The Golden Globe Awards 2015 – Nominations, Predictions & Winners

With the nominations announced for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, here’s a list of my predictions and views on the nominations themselves. Set to be hosted again by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, The Golden Globes will air on 11th January, 2015.

FILM

Best film, drama

Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

My view: I think these are great dramas, but that some excellent ones have been forgotten about. Where’s the nomination for Interstellar? I’d also consider Gone Girl as one of 2014’s best and am really looking forward to Inherent Vice and some others from January that are being considered in other categories. The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything are both excellent biographies, but I wouldn’t say that they’re the best of the bunch. Out of the somewhat average nominations, I would put my bets on The Theory of Everything.

Winner: Boyhood

Best film, comedy or musical

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent

My view: Again, I’m yet to see Birdman which I’m told is brilliant, but the other nominations are pretty average in comparison to previous years nominations. Out of this pick, if Birdman doesn’t live up to the hype, I’d go for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best actress, comedy or musical

Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie

My view: Annie? Seriously? Wallis was excellent in Beasts of The Southern Wild but that’s in a whole other realm compared to Annie! The other nominations are pretty decent, however. I loved Moore in Maps To The Stars so I’m going for her.

Winner: Amy Adams

Best supporting actor

Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash

My view: Excellent nominations, for the first time this year. Some great performances, but my prediction goes with Ruffalo for Foxcatcher.

Winner: J.K. Simmons

Best score

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

My view: I don’t even need to think about this one. Hans Zimmer has to get this for Interstellar, though I think the film itself should be winning a lot more awards!

Winner: Johann Johannsson

Best song

Big Eyes – Big Eyes (Lana Del Ray)
Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)
Mercy Is – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
Opportunity – Annie
Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games, Mockingjay Pt 1 (Lorde)

My view: Loved Lorde’s song for Mockingjay, but I think Lana Del Ray stands a good chance too.

Winner: John Legend

Best director

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay – Selma
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

My view: Fincher deserves an award and Gone Girl was one of my favourite films this year so hopefully it goes to him.

Winner: Boyhood

Best actor, drama

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

My view: Eddie Redmayne all the way. What a beautiful man, he deserves some big recognition.

Winner: Eddie Redmayne

Best supporting actress

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

My view: I would be happy for any of these to win, but I hope Stone gets it.

Winner: Patricia Arquette

Best actress, drama

Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

My view: I loved performances from Jones and Pike so hopefully it’s between them, but the rest gave excellent performances, too.

Winner: Julianne Moore

Best actor, comedy or musical

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

My view: I think Fiennes has a good chance with this one, and I love Murray, but I think Phoenix deserves it most of all.

Winner: Michael Keaton

Best animation

Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie

My view: It’s got to be The Lego Movie, surely? It was a genius idea.

Winner: HTTYD2

Best screenplay

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

My view: I would go for Boyhood for this one, the film itself didn’t fully live up to my expectations but what dedication the cast and Linklater put in, and that was down to a great screenplay.

Winner: Birdman

Best foreign language film

Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines

My view: I’ve not actually seen any of these.

Winner: Leviathan

TELEVISION

Best series, drama

The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

My view: Game of Thrones!

Winner: The Affair

Best actress, drama series

Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair
Robin Wright – House of Cards

My view: Claire Danes

Winner: Ruth Wilson

Best actor, drama series

Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
James Spader – The Black List
Dominic West – The Affair

My view: Spacey

Winner: Kevin Spacey

Best series, comedy or musical

Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent

My view: Orange Is The New Black

Winner: Transparent

Best actress, comedy or musical series

Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Julia Louis Dreyfuss – Veep
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black

My view: Taylor Schilling

Winner: Gina Rodriguez

Best actor, comedy or musical series

Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Louis CK – Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless

My view: As long as it doesn’t go to Gervais…

Winner: Jeffrey Tambor

Best mini-series or TV movie

Fargo
The Missing
True Detective
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge

My view: True Detective, but I’d be very happy for it to go to Fargo, as well.

Winner: Fargo

Best actress, mini-series or TV movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor – The Missing
Allison Tolman – Fargo

My view: Francis O’Connor

Winner: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Best actor, mini-series or TV movie

Martin Freeman – Fargo
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

My view: I can’t believe McConaughey and Harrelson are both up for it! They deserve to be, but they both deserve to win it!

Winner: Billy Bob

Best supporting actress

Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Allison Janney – Mom
Michelle Monaghan – True Detective

My view: Monaghan!

Winner: Joanne Froggatt

Best supporting actor

Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

My view: Let’s give one to Murray!

Winner: Matt Bomer

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