Happy Golden Globe Sunday!! I’m so excited for tonight! The Golden Globes is definitely one of my favorite award shows, you see the movie industry really let loose and enjoy themselves. It’s the start of award season and in my opinion the winners at the Golden Globes most of the time (note I said “most”) go on to win the coveted Academy Award. I love seeing the fashion but the content is what moves me most. Here are my thoughts on the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Movie Nominees. Granted I haven’t seen many of the movies, but I’ve definitely got an opinion on them. I’m hoping 2016 will be our year to catch more of the nominees and next year I’ll really have some input on them.
Mad Max: Fury Road
In this list the only movies we saw this year was Mad Max: Fury Road.. I honestly don’t see it winning this award so I can’t forsee which movie would win in this category. I will say that Mad Max left me breathless at the end of the film. I didn’t love it, but it was very exciting. I could be very surprised tonight.
Comedy or musical
The Big Short
I did see Joy, Spy and Trainwreck and goodness gracious I would honestly love it if Trainwreck won. It’s like a big finger to the movie industry because you know.. Amy Schumer but we shall see. If I was betting, my money would be on The Martian. The hubs and I hope to see it soon.
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion
If I went with my favorite actor it would be a hands down win for Bryan Cranston. I’ve heard amazing things about his performance in this film but there are some amazing actors in this category. It’s a draw for me.
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Each of theses actors is amazing and without seeing any of the films featured I can’t say.. If Cate Blanchett wins tonight I won’t be surprised. I did see Rooney Mara in Pan and loved her in the film.
Actor, comedy or musical
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Can Matt Damon do it? Out of six Golden Globe nominations he’s only won once. The Big Short has two nominations so it could go to Christian Bale or Steve Carrell and we can’t dismiss Al Pacino or Mark Ruffalo, this is only his second Globe nomination.
Actress, comedy or musical
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady In the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Ladies, ladies! This is one category I’m super excited to see. I saw three of the films in this category (I know what you’re thinking. Finally Candy! What kind of thought post is this if you haven’t seen of the flicks..I never said I was an authority 😉 ) Will Dame Maggie Smith edge out the funny ladies? or Lily Tomlin with six previous nominations and an ensemble win this would be Lily’s first solo Globe win and she’s also nominated for Grace & Frankie.
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
A group of movies I wanted to see but didn’t get to. I’m really hoping for a win for Sly! I was raised on Rocky movies and this would just be awesome. His last Globe nomination was in 1977 for you guessed it.. Rocky! We’ll see who wins!
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
This too is a group to watch. Helen Mirren is always a Globe favorite but Jane Fonda has always done well too. This will be Jennifer Jason Leigh’s second time at a solo win with an ensemble win from Short Cuts in 1993.
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Can Alejandro González Iñárritu win his first solo Globe? I’ve heard great things about The Revenant but Mad Max also has critical acclaim and we can’ dismiss Ridley Scott, Todd Haynes or Tom McCarthy.
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
I always admire this category. The people that turned an idea into a movie.
Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant
The score is also one of the categories that is amazing. I don’t think I ever pay attention to the music during the movie but you know it’s part of the film that helps the viewer have feelings and sometimes you remember more of the music than the movie.
Original song (songwriter’s award)
One Kind of Love (from Love & Mercy, performed by Brian Wilson)
See You Again (Furious 7, performed by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth)
Simple Song #3 (Youth, performed by Sumi Jo)
Writing’s On the Wall (Spectre, performed by Sam Smith)
Love Me Like You Do (Fifty Shades of Grey, performed by Ellie Goulding)
One of the songs that definitely evokes feelings is See You Again from Furios 7, it would be an amazing win and reminder of Paul Walker.
Animated feature film
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep
You know I’ve got a “dog” in this fight ok maybe a couple. LOL I was privileged to be a part of the press trip for Disney Pixar The Good Dinosaur so this would be so cool to see it win the Globe. Inside Out is another Disney film nominated in this category. I have to say I’m torn, all of the feelings for this category that’s for sure. This is one to watch!
The Brand New Testament
Son of Saul
I always love watching the foreign films, I didn’t see any this year. 🙁 My movie watching lists is getting longer and longer. 😉