2014 Golden Globes Picks

Best Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Good Wife”
“House of Cards”
“Masters of Sex”

My pick: “Breaking Bad” if for no other reason than it ended it’s run. Kind of a fond farewell.

Best Actor in a Television Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Black List”

My pick: Wow, I have seen none of these. But I do think Liev Schreiber is a fantastically underrated actor. Give it to him.

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

My pick: Taylor Schilling. Did you see Orange is the New Black? It was the best new series of the year, in my opinion.

Best Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn 99”
Girls”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”

My picks: This is like a tug of war between “Parks and Recreations” and “Modern Family”. But the star of “Parks” already gets to host, so “Family” gets this one.

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn 99”

My pick: Michael J. Fox will get the sympathetic vote, and frankly he deserves it.

Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

My pick: Oh, Zooey, you’re cute, but you’re not really stretching yourself. I’ll give this one to Lena Dunham, because she’s just slightly less adorable than Deschanel.

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“Dancing on the Edge”
“Top of the Lake”
“White Queen”

My pick: “Top of the Lake” is in my Netflix queue, so I have to hope this one is a winner.

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”

My pick: Idris Elba is incredible. I loved Luthor, so I’m clearly rooting for him to win here.

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “The White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

My pick: Jessica Lange deserves to win for being (what, 70?) and still being hot.

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

My pick: Aaron Paul, we bid you, “farewell.” And as a going away present, here’s an award.

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Janet McTeer, “White Queen”
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

My pick: Sofia Vergara and her enormous, ahem, talent, will take home this award. Lucky, lucky award.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“12 Years A Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“Philomena”
“Rush”

My pick: “12 Years A Slave” will win or we’re all racists. There, I said it.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“American Hustle”
“Her”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“The Wolf Of Wall Street”

My pick: I am a longtime fan of the Coen Brothers and everything they do. “Inside Llewyn Davis”, you win by default.

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years A Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”

My pick: Given recent events, I think Idris Elba will win. And frankly, he’s an amazing actor, so he probably deserves it.

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”

My pick: Batman, nanananana Batman! Christian Bale wins!!

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”

My pick: Sandra Bullock versus a bunch of brits. Stand up for America, um, Hollywood Foriegn Press, hmm. Judi Dench Wins!

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

My pick: Julie Delpy is hard to watch, physically. But damn, girl can act.

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years A Slave”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

My pick: Michael Fassbender can’t NOT win this. I mean, his penis is huuuge.

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years A Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

My pick: A couple of new names here, and I like seeing new names win. I caught a tiger by the toe and Lupita Nyong’o came out on top.

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years A Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

My pick: Alfonso Cuaron directed just two actors in the vacuum of space and made a compelling film. Give it up!

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, “Philomena”
John Ridley, “12 Years A Slave”
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

My pick: True story, the script for “Her” was written on a turtle’s shell. While the turtle still lived. It’s a lie, but still, you believed it. Spike Jonze for the win!

Best Original Score
“All Is Lost”
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
“Gravity”
“The Book Thief”
“12 Years A Slave”

My pick: “The Book Thief” has got to win something, right?

Best Original Song
“Atlas,” Coldplay (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”)
“Let It Go,” Idina Menzel (“Frozen”)
“Ordinary Love,” U2 (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”)
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver (“Inside Llewyn Davis”)
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” Taylor Swift (“One Chance”)

My pick: Ugh, I am so sick of U2. But still, I see them winning this.

Best Foreign Language Film
“Blue is the Warmest Color”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Past”
“The Wind Rises”

My pick: Seriously, though, red is the warmest color. Idiots. But you win.

Best Animated Feature Film
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2”
“Frozen”

My pick: DESPICABLE ME 2! DESPICABLE ME 2!

 

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