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.
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.
Click MORE to see the 2015 Early Oscar Predictions:
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
David Oyelowo, Selma