Patsy’s 2011 Golden Globes Predictions & Winners (Updated)

Fortified with my morning Stoli enhanced smoothie I’m ready to start my annual Golden Globes predictions. I don’t feel this was a stellar year for film but there are some wonderful actors and directors finally within a hair’s breadth of clenching a big award this year and for that I’m happy. Globes is a great night of the year, and not just because it’s the only time you’ll ever see a size zero starlet quaffing Moet and chomping on 1/12 of a bread roll (they really let themselves go at the Globes) but because it brings the mediums of film and TV together for a fantastic awards show. I also look forward to seeing how many people Ricky Gervais can piss off again this year and I hope you’ll be watching – and drinking – along with me. Here goes with the most brutal predictions you’ll see on the ‘net and  during the show I’ll put up all the winners from the night.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Black Swan


The Fighter

The King’s Speech

The Social Network

The public loved it, the critics loved it, Mark Zuckerberg probably didn’t love it – but Fincher’s The Social Network was one of the highlights of 2010 and I think it’s strong enough to hold off the other contenders. For some reason I can’t shake the feeling Inception might cause a shock here. The other three are stellar films all worthy of winning this award but I genuinely don’t feel they hold the same level of fan/critic appeal that Social Network and Inception do.

Patsy’s Prediction: The Social Network

WINNER: The Social Network

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Alice in Wonderland


The Kids Are All Right


The Tourist

This category is quite frankly, cack. I mean Burlesque? The Tourist?? Popcorn flicks should not get nommed for Globes and the heart-warming + funny The Kids Are All Right will walk away with this one.

Patsy’s Prediction: The Kids Are All Right

WINNER: The Kids Are All Right

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Mirren was the Queen in 2007, Colin will be the King in 2011. There’s a little bit of noise starting to build in this category for James Franco in 127 Hours, but I don’t see it happening.

Patsy’s Prediction: Colin Firth/The King’s Speech

WINNER: Colin Firth/The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Black Swan, Fox Searchlight

Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

While I feel the movie failed to live up to the hype, (judge for yourselves on January 21st when it’s released, or if you are buds with the IT bloke at work, ask him to burn it off his hard drive, he’ll have it) Natalie Portman is a lethal combination of beauty, fragility and devastation in Black Swan and has Golden Globe winner written all over her.

Patsy’s Prediction: Natalie Portman/Black Swan

WINNER: Natalie Portman/Black Swan

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

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp, The Tourist

Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs

Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Alice in Wonderland was fantastic flick, although it divided many who thought it was little more than another Depp/Burton lovefest. Feel that way you may, but Johnny Depp brought sinister and soul to the Mad Hatter and while Kevin Spacey is a strong runner here I feel this one is going to Depp.

Patsy’s Prediction: Johnny Depp/Alice in Wonderland

WINNER: Paul Giamatti/Barney’s Version

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

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs

Angelina Jolie, The Tourist

Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Emma Stone, Easy A

If there’s a fight for the title, it’s between Bening and Moore but Bening was star of the show in this heart warming indie flick. Can I get an amen for the genius who first conceived the idea to partner her with Julianne M?!

PS: Special mention to Emma Stone in Easy A – she’s one to watch.

Patsy’s Prediction: Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right

Winner: Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Everyone is talking about Andrew Garfield’s performance in The Social Network as a strong contender for this, but I don’t see it. This one is between Christian Bale and Geoffrey Rush, both of whom should really win more awards and I think Bale’s just about a certainty. Winning a Critic’s Choice on Friday night won’t have hurt his chances either.

Patsy’s Prediction: Christian Bale/The Fighter

WINNER: Christian Bale/The Fighter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Melissa Leo is the odds-on favourite to steal this one away, and after Frozen River, I cannot see her being robbed on a second occasion. Although the same could be said for Ms Adams who like her co-star delivered a fine performance in The Fighter. I still see this one going to Melissa Leo however.

Patsy’s Prediction: Melissa Leo/The Fighter

WINNER: Melissa Leo/The Fighter

Best Director – Motion Picture

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David Fincher, The Social Network

Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David O’Russell, The Fighter

It has to be Fincher although Aronovsky stands a firm chance – I don’t believe Black Swan is his best work though. Christopher Nolan, a favourite of many a buff could shock the lot and take the spoils here.

Patsy’s Prediction: David Fincher/The Social Network

WINNER: David Fincher/The Social Network

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

127 Hours

The Social Network, Columbia Pictures


The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Aaron Sorkin wrote The Social Network. Yes, that’s why it was so blimmin’ good. Remember the opening dialogue – did any of you feel like it was a conversation between Josh and Donna in the West Wing? Has to win or everyone in the HFPA should be spanked.

Patsy’s Prediction: Aaron Sorkin/The Social Network

WINNER: Aaron Sorkin/The Social Network


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Bound to You – Burlesque

Coming Home’ – Country Strong

I See the Light – Tangled

There’s a Place for Us – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Burlesque

I’m hoping Cher, because You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me is a great song, if not award winning. Just as long as it’s not bloody Gwyneth with her bloody country and western tune. What the hell is all that about, some new sort of fad since she got sick of us taking the mick out of Goop?

Patsy’s Prediction: Burlesque – You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me (Cher)

WINNER: Burlesque – You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me (Cher)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

127 Hours

Alice in Wonderland


The King’s Speech

The Social Network

For someone who is rubbish at predicting these things, I’m usually on the money with the winner for Best Original Score. This year I’m tied because I see it as a two horse race between Desplat who scored The King’s Speech and Reznor who scored The Social Network. I’d like to be right on this one so I’d love to see it go to Trent Reznor.

Patsy’s Prediction: The Social Network

WINNER: The Social Network

Best Animated Film

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist


Toy Story 3

Can it be anything but Toy Story 3? Nothing held a candle to it this season and mark my words, this one will be one of the strongest nominees for Best Picture come awards time.

Patsy’s Prediction: Toy Story 3

WINNER: Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film


The Concert

The Edge

I Am Love

In a Better World

At the time of writing I’ve yet to view any foreign language films this year, which I’m hoping to do between now and the Oscars so I’m replying on hype for this one. Biutiful has an impressive cast which includes the wonderful Javier Bardem and Oscar nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu but I Am Love is one many feel is cruelly underrated. I’ll cross my fingers and go for the former.

Patsy’s Prediction: Biutiful

WINNER: In A Better World

Best Television Series – Drama

Boardwalk Empire HBO

Boardwalk Empire


The Good Wife

Mad Men

The Walking Dead

OK, I haven’t seen Boardwalk Empire but I’ve heard good things about it plus Steve Buscemi is in it, so I know it’s good. It sounds like one of those shows the HFPA will be all over so I’ll throw my (minimal) weight behind this one. I’d love to say Mad Men but they have won 3 consecutive times.

Patsy’s Prediction: Boardwalk Empire WINNER: Boardwalk Empire

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory

The Big C


Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

I would really hate to see the predictable Glee or 30 Rock win this, the last seasons of these shows aren’t even trying – there I said it. Hate mail me all you like, I shan’t change my mind. Modern Family is a fantastic comedy and has picked up even more attention this season from fans and critics alike, so I’d love to see it rewarded.

Patsy’s Prediction: Modern Family


Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


The Pacific HBO

The Pacific

The Pillars of the Earth

Temple Grandin

You Don’t Know Jack

Not living in the States or worked out how to get around Hulu I haven’t seen any of these at all (The Pacific was shown over this side of the pond but remains the lone exception). You Don’t Know Jack looks a worthy contender for this from what I’ve read about it, having Al Pacino star couldn’t hurt it either. But epic series The Pacific from the creators of Band of Brothers has been an awards favourite and I think it’ll edge out Pacino’s production in this category.

Patsy’s Prediction: The Pacific

WINNER: Carlos

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Idris Elba, Luther

Ian McShane, The Pillars of the Earth

Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship

Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Edgar Ramirez would be a fantastic choice here, but I believe he is the underdog. Pacino and McShane are the front runners here and a side note – great to see the fantastic Idris Elba get a nod for Luther – although I don’t think it’s his year.

Patsy’s Prediction: Al Pacino/You Don’t Know Jack

WINNER: AL Pacino/You Don’t Know Jack

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Hayley Atwell, The Pillars of the Earth

Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Judi Dench, Cranford

Romola Garai, Emma

Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Cranford has got folks yapping on both sides of the pond and has been received scores of award nominations, Judi Dench seems the obvious choice here, although she faces competition from rival Claire Danes for Temple Grandin.

Patsy’s Prediction: Judi Dench/Cranford

WINNER: Claire Danes/Temple Grandin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Steve Carell, The Office

Thomas Jane, Hung

Matthew Morrison, Glee

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

I have long stopped caring who gets nominated or who wins this category because it’s usually the same people every year and more or less the same winner (Alec has won this three times but it feels like more). So I’m going for him because Steve Carell isn’t that funny anymore, Matthew Morrison was never able to act or be funny, Jim Parsons has a shot but I think it’ll be another predictable year for this category.

Patsy’s Prediction: Alec Baldwin/30 Rock

WINNER: Jim Parsons/The Big Bang Theory

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Toni Collette, United States of Tara

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Lea Michele, Glee

Toni Collette won this last year and The United States of Tara while good, has not done anything spectacular this year; the latter also true of Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Tina Fey (30 Rock). And I can’t stand Lea Michele – can you imagine how unbearable she’d be if she won a Golden Globe? So who does that leave? Oh, Laura Linney. Love her, I’m going for her.

Patsy’s Prediction: Laura Linney/The Big C

WINNER: Laura Linney/The Big C

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie, House

At this point I’d say Hugh Laurie shouldn’t even bother showing up, he’s won two and he ain’t getting no more, despite the continual nominations. Jon Hamm has been pretty damn sexy amazing in Season 4 of Mad Men so it’s a deserved win if he gets it. I’d just like to see the Globes maintain the edgy rep and pick someone else, like Bryan Cranston.

Patsy’s Prediction: Bryan Cranston/Breaking Bad

WINNER: Steve Buscemi/Boardwalk Empire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Elisabeth Moss is the outstanding nominee here, but few truly consider her a female lead on Mad Men – that position has previously been awarded to Miss January Jones. Julianna is a recent winner, Kyra is a past winner also so I have a feeling the HFPA will be feeling generous and offer the prize to someone new. Moss hasn’t won a Globe; it’s about time she did.

Patsy’s Prediction: Elisabeth Moss/Mad Men – WINNER Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-O

Chris Colfer, Glee

Chris Noth, The Good Wife

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

David Straithairn, Temple Grandin

I would rather love this one to go to the deliciously witty Chris Colfer who as Kurt in Glee outbitches even myself – no mean feat I can assure you. While he has been the runaway star this season, I feel the HFPA will plump for an actor in a more dramatic role and throw it to Straithairn for Temple Grandin, although Noth shouldn’t be ruled out. Oh, and WTF is Scott Caan doing in this category?

Patsy’s Prediction: David Straithairn/Temple Grandin

WINNER: Chris Colfer/Glee

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Hope Davis, The Special Relationship

Jane Lynch, Glee

Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire

Julia Stiles, Dexter

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

I have a feeling it’s Jane Lynch’s year, in 2010 a lot were left shocked when she missed out on this one. While I’d love to see Sofia Vergara pick this one up, she’s a first timer who needs another GG nomination under her belt before she triumphs. Another trophy for Sue Sylvester to add to her collection.

Patsy’s Prediction: Jane Lynch/Glee

WINNER: Jane Lynch/Glee


~ by patsystone on January 15, 2011.

One Response to “Patsy’s 2011 Golden Globes Predictions & Winners (Updated)”

  1. Gawd your good 😉

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