Awards: 2013 Golden Globe Predictions

Not many bloggers out there predict the annual Golden Globes. So I thought I’d give it a try. However, this time I didn’t predict the television portion of the award nominations, but I assume it’ll be nearly the same as the Emmys.

One thing to remember when reading these is that they cannot be taken as a base to predict the Oscars. The HFPA has been infamous in nominating films just to get an audience to watch, you’ll see I predict The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for drama below above a bunch more predictable candidates. I did this because having such a popular film nominated could draw them a TV audience.

Two years back they nominated the critically panned The Tourist just so they could have Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie at their ceremony. They shaped up last year, but when predicting them you still have to find a balance.

So, here they are:

Best Picture – Drama
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Picture – Comedy/Musical
Hope Springs
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
This Is 40

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo
Tom Hooper, Les Miserables
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Best Actor in a Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Anthony Hopkins, Hitchcock
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Tommy Lee Jones, Hope Springs
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Paul Rudd, This Is 40

Best Actress in a Drama
Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy
Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Leslie Mann, This Is 40
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Supporting Actor
Russell Crowe, Les Miserables
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Supporting Actress
Samantha Barks, Les Miserables
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Best Screenplay
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Film
The Rabbi’s Cat
Rise of the Guardians

Foreign Film
The Intouchables
Our Children

Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi
The Master

Original Song
“Breath of Life”, Snow White and the Huntsman
“Learn Me Right”, Brave
“Skyfall”, Skyfall
“Still Alive”, Paul Williams Still Alive
“Suddenly”, Les Miserables