The Golden Globes, being held on January 7th and hosted by Seth Myers, released their nominations this week, and I get to play the annual game of trying to incorrectly guess all the nominees…or at least make my picks if they gave me a vote.
Best Motion Picture, Drama – Dunkirk — This WWII Drama is listed by many as one of the best movies of the year. I haven’t watched any of them yet…so my take on it is weak.
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – I, Tonya — James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is a great start into his directorial career, and The Greatest Showman had potential, but lacked a bit on execution. It may be the surprising I, Tonya that walks away with it.
Best Director, Motion Picture – Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya” — Emma Stone will make a run for it with Battle of the Sexes, but it’s I, Tonya that will be the continuing upset movie.
Or at least upsetting my picks.
Best Supporting Actress in Any Motion Picture – Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama – Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread” — It’s hard to ever argue against Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington’s (Roman J. Israel Esq.) performances, and the two of them are going to make this one interesting.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – Hugh Jackman, “The Greatest Showman” — Steve Carell’s performance in Battle of the Sexes will battle Jackman for the top ‘Showman’, the only brightside to a mostly dull movie.
Best Original Song, Motion Picture – “This is Me”, “The Greatest Showman”
Best Motion Picture, Animated – Coco
Best Television Series, Drama – “The Crown,” Netflix — Expect my review on the latest season within the next few days.
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy – “Master of None,” Netflix
Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama – Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why” — Best actor and actress in a TV series are some of my hardest choices. Claire Foy in The Crown should win her second straight award. But Langford made a good case for a surprise win, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale made big waves this year.
Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy – Alison Brie, ”Glow”
Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama – Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” — Schreiber is great as the hardcore Ray, but Jason Bateman’s Ozark made for a pleasantly good show, and Bob Odenkirk as Better Call Saul makes for a good argument.
Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy – William H. Macy, “Shameless” — Frank Gallagher is one of the best characters currently on TV, especially as his new reformed self, while Aziz Ansari keeps his Italian adventure in line for a win.
The following categories I hadn’t seen enough of/know enough about to make a decision or educated guess:
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Best Supporting Actor in Any Motion Picture
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television