Saturday, November 30, 2013

Golden Globe Musings: Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

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:
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

The Golden Globes consolidate screenwriting to just one race, grouping together both original and adapted screenplays. It’s usually made up of Best Motion Picture – Drama nominees and sometimes a truly odd choice like “The Ides of March,” “It’s Complicated,” or “Love Actually.” Last year’s nominees were actually all pretty expected. In the lead this year are 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, August: Osage County, The Butler, Inside Llewyn Davis, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street, among others, I’m sure.

Current predictions:
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
The Butler
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave

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