Boots”

Should Win: The Adventures of Tintin

Will Win: Rango

I named a tie for the best-animated film between Tintin and Rango.  But I’m leaning towards Tintin because it figured out how to express emotions through motion capture.  I’m guessing Rango will win, but I’d still be happy if it did.

”Flowers of War”
”The Land of Blood and Honey”
”The Kid with A Bike”
”A Separation”
”The Skin I Live In”

Haven’t seen any of these, but based on reviews I’ve seen, I’d say The Skin I Live In.

: ”American Horror Story”
”Boardwalk Empire”
”Game of Thrones”

Should Win/Will Win:Homeland

With Breaking Bad out of the race, most critics are leaning towards Homeland.  And I think the Globes will give it the award for that.

: Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Kelsey Grammer, “Boss”
Jeremy Irons, “The Borgias”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Should Win: Bryan Cranston

Will Win: Steve Buscemi

Though I haven’t caught up to the most recent season of Breaking Bad, seeing Cranston’s past performance I think he should win.  But Breaking Bad wasn’t even nominated, so I think it will be another victory for Boardwalk Empire.

Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Mireille Enos, “The Killing”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Madeleine Stowe, “Revenge”
Callie Thorne, “Necessary Roughness”

This category seems to be a throw-up between Clair Danes and Julianna Margulies.  I say they should go with the new blood and give it to Danes.

”New Girl”
”Modern Family”

Okay, this category is pretty awful with some major comedy snubs.  I’ve heard good things about Enlightened, but I haven’t seen it.  I’m guessing Modern Family will win, unless the Globes want to anger every critic by picking Glee again.

: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”
Thomas Jane, “Hung
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

A very awful category.  I’m leaning towards Alec Baldwin, but the airplane controversy might help the other nominees here.  In that case, Matt LeBlanc could win.

: Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Laura Linney, “The Big C”

Should Win: Amy Poehler

Will Win: Zooey Deschanel

Amy Poehler helped make Parks and Rec TV’s best comedy, but Deschanel has a higher rated series.  Seeing how the Globes lean towards ratings, I’d say Deschanel.

”The Hour”
”Downton Abbey”
”Cinema Verite”
”Mildred Pierce”
”Too Big to Fail”

Downton Abbey anyone?

Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
William Hurt, “Too Big Too Fail”
Bill Nighy, “Page Eight”
Dominic West, “Appropriate Adult”

I’m thinking Hugh Bonneville if Downton Abbey succeeds.

: Romola Garai, “The Hour”
Diane Lane, “Cinema Verite”
Elizabeth McGovern, “Downton Abbey”
Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult”
Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”

Don’t vote against Kate Winslet.

: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Paul Giamatti, “Too Big Too Fail”
Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce”
Tim Robbins, “Cinema Verite”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Since Dinklage won the Emmy, I’d say he’d probably win the Globe.

: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Kelly Macdonald, “Boardwalk Empire”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, “Mildred Pierce”

It’s suprising how Martindale wasn’t nominated for Justified, despite the fact she won the Emmy.  Seeing the Globe’s taste, they’d unfortunately go to Jessica Lange for the self-destruct series American Horror Story.



  1. I was just searching through themes and picked the one you have… I didn’t notice at first because yours is so customized 😀 guess there’s no point in asking your opinion on it then, eh? 😉

    On the note of the Golden Globes, I am very excited!

    • Thanks for the comment of the new theme. The theme I have now, Ocean Mist, is very good.

      As for the Globes, I am excited to watch. I’m really hoping The Descendants will win.

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