Golden Globes 2018: My predictions and the winners

Tonight marks the first big ceremony in the awards season calendar – the Golden Globes. Like last year, I’m going to predict who will win and compare that to who I would actually prefer to win.

The winners will be announced later tonight. Here are the main list of nominees and my predictions – and the winners are highlighted in bold:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water – LIKELY TO WIN
Call Me by Your Name – WANT TO WIN
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – LIKELY TO WIN

(This is soooo difficult to call this year – they are all so strong!)

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist – WANT TO WIN
Get Out – LIKELY TO WIN
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk – LIKELY TO WIN
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Tom Hanks, The Post
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – COULD ALSO WIN

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game – WANT TO WIN
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya – COULD ALSO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird – LIKELY TO WIN/WANT TO WIN
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes – WANT TO WIN
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

(They were all so good, OK?!)

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project – COULD ALSO WIN
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water – WANT TO WIN
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – LIKELY TO WIN
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay

The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – LIKELY TO WIN
The Post
Molly’s Game – WANT TO WIN

Best Television Series, Drama

The Handmaid’s Tale – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
This Is Us
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things

Best Television Series, Comedy

Black-ish
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace – WANT TO WIN

(I’m not informed enough to predict who will likely win! Haven’t seen most of these)

Best Limited Series or Television Movie

Big Little Lies – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
Feud: Bette and Joan – WANT TO WIN
Fargo
Top of the Lake: China Girl
The Sinner

Best Actress, Limited Series or Television Movie

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – LIKELY TO WIN
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan – WANT TO WIN
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Best Actor, Limited Series or Television Movie

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies – COULD WIN
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Ewan McGregor, Fargo – COULD WIN
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Actress, Television Series, Drama

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
Claire Foy, The Crown
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why – WANT TO WIN
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best Actor, Television Series, Drama

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Jason Bateman, Ozark – COULD WIN
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress, Television Series, Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW – WANT TO WIN/COULD WIN
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – COULD WIN
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor, Television Series, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace – WANT TO WIN

(Again, haven’t seen any of the others!)

Best Supporting Actress, Television Series

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor, Television Series

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies – WANT TO WIN/LIKELY TO WIN
David Thewlis, Fargo

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