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Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: Who Will Win?

January 6, 2018
5 min read

Never underestimate the potential for surprise at the Golden Globe awards. Through their history, even their recent history they have made some eye rolling choices that cause critics to loathe predicting the winners.

Remember in 1976 they honoured the critically crucified A Star is Born (1976) with Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Song in the Comedy and Musical category? In 1992 they honoured Scent of a Woman (1992) with Best Picture, not Unforgiven (1992) for Best Picture, Drama, which won the lions share of critics awards and the Oscar. A few short years later Madonna won Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, besting the eventual Oscar winner Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996). Further to that sting, Evita (1996) won Best Picture, Comedy or Musical over the critically acclaimed Fargo (1996). More recently Atonement (2007) won Best Picture over the eventual Oscar winner No Country for Old Men (2007), Coens again, and Avatar (2009) won Best Picture, Drama, upsetting The Hurt Locker (2009) which won the Oscar.

Even last year Aaron Taylor-Johnson took Best Supporting Actor, a stunning upset over Mahershala Ali in Moonlight (2016) who won every other award for his riveting work, including the Oscar in Moonlight (2016).

You just never know with the Globes! As Warren Beatty stated “The Globes are fun, the Oscars are business.” Ask anyone in he know and they will confirm the Gone organization are the biggest star whores in the business, they will give an award if someone shows up at one of their luncheons and have been accused of taking bribes.

With that said, here’s the full list of Golden Globe predictions for movies. You will find separate predictions from John, our resident film historian, and Gautam, our Editor-in-Chief. You can choose to take the side you want.

Best Picture – Drama:
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Dunkirk”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

John’s Prediction: The Post
Gautam’s Prediction: The Shape of Water

Best Picture – Comedy or Musical:
“The Disaster Artist”
“Get Out”
“The Greatest Showman”
“I, Tonya”
“Lady Bird”

John’s Prediction: Lady Bird
Gautam’s Prediction: Lady Bird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Tom Hanks, “The Post”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

John’s Prediction: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Gautam’s Prediction: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

John’s Prediction: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Gautam’s Prediction: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”
Ansel Elgort, “Baby Driver”
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Hugh Jackman, “The Greatest Showman”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

John’s Prediction: James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Gautam’s Prediction: James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”
Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

John’s Prediction: Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Gautam’s Prediction: Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

John’s Prediction: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Gautam’s Prediction: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

John’s Prediction: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Gautam’s Prediction: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Best Animated Film:
“The Boss Baby”
“The Breadwinner”
“Coco”
“Ferdinand”
“Loving Vincent”

John’s Prediction: Coco
Gautam’s Prediction: Coco

Best Director – Motion Picture:
Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Ridley Scott, “All The Money in the World”
Steven Spielberg, “The Post”

John’s Prediction: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Gautam’s Prediction: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture:
Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, “The Shape of Water”
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Liz Hannah, Josh Singer, “The Post”
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game”

John’s Prediction: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer, “The Post”
Gautam’s Prediction: Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“The Shape of Water”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“Dunkirk”

John’s Prediction: The Shape of Water
Gautam’s Prediction: Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

John’s Prediction: “Remember Me,” Coco
Gautam’s Prediction: “Remember Me,” Coco

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“A Fantastic Woman”
“First They Killed My Father”
“In the Fade”
“Loveless”
“The Square”

John’s Prediction: First They Killed My Father
Gautam’s Prediction: First They Killed My Father

 

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