With one week to go until the nominees are announced for the 71st Golden Globe Awards, I am ready to announce my predictions for the Globes. They have a massive say on who the contenders are going to be at the Oscars, and also an opportunity for those who could miss out on a nod at the Oscars, getting some awards love. Winners in bold.
Best Motion Picture Drama: Boyhood, Gone Girl, Selma, The Imitation Game, Unbroken.
Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical: Birdman, Inherent Vice, Into the Woods, St. Vincent, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman), Angelina Jolie (Unbroken),Ava Duvernay (Selma), David Fincher (Gone Girl), Richard Linklater (Boyhood).
Best Actor- Drama: Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), David Oyelowo (Selma), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner).
Best Actor- Comedy/Musical: Bill Murray (St. Vincent), Chris Rock (Top Five), Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel).
Best Actress- Drama: Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Reese Witherspoon (Wild), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars).
Best Actress- Comedy/Musical: Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), Emily Blunt (Into the Woods), Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars), Keira Knightley (Begin Again).
Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton (Birdman), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), Miyavi (Unbroken).
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Stone (Birdman), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Laura Dern (Wild), Meryl Streep (Into the Woods), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood).
Best Screenplay: Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game.
Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6, How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Book of Life, The Boxtrolls, The Lego Movie.