Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Motion Picture – Drama

My predictions: 5/6
What’s missing? The Tree of Life, J. Edgar, Drive, Shame, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, A Dangerous Method

I have several comments on this race, and I’m not sure which to start with since they’re all equally interesting. I’ll begin with the nominations announcement, where Woody Harrelson said “Rampart” before explaining that it comes out on January 27th and isn’t on this list. Instead, we get six nominees, and The Ides of March is one of them, receiving three other nominations. I’m disappointed that I took it out of my predictions because SAG announced yesterday. It’s exactly the kind of film that Globe voters like, and one that Oscar voters probably won’t. I did correctly predict the other five nominees, which makes this technically my best category. Of them, War Horse received only a nomination for Best Original Score, while all but The Help and Moneyball got mentions for Best Director. Hugo scored three mentions, and The Descendants nabbed five. This means a shutout for “The Tree of Life,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” all of which could potentially rebound at the Oscars after receiving zero SAG mentions.

What could win? I think this will be “The Descendants,” unless “The Ides of March” rallies for a surprise win.

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