We have updated our Film Predictions for the Golden Globes. We were going to do the television shows as well, but it seems like not much has changed there.
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Big steps have been made by “Joy,” “Spotlight,” and “Room.” However, there are still many films to be seen. “I Saw the Light” gets pushed to 2016, making the “Musical/Comedy” categories even more obscure.
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The award season is underway and precursors are flooding in. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s chosen nominations will be announced on Thursday December 11th.
On the film side of things we expect “Boyhood” and “Birdman” to get a lot of attention. “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” should make some appearances too.
On the television side of things “True Detective,” “House of Cards,” and “Modern Family” should all easily show up. “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “Downton Abbey,” “Fargo, ” “Orange is the New Black,” and “The Big Bang Theory” are all strong possibilities in multiple categories as well.
Here are our chosen for each category. Click the “More” link to see alternates/dark horses in that category as well.
Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
We have completely updated all of our film categories for our Golden Globe Predictions.
The HFPA thinks a little differently from the Academy. It’s not really a copy/paste situation. In the past few days we have had some momentum shifts, from the strong premiere of “Selma” at the AFI Fest to the strong presence of “The Imitation Game” at the Hollywood Film Awards.
Most of our Television categories haven’t really changed. We will have one more full updated before the nominations are announced on December 12th.
Click “More” to see our entire list of a category’s front-runners and long shots. And click on our Golden Globes page for all categories including Television categories.
Here are our updated film predictions:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
Preview: The Potential of “Unbroken”
“Unbroken” is one of the few 2014 films that hasn’t been seen by any eyes yet. However, it is a film that has had everyone’s attention since it was announced.
“Unbroken” is an adaptation of the non-fiction book titled “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilence, and Redemption,” a title that may have been a tad too long for its feature adaptation. This biography was written by Laura Hillenbrand who retells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash, spent 47 days drifting on a raft, and then survived two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps.
Wow. Everything about that sounds like an incredible story. Universal Pictures purchased the rights to the book in January 2011, having already acquired the movie rights to Zamperini’s life towards the end of the 1950s. William Nicholson and Richard LaGravenese wrote early drafts for the film, but when Angelina Jolie replaced Francis Lawrence as director, Joel and Ethan Coen rewrote the script.
You wouldn’t think it, but there is a significant different in the mind of an Academy voter and a Hollywood Foreign Press voter. To end an excellent festival, “The Imitation Game” went home with the TIFF Audience Award. One of the runner-up films was “St. Vincent” another Weinstein film that should farewell in the comedy categories at the Globes.
We went ahead and updated everything, including television categories as we start seeking into a new Fall season for shows.
Click on the category to see our full list of ranked predictions with alternatives and dark horses. Contenders are listed here alphabetically. You can see all of our full predictions here.
Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
Now that the Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close, we have to all look back and reconstruct our Oscar predictions. The next big festival is the New York Film Festival where mysterious Paul Thomas Anderson film “Inherent Vice” will premiere.
We’re still quite early into doing all of this. But contenders are starting to fill out in various categories. Next Oscar update will include Original Song, Foreign Film, and Documentary as well.
So here is where we stand with our current predictions. Click on the category to see our full list of ranked predictions with alternatives and dark horses. Contenders are listed here alphabetically. You can see all of our full predictions here.
We have fully updated all of our Golden Globe Predictions. This includes all categories, from the major film categories, to the mini-series and tv movie categories.
We have listed the top 5 in ABC order per category below, to give us an idea what the Golden Globe nominations would look like if they came now. Keep in mind a lot of TV shows and mini-series will come out between now and then, so the tv categories should be taken with a grain of salt.
Here is where we stand on all our predictions:
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Oscar: 2015 Oscar Predictions – Post Cannes
Now that two of the most important film festivals have completed it’s time for us to examine which films are looking strong for the Oscar season.
We have fully updated all of our predictions, click on the Oscar tab to see all predicted nominees, alternates, and dark horses.
What did we learn from Cannes? It may not have taken home the Palme, but “Foxcatcher” now looks like our front-runner for many Oscars. The films stands at an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, so even though it is topping most of our lists it seems highly unlikely that it will be a major winner at the end of 2014. (more…)
Last Updated: 02/20/14
The first big Oscar contender of 2015 has released its first trailer. “Unbroken” landed in many categories during our 2015 Oscar Predictions. The film can easily be a critical success. The story seems strong enough, it all depends on how the film executes itself.
If you checked out our previous list, there were a lot of films still not considered. We’ve compiled everything to make this next list. It’s 2014 now and even though the 2013 award circuit hasn’t completed, it is about time that we start looking toward the future.
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