Saturday, January 10, 2009

Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Motion Picture – Drama

The competition: A man ages backwards in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Richard Nixon gets his actions probed in “Frost/Nixon,” a young man questions the ethics of his mistress in “The Reader,” an unhappy couple plan an escape from their lives in “Revolutionary Road,” and a young kid’s life story is told through this answers on a game show in “Slumdog Millionaire.”
For your information: The past few years, serious films like “The Aviator,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Babel,” and “Atonement” have triumphed over more enjoyable eventual Oscar winners “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” “The Departed,” and “No Country for Old Men.” Since 1964, the winner of this award has gone on to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. All five films here are nominated for Best Director, and four are up for Best Screenplay (not “Revolutionary Road”). “Benjamin Button” and “Frost/Nixon” lead the nominations this year with five apiece.
Who should win: I loved “Slumdog Millionaire” and think it should certainly top this award.
Who will win: Based on the history of the past few years, I’ll predict The Curious Case of Benjamin Button over favorite “Slumdog Millionaire.”

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