2012 Golden Globe Predictions

Holy cow, it’s been a busy couple days in Oscarland. Since the Golden Globe nominations are announced tomorrow (!), I figured I’d run down my predictions for the major film categories. DISCLAIMER: They will probably all be wrong.

Best Picture (Drama)

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help


War Horse

Alt: Hugo

Best Picture (Comedy)

The Artist


Midnight in Paris

My Week With Marilyn

Young Adult

Alt: The Muppets

Best Actor (Drama)

George Clooney, The Descendants

Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

Ryan Gosling, Drive

Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Alt: Michael Fassbender, Shame

Best Actor (Comedy)

Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary

Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Jean DuJardin, The Artist

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50

Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love

Alt: Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Actress (Drama)

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, The Help

Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Alt: Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Actress (Comedy)

Julia Roberts, Larry Crowne

Charlize Theron, Young Adult

Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Kate Winslet, Carnage

Alt: Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Albert Brooks, Drive

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Nick Nolte, Warrior

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Alt: Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close or Armie Hammer, J. Edgar

Best Supporting Actress

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Alt: Berenice Bejo, The Artist or Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus


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