Monday, December 13, 2010

Forecasting the HFPA: 2010 Golden Globe Predictions

Tomorrow marks one of the biggest announcements of awards season: the Golden Globe nominations. Regardless of whether you really respect/value them or not, there's no deny that they can be a pretty decent sign as to where the Oscars are headed, even with the HFPA's surprises (and genre splits). So what's probably going to make the line-ups tomorrow morning for the often star-friendly group? Here's a guess (nominees in no order/rank)...

Best Picture (Drama):
The Social Network
The King's Speech
The Fighter
True Grit

Alternates: Black Swan, 127 Hours

Best Picture (Musical/Comedy):
The Kids Are All Right
Toy Story 3
Country Strong
Easy A

Best Director:
David Fincher - The Social Network
Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Joel and Ethan Coen - True Grit
Danny Boyle - 127 Hours

Alternates: Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russel

Best Actor (Drama):
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Jeff Bridges - True Grit
Leonardo DiCaprio - Shutter Island

Alternates: Ryan Gosling, Javier Bardem

Best Actress (Drama):
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine
Tilda Swinton - I am Love

Alternates: Sally Hawkins, Carey Mulligan, Hilary Swank

Best Actor (Musical/Comedy):
I will be perfectly honest here: I have no bloody idea.

Best Actress (Musical/Comedy):
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Julianne Moore - The Kids Are All Right
Gwyneth Paltrow - Country Strong
Emma Stone - Easy A
Anne Hathaway - Love and Other Drugs

Alternates: Lesley Manville, Julia Robers

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale - The Fighter
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech
Mark Ruffalo - The King's Speech
Matt Damon - True Grit
Sam Rockwell - Conviction

Alternates: Andrew Garfield, Bill Murray

Best Supporting Actress:
Melissa Leo - The Fighter
Amy Adams - The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Diane Wiest - Rabbit Hole
Hailee Steinfeld

Alternates: Jacki Weaver, Marion Cotillard, Miranda Richardson

Best Screenplay:
The Social Network
The King's Speech
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone

Alternates: 127 Hours, Rabbit Hole, Another Year

Best Original Score:
Clint Mansell - Black Swan
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network
Hans Zimmer - Inception
Carter Burwell - True Grit
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech

Best Original Song[skip]:

Best Animated Film:
Toy Story 3
How to Train Your Dragon

Best Foreign Language Film:
I am Love
Of Gods and Men

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