Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Projector: Golden Globes Edition

Don't mess with the Hollywood Foreign Press. They may not have quite the cache the Academy of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has, but their marble-based trophies carry a fair share of clout. Winning one usually leads to the bigger prize, an Oscar, so this evening is a key indicator of what to expect come February 24th. As was the case at the Critics' Choice Awards, I expect a prosperous evening for Argo, which will make Ben Affleck's Oscar snub look even more pathetic. If that's possible.

Best Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Pick: Argo
If not, then: Lincoln

Best Musical or Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kindgom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Pick: Les Misérables
If not, then: 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)

Pick: Ben Affleck (Argo)
If not, then: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

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

Pick: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
If not, then: Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

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

Pick: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
If not, then: Denzel Washington (Flight)

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
Jack Black (Bernie)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)
Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
Bill Murray Hyde (Park on Hudson)

Pick: Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)
If not, then: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

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

Pick: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
If not, then: Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)

Best Supporting Actress 

Amy Adams (The Master)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)

Pick: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
If not, then: Sally Field (Lincoln)

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin (Argo)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Pick: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
If not, then: Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)

Best Screenplay

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

Pick: Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
If not, then: Chris Terrio (Argo)

Best Foreign Language Film

A Royal Affair
The Intouchables
Rust and Bone

Pick: Amour
If not, then: The Intouchables

Best Animated Feature

Rise of the Guardians
Hotel Transylvania
Wreck-It Ralph

Pick: Brave
If not, then: Frankenweenie

Best Original Song

"For You" (Act of Valor)
"Not Running Anymore" (Stand Up Guys)
"Safe & Sound" (The Hunger Games)
"Skyfall" (Skyfall)
"Suddenly" (Les Misérables)

Pick: "Skyfall" (Skyfall)
If not, then: "Suddenly" (Les Misérables)

Best Original Score

Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina)
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil (Cloud Atlas)
John Williams (Lincoln)

Pick: John Williams (Lincoln)
If not, then: Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina)