2016 Golden Globes Predictions

Well, this is interesting. The Golden Globes are tonight, and I’m unable to watch. I ditched cable for Netflix and HBO Now (so much better), and I figured NBC would stream the show like they do with other live shows. Hell, even the Academy Awards streams, and they’re a bunch of old fogies! But no. NBC has decided to throw a cable tantrum and hold the show hostage. I didn’t think I could hate the Globes more. So I’ll be watching vicariously through Twitter…

Please note: I didn’t include the full list of Golden Globe nominees (I don’t cover TV). See the rest here. Here are my predictions!

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road 
  • The Revenant 
  • Room
  • Spotlight 

tom hardy and charlize theron in mad max: fury road

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • The Big Short
  • Joy 
  • The Martian 
  • Spy 
  • Trainwreck 

Matt Damon in The Martian

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant 
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs 
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl 
  • Will Smith, Concussion 

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Steve Carell, The Big Short 
  • Matt Damon, The Martian 
  • Al Pacino, Danny Collins
  • Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear 

Matt Damon in 2015's The Martian

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol 
  • Brie Larson, Room 
  • Rooney Mara, Carol 
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn 
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Brie Larson in Room

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy 
  • Melissa McCarthy, Spy 
  • Amy Schumer, Trainwreck 
  • Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van 
  • Lily Tomlin, Grandma 

Amy Schumer in Trainwreck

Best Supporting Actor

  • Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
  • Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon, 99 Homes 
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed 

Sylvester Stallone in Creed

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jane Fonda, Youth
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight 
  • Helen Mirren, Trumbo 
  • Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina 
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs 

Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight

Best Director

  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu directs The Revenant

Best Screenplay

  • Emma Donaghue, Room
  • Tom McCarthy andJosh Singer, Spotlight
  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
  • Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score

  • Carter Burwell, Carol
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
  • Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
  • Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant

michael fassbender as steve jobs

Best Original Song

  • “Love Me Like You Do” – 50 Shades of Grey
  • “One Kind of Love” – Love & Mercy
  • “See You Again” – Furious 7
  • “Simple Song #3” – Youth
  • “Writing’s On The Wall” – Spectre

Furious 7 (2015)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Anomalisa

disney pixar's inside out


The 73rd Annual Golden Globes will be live Sunday, Jan. 10 on NBC at 8pm E/7pm C.

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