Award Season Prophecies: The Golden Globes

As it is Award Season, and I am a little bit of a film buff, I am going to give you my predictions for the upcoming big award shows. And tonight is one of the big ones: the Golden Globes!

Now, to be fair, I haven't seen all the films up for awards, but I've seen the trailers and heard the buzz so I'm going for an educated guess.

Film I think will win
Film(s) I want to win

Best Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Musical/Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kindgom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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

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

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

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

Best Supporting Actress 
Amy Adams - The Master
Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Nicole Kidman - The Paperboy

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin - Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Christoph Waltz - 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

Best Foreign Language Film
A Royal Affair
The Intouchables
Rust and Bone

Best Animated Feature
Rise of the Guardians
Hotel Transylvania
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Original Song
"For You," music and lyrics by Monty Powell, Keith Urban (Act of Valor)
"Not Running Anymore," music and lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi (Stand Up Guys) 
"Safe & Sound," music and lyrics by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett (The Hunger Games) 
"Skyfall," music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth (Skyfall) 
"Suddenly," music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil (Les Miserables)

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

There are many reasons why I chose what I did. Some of them were just stabs in the dark, particularly in categories where I haven't seen any of the nominated films but with Hollywood, you can make good guesses which film is going to win *coughLincolncoughLesMiscough*. And in the cases where I've highlighted more than one film which I want to win, that means I liked those films enough to want them to win.

Anyway, those are my predictions. We'll find out tonight how well I did... (Results are now in and compared over here!)

What are your predictions for this year's Golden Globes? Let me know!

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