“Get Out” had a narrow lead for Best Film Comedy/Musical going into the Golden Globe nominations on Monday morning, December 11, but “Lady Bird” has moved way ahead now that the nominations have been announced. That’s according to the early predictions of Expert film journalists who have already weighed in with their picks in the day since the contenders were unveiled.
All six of our early Experts are betting on “Lady Bird” to win: Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (IndieWire), Adnan Virk (ESPN), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com). That’s probably due in no small part to the fact that “Lady Bird” is the most nominated film in the category with four bids. It earned acting nominations for Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf and a writing nom for Greta Gerwig, which makes it the only comedy nominated for writing or directing this year.
“Get Out” earned two nominations, one for Best Film Comedy/Musical and for lead actor Daniel Kaluuya, but Jordan Peele was snubbed in the directing and writing contests. “The Disaster Artist” contends in the same two categories: Best Film and Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor for James Franco, who is the frontrunner to win that acting race.
“The Greatest Showman” is up for Best Film, for lead actor Hugh Jackman, and for the original song “This is Me.” It’s not considered a top Oscar contender, but never underestimate how much the Hollywood Foreign Press loves a musical. Rounding out the category is “I, Tonya,” which also has three nominations, all of which pit it against “Lady Bird.” It’s up for the top award as well as for lead actress Margot Robbie and supporting actress Allison Janney.
Do you agree that “Lady Bird” has this in the bag, or are the Experts underestimating any of its four rivals?
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