Golden Globe 2015 Winner Predictions

Golden Globe Statue

Best Motion Picture — Drama

“Boyhood”
“Foxcatcher”
“The Imitation Game”
“Selma”
“The Theory of Everything”

boyhood

Will Win: Boyhood

Should Win: Boyhood

Updated: Boyhood won

The competition against Boyhood is relatively weak, making this the one guarantee win of the night. What further ensures this win is the film’s groundbreaking approach to film over the span of 12 years with the same cast. It is a feat that should, and will be, recognized at the ceremony’s conclusion.

 

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

 “Birdman”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Into the Woods”
“Pride”
“St. Vincent”

birdman

Will Win: Birdman

Should Win: Birdman

Update: The Grand Budapest Hotel won

 Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel is a quirky and original film that would any other year be a clear winner in this category. However, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman is groundbreaking and a triumph. There’s no stopping this film from winning its well-deserved award.

 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”

eddie redmayne

Will Win: Eddie Redmayne

Should Win: Benedict Cumberbatch

Update: Eddie Redmayne won

Benedict Cumberbatch gave himself completely in his role in The Imitation Game, but The Theory of Everything and Eddie Redmayne’s performance are the sort of thing that is primed for awards. What further makes Redmayne’s chances of winning likely is his effective, and utterly convincing, performance as Stephen Hawking.

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

julianne moore

Will Win: Julianne Moore

Should Win: Rosamund Pike

Update: Julianne Moore won

Rosamund Pike showed more range in her performance, but it is Julianne Moore’s heartbreaking portrayal of a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease that will ultimately allow her to take home the award.

 

Best actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Bill Murray, “St. Vincent”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice”
Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”

michael keaton

Will Win: Michael Keaton

Should Win: Michael Keaton

Update: Michael Keaton won

No other nominee in this category can be considered a threat to Michael Keaton not taking home the award for his powerhouse performance in Birdman. More importantly, nobody enjoys a comeback performance more than award ceremonies and this is Keaton’s year.

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”
Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”
Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars”
Quvenzhane Wallis, “Annie”

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Will Win: Amy Adams

Should Win: Emily Blunt

Update: Amy Adams won

Despite Emily Blunt’s singing and acting range in Into the Woods, Amy Adams is a media darling and well-liked amongst critics and audiences. Her performance in Big Eyes seems to be getting some last minute traction, which might be enough to give Adams the win.

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Whiplash (2014) -- Screengrab from exclusive EW.com clip.

Will Win: J.K. Simmons

Should Win: J.K. Simmons

Update: J.K. Simmons won

J.K. Simmons has proved himself to be a tremendous character actor over the years, but never before has acting dominated a film as he does in Whiplash. This film finally gives Simmons the chance to show off his talent as an actor, and he doesn’t disappoint.

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

patricia arquette

Will Win: Patricia Arquette

Should Win: Emma Stone

Update: Patricia Arquette won

Emma Stone was able convey subtlety and expressiveness all at the same time in Birdman. She further was able to do her character’s monologue’s so convincingly, as if she were on the stage herself. However, she is no competition against Patricia Arquette’s performance in Boyhood, whose role functions as the heart of the film and her presence is symbolic of the consistent struggle of parenthood. A loss for Arquette in this category would be considered the upset of the night.

 

Best Director

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ava DuVernay, “Selma”
David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

boyhood

Will Win: Richard Linklater

Should Win: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Update: Richard Linklater won

Ideally, this award would go to Alejandro González Iñárritu for his usage of long, continuous takes that have a stage emphasis to them, but Richard Linklater will to be rewarded for Boyhood for his 12 years of careful and methodical filming.

 

Best Screenplay

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

birdman2

Will Win: Birdman

Should Win: Birdman

Update: Birdman won

This is a competitive category between Boyhood and Birdman, with both of them possessing a superior script. However, Birdman may take home the award due to its plot being reliant on dialogue-heavy action.

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8 thoughts on “Golden Globe 2015 Winner Predictions

    1. Based upon what I’ve seen, I’d say Boyhood and Birdman are the standout films of the year, with Whiplash being the surprise film of the year that deserves more acknowledgement.

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      1. I really need to see those. From the winners so far it seems like I’ve missed a number of great films. Lack of funds and time haha. I’ll see them soon. How are you fairing so far?

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