Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Golden Globe Musings: Best Motion Picture – Drama

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced in just a few weeks, so here’s a survey of the contenders and the most likely predictions at this time. Weigh in with your thoughts, and let me know if I’ve left off anything important. A reminder that the Globes are wildly unpredictable and that it is still a bit early to gauge the reception or awards potential of a number of the so-called “contenders” at this point.

Last year’s nominees:
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

This race, arguably the top award this group gives out, usually serves as a feeding ground for the Best Picture race with a few false positives, like “The Ides of March,” “Revolutionary Road,” and “American Gangster” mixed in, as well as some truly peculiar picks like “The Great Debaters.” Popular films like Argo and Lincoln should have no trouble getting in, and Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty will make it in if voters are enthusiastic about the directors’ films as they were three years ago. Fighting for the last slot are The Master, The Life of Pi, Flight, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Hitchcock, Anna Karenina, and who knows what else.

Current predictions:
Django Unchained
The Master
Zero Dark Thirty

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