Patsy’s Predictions: The Golden Globes

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Now darlings, it’s the time of year when Awards Season begins and the first Major kicks off tomorrow night with The Golden Globe Awards. Now, the Globes is not just a warm up to The Holy Grail (a.k.a The Academy Awards), it’s  entertaining show in it’s own right, not least because they give the nominees plenty of booze. Now Patsy has had a look in her crystal ball for tomorrow night, and if you’re a betting man or woman, bookie’s pencils at the ready – here’s a look at the main runners and riders tomorrow night – and who I think is going to take the spoils…

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:

Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Patsy’s Prediction: Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married). We’ve already had the leak from the Golden Globe Website! But seriously, she’s the strongest contender for the title aside from Meryl, who she tied with at the CCG’s this week. I would prefer to see Meryl win this one, but the critics are going mad for Hathaway.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:

Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Patsy’s Prediction: Mickey Rourke (The Westler). Everyone Stateside is raving about Mickey Rourke’s glorious turn as a pug in The Wrestler, and you know the Hollywood Foreign Press love a good comeback. Would like to see Frank Langella get this one for his superb performance as Tricky Dicky in Frost/Nixon, but I feel it’s Rourke’s year.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:


Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

Patsy’s Prediction: It’s a difficult catagory because there is no leading contenders. I think Javier Bardem might get it for Vicky Christina Barcelona – although Dustin Hoffman is an award favourite, I haven’t heard as much of a buzz for him to win a Globe.

mamma-mia-poster-11Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:

Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

Patsy’s Prediction: Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia). It was the film of the year and Meryl was the absolute star. No contest, although to be fair, Rebecca Hall and Francis McDormand are worthy contenders.

Best Motion Picture – Drama:slumdogposter2

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road Slumdog Millionaire

Patsy’s Prediction:Slumdog Millionaire. The absolute feel-good flick of 2009, Danny Boyle has really returned to form with this movie. It’s won rave reviews across the board, and with the exception of Frost/Nixon,  has not disappointed.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:

Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Patsy’s Prediction: Mamma Mia. I would like to see Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona take this one, but I feel the HFP will play it safe in this category.

Best Director – Motion Picture:

Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road

Patsy’s Prediction: David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). Fincher is a fine director, and should have won a couple of years back for Zodiac, but was overlooked. Critics are calling this the finest film of his career to date, I doubt the HFP will disagree.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture:

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button: Written by Eric Roth
Doubt: Written by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon: Written by Peter Morgan
The Reader: Written by David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire: Written by Simon Beaufoy

Patsy’s Prediction: Frost/Nixon. If Frost/Nixon is to win any award in such a tight year, it’ll be this one. Although John Patrick Shanley stands a very good chance after winning a Pulitzer Prize for Doubt.

Best Performance By An Actress in A Supporting Role:Winslet

Amy Adams – Doubt
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Patsy’s Prediction: Take Kate Winslet out of this catagory and it would be a hard call – all actresses gave great performances in their respective roles. But Winslet has got it in the bag.

Best Performance By An Actor in A Supporting Role:

Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Patsy’s Prediction: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight). Ledger unquestionably gave his finest performance in The Dark Knight as The Joker and it would be a sin if this was not recognized, especially as will see no more of the like from him.

Best Animated Picture:

Kung Fu Panda

Patsy’s Prediction: No one saw Bolt. Kung Fu Panda was great and had Jack Black and Angelina. But Wall-E is Pixar, and every critic in the world salivated over it when it was released. A no brainer.

~ Enjoy the Globes darlings!



~ by patsystone on January 10, 2009.

One Response to “Patsy’s Predictions: The Golden Globes”

  1. Mickey Rourke’s comeback story reminds me a lot of Robert Downey Jr. for some reason

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