Golden Globe Predictions

Best Motion Picture-Drama

Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, The King’s Speech, The Social Network

Who Will/Should Win: The Social Network

  Almost everybody seems to like The Social Network since the movie debut in October. The film has been carrying such a momentum that it has swept almost every major critic award for Best Picture including winning the Critic’s Choice Award on Friday night.

Best Performance by an Actor-Drama

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network, Colin Firth – The King’s Speech, James Franco – 127 Hours, Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine, Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Who Will/Should Win: Colin Firth

  All the actors nominated in this category delivered tremendous performances. However, Colin Firth’s performance in the film definitely deserves the recognition that he is getting. His Golden Globe win tonight will be the first step to getting his first Oscar. Not to be outshined by Firth, but James Franco also delivered a great performance. If there was an upset, I could see Franco as the winner in this category.

Best Performance by an Actress-Drama

Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice, Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole, Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone, Natalie Portman – Black Swan, Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Who Will/Should Win: Natalie Portman

  Mark my words: Natalie Portman is going all the way as the ballerina who loses herself in her role as the Swan Queen. This is her year to win any award she is nominated for her role because she deserves after going through physical (training for a year and losing 20 pounds) and possibly emotional toll to embody her character.

Best Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical

Alice in Wonderland, Burlesque, The Kids Are All Right, Red, The Tourist

Who Will/Should Win: The Kids Are All Right

  None of the other films nominated should have been nominated. This film should win no matter what.

Best Performance by an Actor-Comedy/Musical

Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland, Johnny Depp – The Tourist, Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version, Jake Gyllenhaal – Love And Other Drugs, Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Who Will Win: Johnny Depp

Who Should Win: Paul Giamatti

  Even though I have not seen it yet, I have heard Paul Giamatti really delivers another great performance. Judging from that, Giamatti should win compared to the other nominees. However, Johnny Depp is the HFPA’s darling by the fact that he is nominated twice for his roles in unfavorable films. I would not be surprised if he got the Golden Globe tonight and I would not be surprised if he did not win.

Best Performance by an Actress-Comedy/Musical

Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right, Anne Hathaway – Love And Other Drugs, Angelina Jolie – The Tourist, Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right, Emma Stone – Easy A

Who Will Win: Annette Benning

Who Should Win: Emma Stone

  Aside from Jolie, this is strong category. Not only should Annette Bening win, but she will get nominated for an Oscar this year. I also liked Emma Stone’s performance and first lead role in “Easy A” because she really carried the movie along with support from a great ensemble. Her performance proves that she has a bright future in Hollywood and that she belongs with the likes of Bening, Julianne Moore and Anne Hathaway.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Christian Bale – The Fighter, Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Andrew Garfield – The Social Network, Jeremy Renner – The Town, Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Who Will/Should Win: Christian Bale

Christian Bale’s performance as Dicky is not only the best performances of his career, but the best performance of the year. Bale embodies every character he has ever portrayed and his role in “The Fighter” is no exception.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams – The Fighter, Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan, Melissa Leo – The Fighter, Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Who Will/Should Win: Melissa Leo

  This is a hard category to determine as all of these actresses create amazing performances, but there can only be one winner. Carter was great as King George’s wife and so was Adams as the tough love interest in “The Fighter” and Weaver as the matriarch of an Australian crime family, but Melissa Leo will win for her portrayal of a domineering mother from Lowell, Massachusetts.

Best Director-Motion Picture

Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan, David Fincher – The Social Network, Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech, Christopher Nolan – Inception, David O. Russell – The Fighter

Who Will Win: David Fincher

Who Should Win: Christopher Nolan

  David Fincher’s “The Social Network” is not only the best film of the year, but it is Fincher’s best film he has ever directed. However, kudos goes to Christopher Nolan for directing the imaginative and surreal “Inception”. As there can only be one winner, Fincher will pull off the win and pave a road to a possible first Oscar for him.

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