71st Golden Globe Awards Preview & Predictions

71st Golden Globe Awards Preview & Prediction


Sunday, January 12, NBC will broadcast the 71st Golden Globe Awards at 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET. It will be co-hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Read more of this preview to find out who has been nominated and what my predictions are as to the winners of each award!

Before the 71st Golden Globe Awards show, starting at 7:00 p.m.ET, there will be an hour-long show on NBC called The 2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special which will be hosted by Today show hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly and Tamron Hall.

This pre-show special, produced by dick clark productions and presented by them and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), will take place on the Red Carpet, and it will feature fascinating interviews with Golden Globes nominees and some of the brightest stars in the film and television industry.

The Golden Globe Awards shows are popular worldwide, and are viewed in over 160 countries. Last year’s Golden Globe Awards show was watched by 20 million viewers, and this year’s is expected to have even more viewers, especially with the return of the popular co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The presenters for the Golden Globes Awards include: Ben Affleck,
Kevin Bacon, Drew Barrymore, Orlando Bloom, Sandra Bullock, Jim Carrey, Sean Combs, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey, Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Mila Kunis, Melissa McCarthy, Seth Meyers, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, and many more.

 

Predictions for the Golden Globe Awards Winners

Up for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Drama are the five movies 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, and Rush. Gravity could very well win this award, but I will choose 12 Years a Slave to win this award.

The Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category has five films nominated: American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and The Wolf of Wall Street. These are all great movies, and any one3 of them could end up as the winner, but I will say that this award will be won by American Hustle.

The Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Motion Picture, Drama, Actor nominees are Chiwetel Ejiofor for his performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave, Idris Elba as Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips in Captain Phillips, Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, and
Robert Redford as Our Man in All Is Lost. I predict that the winner will be Tom Hanks.

The nominees for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Motion Picture, Drama, Female category are Cate Blanchett as Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis in Blue Jasmine, Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity, Judi Dench as Philomena Lee in Philomena, Emma Thompson as P.L Travers in Saving Mr. Banks, and
Kate Winslet as ADele Wheeler in Labor Day. I will say that the winner will be Sandra Bullock.

The five nominees for the Golden Globe Award Best Performance in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, Actor, are Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle, Bruce Dern as Woody Grant in Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis in Inside Llewyn Davis, and Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly in Her. This was a difficult choice for me, but I’ll say that the winner will be Joaquin Phoenix.

On to the nominees for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, Actress. The five nominees are Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser in American Hustle, Julie Delpy as Celine Wallace in Before Midnight, Greta Gerwig as Frances Halladay in Frances Ha, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Eva in Enough Said, and Meryl Streep as Violet Weston in August: Osage County. My prediction is that the winner will be Meryl Streep, though Amy Adams also could be the winner.  71st Golden Globe Awards Preview & Prediction

The nominees for Golden Globe Award for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, Musical or Comedy are Barkhad Abdi as Abduwali Muse in Captain Phillips, Daniel as Niki Lauda Brühl in Rush, Bradley Cooper as Richie DiMasso in American Hustle, Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps in 12 Years a Slave, and Jared Leto as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. The winner, IMO, will be Dee Bradley Cooper.

The five nominees for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, Musical or Comedy, are Sally Hawkins as Ginger in Blue Jasmine, Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle, Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, Julia Roberts as Barbara Weston-Fordham in August: Osage County, and June Squibb as Kate Grant in Nebraska. My pick for the winner is Julia Roberts.

I won’t make predictions for the Best Director, Best Screenplay, or Best Score categories.

However, the movies up for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film are The Croods, Despicable Me 2, and Frozen. I predict that the winner will be Despicable Me 2, just because it has so far made the most at the box office of these three animated flicks.

Predictions for Golden Globe Awards for TV

Which TV series will win the Golden Globe Award for the Best Series, Drama? The nominees are Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, and Masters of Sex. The winner IMO will be Breaking Bad.

The nominees for the Golden Globe Award for Best Musical or Comedy are: The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Modern Family, and Parks and Recreation. While I really love Parks and Recreation, I’ll say that the winner will be another favorite of mine, The Big Bang Theory.

On to the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Television Series, Drama, Actor. The nominees are Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad, Michael Sheen as Bill Masters in Masters of Sex, Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan in Ray Donovan, Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood in House of Cards, and James Spader as Raymond Reddington in The Blacklist. I predict that the winner will be Bryan Cranston.

The nominees for the Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Television Series, Drama, Actress category are Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife, Tatiana Maslany as various characters in Orphan Black, Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Orange is the New Black, Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal, and Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of Cards. My pick is Kerry Washington.

Now, as to the category for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy, Actor, the nominees are Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth in Arrested Development, Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in House of Lies, Michael J. Fox as Mike Henry in The Michael J. Fox Show, Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, and Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I really like Arrested Development, but I also dig The Big Bang Theory, so I’ll say Jim Parsons will be the winner.

The five nominees for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy, Actress, are: Zooey Deschanel as Jessica “Jess” Day in New Girl, Lena Dunham as Hannah Norvath in Girls, Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer in Veep, and Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation. They are all great choices, but I’ll say that the winner will be Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Then, in the category for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film, Actor, the nominees are Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis Lester in Dancing on the Edge, Idris Elba as John Luther in Luther, and Al Pacino as Phil Spector in Phil Spector.

The five nominees for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film, Actress, are: Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor in Burton & Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville in The White Queen, Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode in American Horror Story: Coven, Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney Baden in Phil Spector, and Elisabeth Moss as Robin Griffin in Top of the Lake. My prediction is that the winner will be Jessica Lange.

There you have it, my preview and predictions for the winners of the 71st Golden Globe Awards. Were my predictions the same as yours, or different? Do you think some other show or actor or actress should be the winner in a certain category? Please leave your comments below!

Written by: Douglas Cobb

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