Golden Globe Predictions: Will Selma or Boyhood Win?

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The Golden Globes are set to be handed out January 11 and we know who will win! When the Golden Globe nominations were announced it was a varied group of films set to compete for the highest honor from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Golden Globes Awards Logo

Some would argue that it is a window into the world of who will win Oscars, but we don’t necessarily subscribe to that belief. The Golden Globes are a unique animal and their choices are sometimes baffling, surprising, but always entertaining.

We went through the nomination list and have made our predictions. Without further ado, here we go!

Best Picture, Drama

Here are the nominees… who will win?

Winner: Boyhood
Why: Richard Linklater’s 12-year effort to bring a true family movie to life will be rewarded with a victory at the Golden Globes. It is universally adored and has the momentum to clean up.

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

Here are the nominees… who will win?

Winner: Birdman
Why: Besides having an international director behind the film, this is simply the best picture of the group! Period.

Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama

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

Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Why: The HFPA adores a true story, especially one about someone who dealt with the issues that Stephen Hawking dealt with and still became one of the great, if not the greatest mind of our time.

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama

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

Winner: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Why: Since Still Alice premiered at Toronto, it was almost a given that Moore was on her way to her first Oscar. The Golden Globes will easily reflect that.

Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical

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

Winner: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Why: He’s got the momentum and the comeback story that is reflected in a Meta way in the movie itself. There’s no way to say it other than: This is Keaton’s year from top to bottom.

Big Eyes Amy Adams

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical

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

Winner: Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Why: The HFPA loves Adams, and she gave a stunning performance in Big Eyes that is the stuff of legend. She outfoxes Christoph Waltz for one, and that is not easy to do.

Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture

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

Winner: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Why: As soon as we saw Whiplash, we knew that Simmons was going to sweep awards season. Let the sweep begin.

Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture

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

Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Why: What Arquette accomplished in Boyhood is nothing short of a miracle. Being able to channel a character over 12 years of filming and emit the emotions she did is a true gift to us all.

Boyhood Richard Linklater Ethan Hawke

Best Director – Motion Picture

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Winner: Richard Linklater
Why: Filming a movie over 12 years, and it’s one of the best of the year, if not the best? Yeah, this is Linklater’s year; everyone else should just enjoy the free drinks.

Best Foreign Language Film

Force Majure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane
Tangerines Mandariinid

Winner: Force Majure
Why: Have you seen it? If not, then run, don’t walk, and check out this stunner.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game

Winner: Boyhood
Why: The “gimmick” of making a movie over 12 years does not work without a stellar story. And that is exactly what they have with Boyhood. It is charming. It is heartwarming. It is life itself.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

The Theory of Everything
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game

Winner: Interstellar
Why: Hans Zimmer’s score for Interstellar has divided many in a debate about its effectiveness. But, there is no arguing that it is compelling, powerful and fits the epic scope of Christopher Nolan’s flick.

Mockingjay Part 1 Theme Lord Yellow Flicker Beat

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Big Eyes from Big Eyes
Glory from Selma
Mercy Is from Noah
Opportunity from Annie
Yellow Flicker Beat from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Winner: Glory from Selma
Why: This may be one of the toughest categories to pick. We love Yellow Flicker Beat and Big Eyes, but it is hard to win against the glory that is Glory.

Best Animated Feature Film

The Boxtrolls
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Lego Movie

Winner: The LEGO Movie
Why: Were you expecting something else from us?

Check out our favorite The LEGO Movie quotes below while we’re talking about the best animated movie of the year.

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