Golden Globe Predictions for 2014!
The Golden Globe nominations are finally out and what better way for us to celebrate than to predict who we think will win for each category! This year, “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” are leading the nominations. Both films received seven Golden Globe nods and we figure that there is a good chance that one of these two films will sweep the award ceremony! Check out our Golden Globe predictions for 2014!
Best Drama (Motion Picture)
12 Years a Slave
“12 Years a Slave” was a really powerful film and we think there is a great chance that it will take home the Golden Globe award for this category. “Gravity” is a tough contender though. If “12 Years a Slave” doesn’t win then we think “Gravity” is the only other real choice.
Best Musical/Comedy (Motion Picture)
Inside Lleweyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street
There is a lot of buzz around “Nebraska” and “American Hustle,” but we definitely want “American Hustle” to take home this award!
Best Director (Motion Picture)
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle
We think it is a toss up between Alfonso Cuarón for “Gravity” and Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave;” however, if we had to choose just one, we would go with “Gravity.”
Best Actor in a Drama (Motion Picture)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyer’s Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
We are guessing that Chiwetel Ejiofor will win for his role in “12 Years a Slave;” however, considering that Nelson Mandela just passed away, Idris Elba could sneak in and win for his role in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
Best Actress in a Drama (Motion Picture)
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day
There is a lot of buzz around Cate Blanchett and her role in “Blue Jasmine” and we think she might be the best pick in this category. Sandra Bullock was also pretty amazing in “Gravity,” so we think she may be a strong contender. If Blanchett doesn’t win, then we are rooting for Bullock.
Best Actor a Musical or Comedy (Motion Picture)
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo Di Caprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Everyone thinks Bruce Dern will take this award for his role in “Nebraska;” however, Leonardo DiCaprio is considered a strong contender for his role in “The Wolf on Wall Street.” We are hoping DiCaprio takes this award home. He hasn’t taken home a Golden Globe award for several years now, so we think it is time!
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical (Motion Picture)
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
This category is a tough one with three strong contenders: Amy Adams in “American Hustle;” Julie Delpy in “Before Midnight;” and Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County.” In spite of the tough competition, we think Adams will take this one. As an actress, she is flawless and her performance in “American Hustle” is nothing short of excellent.
Best Screenplay (Motion Picture)
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope/Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, American Hustle
Everyone is raving about John Ridley’s screenplay for “12 Years a Slave” so we figure this one will definitely win for Best Screenplay!
Best Animated Feature (Motion Picture)
Despicable Me 2
Something tells us that “Frozen” will win this one!
Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture)
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer’s Club
For this award, we think Jared Leto will win for his role as the HIV-positive transgender character named Rayon in “Dallas Buyers Club.” But, if Leto doesn’t take the award home, then it will be Michael Fassbender for his role as the nefarious slave owner Epps in “12 Years a Slave.” We definitely want Leto to win though!
Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture)
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Jennifer Lawrence steals every scene in American Hustle and, for that reason, we think she’ll walk away with the Golden Globe this year.
Best Drama TV Series
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
We think it is almost a guarantee that “Breaking Bad” will take this award home. Season five of “Breaking Bad” was flawless and there isn’t much on television that can compete with it. Although there is a lot of hype around shows like “Masters of Sex” and “The Good Wife,” “Breaking Bad” seems like the obvious winner to us.
Best Actress in a TV Drama
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Since there is no one from “Breaking Bad” in this category, we are going to go with Taylor Schilling from “Orange is the New Black.”
Best Actor in a TV Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
We’re hoping that Bryan Cranston from “Breaking Bad” will take this one. People are calling it “final season love!”
Best TV Comedy Series
Parks and Recreation
The Big Bang Theory
Although everyone seems to be predicting that “Girls” will take this award home for the second year in a row, we’re going to go with “Modern Family.” We think it is time to switch it up!
Best Actress in a TV Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Everyone is rooting for Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her role in “Veep,” so we figure we will jump right on board!
Best Actor in a TV Comedy
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Jim Parsons is amazing as Sheldon on “The Big Bang Theory” and right now everyone is buzzing about him, so we figure that there is a great chance he will take this award home!
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Everyone is predicting that Janet McTeer will win for her role in “White Queen” and who are we to disagree?
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
We’re rooting for Aaron Paul for his amazing role in “Breaking Bad.” He definitely deserves this award.