Big Screen Ballyhoo – Golden Globe Winners

So, now we get to look at how well I did with my Golden Globe picks. Now, I did pick these before the Oscar nominations came out… had I had the Oscar nominations, some of my picks would’ve changed. But I didn’t. I’m mostly curious to see how well I did… This could be a decent year of picking for me.

I’ll put the right answers in bold, and, if incorrect, my own in italics.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“Argo”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Zero Dark Thirty” (I picked this because it was the Oscar frontrunner… though neither are now.)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”)
Richard Gere (“Arbitage”)
John Hawkes (“The Sessions”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”)
Denzel Washington (“Flight”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
Marion Cotillard (“Rust and Bone”)
Helen Mirren (“Hitchcock”)
Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Deep Blue Sea”)

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

Jack Black (“Bernie”)
Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”)
Ewan McGregor (“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”)
Bill Murray (“Hyde Park on Hudson”)

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

Emily Blunt (“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”)
Judi Dench (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”)
Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Maggie Smith (“Quartet”)
Meryl Streep (“Hope Springs”)

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

Alan Arkin (“Argo”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Django Unchained”)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (“The Master”)
Tommy Lee Jones (“Lincoln”)
Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”)

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

Amy Adams (“The Master”)
Sally Field (“Lincoln”)
Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables”)
Helen Hunt (“The Sessions”)
Nicole Kidman (“The Paperboy”)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Ben Affleck (“Argo”)
Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”) (See above reasoning for Best Picture – Drama.)
Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”)
Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

“Argo”: Chris Terrio
“Django Unchained”: Quentin Tarantino
“Lincoln”: Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook”: David O. Russell
“Zero Dark Thirty”: Mark Boal (Again, I really thought “Zero Dark Thirty” was the movie to beat.)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Act of Valor”: Monty Powell, Keith Urban (“For You”)
“The Hunger Games”: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T-Bone Burnett (“Safe and Sound”)
“Les Misérables”: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer (“Suddenly”) (This result may change my Oscar pick.)
“Skyfall”: Adele, Paul Epworth (“Skyfall”)
“Stand Up Guys”: Jon Bon Jovi (“Not Running Anymore”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

“Anna Karenina”: Dario Marianelli
“Argo”: Alexandre Desplat
“Cloud Atlas”: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
“Life of Pi”: Mychael Danna
“Lincoln”: John Williams (This’ll make the Oscar picks more difficult, too.)

Best Animated Film

“Brave”
“Frankenweenie”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Foreign Film

“Amour”
“The Intouchables”
“Kon-Tiki”
“A Royal Affair”
“Rust and Bone” (Had I known “Amour” would get a Best Picture nomination, I’d’ve picked it in a heartbeat.)
So, ultimately, I ended up with eight correct guesses, including every single acting pick. Which I think is fantastic. “Zero Dark Thirty” really hosed me, though, and this plus the Oscar nominations will make me rethink my Oscar picks. Still, eight out of 14, that’s better than 50 percent! I think I’m potentially on a roll. If I can get more than 50 percent on the Oscars, I’ll be doing fantastically. And be very proud of myself.
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