The Golden Globe Awards are one of the best indicators of what films and stars will win weeks later at the Academy Awards. Which movies and performers will be among those chosen this year by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press? Our predictions center is now open for your picks.
Last year’s edition of the Globes was historic as “12 Years a Slave” became the first film by a black director (Steve McQueen) to win Best Drama Film. It then went on to prevail at the Oscars as Best Picture in early March. And three of the Globe acting champs also took home Oscars: Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto for “Dallas Buyers Club”; Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine.” Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”) was the only Globe winner who lost at the Oscars with Lupita Nyong’o winning Best Supporting Actress for “12 Years a Slave.”
Expect the drama races to include such contenders as “Boyhood” (Patricia Arquette), “Foxcatcher” (Steve Carell), “Gone Girl” (Ben Affleck), “The Imitation Game” (Benedict Cumberbatch), “Mr. Turner” (Timothy Spall), “Rosewater” (Gael Garcia Bernal), “The Theory of Everything” (Eddie Redmayne), “Whiplash” (J.K. Simmons), and “Wild” (Reese Witherspoon).
The Globes also have three comedy/musical categories. At last year’s event, those prizes went to “American Hustle” and its star Amy Adams as well as Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”). All three were nominated at the Academy Awards but lost.
Among this year’s potential nominees: “Begin Again” (Mark Ruffalo), “Birdman” (Michael Keaton), “Get On Up” (Chadwick Boseman), “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Ralph Fiennes), “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Chris Pratt), “Into the Woods” (Meryl Streep), “Maleficent” (Angelina Jolie), “Maps to the Stars” (Julianne Moore), “Men, Women and Children” (Adam Sandler), and “St. Vincent” (Bill Murray).
There are a slew of other potential contenders that lack distribution or release dates at this point. However, that could all change in the weeks to come.
To get started with your predictions, take a look at our previews for Best Picture (drama and comedy), Director and all six acting races. Be sure to click on each film and person to read more about that contender.
Then head over to our predictions center to log your forecasts for the eventual slate of nominees. (Sign in via Facebook or register for a free account in under a minute.) Or get started below by predicting the winner of Best Drama by using our easy drag-and-drop menu.