Daniel Day Lewis and Lincoln lead the Golden Globes 2013, along with The Impossible, Les Miserables, Argo and more.
Award seasons divide movie fans in two. Half of all movie fans hate the indulgent glitzy glamour of awards and the other half love it. Well, just for now, let’s totally ignore the first group. This article is for you awards show lovers. It’s time to do the predictions for the Golden Globes 2013 as the nominees have just been announced.
Below you’ll find the complete list of Golden Globe 2013 nominees along with my personal choices of the winners.
You’ll also notice how many DERP nominations there are (Ewan McGregor is up for his role in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and not for The Impossible. .. DERP!)
But anyone, here are the nominees and my personal winner picks.
Golden Globes 2013 Predictions
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life Of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Winner: Ben Affleck / Argo : I was surprised by quite how brilliant Argo was. The directing was increbily intelligent and is well worth a nod (though I also have to show some love to Ang Lee for Life of Pi).
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust And Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Naomi Watts: The Impossible : In an extremely challenging role, Naomi Watts absolutely nailed it.
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs
Winner: Judi Dench for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Definitely not a category I’m particularly interested, but The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the film foremost in my memory here.
BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park On Hudson
Winner: Hugh Jackman Les Misreables: I definitely am somewhat biased here as I adore Hugh Jackman, but with such a powerful and important character (Jean Valjean) it’s hard not to see a win here. Had Ewan McGregor been up for the right role (The Impossible) I nay have thought differently. . .
BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
Life Of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Winner: Lincoln: With the power of its subject matter and the maturity and mastery with which it was written directed and acted, it’s hard not to like Lincoln in this.
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Daniel Day Lewis : A masterful actor perfectly portraying one of the most important characters in history .. . no brainer.
BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Moonrise Kingdom: Stunningly beautiful movie that captivated audiences around the world on a scale unmatched by its fellow contenders. Deserves to win.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Winner: Tommy Lee Jones/ Lincoln : Looks like Lincoln is going to clean up at the Golden Globes and Tommy Lee Jones deserves this award as much as any Lincoln deserves any other of its many nomination.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Anne Hathaway: Les Miserables: I’m fairly certain I’ll remember Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of Fantine and her singing of I Dreamed A Dream for the rest of my days. Enough said!
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“For You” Act Of Valour
“Not Running Anymore” Stand Up Guys
“Safe and Sound” The Hunger Games
“Suddenly” Les Misérables
Skyfall: Even though I have absolutely no love for her, Adele’s Skyfall is one of Bond’s best themes and worthy of a win.
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo
Winner: The Master : Oh wait, The Master isn’t up for best screenplay. .. . HUH?! Lincoln then. . . again.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Rise Of The Guardians
Winner: Wreck It Ralph: A pretty good year for animated features but Wreck It Ralph absolutely destroys all contenders. Ingenious animation. Sure-fire winner.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone
Winner: Amour: Michael Heneke’s masterful drama put every Hollywood movie to shame this year and deserves recognition for it.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Mychael Danna, Life Of Pi
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Tom Tywker, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Cloud Atlas
John Williams, Lincoln
Winner: Lincoln: Stunning soundtrack from John Williams. It’s among his finest work and that’s saying a lot.