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Golden Globe Predictions

Golden Globe Predictions

In honor of the Golden Globes’ fantastic decision to make Ricky Gervais the ceremony’s first host in some 15 years (that upped my excitement in watching the show by a good 50%), I figured I’d take a first shot at predicting this year’s nominations. Some of my category decisions (“Up In The Air,” “A Serious Man,” “Inglourious Basterds” as comedy/musicals?) are not at all official, so bear with that…. and I’m also just copping out and going for 6 in each category since half of them will probably end up like that anyway (there’s an asterisk beside the one to go if its just 5).

Best Drama:
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Invictus
The Lovely Bones*
Precious
A Single Man

Best Comedy or Musical:
Inglourious Basterds
It’s Complicated*
Julie & Julia
Nine
A Serious Man
Up In The Air

The other categories after the jump.

Best Actor – Drama:
Robert deNiro, Everybody’s Fine
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Viggo Mortensen, The Road
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Ben Winshaw, Bright Star*

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy:
George Clooney, Up In The Air
Matt Damon, The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 500 Days of Summer*
Brad Pitt, Inglourious Basterds
Michael Stulberg, A Serious Man

Best Actress – Drama:
Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Audrey Tatou, Coco Before Chanel*

Best Actress – Comedy or Musical:
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Zooey Deschanel, 500 Days of Summer
Michelle Pfieffer, Cheri*
Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep, Julia & Julia

Best Supporting Actor:
Alec Baldwin, It’s Complicated*
Matt Damon, Invictus
Alfred Molina, An Education
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress:
Mariah Carey, Precious*
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Judi Dench, Nine
Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air
Mo’Nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man

Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Lee Daniels, Precious
Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Tom Ford, A Single Man*
Rob Marshall, Nine
Jason Reitman, Up In The Air

Best Screenplay:
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Precious
A Serious Man*
A Single Man
Up In The Air

Best Animated Feature:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ponyo*
The Princess and the Frog
Up

Best Original Song:
“Cinema Italiana” from “Nine” (Maury Yeston)
“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog” (Randy Newman, Dr. John)
“I See in Color” from “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” (Mary J. Blige)
“(I Want To) Come Home” from “Everybody’s Fine” (Paul McCartney)
“Help Yourself” from “Up in the Air” (Sad Brad Smith)*
“Time For Miracles” from “2012″ (Adam Lambert)

Best Original Score:
Avatar
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel*
The Lovely Bones
The Princess and the Frog
Up

Best Foreign Language Film:
Ajami*
Broken Embraces
Coco Before Chanel
A Prophet
Vincere
The White Ribbon

(asterisk is for who would go if it was only five, NOT for the winner)

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