Our Golden Globes film predictions center is now open for your earliest nominee picks ever! Make your picks now across 10 categories in both the drama and comedy/musical fields.
While the Globes are seen as a good predictor for the Oscars, last year’s selections by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. only partially matched up with those of the Academy Awards voters. They agreed on Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”) and Brie Larson (“Room”) for the leading awards, both in the drama field at the Globes. All of their other winners — “The Revenant” and “The Martian” for best drama and comedy/musical respectively, Matt Damon (“The Martian”) and Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”) for comedy leads, and Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”) and Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”) for supporting — contended at the Oscars a few weeks later but did not prevail there.
Many past Globe winners are top contenders to reap bids this year. In the drama categories, they include Amy Adams (“Arrival”), Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train”), Jessica Chastain (“Miss Sloane”), Marion Cotillard (“Allied”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”), Taraji P. Henson (“Hidden Figures”), Michael Keaton (“The Founder”), Matthew McConaughey (“Gold”), Helen Mirren (“Eye in the Sky”), Eddie Murphy (“Mr. Church”), Brad Pitt (“Allied”), Denzel Washington (“Fences”), Rachel Weisz (“Denial”), and Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”).
For the comedy categories, past Globe champs that are strong possibilities: Warren Beatty (“Rules Don’t Apply”), Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”), Russell Crowe (“The Nice Guys”), Colin Farrell (“The Lobster”), Tina Fey (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Sally Field (“Hello, My Name Is Doris”), Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”), and Renee Zellweger (“Bridget Jones’s Baby”). Along with those comedic performances, a top musical contender could be “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
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