Sunday, December 1, 2013

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 Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

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, and Inside Llewyn Davis has a great shot because of that. Nebraska, Her, and The Wolf of Wall Street are good bets too. Also in the running are August: Osage County, Enough Said, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and countless others. The latest addition to this race is American Hustle, previously thought to be going as a drama.

Current predictions:
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

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