Golden Globes predictions  

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1/16/2006 11:15 am

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Golden Globes predictions

You truly know the year hasn't started until the Golden Globes ceremony arrives. From an award show that reveled in drunken stupidity and "WTF?" winners (Pia Zadora winning for Butterfly, for instance... I mean, have you SEEN Butterfly?), the Globes has sadly turned into the forerunner for the far more prestigious (and far more snooze-inducing) Academy Awards, which comes March 5th. And since I regularly make long-winded predictions on who'll get nominated and win the Oscars (and will do show this year on the Big & Tall Blog), I figured I'll jump the gun and make some predictions on who'll win tonight's Globes. Picking the Globes is always a crapshoot since the Hollywood Foreign Press, who hands out these awards, still love to pull out some shock winners, just to mess with the Oscar panel. And it usually works, too.

We'll skip the TV ones (although if either Jason Lee or Steve Carrell win Best Actor in a Comedy, that's fine by me), and skip straight ahead to the major movie categories:

Best Supporting Actress- since Brokeback Mountain is the hot fave at the moment, I expect Michelle Williams to win here.

Best Supporting Actor- Paul Giamatti, who ruled the school in last year's Sideways, is probably taking this just so the Oscars have no choice but to nominate him this time, instead of snubbing him last year in favor of Clint Eastwood.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical- if anyone other than Reese Witherspoon wins this, I'll be surprised. I'm not a fan of hers, but her June Carter Cash portrayal is hard to argue against.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy or Musical- this category is where I think the upset of the night will occur, and I'm calling it for Jeff Daniels from The Squid and the Whale, over the probably-more-deserving Joaquin Phoenix from Walk the Line.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama- Felicity Huffman, for a man-turning-into-a-woman performance in Transmaerica. She'll probably also win in Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives, thus giving her a clean sweep on the night.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama- Phillip Seymour Hoffman should win, but I have a bad feeling that Heath Ledger will. Not that Heath isn't deserving, but P.S. is more deserving.

Best Director- It starts with "Ang" and end with "Lee."

Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical- Pride and Prejudice pulls the mild upset here.

Best Motion Picture-Drama- No one's beating Brokeback Mountain in this category. It's not happening.

And that's that.

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