Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

My predictions: 4/5
What’s missing? The Help, Hugo, War Horse, Carnage

I’m definitely upset that I let the SAG announcements yesterday alter my picks, since I knew that The Ides of March was exactly the kind of film Globe voters would like. I am surprised, however, that the film booted to make room for it was The Help, which I would have thought was a lock here. The screenplay category here is always unpredictable, so I don’t think that will damn its chances at the Oscars. Woody Allen is back with directing and writing nods for the first time since 2005 for Midnight in Paris, and last year’s winner Aaron Sorkin is also returning as one of the co-writers of Moneyball. Rounding out the list are best picture rivals The Artist and The Descendants. An interesting note – for all films but “Moneyball” here, the director is also nominated as a writer.

What could win? I think “Moneyball” takes this, though maybe “Midnight in Paris” could give it a run for its money.

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