Thursday, December 5, 2019

Golden Globe Musings: Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced shortly, 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:
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns

Two major contenders are Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Jojo Rabbit, and there isn’t a situation I can imagine in which either of them gets snubbed here. “The Farewell” isn’t eligible in this category since it’s considered a foreign film, and “Uncut Gems” has joined “The Two Popes” as a potential comedy submission that is ultimately going to be billed as a drama. That makes space for Dolemite Is My Name and Rocketman, both of which should place, and then the last spot should be a competition between Hustlers and Knives Out. I’d love to see Booksmart make the cut but don’t think it will happen, and it’s probably too late for Cats to earn votes given that it hasn’t even screened yet. Music nostalgia could earn either Yesterday or Blinded by the Light a spot here too.

Current predictions:
Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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