Golden Globe Predictions: Top Film Categories


Motion Picture Drama
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”
Setoodeh: I think there will be six nominees in this category, with “Foxcatcher” included.
Riley: I predict “American Sniper” will be nominated, at the expense of “The Theory of Everything.”

Actor in a Drama
Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”)
Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”)
David Oyelowo (“Selma”)
Eddie Redmayne (“Theory of Everything”)
Setoodeh: Unfortunately, I think that the surprise will be a David Oyelowo snub. They will nominate Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”) in that spot instead, and also have Oscar Isaac (“A Most Violent Year”) as a sixth nominee.
Riley: I predict Gyllenhaal will be replaced by Cooper.

Actress in a Drama
Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”)
Felicity Jones (“Theory of Everything”)
Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”)
Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”)
Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”)
Setoodeh: I’m guessing Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”) over Marion Cotillard.
Riley: I also believe Aniston will sneak in, displacing Pike.

Motion Picture Comedy
“Big Eyes”
“Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Inherent Vice”
“Into the Woods”
Setoodeh: I predict they will nominate “St. Vincent” over “Inherent Vice,” which is P.T. Anderson’s weakest film, and “Annie” instead of “Big Eyes” Remember, the Globes nominated “Burlesque” for best picture.
Riley: I also think “St. Vincent” will replace “Inherent Vice.” And I wouldn’t count out “Pride,” perhaps in place of “Big Eyes.”

Actor in a Musical or Comedy
Ralph Fiennes (“Grand Budapest Hotel”)
Michael Keaton (“Birdman”)
Bill Murray (“St. Vincent”)
Bill Nighy (“Pride”)
Al Pacino (“The Humbling”)
Setoodeh: I predict Chris Rock (“Top Five”) instead of Bill Nighy, and Bill Hader (“Skeleton Twins”) instead of Al Pacino. Also: add James Corden (“Into the Woods”) as a sixth nominee.
Riley: I predict Rock will supplant Nighy.

Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams (“Big Eyes”)
Emily Blunt (“Into the Woods”)
Rosario Dawson (“Top Five”)
Keira Knightley (“Begin Again”)
Melissa McCarthy (“St. Vincent”)
Setoodeh: I predict Kristen Wiig (“The Skeleton Twins”) instead of Melissa McCarthy, and Cameron Diaz (“Annie”) instead of Rosario Dawson—providing Diaz is submitted as lead.
Riley: I think Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) will supplant Knightley and Angelina Jolie (“Maleficent”) will supplant Blunt.
Setoodeh: No! #TeamBeginAgain

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