Now that the Golden Globes nominations have been announced, it’s time for some early predictions. Who will go home with a trophy?
After the un-televised ceremony last year, which happened due to a lot of incidents around the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes are back. After a bunch of changes at the institute and the addition of more than a hundred new members, the Golden Globes are back to being televised.
On December 12, 2022, the HFPA announced the nominees for the Film and Television categories, roughly a month before the winner ceremony on January 10, 2023. That makes it the perfect time to take a look at the freshly announced nominees and predict who will take home a trophy during the evening.
For this article we focus on the Film categories and without further ado, let’s take a look at the nominees (those are ranked in alphabetical order, with my predicted winners stated below):
BEST FILM DRAMA
Nominations: Avatar: The Way of Water, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Top Gun: Maverick, Tár
Predicted Winner: I might go on a limb here, but I think Avatar: The Way of Water could have this in the bag. After all, the predicted frontrunner, The Fabelmans has missed some key nominations in the acting categories. And with Avatar likely dominating the cinematic landscape for the next several weeks and its surprising Best Director nod, I think the sequel could surprise.
BEST FILM COMEDY/MUSICAL
Nominations: Babylon, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Glass Onion, Triangle of Sadness, The Banshees of Inisherin
Predicted Winner: Even though The Banshees of Inisherin overperformed with incredible 8 nominations, I still think Everything Everywhere All at Once will take home the trophy, but it could become a closer race than we think.
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Nominations: Austin Butler – Elvis, Brendan Fraser – The Whale, Hugh Jackman – The Son, Bill Nighy – Living, Jeremy Pope – The Inspection
Predicted Winner: This award will be a race between Butler and Fraser, but how things are looking, with Elvis getting more and more love at smaller critics and industry awards, while The Whale starts to stumble, I’m fairly sure Austin Butler will win his first Golden Globe.
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Nominations: Ana De Armas – Blonde, Cate Blanchett – Tár, Olivia Colman – Empire of Light, Viola Davis – The Woman King, Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans
Predicted Winner: People are still upset about Danielle Deadwyler’s snub for her performance in Till, but with Michelle Yeoh competing in another category, it is pretty safe to assume that frontrunner Cate Blanchett will win here.
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY/MUSICAL
Nominations: Diego Calva – Babylon, Daniel Craig – Glass Onion, Adam Driver – White Noise, Colin Farell – The Banshees of Inisherin, Ralph Fiennes – The Menu
Predicted Winner: It’s Colin Farell. There really seems to be no real competition here, considering the overperformance of his film and his status as a potential Oscar frontrunner.
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY/MUSICAL
Nominations: Anya Taylor-Joy – The Menu, Lesley Manville – Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Margot Robbie – Babylon, Emma Thompson – Good Luck to you Leo Grande, Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Predicted Winner: With Yeoh and Blanchett competing in different categories it is very safe to assume that both Oscar frontrunners, will win their respective categories here.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM
Nominations: Brendon Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin, Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin, Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse, Brad Pitt – Babylon
Predicted Winner: This will be a close race between Quan and Gleeson and while I could see a upset by Gleeson, for now I’ll predict the Oscar frontrunner: Ke Huy Quan.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM
Nominations: Angela Basset – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Dolly De Leon –Triangle of Sadness, Carey Mulligan – She Said
Predicted Winner: This was probably the most surprising category, with the missing of both Women Talking contenders: Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley. The nominations of both Angela Basset and Dolly De Leon were a surprise, but a welcome one. As for the winner, this category is very open, but with the dominance of The Banshees of Inisherin, I think Kerry Condon could go home with a win.
Nominations: James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water, Daniels (Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan) – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Baz Luhrman – Elvis, Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin, Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans
Predicted Winner: While Spielberg is still being handled as the frontrunner, I think this category could be wide open. There are wins for McDonagh, Daniels, and maybe even Cameron in the cards. For now, I’m going on a limb to predict Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan.
BEST FILM SCREENPLAY
Nominations: Everything Everywhere All at Once, Tár, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fablemans, Women Talking
Predicted Winner: This category will most likely be a face-off between Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Banshees of Inisherin. As for who is winning, I think with the sheer love for the latter film, Banshees could succeed over its competitor.
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Nominations: Inu-Oh, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Turning Red, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Predicted Winner: This award is Pinocchio’s to lose.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Nominations: All Quiet on the Western Front, Argentina, 1985, Close, Decision to Leave, RRR
Predicted Winner: With the huge love for RRR I would be surprised if anything else succeeds here.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Nominations: Babylon, Pinocchio, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Women Talking
Predicted Winner: While I loved the score of Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, I think this one goes to Justin Hurwitz for Babylon. What we’ve heard from his score in the trailer is nothing short of electrifying.
Nominations: Carolina – Where the Crawdads Sing, Ciao Papa – Pinocchio, Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick, Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Naatu Naatu – RRR
Predicted Winner: While Lady Gaga (Top Gun: Maverick) and Rihanna (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) are the supposed frontrunners, I could see the sheer love and passion for RRR shine through with a win here.
The Golden Globes take place on January 10, 2023.
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