Golden Globe 2010 Predictions Part I: Films

January 13, 2010 in Entertainment by pacejmiller

Award season is here again.

The 2010 Golden Globes are on this Sunday 17th of January and it’s time to put down some predictions.*

Here are the nominees, with my pick in bold.  Seeing I haven’t seen a lot of these films, a lot of these are gut instincts and common predictability.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:


“Avatar
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire”
“Up in the Air”

Comment: Just when you thought James Cameron’s head can’t get any bigger, I have a feeling his latest blockbuster Avatar is going to do exceptionally well.  Not Titanic well, but well nonetheless.  To be fair, Avatar, while not a great ‘film’ from many perspectives, is a pretty groundbreaking and entertaining piece of cinema.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:


Emily Blunt – “The Young Victoria”
Sandra Bullock– “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren – “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan – “An Education”
Gabourey Sadibe – “Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire”

Comment: I haven’t seen this movie yet, but by all accounts Sadibe puts in a dynamite performance, and I reckon there will be an inclination to give it to the actress in the hard-hitting drama this year.  Mulligan is the dark horse, and man I sure hope Bullock doesn’t win (though she probably will).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

Jeff Bridges – “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney – “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth – “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman – “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire – “Brothers”

Comment: A bit of an open field in my opinion, but have to go with the popular Clooney.  Would like Bridges to win though.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

“500 Days of Summer”
“The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“Nine”

Comments: I hope 500 Days of Summer wins.  I can’t see a film like The Hangover winning and the two Meryl Streep movies will probably split the votes?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:


Sandra Bullock – “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard – “Nine”
Julia Roberts – “Duplicity”
Meryl Streep – “It’s Complicated”
Meryl Streep – “Julie and Julia”

Comments: Wow, two nominations for Ms Streep out of five in total.  Wow, Sandra Bullock got nominated again?  Wow, Julia Roberts got nominated for Duplicity?  Man what a farce.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:


Matt Damon – “The Informant!”
Daniel Day Lewis – “Nine”
Robert Downey Jr. – “Sherlock Holmes”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “500 Days of Summer”
Michael Stuhlbarg – “A Serious Man”

Comments: Downey Jr is the popular choice, but I think Matt Damon could pull off an upset (if only his film was more popular).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:

Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire”
Julianne Moore – “A Single Man”
Anna Kendrick – “Up in the Air”
Vera Farmiga – “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz – “Nine”

Comments: Seriously hope the wonderful Farmiga gets the nod here.  Anyone to win but Cruz.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:


Matt Damon – “Invictus”
Stanley Tucci – “The Lovely Bones”
Christopher Plummer – “The Last Station”
Christopher Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”
Woody Harrelson – “The Messenger”

Comments: Damon has a chance especially if he doesn’t win best actor but Waltz was just so bloody terrific in Inglourious Basterds that it just has to go to him, as good as Stanley Tucci was in The Lovely Bones.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:


“Coraline”
“The Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“Up”

Comments: I liked Up more than Coraline and I hear Mr Fox is very good, but I have to go with the dark, quirky film to win it.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:


“Barria”
“Broken Embraces”
“A Prophet”
“The White Ribbon”
“The Maid”

Comments: Usually the one most people have heard of wins.

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE:

Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron – “Avatar”
Clint Eastwood – “Invictus”
Jason Reitman – “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

Comments: Head continues to swell for Mr King of the World.

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE:

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner – “Up in the Air”
Nancy Meyers – “It’s Complicated”
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell – “District 9″
Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

Comments: Would really like to see District 9 win it but I feel the voters will go for the witty drama.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE:


Michael Giacchino – “Up”
Marvin Hamlisch – “The Informant!”
James Horner – “Avatar”
Abel Korzeniowski – “A Single Man”
Karen O and Carter Burwell – “Where the Wild Things Are”

Comments: Will probably go to Avatar but I am hoping for an upset.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE:

“Cinema italiano” – “Nine”
“I want to come home” – “Everybody’s Fine”
“I will see you” – “Avatar”
“The weary kind” – “Crazy Heart”
“Winter” – “Brothers”

Comments: Yeah, I think Avatar will win, but at least we won’t have to see Celine Dion striking a blue diamond around her neck while singing the song.

* Part II on Television to follow.