Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Golden Globe Musings: Best Original Score

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:
Black Panther
First Man
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place

I have no idea where to start here other than to note how happy I was when “First Man” won this award last year and how devastated I was when it went on to be snubbed by Oscar voters. 1917 seems like the surest thing, with Ford v Ferrari and Little Women also pretty likely. The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, and A Hidden Life are other possibilities, and while John Williams is probably going to earn an Oscar nomination for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, his last and only bid for the franchise was for the very first installment way back in 1977. I expect a few surprises here – I’m really not too confident going in.

Current predictions:
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women

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