This weekend marks the beginning of award season as the biggest celebrities in movies and television hit the red carpet for the Golden Globes. Hosted once again by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler the show is practically guaranteed to be laugh-out-loud hilarious.
However, in between comic relief provided by the two funniest women in the country (world? Universe?) there will be moments of seriousness as the best of the best are presented with their awards. Who will win at this year’s Golden Globes? You’ll have to wait until this weekend to find out; but here are my predictions for the biggest categories of the year.
Best Motion Picture, Drama
The nominees are 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, and Rush.
It’s my prediction that the winner in this category is going to be 12 Years a Slave. It was poignant, popular and a completely obvious choice to take home the Globe.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
The nominees are Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Sandra Bullock for Gravity, Dame Judi Dench for Philomena, Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks, and Kate Winslet for Labor Day.
When Dame Judi Dench is in the running, there’s no question that she’s going to win for her role in Philomena. She was phenomenal and deserves the Globe.
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Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
The nominees are Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave, Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips, Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyer’s Club, and Robert Redford in All is Lost.
When it comes to a dramatic film, no one was more dramatic in his role than Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyer’s Club. He’s taking home the Golden Globe in this category and he’s going to get an Oscar nod for the same.
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The nominees are American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and the Wolf of Wall Street.
Hands down the winner is the Wolf of Wall Street. Enough said.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Muscial or Comedy
The nominees are Amy Adams in American Hustle, Julie Delpy in Before Midnight, Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Enough Said, and Meryl Streep in August: Osage County.
Meryl Streep might have a reputation for being nominated for more awards than she actually wins, but her role in August: Osage County was hands down flawless. She’s taking home the Globe this year; and dare I say the Oscar as well?
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Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The nominees are Christian Bale in American Hustle, Bruce Dern in Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio in the Wolf of Wall Street, Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis, and Joaquin Phoenix in Her.
We all know the winner in this role is Leonardo DiCaprio. He can practice is Oscar acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.
Best Animated Feature Film
The nominees are The Croods, Despicable Me 2, and Frozen.
As the mother of a 5-year-old and an almost 3-year-old little girls, I’ve seen them all and I have to say that while all three were absolutely adorable, the winner will be Despicable Me 2. How can you not love a mInion?
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
The nominees are Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine, Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle, Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave, Julia Roberts in August: Osage County, and June Squibb in Nebraska.
I’m torn to pieces between Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this one is going to Miss Roberts.
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The nominees are Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips, Daniel Bruhl in Rush, Bradley Cooper in American Hustle, Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave, and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyer’s Club.
Jared Leto has this award in the bag.
Best TV Series, Drama
The nominees are Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, and Masters of Sex.
We all know Breaking Bad is going to win, because everyone loves this show and it’s never going to change.
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
The nominees are Julianna Margulies in the Good Wife, Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black, Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black, Kerry Washington in Scandal, and Robin Wright in House of Cards.
I’d say that this has really been Kerry Washington’s year, and based on that alone; she’s going home with the Golden Globe.
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
The nominees are Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad, Live Schreiber in Ray Donovan, Michael Sheen in Masters of Sex, Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, and James Spader in The Blacklist.
Bryan Cranston has never won for his role in Breaking Bad and this absolutely has to be his year.
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
The nominees are The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Modern Family, and Parks and Recreation.
They’ve won before – a few times, in fact – but it’s my opinion that Modern Family is simply the funniest comedy on television and they deserve the win.
Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
The nominees are Zooey Deschanel in New Girl, Lena Dunham in Girls, Edi Falco in Nurse Jackie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep, and Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation.
I’d like to see Amy Poehler take home the Globe, but I have a feeling this one is going straight to the New Girl herself, Zooey Deschanel.
Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
The nominees are Jason Bateman in Arrested Development, Don Cheadle in House of Lies, Michael J. Fox in The Michael J. Fox Show, Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory, and Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Jason Bateman is everyone’s favorite in Arrested Development and he’s taking home the Globe.
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
The nominees are American Horror Story: Coven, Behind the Candelabra, Dancing on the Edge, Top of the Lake, and White Queen.
Behind the Candelabra is all over the map right now, which means they’re going home with the Globe.
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
The nominees are Helena Bonham Carter in Burton and Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson in The White Queen, Jessica Lange in American Horror Story: Coven, Helen Mirren in Spector, and Elisabeth Moss in Top of the Lake.
Two words: Helen Mirren. You can’t beat her. It’s impossible.
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
The nominees are Matt Damon for Behind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra, Chiwetel Ejiofor in Dancing on the Edge, Idris Elba in Luther, and Al Pacino in Spector.
This one is going to Matt Damon. He can put it next to this Oscar.
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie
The nominees are Jacqueline Bissett for Dancing on the Edge, Janet McTeer for The White Queen, Hayden Panettiere in Nashville, Monic Potter in Parenthood, and Sofia Vergara in Modern Family.
I’m going out on a limb here and giving my prediction for this award to Hayden Panettiere. I don’t care for Nashville as a whole but my husband enjoys the show and I have to say that no one plays a mean girl quite like Panettiere. Her work is flawless.
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie
The nominees are Josh Charles for The Good Wife, Rob Lowe for Behind the Candelabra, Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad, Corey Stoll for House of Cards, and Jon Voight for Ray Donovan.
Let’s hand it to Rob Lowe.
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