Monday, December 1, 2014

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:
American Hustle
12 Years a Slave

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.” I think a solid frontrunner this year is Gone Girl, and it will likely be joined by Birdman and Boyhood. Other possibilities include The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher, Interstellar, and Unbroken.

Current predictions:
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game

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