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Golden Globes nominations - predictions and Oscars Buzz

Golden Globes nominations – predictions and Oscars Buzz

| On 29, Dec 2013

Who will take home the globes this January?

Best Motion Picture, Drama

12 Years A Slave



Captain Phillips


Prediction: Oscar’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. It’s hard to say who will win this one – it is Ejiofor’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 year’s nominees are all Hollywood heavyweights, so it’s anyone’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.

Cate is brilliant in Blue Jasmine – image by indiewire

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

American Hustle


Inside Llewyn Davis


Wolf of Wall Street

Prediction: There are so many great and diverse films in this category. Personally, I’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: I’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 Gatsby’s release.

Joaquin shines in Her – image by spotlight report

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, she’s going to have to fight against fellow crowd favourite Amy Adams, who owns it in American Hustle. Personally, I’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 McQueen’s time has come, and after being snubbed at the Oscars for his previous masterpiece Shame, I feel that it’s only right he take home the globe for this one. He’ll face strong competition from Cuaron’s Gravity and David O.Russell’s American Hustle.


The Golden Globes ceremony takes place on January 2.