Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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:
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street
20th Century Women

This category is especially stacked this year, with a handful of contenders that are likely to be in the Best Picture Oscar race. Lady Bird, The Big Sick, and Battle of the Sexes are three that I’ve seen and I fully support, and many believe that Get Out is going to crack this race (I’ll only see it if it does get nominated). The Disaster Artist is expected to be nominated here, while The Greatest Showman remains more of a toss-up due to its late release. I, Tonya and Downsizing are also possible, and Beauty and the Beast is unlikely but could happen.

Current predictions:
Battle of the Sexes
The Big Sick
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
Lady Bird

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