215783-Birdman-header-600x300Awards: 2015 Golden Globe Predictions

We hear about potentially great films every day this time of year. And while the box office is slugging out many unfavorable films, we like to look ahead to the potentially great ones. 2015 Oscar Predictions will be updated as soon as the 2014 Oscar Ceremony closes its curtains. For now we have the 2015 Golden Globe Predictions.

You can click the tab (or here) at the top of the page to view a list of contenders in each category, but here is the gist of what we have as nominations:

Best Drama
Big Eyes
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Inherent Vice
Interstellar

Best Comedy or Musical
Birdman
The Cobbler
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Magic in the Moonlight

Best Lead Actor – Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Ben Foster, Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic
Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice

Best Lead Actress – Drama
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Berenice Bejo, The Search
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Michelle Williams, Suite Francaise
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Lead Actor – Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Bill Murray, St. Vincent De Van Nuys

Best Lead Actress – Comedy or Musical
Anna Kendrick, The Last 5 Years
Melissa McCarthy, St. Vincent De Van Nuys
Emma Stone, Magic in the Moonlight
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Kristen Wiig, Welcome to Me

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercy
Neil Patrick Harris, Gone Girl
Garrett Hedlund, Unbroken
Edward Norton, Birdman

Best Supporting Actress
Annette Bening, The Search
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Viola Davis, Get On Up
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Naomi Watts, Birdman

Stay Tuned for Television Nominees, get an idea where the Golden Globes will be headed check out our 2014 Emmy Predictions.

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6 thoughts on “Awards: 2015 Golden Globe Predictions

  1. If Sunshine on Leith gets a US release date, would I be stupid to predict Sunshine on Leith getting nominated? (Mamma Mia got nominated afterall and Sunshine on Leith has exactly the same format but)

      1. It is pretty giant wall to climb if it wants to be as popular as “Mamma Mia.” MM had an A-list cast to help sell it, I doubt SOL will be nearly as profitable. Also early critic reviews seem pretty mixed. A less popular film could get in, but it would need that extra support from critics and it’s production company.

        1. On the other hand there is evidence that the Globes have a hard on for musicals for a very long time. Most of the previous winners have been musicals and almost every year a musical gets nominated.

          Famous musical winners include but not limited to Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The King and I, Moulin Rouge!, Chicago, The Lion King, Beauty & the Beast, Oliver!, Dreamgirls, The Music Man and Walk the Line.

          Based on the musicals that have already got a US release date, I think Sunshine on Leith, if that gets a US release date, is potentially the big gun of 2014 in the same way that My Fair Lady was the big gun of 1964 (Mary Poppins was nominated but it was never a real threat to My Fair Lady.)

          1. I think in addition to the release date that “Sunshine on Leith” has quite a marketing ladder to climb before it truly enters the race. Also going for it though is that this is the Hollywood “Foreign” Press we’re talking about, so if it gets a late release date, and much better reviews than what it has already got, it may get a nomination. Seriously doubt much more than that though.

            1. So far it has a 92% rating on RottenTomatoes.com which is considered fresh as opposed to rotten.

              Not all Golden Globe winners have had A-List casts. Case in point, the first Hangover. Back then the Hangover boys were unknowns. Ed Helms was only known then as Andy from The Office yet the film beat out 2 Meryl Streep vehicles and a musical featuring Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Judi Dench (all of whom were arguably more A-List than Helms back then)

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