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2014 Golden Globe Nominees & Predictions

Awards season is here! I always look forward to this time of year as I am a sucker for award shows. Sure the Oscars are the most prestigious of the awards, but the Golden Globes have always been my favorite. I have always liked how it is for TV and movies and all the stars are under the same roof together. I am also a fan of how they seperate dramas from musicals and comedy. Its so hard to compare a comedy to a drama when it comes to deciding what a better film is when each has an entirely different purpose for the movie. So the following are the 2014 Golden Globe nominees with my predicted winner and who should be winning. Make your own picks and let’s see how we stack up when the Golden Globes air live January 12 on NBC.

Best Motion Picture- Drama

12 Years A Slave

Captain Phillips

Gravity

Philomena

Rush

Who will win: 12 Years A Slave

Who should win: 12 Years A Slave. It’s one of the best films of this or any year. It it is upset, I’m rooting for Rush. I loved that movie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama

Cate Blanchett- Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock- Gravity

Judi Dench- Philomena

Emma Thompson- Saving Mr. Banks

Kate Winslet- Labor Day

Who will win: Sandra Bullock

Who should win: Anybody by Sandra Bullock. She just wasn’t anything special, but the voters loves her. I will be root for Thompson

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama

Chiwetel Ejiofor- 12 Years A Slave

Idris Elba- Madela: Long Walk to Freedom

Tom Hanks- Captain Phillips

Matthew McConaughey- Dallas Buyers Club

Robert Redford- All Is Lost

Who will win: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Who should win: Chiwetel Ejifor. He was that good. Redford and McConaughey are the sneaky upset picks here.

Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

American Hustle

Her

Nebraska

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Wolf of Wall Street

Who will win- American Hustile

Who should win: None of these movies have had a wide release yet so it’s hard to say. Considering four of the five were in my top 10 most anticipated films of the year, I’m not sure. Shot in the dark…..Inside Llewyn Davis

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

Amy Adams- American Hustle

Julie Delpy, Before Midnight

Greta Gerwig, Francis Ha

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Who will win: Amy Adams.

Who should win: Meryl Streep. I honestly don’t know why. Just a guess.

Best performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Who will win: Oscar Isaac

Who should win: Oscar Isaac. Just knowing what he had to do as an actor as well as a musician for this role tipped me in favor of him. Joaquin and Leo look amazing as well, but they never seem to be able to land the big awards.

Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods

Despicable Me 2

Frozen

Who will win: Frozen

Who should win: Frozen. Its a great animated film that harkens back to the old days of Disney classics.

Best Foreign Language Film

Blue is the Warmest Color

The Great Beauty

The Hunt

The Past

The Wind Rises

Who will win: The Wind Rises

Who should win: The Wind Rises. Studio Ghibli. Enough said.

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

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave

Julia Roberts, August: Osage County

June Squibb, Nebraska

Who will win: Jennifer Lawrence

Who should win: Jennifer Lawrence. Critics and America have been drooling over her this year

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

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Daniel Bruhl, Rush

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Who will win: Michael Fassbender

Who should win: Michael Fassbender. After seeing Rush, I didn’t thing anyone would beat Daniel Bruhl. Then I saw 12 Years a Slave. Fassbender’s performance was the best acting in any movie this year

Best Director- Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips

Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Who will win: Alfonso Cuaron

Who should win: Steve McQueen. McQueen just directed a better movie, but Hollywood has been in love with Cuaron’s film.

Best Screenplay- Motion Picture

Spike Jonze, Her

Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan, Philomena

John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave

Eric Warren Singer & David O Russell, American Hustle

Who will win: Eric Warren Singer & David O Russell

Who should win: Spike Jonze. I think Singer and Russell win do to the hype of their movie, but as far an original screenplay that evaluates social norms and the ever growing reliance on technology, Jonze should take the cake here.

Best Original Score- Motion Picture

Alex Ebert, All Is Lost

Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Steven Price, Gravity

John Williams, The Book Thief

Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave

Who will win: Hans Zimmer

Who should win: Hanz Zimmer. He’s Hanz Zimmer. You will feel all of the feels

Best Original Song- Motion Picture

Atlas, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Let It Go, Frozen

Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Please Mr. Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis

Sweeter Than Fiction, One Chance

Who will win: Let It Go, Frozen

Who should win: Please Mr. Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis. Listen to it one time and you will be singing it for a week. This is the best soundtrack of the past decade.

Best Television Series- Drama

Breaking Bad, AMC

Downton Abbey, PBS

The Good Wife, CBS

House of Cards, Netflix

Masters of Sex, Showtime

Who will win: Breaking Bad

Who should win: Breaking Bad. It was its final season and it deserves it

Best Performance by and Actress in a Television Series- Drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House Of Cards

Who will win: Kerry Washington

Who should win: Taylor Schilling. I have always thought Washington was overrated and Schilling’s performance was amazing

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series- Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Michael Sheen, Masters Of Sex

Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards

James Spader, The Blacklist

Who will win: Bryan Cranston

Who should win: Kevin Spacey. What an amazing list! They were all great. Cranston wins due to it being the last season of the show, but I think Spacey gave the best overall performance

Best Television Series- Comedy or Musical

The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, FOX

Girls, HBO

Modern Family, ABC

Parks & Recreation, NBC

Who will win: Girls

Who should win: Parks & Recreation. Ron Swanson demands it.

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

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Who will win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Who should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus. If you haven’t watched this show yet you should. She is hysterical in it.

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

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 Nine-Nine

Who will win: Michael J. Fox

Who should win: Don Cheadle. He is the only one on this list that I actually enjoyed in their role

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Horror Story: Coven, FX

Behind the Candelabra, HBO

Dancing on the Edge, Starz

Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

The White Queen, Starz

Who will win: Behind the Candelabra

Who should win: AHS: Coven. Behind the Candelabra was really well acted, but it just wasn’t that good. This was easily the best year of AHS.

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

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor

Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen,

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Who will win: Jessica Lange

Who should win: Helen Mirren. Gotta be honest, just a shot in the dark on this one.

Best Performance by an 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

Who will win: Michael Douglas

Who should win: Matt Damon. He was just better.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is 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

Who will win: Janet McTeer

Who should win: Sofia Vergara. She is better than she has ever been in a show that has seen better days

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is 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

Who will win: Aaron Paul

Who should win: Jon Voight. Paul wins because he was great and it was the end of Breaking Bad, but he just wasn’t better than Voight. I have never cared for Voight, but his performance in Ray Donovan single-handedly changed my mind about him.

About Evan Swafford

Evan Swafford
Evan is a semi reluctant insomniac, who has used his extra time to watch way more TV than is healthy for a normal human being. All his other time is devoted to movies, gaming, and being a sports fanatic and stat geek. Evan has a degree from MTSU in Electronic Media Journalism which he now uses to grow some of the best trees and shrubs money can buy. You can hear his useless knowledge every week on the Free For All podcast.