Awards season is heating up, with the Golden Globe Awards set to be announced on Sunday, January 5. The awards are given out for excellent achievement in both television and film, and is presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The nominees were released a few weeks ago, and we’re bringing you our predictions of who we think will win.
Best Motion Picture — Drama
Marriage Story – OUR PREDICTED WINNER
The Two Popes
WHY WE PICKED IT: Marriage Story is for us, the best choice to win Best Motion Picture – Drama. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach and led by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, the story gives a real (almost too real) look at the journey through a divorce and custody battle. The story is so well crafted and acted, that it’s hard not to recognize this as one of the year’s best movies.
Best Motion Picture — Comedy
Dolemite is My Name
Knives Out – PREDICTED WINNER
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
WHY WE PICKED IT: Knives Out is a masterpiece and a wild ride led by a talented cast that includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Michael Shannon, Toni Colette, and more. It’s one of our favorite movies of the year, with its smart and witty script and massive ensemble cast. It definitely could be considered an underdog, but we think it’s a pretty clear cut.
Best Motion Picture — Foreign
Pain and Glory
Portrait of Lady on Fire
Parasite – PREDICTED WINNER
WHY WE PICKED IT: Parasite is taking the world by storm, and it’s almost a complete lock to win.
Best Supporting Actor — Motion Picture
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman – PREDICTED WINNER
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
WHY WE PICKED IT: Pesci was a standout in an already incredible cast of The Irishman. We’re looking to see him win here.
Best Supporting Actress — Motion Picture
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Anette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers – PREDICTED WINNER
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
WHY WE PICKED IT: Lopez completely immersed herself in the role in Hustlers, and there’s been plenty of buzz around her. We’d love to see her win for her role as Ramona.
Best Director — Motion Picture
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman – PREDICTED WINNER
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
WHY WE PICKED IT: The Irishman can truly be regarded as a monster of a film when taking into consideration the cost to produce it, the runtime, and the overall amount of time that has passed since the first seeds of the idea for the project were planted decades ago. It is a huge accomplishment amongst Scorsese’s already wildly successful career.
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Marriage Story – PREDICTED WINNER
The Two Popes
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
WHY WE PICKED IT: Baumbach’s story was real, raw, and honest – one of the most honest we’ve seen in a long time. The words were eloquently written, and the story moved everyone that saw it.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet – PREDICTED WINNER
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saorsie Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellwegger, Judy
WHY WE PICKED IT: Award-winning actress/singer Cynthia Erivo was incredible in her portrayal of Harriet Tubman, and we’d love to see her win here.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Ana De Armas, Knives Out – PREDICTED WINNER
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
WHY WE PICKED IT: Ana de Armas was undoubtedly the heart and soul of Knives Out, bringing a particular empathy and compassion that was simply heartwarming. Her portrayal of Marta was flawless, and despite her being a newcomer into the awards, we think she can take it home.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Christian Bale, Ford vs. Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story – OUR PREDICTED WINNER
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, Two Popes
WHY WE PICKED IT: Adam Driver gives an incredible performance as his role as Charlie in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story. He’s completely immersed in the character, and brings the emotion alive to a character that many can relate to. It’s his best performance yet, and he deserves all the awards for it.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – PREDICTED WINNER
Taran Egerton, Rocketman
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
WHY WE PICKED IT: He’s Leonardo DiCaprio, and it’s a Quentin Tarantino flick. Enough said.
Best Motion Picture — Animated
Frozen 2 – OUR PREDICTED WINNER
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Toy Story 4
WHY WE PICKED IT: Frozen 2 has captivated audiences around the world with its new, catchy songs and heartfelt story line. It’s a great follow-up to the massive success of Frozen. Honestly, it’s a shoe-in in our opinion, Queen Elsa reigns in both Arendelle and the awards this season.
Best Television Series — Drama
Big Little Lies
The Crown – PREDICTED WINNER
WHY WE PICKED IT: The Crown has been a powerhouse drama since its arrival, and it’s not slowing down, we’re looking to see it take this one.
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – PREDICTED WINNER
WHY WE PICKED IT: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continues to awe audiences with it’s quirky story, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.
Best Miniseries or Television Movie
Chernobyl – OUR PREDICTED WINNER
The Loudest Voice
WHY WE PICKED IT: Since its release, Chernobyl has been a critically acclaimed hit amongst audiences. This limited miniseries explores a dramatized version of an infamous disaster that many people around the world have heard of but may not necessarily know the full story of. It also dives into some lesser-known aspects of those involved in the disaster, which is part of what makes it so interesting.
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
WHY WE PICKED IT: Chernobyl was an incredible miniseries, and one that was only heightened by their actors. Harris deserves to win here.
Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act – PREDICTED WINNER
WHY WE PICKED IT: The Act was all the buzz after it came out on Hulu earlier this year, and we think it’s going to carry over into the awards season. Joey King took on this role head first, and we’d be surprised if she didn’t come out with the gold here.
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Movie
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl – PREDICTED WINNER
Henry Winkler, Barry
WHY WE PICKED IT: As stated before with Jared Harris, the cast of Chernobyl was incredible, and Skarsgård was no exception.
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Television Movie
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Patricia Arquette, The Act – OUR PREDICTED WINNER
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
WHY WE PICKED IT: Just as with Joey King, The Act‘s Patricia Arquette absolutely killed in her role (pun intended). This role wasn’t easy on her, and we think she deserves all the praise and something shiny for her mantle for it.
Best Actor in a Comedy Television Series
Ben Platt, The Politician – OUR PREDICTED WINNER
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Rami Youssef, Rami
Bill Hader, Barry
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
WHY WE PICKED IT: Platt took this Ryan Murphy drama to a whole new level. His talent, accompanied by his sweet persona, made you like a character you normally wouldn’t like otherwise. It’s a great jump into television for him, and we’re excited to see what happens next.
Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag – PREDICTED WINNER
WHY WE PICKED IT: Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Enough said.
Best Actor in a Drama Television Series
Brian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot – PREDICTED WINNER
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
WHY WE PICKED IT: Throughout the course of its current four season run, Rami Malek has truly proven the extent of his acting prowess in the crime drama Mr. Robot. Now that the series is over, after that stunning finale he’s proven himself worthy of the accolades.
Best Actress in a Drama Television Series
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – PREDICTED WINNER
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
WHY WE PICKED IT: Comer continues to quietly rise with every episode of Killing Eve, and only gets better and better. We think she takes the award home here.
Watch the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 5 to see if any of our predictions came true! Who are you rooting for?