Golden Globes nominations - predictions and Oscars Buzz
Ellee McClymont | On 29, Dec 2013
Who will take home the globes this January?
Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years A Slave
Prediction: Oscarâ€™s favourite 12 Years A Slave seems to be a front-runner in this category, although some see Gravity as an outside chance at bringing home the globe.
Best Actor, Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Robert Redford (All is Lost)
Prediction: This is a toss-up between Ejiofor and McConaughey. Itâ€™s hard to say who will win this one â€“ it is Ejioforâ€™s first lead role, however McConaughey is due for recognition since his turn from comedy to serious film.
Best Actress, Drama
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
Kate Winslet (Labor Day)
Prediction: This yearâ€™s nominees are all Hollywood heavyweights, so itâ€™s anyoneâ€™s game. I think Blanchett is a slight favourite for her confronting performance in Blue Jasmine, although Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet and Judi Dench all stand to take home the globe. In terms of Oscar nominations, Cate and Sandra are the expected candidates.
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Inside Llewyn Davis
Wolf of Wall Street
Prediction: There are so many great and diverse films in this category. Personally, Iâ€™d like to see Her or Wolf of Wall Street take home the prize, as American Hustle is a sure candidate for Oscar nominations.
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Joaquin Phoenix (Her)
Prediction: Iâ€™d love to see Leo or Joaquin pick up the award for best actor in this category; especially DiCaprio considering his infamous bad luck at the Oscars, and the poor timing of The Great Gatsbyâ€™s release.
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Prediction: Everybody loves Meryl, so this instantly slants the odds in her favour. However, sheâ€™s going to have to fight against fellow crowd favourite Amy Adams, who owns it in American Hustle. Personally, Iâ€™d like to see Greta Gerwig win for the coming of age tale Frances, Ha, which she also co-wrote.
Best Director, Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Prediction: Steve McQueenâ€™s time has come, and after being snubbed at the Oscars for his previous masterpiece Shame, I feel that itâ€™s only right he take home the globe for this one. Heâ€™ll face strong competition from Cuaronâ€™s Gravity and David O.Russellâ€™s American Hustle.
The Golden Globes ceremony takes place on January 2.