The Screen Actors Guild nominations should give us a better idea of what these categories should look like, but we’re posting our finals a day before they are announced this time.
We usually try to bring out our final predictions the day that ballots are due, we’re a little behind this time, but we think our predictions are really strong for this one.
Here are the Predictions:
Motion Picture – Drama
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hateful Eight
Straight Outta Compton
Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Big Short
I’ll See You in My Dreams
Diary of a Teenage Girl
The Lady in the Van
Infinitely Polar Bear
This may be our second to last Golden Globe Predictions unless something significant happens.
The HFPA recently stated that both “The Martian” and “Joy” would be considered comedies. Other notable activities included rejecting Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander’s placement as “Supporting Actresses.”
We have made all of these updates. We have also done the Television categories. You can keep watch here to see if anything changes between now and the week before the nominations are announced.
Motion Picture – Drama
The Hateful Eight
I felt a little reluctant writing this up because I have not seen all of the great shows on TV today. So if your favorite isn’t on here, it’s not because I’m a “complete idiot.” It may just be because I haven’t seen it yet.
I’m watching somewhere between 20 and 30 shows that are currently still running. I thought about doing this as a top 5, but the top 10 are all fantastic and deserve recognition.
So here are the Top 10 Television Shows on Right Now:
I got into “House of Cards” a little late and I never felt like I fully fell in love with it. Still, it is consistently tense and well-written. It is currently on its third season, which was its weakest, however the show continues to educate us about the complex mannerisms of Washington as well as its anti-protagonist Frank Underwood.
Season 2, Episode 5: Now about Jason Sudekis’ character. Seriously hoping they at leasts touch on that again after focusing so much on it in the pilot. My theory still stands that Phil is actually the last living human on Earth and that the rest of the crew are Wilson balls. I don’t know how Sudekis fits in, maybe he doesn’t come in until the finale and snaps Phil out of it?
Season 2, Episode 4: It’ll be refreshing to get the group vs. Phil plot more narrowed down and to focus in on the dynamics between the rest of the characters. They’ve touched on it, feels like there can be more there.
Season 2, Episode 3: This show is hysterical. Episode 3 did what this show does better than any other show. Put us in brutally awkward positions where we become emotionally ambiguous. Don’t know whether to laugh or to cringe.
Season 2, Episode 2: What a randomly hilarious ending. Another great episode, even if Carol seeing that train was a stretch. Also Phil seems significantly less like a villain this season.
Season 2, Episode 1: Strong start. Will Forte and Kristen Schaal continue to nail everything, and we also got to see some impressive set pieces. The sheer grandeur of “The Last Man on Earth” separates it from any other television comedy on today.
On September 20th the 2015 Primetime Emmy award ceremony will begin.
It’s been about three or four years since I started predicting the Emmys, and it’s honestly one of the most difficult ones to predict.
Last night the Creative Arts Emmys were announced for all of the extraordinarily talented people behind the cameras. These are the best of the best, winning during this golden age of television.
Along with the technical awards, guest acting winners were announced, animated program, and TV Movie. We had finalized our predictions for those last night and you can see who won and how we did below.
For the main categories, Drama Series, Comedy Series, etc. It’s an all-out-brawl this year. Should be a lot of fun.
And if you’ve been visiting often, you may have noticed our poll in the sidebar. For the categories we polled we listed the current standings beneath. Voting will continue, however, right up until 2 days before the ceremony. The poll was for people’s personal picks, not their predictions.
See all our predictions by clicking “Continue Reading”
Current Poll Standings
Game of Thrones – 40%
Mad Men – 26.67%
Orange is the New Black – 16.67%
So many intriguing new Fall shows are about to start coming out, and before we know it, in December, we may be seeing some of them sneak their way into a couple Golden Globe nominations.
You have to kind of mirror the Emmys here, but the Golden Globes tend to take Television nominations in a different way. These predictions are real early, and predicting an “unseen” television show is twice as difficult as a movie.
We think that “Fargo,” “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “Transparent” will all make welcome returns while newcomers such as “Empire” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” may break out. Meanwhile “American Horror Story: Hotel” will likely hold down many of the “Mini-Series and TV Movie” categories.
So here is our complete Television Predictions. We’ve also updated all of our Golden Globe movie predictions which can all be found here.
Fox’s new show “The Last Man on Earth” wrapped up its first season and after the comical, slapstick humor of the first episode, we were shown an entirely different show filled with, at times, brutally awkward jokes and a very unlikable protagonist.
“The Last Man on Earth’s” lead character, Phil “Tandy” Miller, is so unlikable that many critics and viewers stated that it turned them off from the show entirely. Show co-creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller explained themselves a little bit in an interview with Vulture. It is an interesting read if you have the time.
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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Film Review: The Lego Movie
When “The Lego Movie” was first announced the inner child in me was curious, but the adult in me was skeptical. Above action figures I played with Legos. I reimagined my lego figurines in different adventurous scenarios and acted out whatever nonsensical epic that was in my imagination at the time. This isn’t something any adult would do usually. Even worse, this isn’t something many adults would even remember doing.
Trailers and T.V. spots demonstrated a nice fun kids film, but nothing special; at least that was my impression. Many critics and movie-goers were bewildered when every single second of “The Lego Movie” turned out to be entertaining. The film received an early “Cerified Fresh” title on Rotten Tomatoes with a score higher than this years Oscar front-runners. (more…)
POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOLLOW
If you haven’t seen a particular film, please scroll past it. Some moments involve the films’ conclusion.
By the time January has come and past, the M10 awards will be announced and we’ll move our film direction toward 2014.
So many great films were release in 2013, but what were the best moments? After watching nearly a hundred films in 2013, we’ve compiled the top 10 scenes that are still lingering in our minds.
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