Saturday, December 10, 2016

Golden Globe Musings: Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced very soon, 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 Big Short
The Martian

Last year, this category offered three expected nominees and two popular hits. There’s one film we know for sure will be here this year, and that’s La La Land. It’s hard to know what else will join it for sure, but it’s likely that The Lobster, 20th Century Women, and Florence Foster Jenkins will be top vote-getters. I don’t know how well Love and Friendship, Rules Don’t Apply, and Sing Street will go over with voters, and something tells me that Hail, Caesar will be exactly what the Globes like. Captain Fantastic may be up their alley, and I wonder if Deadpool will do well.

Current predictions:
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hail, Caesar
La La Land
The Lobster
20th Century Women

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