It’s that time of year again - Hollywood awards show season! The 2019 Golden Globes nominations were just announced today to acknowledge the best movies and television shows production studios have to offer. Therefore, it is my duty as the resident film reviewer here at Onenie to give you my predictions for the winner in each category. With many of the nominations filled by movies that haven’t been released yet and shows I just haven’t gotten around to seeing, I’ll be using an advanced algorithm for who I think will come out victorious. FYI, the algorithm consists of me looking at previous winners, checking aggregate scores from websites such as Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, and my own intuition based on whose name I know best or what show/movie I actually have seen.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
Prediction: A Star is Born - This is one of the categories where I have seen the majority of nominations, and while I’d really like to go with Black Panther (being nominated in this category is monumental), I don’t think the critics are ready to award a top honor like this just yet to a superhero film.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Rosamund Pike (A Private War)
Prediction: Glenn Close - She’s been an absolute powerhouse in the category for years, winning twice before, so I am going with the legendary actress just barely over Lady Gaga.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)
Prediction: Rami Malek - Hollywood has a penchant for awarding outstanding portrayals of historically famous icons, and Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury was near-perfect.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
Prediction: Vice - Crazy Rich Asians is probably the favorite in this category, but I think it’s just a tad overrated (you can read my review here), so I’m going with Vice, the satirical look back on the Bush presidency in the early 2000s.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Charlize Theron (Tully)
Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)
Prediction: Elsie Fisher - My gut tells me Charlize Theron, but I’m going with the newcomer on this one. Eighth Grade is one of the films I’m disappointed in myself the most for not seeing yet, but it has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer, and I’d like Fisher to be one of the big surprises this year.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (Vice)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun)
John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)
Prediction: Christian Bale - Bale is known for his commitment to method acting, which leads me to believe he’ll be awarded his second Golden Globe trophy.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams (Vice)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Prediction: Regina King - This is another tough category, so I’ll have to use my intuition on this one. King is a truly underrated actress, so I think she’ll get her first Golden Globe victory this year.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)
Prediction: Sam Rockwell - Rockwell is another underrated actor who finally won last year in this category, so I’m sticking with his performance as George W. Bush to continue his momentum and take home the trophy once again.
Best Motion Picture – Animated
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Prediction: Incredibles 2 - There’s no way any other film should win this award. Incredibles 2 made a gazillion dollars at the box office this summer, and was one of my favorite experiences at the theater this year.
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Never Look Away
Prediction: Roma - I haven’t seen any of these films, but there’s no way I’m betting against a film directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Prediction: Spike Lee - This one will come down to Cooper and Lee, but with BlacKkKlansman being considered one of Lee’s best works in years, I think the voters will reward him with his first Golden Globe.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)
Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (Green Book)
Prediction: Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie - Biographies seem to do well in this category, so I’m predicting the writing team for Green Book to emerge victorious.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami (A Quiet Place)
Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)
Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)
Justin Hurwitz (First Man)
Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)
Prediction: Marc Shaiman - Pure nostalgia pick here. The original Mary Poppins is one of the most beloved films of all time, winning the Oscar in this category back in 1965, and I can’t wait to see Mary Poppins Returns.
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
All the Stars (Black Panther)
Girl in the Movies (Dumplin’)
Requiem For a Private War (A Private War)
Revelation’ (Boy Erased)
Shallow (A Star Is Born)
Prediction: Shallow - Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, this song has 135 million views on YouTube. Easy choice here.
Best Television Series – Drama
Prediction: Homecoming - I am a huge fan of The Americans, but Homecoming has been receiving a lot of buzz recently and is on my watchlist, so I’m giving the Amazon-produced series the edge in this one.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Prediction: Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most talked-about shows today, which makes me believe the voters will award Moss with her second straight victory in this category.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Stephan James (Homecoming)
Richard Madden (Bodyguard)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
Prediction: Jason Bateman - I hopped on the Ozark train this summer and was blown away by Bateman’s performance as the Byrde family patriarch, Marty Byrde. He was nominated last year for the same role and deserves to win this year.
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
The Good Place (NBC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Prediction: Barry - This one should go to The Good Place, but the first season of the HBO hit series Barry feels like it has a little more clout with critics right now.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Alison Brie (Glow)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Debra Messing (Will & Grace)
Prediction: Alison Brie - Brosnahan beatout Brie last year for this award, but Brie is a standout in the Netflix original series Glow, and deserves to win the award this time around.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Sasha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?)
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Prediction: Bill Hader - This is probably the most challenging category to choose a winner because it is filled with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. I’m going with Hader in this one, but I wouldn’t put any money on it.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist (TNT)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
Prediction: Sharp Objects - The limited series based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn was one of the best productions in 2018. Although I won’t be surprised if FX’s American Crime Story comes away with the trophy.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Connie Britton (Dirty John)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)
Prediction: Amy Adams - Since I have King beating out Adams for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture, I’m going with Amy Adams in this one.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist)
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)
Prediction: Benedict Cumberbatch - Shot in the dark on this one since I haven’t seen any of these series yet, so Cumberbatch is the lucky winner.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Prediction: Penelope Cruz - FX has a history of doing well in the Limited Series category, which is why I’m going with Cruz to bring home the gold.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)
Henry Winkler (Barry)
Prediction: Henry Winkler - Winkler took home an Emmy earlier this year for this performance, and I think the voters will reward him again.