GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2018 PREDICTIONS

Paul Mendoza

Sunday January 7th 8pm

The critics awards have all been handed out and there is no clear front runner for any award so far. That could all change with the Golden Globes! This is the fun awards show where the nominees sit together and drink all night. I have a feeling Harvey Weinstein’s name will come up a few times. Oh and perhaps, a certain Mr. Trump. I have yet to see all the nominees but I will still venture a guess as to how it will all turn out. Ready? Here we go!
Movies

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Dunkirk”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Dunkirk was the most cinematic and international of this group. Keep an eye on The Post to snag victory at the last moment however.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“The Disaster Artist”
“Get Out”
“The Greatest Showman”
“I, Tonya”
“Lady Bird”

The Disaster Artist was the funniest film of the year. Get Out was a pleasant surprise! A hybrid horror/comedy film. But Lady Bird should take the honors.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

Frances McDormand was fantastic in Three Billboards. Sally Hawkins is the dark horse here. She doesn’t say a word a la Holly Hunter in The Piano. She could steal the hearts of the foreign press for The Shape Of Water.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Tom Hanks, “The Post”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”


Gary Oldman is the one sure Oscar nominee in this category and he is long overdue. But this is Daniel Day Lewis’ last film (so he says) and they might want to send him out in style.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”
Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”

I hear Margot Robbie is a revelation in I, Tonya but it’s Saorsie Ronan’s year.

Best Director
Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Ridley Scott, “All The Money in the World”
Steven Spielberg, “The Post”

Christopher Nolan is taking this. He is long overdue. But this is the Hollywood Foreign Press so watch out for Guillermo Del Toro!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”
Ansel Elgort, “Baby Driver”
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Hugh Jackman, “The Greatest Showman”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

James Franco is too funny in The Disaster Artist not to give him this award.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Laurie Metcalf gives the performance of her career in Lady Bird but Allison Janney has room on her crowded awards shelf for one more.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

I’m picking Sam Rockwell because he is another actor long overdue for recognition and he was amazing in Three Billboards but this one is so wide open. Willem Dafoe could be the surprise here.

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“The Shape of Water”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“Dunkirk”

I’m taking Alexander Desplat for The Shape Of Water.

Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture
“The Shape of Water”
“Lady Bird”
“The Post”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Molly’s Game”

The Golden Globes don’t separate adapted from original like the Academy Awards do so that makes this an even harder choice. I have to go with martin McDonagh for Three Billboards but Aaron Sorkin could take it for Molly’s Game.

Best Animated Film
“The Boss Baby”
“The Breadwinner”
“Ferdinand”
“Coco”
“Loving Vincent”

I have to go with Coco! It tells the story of my people! Mi gente!

TV

Best TV series – Drama
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

The Golden Globes likes to reward new shows so I’m taking The Handmaid’s Tale.

Best performance by Actress in a TV series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”
Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

It’s Elizabeth Moss’ year! Though Maggie Gyllenhaal was amazing in The Deuce.

Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Really tough. I’m taking Freddie Highmore because he never was recognized for Bates Motel and I hear he is great on The Good Doctor. But Sterling K. Brown took the Emmy so don’t count him out.

Best TV series – Musical or Comedy
“Black-ish”
“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Master of None”
“SMILF”
“Will & Grace”

WILL & GRACE — Pictured: “Will & Grace” Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

The triumphant return of Will and Grace may be what propels it into the winner’s circle past Black-ish.

Best performance by an Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari “Master of None”
Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Eric McCormack, “Will and Grace”

Anthony Anderson takes it for Black-ish but if Black-ish wins Best Comedy look for Eric McCormack to represent for Will and Grace here.

Best performance by an Actress in a TV series – Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Alison Brie, “Glow”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

Wow! All first time nominees in new shows! I love Alison Brie! But Louis CK’s protegee Pamela Adlon may be the winner here.

Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Big Little Lies”
“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“The Sinner”
“Top of the Lake: China Girl”

It’s Big Little Lies all the way! But I did love Feud: Bette and Joan.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Jude Law, “The Young Pope”
Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks”
Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”
Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”

Look, all these fellas were amazing but Kyle MacLachlan carries all 18 hours of Twin peaks playing at least 3 versions of Agent Cooper and 2 versions of Dougie. It was a tour de force.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

All of these women were outstanding but Nicole Kidman took the Emmy and she’ll take the Golden Globe. The only one who has a shot is Globe favorite Jessica Lange.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alfred Molina, “Feud”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
David Thewlis, “Fargo”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Alexander Skarsgard played a complicated villain in Big Little Lies and won the Emmy. He should win here, too but damn if that little dance that Hopper does in Stranger Things doesn’t give him a shot!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Chrissy Metz, “This is Us”
Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of Lies”
Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”

I’m going with Big Little Lies all the way! Michelle Pfieffer is a longtime favorite, however so watch your back Miss Dern!