Golden Globes: Projecting the film winners for Sunday on NBC - WNCN: News, Weather

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Golden Globes: Projecting the film winners for Sunday on NBC

Posted: Updated:

The Golden Globes are not the Oscars. The categories are different, and the voters who decide the awards, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have their own prejudices and biases. (In 2010, they nominated Johnny Depp's embarrassing flop "The Tourist" for three awards — as a comedy.)

Handicapping the race is anybody's guess, but here are a few picks from the movie side of the awards from NBCNews.com. Find our TV picks here.

Best picture  drama
Should win: "12 Years a Slave" or "Gravity"
Will win: "12 Years a Slave"
Not since "Roots" back in 1977 have American audiences been so bluntly confronted with the human side of what slavery meant. ("Django Unchained" was louder and bloodier, but "Slave" is more heartbreaking.) It should be rewarded.

Best picture  comedy or musical
Should win: "Her"
Will win: "American Hustle"
"American Hustle" is a fun, fast romp through a fictionalized version of the ABSCAM scandal, but "Her" does more than any other film this year to delve into the emotion of love, and how it feels to lose it.

Best actor  drama
Should win: Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Will win: Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Ejiofor is amazing. But kudos also to Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips," for an excruciatingly painful depiction of a man in post-traumatic shock in that film's final scenes.

Best actor  comedy or musical
Should win: Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis" 
Will win: Leonardo DiCaprio, "Wolf of Wall Street"
Sure, DiCaprio had to crawl down stairs and into a sportscar while on Quaaludes, but Isaac had to convince audiences he was a folksinger, musically and otherwise, and he does just that.

Best actress  drama
Should win: Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"
Will win: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
This one's a toss-up. With Thompson, Blanchett, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Sandra Bullock in this category, how can the voters go wrong?

Best actress  comedy or musical
Should win: Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Will win: Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
Another power-packed category. Streep is always Streep, but Adams' con artist character must leap from smooth British purr to desperate American striver, sometimes in the same minute.

Best director
Should win: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"
Will win: Likely Cuaron, but maybe Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
"Gravity" is stunning and terrifying, and no director has managed to capture that feeling on film before like Cuaron does here.

Best original song
Should win: "Let It Go," from "Frozen"
Will win: "Let It Go," from "Frozen"
It's the "I Am Woman" for Generation Z, a power-packed hymn to being yourself. But it could be challenged by U2's "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," or Justin Timberlake and Oscar Isaac's "Please Mr. Kennedy" from "Inside Llewyn Davis." Still, "Let It Go" is the one that will linger.

The Golden Globes Awards will air on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh

    Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:27:25 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    A Texas school district is once again holding a job fair for teachers in Raleigh.
    A Texas school district is once again holding a job fair for teachers in Raleigh.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.