Golden Globes

Golden Globes

It has been an incredibly exciting week in terms of films awards with both the Oscar and Baftas revealing their nominations - and both causing a bit of a stir with the films, performances and directors that were overlooked.

That week comes to a climax tonight as the Golden Globe winners are revealed and they are the first real indication as to where the Academy Awards will go in just over a month’s time.

And there doesn’t seen to be any run away favourite in any category and it promises to be an exciting and possibly a surprising evening.

So here at FemaleFirst we have taken a look at the categories and tried to predict who is going to win what.

Best Motion Picture Drama

Lincoln is the movie that has been tipped for major glory this awards season and yet so far it is Zero Dark Thirty that has been picked up awards left, right and centre

For Best Picture Drama it really does appear to be a two horse race between these two movies but Argo, Django Unchained and Life of Pi have also been nominated.

Winner: Fingers crossed that Zero Dark Thirty will continue the good run of awards form that is has been on recently.

Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy

Much like Best Picture Drama this category also has two films our there ahead of the rest of the pack and those films are Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook.

Both movies have been raved about by the critics and have been winning over audiences wherever they have played around the world.

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen are the other two films in the category.

Winner: Les Miserables is a triumph and deserves some awards glory.

Best Actor Drama

There is only one actor everyone is talking about for this award and that is Daniel Day Lewis as he takes on the role of President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s bio-pic Lincoln.

Daniel Day Lewis has always been able to truly get under the skin of a character and he has two Oscars to prove it - a third could just be around the corner.

There some real talent in this category as Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), John Hawkes (The Sessions), Richard Gere (Arbritage) and Denzel Washington (Flight) have also been nominated.

Winner: Should Daniel Day Lewis not win it would be a huge surprise.

Best Actress Drama

The Best Actress category is far more exciting than it was twelve months ago when Meryl Streep was the red hot fave to win just about everything.

12 months on and we have some wonderful performances to choose from from some top quality actresses.

The likes of Jessica Chastain and Marion Cotillard have won both awards and praise for their roles in Zero Dark Thirty and Rust and Bone while Naomi Watts is receiving plenty of late support for her role in The Impossible.

Helen Mirren and Rachel Weisz are also in there represented the UK for their role in Hitchcock and The Deep Blue Sea.

Winner: Jessica Chastain has had a good streak of award success so far and I expect that to continue this evening.

Best Actor Musical/Comedy

This could be another quite tight category as both Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman will find themselves going head to head.

Their performances in Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables have seen them bag Oscar nods as they have both delivered truly fantastic turns - showing off very different sides to themselves as actors.

Jack Black (Bernie), Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson) and Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing In the Yemen) are all also nominated.

Winner: We would love to see Hugh Jackman win here at FemaleFirst however Cooper is in with a real shout.

Best Actress Musical/Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence is an incredibly exciting actress and her role in Silver Linings Playbook saw her defy her tender years - many raising an eyebrow when she was announced as Tiffany for the project.

She is the main contender for this award and don’t be surprised if she walks away with the Oscar at the end of February.

Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing In The Yemen), Maggie Smith (Quartet) and Meryl Streep (Hope Springs) are also nominated.

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence is a certain for this award.

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actor is another category where there is no standout favourite as everyone nominated has delivered great performances this year.

Because Tommy Lee Jones is starring in bio-pic Lincoln this perhaps slightly gives him the edge but there has been some award support for Alan Arkin.

Also nominated are Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained).

Winner: Tommy Lee Jones

Best Supporting Actress

This is the only category where there is a standout favourite this awards season as Anne Hathaway delivered a truly knockout performance in Les Miserables.

She may only have around fifteen minutes of screen time in the movie but her rendition of I Dreamed A Dream will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.

Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy) are all also nominated.

Winner: It would be a major shock if Anne Hathaway did not walk away with this gong.

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow has been the director who has picked up the most awards for her work on her new movie Zero Dark Thirty - her first film since The Hurt Locker.

So when you have all of this success and then you are overlooked at the Oscars is does come as a bit of a surprise.

Ben Affleck has also been doing well on the awards circuit for his work on Argo but he too was overlooked for the Best Director Oscar.

Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) are also in the running.

Winner: Let’s hope Kathryn Bigelow gets some consolation for missing out on the chance to win a second Oscar.

Best Animated Feature

There have been some good animation movies this year but there hasn’t been one that has really knocked everyone’s sock off like a Toy Story 3.

Brave, Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania, Rise of the Guardians and Wreck-It-Ralph are all nominated and it is a tight call.

While we are a fan of Brave the latest Pixar movie has not enjoyed the success of some of the studio’s previous movies and so it will probably miss out.

Frankenweenie was possibly the film that stands out over the rest as it is in black and white and stop motion animation.

Winner: Frankenweenie but Wreck-it Ralph could spoil Tim Burton’s party.

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour, A Royal Affair, The Intouchables, Rust and Bone and Kon-Tiki are all nominated in what is another incredibly tight category.

The likes of The Intouchables and Rust and Bone received huge critical praise at the back end of last year while support for Amour has been picking up the pace in the recent weeks - the film has been rewarded with major Bafta and Oscar nominations.

Winner: Amour just edges it for us.

Best Screenplay

At the Golden Globes the Best Screenplay category mix original and adapted work - unlike the Oscars - making it an even tighter contest.

Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln are all in the mix and there is no obvious winner.

Winner: Would love to see Zero Dark Thirty win but this really could be anyone’s.

Golden Globes winners will be announced later tonight.

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