Awards with Andrea: Golden Globes Edition

Between keeping up with award show schedules and making sure to watch every film that’s been dubbed a contender, everyone’s inner cinephile is switching into overdrive for awards season. The Golden Globes, the official season opener, is less than a week away on January 15 and the buzz is palpable. Ricky Gervais, the show’s host for a third consecutive and final time, is promising to deliver a solid show. After his past two years behind the podium, we can expect only the best, and most people are more excited to see who he has in his crosshairs instead of who will take home some hardware. In his blog, he writes, “I would say that there’s nothing too offensive in there, but I honestly thought that last year. So I’m not sure of the rules anymore.” Ricky, please do us all a favour and come with guns a-blazin’. But who are we kidding? Of course he will.

 

The Golden Globes have long been considered to be a good predictor of the results at the Academy Awards, but the show has lost serious credibility, especially in recent years. Many critics have dismissed the Globes as some sort of Hollywood popularity contest that nominates solely on the basis of raking in big names for big ratings. This year’s nominations were a bit of a mess and caused quite a stir among fans. Here are The Medium’s predictions for who will win, who should win, and who got snubbed in the process.

 

TELEVISION

 

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Who will win: Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)

Who should win: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Snub: Michael C. Hall (Dexter)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Who will win: Claire Danes (Homeland)

Who should win: Claire Danes (Homeland)

 

BEST DRAMA SERIES

What will win: Boardwalk Empire

What should win: Boardwalk  Empire

Snub: Dexter

 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Who will win: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Who should win: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Snub: Steve Carell (The Office)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Who will win: Tina Fey (30 Rock)

Who should win: Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

 

BEST COMEDY SERIES

What will win: Modern Family

What should win: Modern Family

Snub: Mike and Molly

 

FILM

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

What will win: Midnight in Paris

What should win: The Descendants

Snub: Young Adult

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

What will win: The Artist

What should win: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

What will win: The Adventures of Tintin

What should win: Rango

BEST ACTOR,

MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Who will win: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Who should win: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Who will win: Albert Brooks (Drive)

Who should win: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Snub: Armie Hammer (J. Edgar)

 

BEST ACTRESS,

MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Who will win: Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Who should win: Charlize Theron (Young Adult)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Who will win: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Who should win: Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

Snub(s): Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia) and Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life).

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE,

MUSICAL OR COMEDY

What will win: The Artist

What should win: The Artist or Bridesmaids

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE,

DRAMA

What will win: The Descendants

What should win: The Ides of March

Snub: J. Edgar

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Who will win: Alexander Payne (The Descendants)

Who should win: Alexander Payne (The Descendants)

Snub: David Fincher (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)