Our Golden Globe 2019 Film Predictions
With the Golden Globes on Sunday, we’ve compiled a list of our expected winners of the award ceremony. For the sake of brevity, we’re only focusing on the film nominees as I don’t watch TV apart from the same Frasier episodes I’ve come to rely on. Now on to the show.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
A Star Is Born
If Beale Street Could Talk
It’s a toss-up between Black Panther and A Star is Born, but Bradley Cooper really delivered in his directorial debut and third mainstream iteration of the classic Hollywood tale. Plus, “Shallow.”
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
The Favourite is really unlike anything that’s come out in recent years, and with career-defining performances by its female leads, it deserves the title.
Best Director, Motion Picture
Adam McKay, Vice
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Lee knows how to capture the zeitgeist and it showed. Kudos.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Rosamund Pike, A Private War
I love Glenn Close (watch The Wife — 2/3 of the film is just close-ups of her looking doubtful), but Gaga’s intensity (she barely blinks???) and dedication demonstrated in Star are sure to secure her second Globe.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians
Charlize Theron, Tully
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Colman in The Favourite? Dramatic, erratic, and vulnerable. Queen!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk.
Amy Adams continued to exercise her incredible versatility in this fierce political satire. Also, Sharp Objects.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman”
Lucas Hedges, “Boy Erased”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Malek fabulously lost himself in the role as Freddie Mercury so it’s in the bag.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, Vice
John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Miranda is a musical master so give praise where it’s due.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
2018’s it-boy was snubbed for Call Me By Your Name and reparations must be made.
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Adam McKay, Vice
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Our winter cover star and Favourite co-star Joe Alwyn called this one of the best things he’s ever read. We can see why.
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns
One of the most original horror flicks to come out, the score was used very strategically and to brilliant effect.
Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“All the Stars” — Black Panther
“Girl in the Movies” — Dumplin’
“Requiem for a Private War” — A Private War
“Revelation” — Boy Erased
“Shallow” — A Star Is Born
One word: AHHHHHHaaahhhhAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Best Motion Picture, Animated
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
A different take on Spider-Man that brings it to a new level.
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Never Look Away
This is just a beautiful movie. See for yourself.