The 72nd Annual Golden Globes Predictions


The 72nd Golden Globe nominations are out and boy, it’s a weird batch of nominees this year, but hey it is the Golden Globes after all, and the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) always manages to be very different than other award ceremonies. This years nominations include several surprises and snubs, from Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” receiving a whopping 0 noms, to popular comedies such as Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory being left out, and to the rarity of “The CW” network receiving nominations for “Jane the Virgin” and its star Gina Rodriguez (last time a CW show had a nomination was for Keri Russell’s role in “Felicity” back in 1999 (even then, it was known as The WB). Also, now that Breaking Bad is no longer eligible, and True Detective finally landing its nominations under the “Mini-Series” category, the Drama Series and Actor categories will more than likely go to House of Cards and its star Kevin Spacey (and rightfully so). The 72nd Golden Globes will air on Sunday, January 11th at 8ET/5ET on NBC with returning hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Here are the nominees:

Film Categories:

Best Motion Picture- Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Will Win: Boyhood
Could Win: The Theory of Everything
Should Win: Boyhood
Biggest Surprise: Foxcatcher
Biggest Snub: Gone Girl

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama
Jennifer Aniston- Cake
Felicity Jones- The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore- Still Alice
Rosamund Pike- Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon- Wild

Will Win: Julianne Moore
Could Win: Felicity Jones
Should Win: Julianne Moore
Biggest Surprise: Jennifer Aniston
Biggest Snub: Marion Cotillard- Two Days One Night

Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama
Steve Carell- Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch- The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal- Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo- Selma
Eddie Redmayne- The Theory of Everything

Will Win: Eddie Redmayne
Could Win: David Oyelowo
Should Win: Eddie Redmayne
Biggest Surprise: Jake Gyllenhaal
Biggest Snub: Timothy Spall- Mr. Turner

Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

Will Win: Birdman
Could Win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Should Win: Birdman
Biggest Surprise: Pride
Biggest Snub: Top Five

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams- Big Eyes
Emily Blunt- Into the Woods
Helen Mirren- The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore- Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis- Annie

Will Win: Amy Adams
Could Win: Emily Blunt
Should Win: Emily Blunt
Biggest Surprise: Quvenzhané Wallis
Biggest Snub: Jenny Slate- Obvious Child

Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy
Ralph Fiennes- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton- Birdman
Bill Murray- St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix- Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz- Big Eyes

Will Win: Michael Keaton
Could Win: Ralph Fiennes
Should Win: Michael Keaton
Biggest Surpise: No one really
Biggest Snub: Bill Hader- The Skeleton Twins

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette- Boyhood
Jessica Chastain- A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley- The Imitation Game
Emma Stone- Birdman
Meryl Streep- Into the Woods

Will Win: Patricia Arquette
Could Win: Meryl Streep
Should Win: Meryl Streep
Biggest Surprise: No one really
Biggest Snub: Laura Dern- Wild

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall- The Judge
Ethan Hawke- Boyhood
Edward Norton- Birdman
Mark Ruffalo- Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons- Whiplash

Will Win: J.K. Simmons
Could Win: Edward Norton
Should Win: Ethan Hawke
Biggest Surprise: Again, no one really
Biggest Snub: Josh Brolin- Inherent Vice

Best Director- Motion Picture
Wes Anderson- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay- Selma
David Fincher- Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu- Birdman
Richard Linklater- Boyhood

Will Win: Richard Linklater
Could Win: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Should Win: Richard Linklater
Biggest Surprise: Wes Anderson (Gotta love Wes Anderson)
Biggest Snub: Morten Tyldum- The Imitation Game

Best Screenplay- Motion Picture
Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacabone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo- Birdman
Gillian Flynn- Gone Girl
Richard Linklater- Boyhood
Graham Moore- The Imitation Game

Will Win: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacabone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo
Could Win: Gillian Flynn
Should Win: Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
Biggest Surprise: Nope
Biggest Snub: Ava Duvernay & Paul Webb- Selma

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (France)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (France)
Tangerines (Georgia)

Will Win: Ida
Could Win: Leviathan
Should Win: Leviathan
Biggest Surprise: Force Majeure
Biggest Snub: Two Days One Night (Belgium)

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Will Win: The Lego Movie
Could Win: Big Hero 6
Should Win: The Lego Movie
Biggest Surprise: The Book of Life
Biggest Snub: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Original Score- Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat- The Imitation Game
Jóhann Jóhannsson- The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross- Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez- Birdman
Hans Zimmer- Interstellar

Will Win: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Could Win: Hans Zimmer
Should Win: Hans Zimmer
Biggest Surprise: Antonio Sanchez
Biggest Snub: Alexandre Desplat- The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Song- Motion Picture
“Big Eyes”- Big Eyes (Lana Del Rey)
“Glory”- Selma (John Legend & Common)
“Mercy Is”- Noah (Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye)
“Opportunity”- Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat”- The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Pt. 1 (Lorde)

Will Win: “Yellow Flicker Beat”
Could Win: “Glory”
Should Win: I couldn’t care less (Unless if “Everything is Awesome” was nominated)
Biggest Surprise: “Mercy Is”
Biggest Snub: “Everything is Awesome”- The Lego Movie

Television Categories:

Best TV Series- Drama
The Affair (Showtime)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
House of Cards (Netflix)

Will Win: House of Cards
Could Win: The Good Wife
Should Win: These are all so fantastic (I have yet to see “The Affair”) but if I really must choose- The Good Wife
Biggest Surprise: The Affair
Biggest Snub: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Best Actress in a TV Series- Drama
Claire Danes- Homeland
Viola Davis- How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies- The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson- The Affair
Robin Wright- House of Cards

Will Win: Julianna Margulies
Could Win: Robin Wright
Should Win: If I could give the trophy to Margulies, Davis, and Wright I would- Viola Davis
Biggest Surprise: Ruth Wilson
Biggest Snub: Tatiana Maslany- Orphan Black

Best Actor in a TV Series- Drama
Clive Owen- The Knick
Liev Schreiber- Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey- House of Cards
James Spader- The Blacklist
Dominic West- The Affair

Will Win: Kevin Spacey
Could Win: Clive Owen
Should Win: Kevin Spacey
Biggest Surprise: Dominic West
Biggest Snub: Michael Sheen- Masters of Sex

Best TV Series- Musical or Comedy
Girls (HBO)
Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)

Will Win: Orange is the New Black
Could Win: Transparent
Should Win: Jane the Virgin
Biggest Surprise: Jane the Virgin
Biggest Snub: Veep (HBO)

Best Actress in a TV Series- Musical or Comedy
Lena Dunham- Girls
Edie Falco- Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Veep
Gina Rodriguez- Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling- Orange is the New Black

Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Could Win: Gina Rodriguez
Should Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus or Gina Rodriguez
Biggest Surprise: Gina Rodriguez
Biggest Snub: Amy Poehler- Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a TV Series- Musical or Comedy
Don Cheadle- House of Lies
Louis C.K.- Louie
Ricky Gervais- Derek
William H. Macy- Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor- Transparent

Will Win: Jeffrey Tambor
Could Win: Don Cheadle
Should Win: Jeffrey Tambor
Biggest Surprise: William H. Macy
Biggest Snub: Neil Flynn- The Middle

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie
Fargo (FX)
The Missing (Starz)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
True Detective (HBO)

Will Win: True Detective
Could Win: Fargo
Should Win: Fargo
Biggest Surprise: The Missing
Biggest Snub: Sherlock: His Last Vow (BBC)

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal- The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange- American Horror Story: Freakshow
Frances McDormand- Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor- The Missing
Allison Tolman- Fargo

Will Win: Frances McDormand
Could Win: Allison Tolman
Should Win: Frances McDormand
Biggest Surprise: Frances O’Connor
Biggest Snub: Sarah Paulson- American Horror Story: Freakshow

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Martin Freeman- Fargo
Woody Harrelson- True Detective
Matthew McConaughey- True Detective
Mark Ruffalo- The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton- Fargo

Will Win: Matthew McConaughey
Could Win: Billy Bob Thornton
Should Win: Billy Bob Thornton
Biggest Surprise: No one really
Biggest Snub: Benedict Cumberbatch- Sherlock: His Last Vow

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba- Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates- American Horror Story: Freakshow
Joanne Froggatt- Downton Abbey
Allison Janney- Mom
Michelle Monaghan- True Detective

Will Win: Uzo Aduba
Could Win: Joanne Froggatt
Should Win: Uzo Aduba
Biggest Surprise: Michelle Monaghan
Biggest Snub: Christine Baranski- The Good Wife

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie
Matt Bomer- The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming- The Good Wife
Colin Hanks- Fargo
Bill Murray- Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight- Ray Donovan

Will Win: Matt Bomer
Could Win: Jon Voight
Should Win: Matt Bomer
Biggest Surprise: Alan Cumming
Biggest Snub: Matt Czuchry- The Good Wife

Cecil B. DeMille Award
George Clooney


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