Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Golden Globe Musings: Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

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 Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

This category doesn’t have much consistency, often going for R-rated humor like “Bridesmaids” and “The Hangover” and other times concentrating on more serious fare. Musicals tend to do extremely well here, which makes Les Miserables the frontrunner. Silver Linings Playbook will likely end up here and could be the main non-musical challenger. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel seems like a tailor-made movie for Globe voters, as is Hope Springs, and Moonrise Kingdom could fit that bill too. Other, very diverse possibilities include Hyde Park on Hudson, Magic Mike, and Ted.

Current predictions:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Hope Springs
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook

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