“La La Land” will tie the record for the most Golden Globe victories ever for a film according to our predictions. It enters the awards as the most nominated film with seven bids, and it’s the frontrunner to win six, which would make it only the third film in history to win that many. The other two were “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978).
That’s according to our official odds, which are derived from the predictions of film Experts, Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Golden Globe film winners, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Golden Globe results, and hundreds of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.
“La La Land” is tipped to win all three of its comedy/musical categories — Film, Actor (Ryan Gosling) and Actress (Emma Stone) — as well as for Director (Damien Chazelle), Score (Justin Hurwitz) and Song (“City of Stars”). That would certainly reinforce its status as the Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, and it doesn’t leave much for the rest of the field.
Only two other films are expected to win multiple awards: “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.” The two films go head-to-head in a tight race for Best Film Drama, which we’re giving “Moonlight” a slight advantage to win. The indie coming-of-age drama has six total nominations, coming in right behind “La La Land,” and it will also claim Best Film Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali).
“Manchester by the Sea” has five nominations and it’s tipped to win Best Film Drama Actor (Casey Affleck) and Best Screenplay. Rounding out the acting winners will be “Jackie” (Best Film Drama Actress, Natalie Portman) and “Fences” (Best Film Supporting Actress, Viola Davis).
Find out who else we’re betting on below. And there’s still time to make or edit your own predictions before the winners are announced on January 8.
“LA LA LAND”
Best Film Comedy/Musical
Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress (Emma Stone)
Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor (Ryan Gosling)
Best Film Director (Damien Chazelle)
Best Song (“City of Stars”)
“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA”
Best Film Drama Actor (Casey Affleck)
Best Film Screenplay
Best Film Drama
Best Film Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)
Best Film Supporting Actress (Viola Davis)
Best Film Drama Actress (Natalie Portman)
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Feature
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