The Golden Globes have been hit-and-miss as an Oscar predictor in recent years, despite giving two awards for Best Picture: one for drama, another for musicals and comedies. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has predicted the winner of the top Oscar only three times in the last nine years.
Below, our predictions for Thursday’s nominees in 10 film races based upon a combination of the four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts , Editors , Users and Top 24 Users (who scored highest predicting Globe nominations last year). Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics.
Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race (And be sure to check out the breakdown by picture here.)
Spoiler: “Blue Jasmine“
Spoiler: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL/COMEDY
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
James Gandolfini, “Enough Said“
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Ben Stiller, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
Spoiler: Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Spoiler: Margo Martindale, “August: Osage County”
Spoiler: Joel and Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
“12 Years a Slave”
“August: Osage County”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
Spoiler: “Inside Llewyn Davis”
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