“The Globes are a special brand of crazy to predict,” says Gold Derby user Ronnie Boadu (screen name eastwest), who wins our contest in predicting the Golden Globes film nominations. By scoring an impressive 80% accuracy in 10 categories, Boadu’s prize is a $100 Amazon gift certificate … and eternal bragging rights, of course. Below, see this reader’s current Golden Globes picks including “La La Land” for Best Comedy/Musical and “Moonlight” for Best Drama, and then be sure to make your own predictions.
“I always look out for the different trade publications to see where the voters heads are at,” Boadu explains about how he did so well predicting the Golden Globe film noms. “They usually have the dirt on how the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation vote. That’s how I was able to predict that ‘Deadpool’ would do well.”
“‘La La Land’ is the obvious choice for Best Comedy/Musical,” Boadu notes about his predictions for what will win. “It’s a vibrant contemporary musical that happens to be an Oscar frontrunner. I see it taking 5/7 awards with both leads, song, and score (though I think ‘Lion’ is a sleeper there). ‘Moonlight’ is the critical smash of the season and I can’t see it losing with the competition it has in its category. It’ll also get a supporting acting win with Mahershala Ali and I have it winning screenplay and directing.”
Make your Golden Globes Awards picks now and tell industry insiders which films and performers you have out front to win on January 8. You can keep changing them until just before show time. Be sure to make your predictions right here. You’ll compete for a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s nominees). Read our contest rules.