My Thoughts on the Golden Globe Nominations

It’s that time of year again. The major awards contenders are being announced and it’s time for me to give my thoughts on each category. Now this will be going in my traditional Will Win, Should Win, Missing criteria and I will be including the TV ones as well. With that said, let’s dive in.
Film
Best Motion Picture – Drama:
Will Win: Zero Dark Thirty
Should Win: Argo
Missing: The Dark Knight Rises/Looper/The Master

Best Actor – Drama:
Will Win: Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
Should Win: Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
Missing: Toby Jones – Berberian Sound Studio/Joseph Gordon Levitt – Looper/Martin Freeman – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Actress – Drama:
Will Win: Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Should Win: Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
Missing: Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises

Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy
Will Win: Les Miserables
Should Win: Les Miserables/Moonrise Kingdom
Missing: None

Best Actor – Musical/Comedy
Will Win: Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Should Win: Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Missing: None

Best Actress – Musical/Comedy
Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Should Win: Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Missing: None

Best Supporting Actor:
Will Win: Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Should Win: Alan Arkin – Argo/Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Missing: Mark Ruffalo – Avengers Assemble/Michael Fassbender – Prometheus/John Goodman – Argo/Javier Bardem – Skyfall/Andy Serkis – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Supporting Actress:
Will Win: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Should Win: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Missing: Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Animated Film:
Will Win: Frankenweenie
Should Win: Frankenweenie
Missing: Paranorman/The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists

Best Foreign Language Film:
Will Win: Amour
Should Win: Amour/Rust and Bone/A Royal Affair
Missing: The Raid

Best Director:
Will Win: Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Should Win: Ben Affleck – Argo/Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
Missing: Joss Whedon – Avengers Assemble/Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Rises/Wes Anderson – Moonrise Kingdom/Sam Mendes – Skyfall/Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio

Best Screenplay:
Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Lincoln
Missing: Avengers Assemble/Moonrise Kingdom/Looper

Best Original Score:
Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Anna Karenina/Lincoln
Missing: Brave

Best Original Song:
Will Win: Somewhere – Les Miserables
Should Win: Skyfall – Skyfall
Missing: Learn Me Right – Brave/Touch the Sky – Brave/Song of the Lonely Mountain – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

TV:
Best TV Drama Series:
Will Win: Breaking Bad
Should Win: Breaking Bad/Downton Abbey/Homeland
Missing: Game of Thrones

Best TV Musical/Comedy Series:
Will Win: Girls
Should Win: Girls
Missing: Veep

Best Mini-Series/TV Movie:
Will Win: Hatfields and McCoys
Should Win: Game Change/The Girl
Missing: Sherlock

Best Drama Actor:
Will Win: Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Should Win: Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad/Damien Lewis – Homeland
Missing: Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey/Matt Smith – Dr Who

Best Drama Actress:
Will Win: Claire Danes – Homeland
Should Win: Claire Danes – Homeland/Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Missing: Karen Gillan – Dr Who

Best Musical/Comedy Actor:
Will Win: Louis C.K  -Louis
Should Win: Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock/Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Missing: None

Best Musical/Comedy Actress:
Will Win: Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Should Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Missing: None

Best Mini-Series/TV Movie Actor:
Will Win: Kevin Costner – Hatfields and McCoys
Should Win: Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock/Toby Jones – The Girl
Missing: Martin Freeman – Sherlock

Best Mini-Series/TV Movie Actress:
Will Win: Julianne Moore – Game Change
Should Win: Julianne Moore – Game Change
Missing: None

Best Supporting TV Actor:
Will Win: Ed Harris – Game Change
Should Win: Ed Harris – Game Change
Missing: Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones/Jim Carter – Downton Abbey/Andrew Scott – Sherlock/Mark Gatiss – Sherlock/Rupert Graves – Sherlock/Arthur Darvill – Dr Who

Best Supporting TV Actress:
Will Win: Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Should Win: Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Missing: Jessica Brown Findlay – Downton Abbey/Michelle Fairley – Game of Thrones/Lara Pulver – Sherlock

So overall, these are pretty hit and miss nominations. Some perfect choices but with a lot of obvious omissions. Hoping that the Oscar nominations don’t turn out like this.

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