Thursday, December 11, 2014

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Motion Picture – Drama

My predictions: 2/5, picking only “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game”
Who’s missing? Gone Girl, Interstellar, Rosewater, American Sniper

I’m not sure what I was thinking here, betting against The Theory of Everything and Selma. Foxcatcher getting in over “Gone Girl” is a mild surprise, but I didn’t love either film, so it doesn’t particularly excite me. The Imitation Game and Boyhood are the films to beat, but, interestingly this year, only two of these films – “Boyhood” and “Selma” – are nominated for Best Director. Usually there’s a higher correlation. I’m still missing too many movies to determine if these five are really the best of the year, but I’d be sure to include “Interstellar” and “A Most Violent Year” on my list already, two films that earned just one bid apiece today.

Who will win? Probably Boyhood.

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