January 13, 2013 at 8:16 am #83678
I think Ben Affleck will join the list of actors who won a Golden Globe for Best Director without getting a corresponding Oscar nomination:
Clint Eastwood, “Bird”
Barbra Streisand, “Yentl”
Paul Newman, “Rachel Rachel”January 13, 2013 at 8:32 am #83679
No I think Lincoln and Spielberg win tonight the globes also love Spielberg they even gave him an award for Tintin now that the real awards have started Lincoln sweeps themJanuary 13, 2013 at 8:36 am #83680
I think Affleck takes it, not so sure Lincoln will go over well with HFPA. Bigelow did lose for THL, so they may not want to pass her over twice.January 13, 2013 at 8:47 am #83681
I think directing will either go to Steven or Ang.January 13, 2013 at 8:54 am #83682
“Argo” and Affleck win b/c voting was completed before the Oscar noms came out.January 13, 2013 at 8:59 am #83683
No way. The only thing that could rescue ARGO would be a combined DGA+PGA victory, but I guess that’s not happening. However I think ARGO is winning Drama Pic/Director tonight at the GG…January 13, 2013 at 9:42 am #83684
I’ll say ZD30 will win Drama Picture and Directing. The HFPA will be going a little out of their bounds by awarding ZD30 and more importantly Bigelow whom they passed three years ago, which would be extra cred for them which is what they seem to be gunning for after the Tourist/Burlesque fiasco. It might also be Lincoln for Picture, and Bigelow for Director.
I do wish it’s either Argo or ZD30 for the big prize. Would be even more of a FU to the Academy.January 13, 2013 at 9:45 am #83685
I think directing will either go to Steven or Ang.
I hadn’t really given Ang Lee any serious consideration to win directing at the Globes, but looking at their history, the Globes have awarded more elaborate, visually appealing, big-budget box office hit, epic, sometimes fantasy films over some of the more serious or conventional films the Oscars have awarded in the directing category (Hugo over The Artist, Avatar over The Hurt Locker, and Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon over Traffic).January 13, 2013 at 9:49 am #83686
The Globes haven’t been the most reliable in the last few years. However, the way all of this scheduling has gone down, this could really sway the course of the race, or something like that. Who knows? Anyhow, they’re probably going to go for Lincoln. The Globes usually go with the biggest or showiest film. This is why films like Atonement, Babel, Avatar, etc. can win. Lincoln is the kind of film that will win.January 13, 2013 at 10:48 am #83687
The Globes haven’t been the most reliable in the last few years. However, the way all of this scheduling has gone down, this could really sway the course of the race, or something like that. Who knows? Anyhow, they’re probably going to go for Lincoln. The Globes usually go with the biggest or showiest film. This is why films like Atonement, Babel, Avatar, etc. can win. Lincoln is the kind of film that will win.
Except the story of Lincoln is far more relevant to U.S. voters, and may not have the same appeal to Hollywood Foreign Press voters as all of the films you mentioned whose core audience isn’t geared primarily towards Americans.January 13, 2013 at 10:56 am #83688
I wouldnt underestimate the play that Lincoln, the man and the movie, has with foreign voters. I live in the town where his presidential library is located and the percentage of international vistors is not low. The respect and reverence for this man extends worldwide and I think that will extend to Gloden Globe voters who now have a chance to honor a film about him.January 13, 2013 at 11:05 am #83689
Oscar nominations will not have ANY impact on tonight.. Both Affleck and Argo as well as Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty are highly competitive. My prediction is both Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty win however I think Affleck and Argo could win. I don’t know why but I think Spielberg and Lincoln lose tonight..January 13, 2013 at 11:12 am #83690
The golden globes might give ARGO
the best picture and best director awards
but we know that winning the globe for
picture hardly matters in correlation to the
academy awards…If ARGO would win the
SAG ensemble that might say something.
I actually think theres a split tonight with
Affleck winning the director award but
LINCOLN prevailing as best picture….
Tony Kushner screenplay solidifies Lincoln..