Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Predictions for the 2008 Golden Globe Nominees

With awards season mania finally in full swing, the most significant of early awards is about to release its nominees (this Thursday). Seeing as the Golden Globes are the first televised award show leading up to the Oscars, I thought I'd throw out some predictions, to see how they match up with the actual nominees (predictions are not ranked in any way).

Best Picture - Drama
  1. Frost/Nixon
  2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  3. Revolutionary Road
  4. Slumdog Millionaire
  5. Milk
Other Possibilities: The Dark Knight, Gran Torino, Changeling, The Reader, The Wrestler, Doubt, Rachel Getting Married, Australia

Best Picture - Musical Or Comedy
  1. Burn After Reading
  2. Tropic Thunder
  3. Happy-Go-Lucky
  4. WALL-E
  5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Other Possibilities: In Bruges (please please PLEASE), Synecdoche NY, Mamma Mia

Best Director
  1. David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  2. Gus Van Sant - Milk
  3. Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
  4. Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
  5. Sam Mendes - Revolutionary Road
Other Possibilities: Christopher Nolan(the Dark Knight), Stephen Daldry(The Reader), Jonathan Demme(Rachel Getting Married), Clint Eastwood(Changeling OR Gran Torino), Baz Luhrmann(Australia), The Coens(Burn After Reading), Darren Aronofsky(The Wrestler)

Best Actor - Drama
  1. Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
  2. Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
  3. Sean Penn - Milk
  4. Clint Eastwood - Gran Torino
  5. Brad Pitt - Benjamin Button
Other Possibilities: Hugh Jackman - Australia, Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road, Richard Jenkins - The Visitor

Best Actress - Drama
  1. Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
  2. Meryl Streep - Doubt
  3. Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
  4. Cate Blanchett - Benjamin Button
  5. Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Other Possibilities: Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long, Keira Knightley - The Duchess, Kate Beckinsdale - Nothing But the Truth, Nicole Kidman - Australia

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
I really don't have any clue. This is going to be the category where the shockers happen. Hopefully Ricky Gervais will get a nod for his performance in Ghost Town...

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy
  1. Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
  2. Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia
  3. Kat Dennings - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
  4. Sarah Jessica Parker - Sex and the City
  5. Rebecca Hall - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Other Possibilities: Tina Fey - Baby Mama, Scarlett Johannson - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Supporting Actor:
  1. Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
  2. Josh Brolin - Milk
  3. Michael Sheen - Frost/Nixon
  4. Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
  5. Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Other Possibilities: James Franco and Emile Hirsch - Milk, Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road, Brad Pitt and John Malkovich - Burn After Reading, Liev Schreiber - Defiance, Ralph Fiennes - The Reader, Brandon Walters - Australia

Best Supporting Actress:
  1. Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  2. Kate Winslet - The Reader
  3. Rosemarie Dewitt - Rachel Getting Married
  4. Taraji Henson - Benjamin Button
  5. Amy Adams - Doubt
Other Possibilities: Viola Davis - Doubt, Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler, Kathy Bates - Revolutionary Road, Vera Farmiga - Nothing But the Truth, Debra Winger - Rachel Getting Married

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