The 2012 Golden Globes – Who I’m pulling for.

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This year the Golden Globes will be handed out on January 15th. The invitations have been sent and the voters have until January 11th to get their ballots in. The categories will span movies and television and usually set the tone for the Oscars as they single out some of the nominees. I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing all the films this year, so instead of predictions I’m choosing the films I would like to see win. I’ve avoided the television categories since this site is devoted mainly to movies.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Descendants

The Help

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis – The Help

Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Mara has a great shot if the voters can stomach her gritty performance. I think this should be a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination as well.

Meryl Streep – Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

George Clooney – The Descendants

Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar – DiCaprio deserves this award for such an amazing performance. If you haven’t seen this movie you’re missing out.

Michael Fassbender – Shame

Ryan Gosling – The Ides Of March

Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical


Midnight In Paris

My Week With Marilyn

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

Jodie Foster – Carnage

Charlize Theron – Young Adult

Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids

Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn – Having not yet seen any of these films I’m going with the actress I’ve read the most about lately. Williams seems to be getting some good reviews and I’ll pull for her this time.

Kate Winslet – Carnage


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Jean Dujardin – The Artist

Brendan Gleeson – The Guard

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50 – Once again, this was not a comedy. I’m still pulling for this guy to take home a trophy.

Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Owen Wilson – Midnight In Paris


Best Animated Feature Film

The Adventures Of Tintin – Of all the films I haven’t seen, this is the one I’m telling people to go see. I’m anxious for my chance and the reviews have backed that up so far.

Arthur Christmas

Cars 2

Puss In Boots



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

Berenice Bejo – The Artist

Jessica Chastain – The Help

Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer – The Help

Shailene Woodley – The Descendants – Once again I’m relying on the critics and fellow review nuts in this category. Woodley is relatively unknown to the big screen and this role has earned her some recognition outside of her television show.


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

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn

Albert Brooks – Drive

Jonah Hill – Moneyball – Hill earned some respect from me when he stepped out of his raunchy comedy roles and took on a real character.

Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method

Christopher Plummer – Beginners


Best Director – Motion Picture

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris – According to the people I know who love Allen, this might be his best in years. I’ll hope for him this time around.

George Clooney – The Ides Of March

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Alexander Payne – The Descendants

Martin Scorsese – Hugo


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist

Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash – The Descendants

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – The Ides Of March

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris – If the story is as good as the reviews and recommendations from friends, then I hope this one wins.

Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian – Moneyball

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Ludovic Bource – The Artist

Abel Korzeniowski – W.E.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Sounds like Ross and Reznor are on their way to another happy awards season.

Howard Shore – Hugo

John Williams – War Horse

Like I said before, I haven’t seen all of these films. I’m working on the films I’ve seen and the reviews of others. I’d love to hear what your thoughts and predictions are as well.


  1. Wow, you and I have some vastly different choices for who is going to take the wins for the Golden Globes. Which is great in my opinion as you had some good points to make about particular actors deserving the wins. I wish that 50/50 gets a lot more credit since it is hard to make a film about a serious subject, but interject with humor so as not to have this tear fest of a flick.

    These awards though are just a mixed bag of who votes and what people love. I expected The Artist to clean up big time and The Descendants to make a strong showing, which apparently they did now that the awards show is over. I do like reading other people’s picks cause I want to see what they think about particular picks over others. Good insight!


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