GOLDEN GLOBES 2011: Last-minute predictions

As the stars get ready to dazzle on the red carpet at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, I am sitting here running over the list of nominees and wondering who will take home these predecessors to the Oscars (And the Emmys in August). However, unlike the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known to have pretty unconventional taste. Case in point: The Tourist and Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp‘s performances in the film being nominated in the Best Comedy/Musical category. Actually, that’s not unconventional — it’s just downright stupid.

But for a slightly more serious example: Avatar and director James Cameron sneaked away with the top prizes for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director last year. Come Oscar time though, Cameron and his Pandora could not best The Hurt Locker and Kathryn Bigelow. In 2008, Atonement won the top Golden Globe honor, but lost out to No Country for Old Men at the Oscars. Even more obscure was the Golden Globes choice for Best Director that year, which was won by Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (This is where I show my weakness as a film lover — but what is that movie, even?).

Even though The Social Network has taken the first big win of the season and a multitude of critics’ awards prior, can its biggest threat, The King’s Speech, ascend to glory tonight? Or perhaps Inception and Christopher Nolan can pull off an Avatar/Cameron-style upset? Well, if The Tourist can even snag a few nominations, anything is possible at the Golden Globe Awards.

Don’t forget to watch the Golden Globes TONIGHT on NBC, live at 8PM ET/5PM PT!

[Predictions are bolded]

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech

The Social Network

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque

The Kids Are All Right

Red
The Tourist

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right

Anne Hathaway – Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone – Easy A

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled

Toy Story 3

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful

The Concert
The Edge (Kapau)
I Am Love (Io Sono L’Amore)
In a Better World

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Amy Adams – The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Christian Bale – The Fighter

Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
David Fincher – The Social Network

Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David O. Russell – The Fighter

BEST SCREENPLAY
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy – 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg – The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David Seidler – The King’s Speech
Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech

Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahman – 127 Hours
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – The Social Network
Hans Zimmer – Inception

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Bound to You” – Burlesque
“Coming Home” – Country Strong
“I See the Light” – Tangled
“There’s a Place for Us” – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” – Burlesque

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
The Good Wife

Mad Men

The Walking Dead

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Julianna Marguiles – The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C

Glee

Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette – United States of Tara
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Laura Linney – The Big C

Lea Michele – Glee

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Steve Carell – The Office
Thomas Jane – Hung
Matthew Morrison – Glee
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Carlos

The Pacific

Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hayley Atwell – Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
Judi Dench – Return of the Crawford
Romola Garai – Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Idris Elba – Luther
Ian McShane – Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack
Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hope Davis – The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch – Glee

Kelly MacDonald – Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles – Dexter
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Scott Caan – Hawaii Five-O

Chris Colfer – Glee
Chris Noth – The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
David Strathairn – Temple Grandin

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