Monday, December 29, 2014

72 Annual Golden Globe Predictions!!

   72nd Annual Golden Globe Predictions!!!

So it's officially award season, who's excited!  Well the guys over here at certainly are!!!  With the new year vastly approaching, we were given an early Christmas present, the Golden Globe Nominations!  

So, with that said, lets go over the nominees and who we think will win, and who we might think got snubbed!  Keep in mind, this one little thing,  we haven't seen every movie but we have seen a lot of them.  

Best Motion Picture Drama:
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Adam:  Boyhood. The shear nostalgia of this film and the feet of filming over several years is amazing.  Hands down, one of the best movies of the year!  Snubbed: Nightcrawler, Gone Girl

Zach: Boyhood

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama:
Jennifer Aniston - Cake
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything 
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl  
Reese Witherspoon - Wild

Adam:  Rosamund Pike was amazing in Gone Girl.  I feel like she went out of her comfort level for this role and knocked it out of the park.  Though, Felicity Jones was amazing as well.  Snubbed: Shailene Woodley - The Fault in Our Stars

Todd: Julianne Moore. Moore is really set up for a sweep, and she deserves it. It is a shame that she has never won an Oscar or a Globe in the film categories. Why not give her two?

Zach: Julianne Moore

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama
Steve Carrel - Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhall - Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo - Selma
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Adam:  Steve Carrel.  Though I haven't seen Foxcatcher so I believe Jake Gyllenhall is worthy of this award.  He was so creepy and intriguing, that you can't look away.  One of his best roles!!  Snubbed:  Brendan Glesson -Calvary, Andy Serkis - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 

Todd: Steve Carrel.  Carell is a past winner at the Globes, and his transformative performance seems like a safe bet for the Drama category.

Zach: Jake Gyllenhall

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

Adam:  Birdman was an amazing movie.  It had amazing performances that stick with you.  The directing was crazy good.  It so enjoyable and I can't wait to watch it again.  Snubbed: Guardians of the Galaxy, Top Five

Todd: Into the Woods.  The Globes love to even out the musicals and comedies, and the musicals almost always win.

Zach: Birdman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams - Big Eyes
Emily Blunt - Into the Woods
Helen Mirren - The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore - Maps to the Stars
Qhevenzhane Wallis - Annie

Adam: Emily Blunt. Might be my favorite part of the film.  Snubbed: Rosario Dawson - Top Five

Todd: Julianne Moore. Moore might be set to win two awards, like Kate Winslet was back in 2008, mainly because of the HFPA’s obsession with David Cronenberg.

Zach: Amy Adams

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Bill Murray - St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoniex - Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz - Big Eyes

Adam: Michael Keaton.  What a brave performance.  He plays an awesome characterized version of himself.  He goes from not acting to acting to acting in a play really well.  Go Keaton!!!  Snubbed: Chris Pratt - Guardians of the Galaxy

Todd: Michael Keaton.

Zach: Michael Keaton

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero Six
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train a Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Adam:  How to Train Your Dragon 2

Todd: Big Hero 6 We all know that the HFPA loves big movies, and even though Lego was star-studded and a box office smash, Big Hero 6 just seems like the type of material (Marvel) that is the flavor of the month. 

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Vivianne
Tangerines Mandariinid

Adam: Ida  Snubbed: Big Bad Wolves

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arqutte - Boyhood
Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year
Kiera Knightley - The Imintation Game
Emma Stone - Birdman
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods

Adam: Emma Stone.  Her monologue in Birdman will totally win her the Golden Globe.  It was awesome to see her play a different character then she's use to. Snubbed: Carrie Croon - Gone Girl, Joey King - Wish I Was Here

Todd: Meryl Streep. Seemingly, Streep is nominated whether she has a movie being released or not. 

Zach: Patricia Arqutte

Best Performance by an Actor in Supporting Role
Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

Adam: J.K. Simmons.  What a performance!  Might be one of my favorite of the year.  What a crazy character that I can't see played by any one else.  Snubbed: Shia LaBeouf - Fury, Chris O'Dowd - Calvary, Robert Pattinson - The Rover

Todd: J.K. Simmons.

Zach: J.K. Simmons

Best Director - Motion Picture
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay - Selma
David Fincher - Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Adam:  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.  He deserves it!  The way it is filmed with one continual shot was such an amazing idea!  Snubbed: David Ayer - Fury

Zach: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Best Screenplay Motion Picture
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Graham Moore - The Imitation Game

Adam:  Birdman

Todd: Birdman

Zach: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alexander Desplat - The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsoon - The Theory of Everything Game
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross - Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez - Birdman
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar

Adam:  Gone Girl. When David Fincher and Trent Reznor team up, it's gold!!  The score was so menacing and set the scope for the whole movie!  Loved it!  Snubbed: Whiplash

Todd: It is hard to ignore the beauty of The Theory of Everything’s music

Zach: Gone Girl

Those are some great categories with some great nominees.  Who do you want to win?? What was snubbed??

Thanks again for reading!  And for all things movies keep it locked on to!!!



  1. One mistake - You put Birdman over Foxcatcher in Motion Picture Drama

  2. Also Moore's movie is called Still ALICE and not Still ALIVE. Not a big deal, and I'd see "Still Alive" if it were about GLaDOS.

  3. Thank you for bring that to my attention. A movie about GLaDOS would be cool. I would love to see that.

  4. I forgot to predict animated film -- I'll go with "The Lego Movie." Also foreign film -- "Ida." I am genuinely pulling for Robert Duvall in the Supporting Actor race, since that would be the most Golden Globe-iest thing ever to happen.