Thursday, December 13, 2012

Projecting the Globes UPDATE

UPDATE: The Golden Globes nominations are in, Lincoln leads the pack with 7 nods, Argo and Django Unchained right behind with 5. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association reaffirming their adoration of Quentin Tarantino and surprising everyone with a plethora of nominations for the largely forgotten Salmon Fishing in Yemen. Here's the list:

Best Motion Picture (Drama)
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
High Jackman, Les Miserables
Ewen McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judy Dench, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour (Austria)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
The Intouchables (France)
Kon-Tiki (Norway/UK/Demark)
Rust and Bone (France)


While The Oscars are the undisputed heavyweight champs of film industry awards, don't discount the importance of its slightly more diminutive and diversified brother, The Golden Globes. Days after both the BFCA and SAG announced their best of 2012 nominees, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association doles out its picks for the year's standout films and performances. Here are my predictions ahead of this morning's announcement:

(Nominees listed in order of strength)

Best Picture (Drama)
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi
Django Unchained

On deck:
The Master

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
Les Miserables
Silver Linings Playbook
Moonrise Kingdom
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

On deck:

Best Director
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Ben Affleck (Argo)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Tom Hooper (Les Miserables)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

On deck:
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
Sam Mendes (Skyfall)

Best Actor (Drama)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)
Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock)
Richard Gere (Arbitrage)

On deck:
Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Jack Black (Bernie)
Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson)
Omar Sy (The Intouchables)

On deck:
Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths)
Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street)

Best Actress (Drama)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina)

On deck:
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Maggie Smith (Quartet)
Shirley MacLaine (Bernie)
Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)
Barbra Streisand (The Guilt Trip)

On deck:
Leslie Mann (This Is 40)
Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike)

On deck:
Javier Bardem (Skyfall)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables)
Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Amy Adams (The Master)
Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Judi Dench (Skyfall)

On deck:
Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)
Samantha Barks (Les Miserables)

Best Screenplay
Lincoln (Tony Kushner)
Argo (Chris Terrio)
Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boal)
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

On deck:
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Les Miserables (William Nicholson)
Life of Pi (David Magee)

Best Animated Feature
Wreck-It Ralph
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Rise of the Guardians

On deck:

Best Foreign Language Film
The Intouchables (France)
Amour (Austria)
Rust and Bone (France)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
Sister (Switzerland)

On deck:
No (Chile)
Fill the Void (Israel)

Best Score
Lincoln (John Williams)
The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer)
Argo (Alexandre Desplat)
The Master (Johnny Greenwood)
Life of Pi (Mychael Danna)

On deck:
Moonrise Kingdom (Alexandre Desplat)
Zero Dark Thirty (Alexandre Desplat)
Rise of the Guardians (Alexandre Desplat)