During the week Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone and I were emailing each other, trying to make sense of the disparity between this year’s SAG nominating committee (they change every year) and the relatively staid Golden Globes. Stone sees this as not unlike the “Crash” year, when SAG and the eventual Oscar contenders were most far apart. She beat out the awards experts on Gold Derby with her Golden Globes picks.
Indiewire critic Eric Kohn doesn’t mind that the awards landscape seems to be open to some diversity and unpredictability this year. Can Golden Globe comedies like “The Martian” and “The Big Short” come out ahead of more dramatic fare like “Spotlight” —where were those actors?—and “Carol”? Is there anything that can beat “Spotlight”? “Mad Max: Fury Road” is coming up on the outside.