The Golden Globe Awards® are just around the corner, getting ready to kick off the awards season. Naturally, they’ll be at the lovely and luminous Beverly Hilton (or The Bev, as locals call it) in the heart of the Hills of Beverly (as the Clampetts called it) on January 11. The Golden Globes® set the tone for the awards shows that follow, and they’re always exciting and unpredictable. Ask any celebrity, and they’ll tell you that the Golden Globes® are their favorite of the awards shows because they are less formal and the after parties are awesome.
However, the purported reason for the Golden Globes® is to give out awards for excellence in film and television, and while it’s hard to predict the outcome, here at VIP Concierge, we are fearless, and we’re going to try. I programmed some of the nominees into my computer, left it out in the rain and rubbed shea butter on it. Then, based on a highly scientific algorithm (which ones aren’t?), I have extrapolated our projected winners. For every one that’s right, there will probably be two wrong.
In the Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama category, the nominees are Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), David Oyelowo (Selma) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything). I can’t see how anybody’s going to beat Jake Gyllenhaal. The buzz over “Nightcrawler” has been almost obnoxious. Plus the recent story of his love affair with Taylor Swift has his name in the headlines again. More. Still. I haven’t seen one of these films, but I just have a feeling about Gyllenhaal. Whether you agree or disagree, it’s not a bad guess.
The nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama are
Jennifer Aniston (Cake), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Reese Witherspoon (Wild) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). Once again, I haven’t seen any of these fine films, (I need to get out more often!) but I will courageously choose the winners ahead of time. My lock for this one is Jennifer Aniston. Finally she’s going to get some recognition. I have nothing against any of the other performers, but Jennifer is in line for some accolades.
For Best Actor In A Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy, the nominees are
Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Bill Murray (St Vincent), Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice) and Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes). This one’s tough, because, yes, I haven’t seen any of these films. Bill Murray is always hard to beat. Michael Keaton has a long resume of great work. Christoph Waltz has been a perennial awards show darling. I think irascible Bill will get the nod. He’s like the crazy uncle everyone loves, not the crazy uncle everybody avoids.
The selections for Best Actress In A Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy include
Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Emily Blunt (Into the Woods), Helen Mirren (The 100 Foot Journey), Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars) and Quevenzhane Wallis (Annie). I like Amy Adams. Always have. I think she’ll win, just because she’s like an “it” girl. She has some pretty deft chops in comedies. I still haven’t seen one of these films. I’m just guessing.
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