Featured: 2020 Golden Globes Predictions
Tonight is the 2020 Golden Globes and it should be an interesting ceremony. Let it be known that I’m not necessarily an awards aficiondo like our own Ryan McQuade or our friends at Next Best Picture, but I pay attention enough and like to play along. So, with that said, here are my thoughts on who will win at this years Globes.
BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
The Two Popes
Prediction: I like The Irishman here. Martin Scorsese, that cast, another gangster film, and it’s great? Maybe Joker steals this, but I’m going with the former.
BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Dolemite is My Name
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Prediction: Going with Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood as this year’s The Martian, aka the “comedy” winner that most people won’t see as a comedy. Even though humor in both films is kinda of important, at least it is in The Martian, but that’s another conversation for another time.
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Prediction: Imagine the chaos on Film Twitter if Todd Phillips wins this award. I guess the mayhem would be somewhat appropriate to Joker, but sadly I don’t think we’ll get to live that reality. I think this is going to either Bong Joon Ho or Martin Scorsese. It would be really fun to see Joon Ho win, but I’m going with Scorsese.
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Christain Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain & Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Prediction: This is where I think Joker gets its win. Going with Phoenix here.
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy
Prediction: This may be more obvious to awards aficionados, but to me this seems slightly tougher than some of the other categories. Maybe this is Scarlett Johansson’s to lose and I’m way off base here, but I could see this going to any of the five really. That said, I’m going with Johansson in what could be a career-defining performance.
BEST ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Prediction: First of all, let me say that I love the nomination of Roman Griffin Davis. He’s so endearing and great in Jojo Rabbit. I also love that Dicaprio is getting a little love as I think he’s been forgotten this awards season, even though it’s a high caliber performance if you ask me. That said, I think this is either Eddie Murphy or Taron Egerton, and for some reason I kind of lean Egerton here.
BEST ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
Prediction: I like Awkwafina here. Ana de Armas has a great shot since Knives Out is nominated for Best Picture, but there’s something about the emotional heft of Awkwafina’s performance that I love that gets the edge here.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Prediction: This is another category where it could go in any direction, but I like Brad Pitt to win here. He had a phenomenal year and I think The Irishman will get rewarded in other categories.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Prediction: I really think Jennifer Lopez should win here. I love Laura Dern, she is the GOAT and gave a great performance in Marriage Story, but this should go to Lopez. In the end though, I think Dern does walk away with the win.
The Two Popes
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Prediction: This is kind of tough for me as I want Marriage Story or Parasite to win, but I’m dubious it’ll happen. I’m thinking this is where The Two Popes gets its recognition aside from its several nominations. It wouldn’t surprise me, though, if Tarantino wins as well. My prediction is The Two Popes, but hoping for Marriage Story.
BEST ANIMATED FILM
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Toy Story 4
The Lion King
Prediction: Lol at The Lion King being nominated for Best Animated feature. I would love, love, love for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World to pull the upset, but I’m going with Toy Story 4 to win here.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Prediction: I freaking love these nominations. Good lord, what a lineup. Can’t go wrong with any of them, but I’m going with Parasite to win.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Prediction: I will be happy with a Joker win, but this is between Little Women, Marriage Story and 1917. I think Thomas Newman walks away with a win and some momentum leading up to the Oscars.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,”Rocketman
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen II
“Spirit,” The Lion King
Prediction: Boo the HPFA for snubbing “Glasgow” for this category. Give me “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” for the win.