Our Experts are split as to what will win the Golden Globe for Comedy/Musical Picture.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” jumped into this race several weeks ago and has siphoned support from the original frontrunner “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Martin Scorsese‘s satire on the ways and means of high finance now has three Experts predicting it to prevail at these awards.
The Coens musings on a musician — “Inside Llewyn Davis” — also has the support of three Experts. The brothers contended in this category back in 1996 with “Fargo” but lost to “Evita.” In 2006, they prevailed with just one of their three bids for “No Country for Old Men” — Best Screenplay — as Best Drama Picture went to “Atonement” and Director to Julian Schnabel (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”). They were redeemed at the Oscars when they won all three of those races.
Ben Stiller‘s remake of “Walter Mitty” enjoyed a well-received debut at the New York Film Festival last month. This fantasy film attracted the support of four Experts when we began polling them about their Globes picks a few weeks ago. However, it is down to just one Expert as three have jumped ship to “Wall Street.” Surprisingly, Stiller has never contended at the Globes, despite appearing in two of the biggest comedy franchises of the last two decades — “Meet the Parents” and “Night at the Museum.”
“Nebraska,” Alexander Payne‘s rumination on old age also has one Expert in its corner. Payne has helmed two picture winners — “The Descendants” which took the drama prize in 2011 and the comedy “Sideways” (2004). The latter also won him the screenplay award as did “About Schmidt” in 2002.
And “Before Midnight” has one Expert predicting it to prevail. While this final film in a trilogy about an unlikely romance did well with the critics, neither of the first two installments — “Before Sunrise” (1995) and “Before Sunset” (2004) registered with Globe voters.
See the Experts’ latest rankings here.
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