New from Kevin Wozniak on Kevflix: 2021 Golden Globes – Who Will Win & Who Should Win

Though 2020 was arguably the strangest year for movies, we’re still having an awards season, kicking off with the glitz, glamour, and weirdness that is the Golden Globes. The Globes have a notorious history of being more of a party than an uptight, formal event like the Oscars, as well as pick some interesting and bizarre nominees. However, even beyond the booze and weirdness, the Golden Globes have been a relatively decent precursor for the Oscars, giving us an idea of who might be taking home the big prizes from the Academy. Check out my picks for who will win and who should win at the 78th Golden Globes.

 

 

 

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI (Amazon)

BEST SONG

“Fight For You” (Judas and the Black Messiah)
“Hear My Voice” (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
“Io sì” (The Life Ahead)
“Speak Now” (One Night in Miami)
“Tigress & Tweed” (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)

  • Leslie Odom Jr. is nominated here and for Best Supporting Actor and is in a Best Picture nominee. This is where he will get his reward.

WILL WIN: “Speak Now” (One Night in Miami)

SHOULD WIN: “Fight For You”

 

MANK (Netflix)

BEST SCORE

Alexandre Desplat (The Midnight Sky)
Ludwig Göransson (Tenet)
James Newton Howard (News of the World)
Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor (Mank)
Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross, and Trent Reznor (Soul)

  • Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor are nominated twice in this category and the HFPA loved Mank.

WILL WIN: Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor (Mank)

SHOULD WIN: Ludwig Göransson (Tenet)

 

MINARI (A24)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Another Round (Denmark)
La Llorona (France, Guatemala)
The Life Ahead (Italy)
Minari (USA)
Two of Us (US, France)

  • Though controversial in its nomination, I’m picking Minari, an American production, here to win, with Another Round as potential spoiler.

WILL WIN: Minari (USA)

SHOULD WIN: Minari (USA)

 

SOUL (Disney/Pixar)

BEST ANIMATED PICTURE

The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

  • As gorgeous and great as Wolfwalkers is, it’s tough to bet against Pixar and the power of Soul.

WILL WIN: Soul

SHOULD WIN: Wolfwalkers

 

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (Netflix)

BEST SCREENPLAY

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
Jack Fincher (Mank)
Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller (The Father)
Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

  • Sorkin’s writing is undeniable and he should be rewarded for writing a Best Picture frontrunner.

WILL WIN: Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

SHOULD WIN: Jack Fincher (Mank)

 

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (Warner Bros.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Jared Leto (The Little Things)
Bill Murray (On the Rocks)
Leslie Odom Jr (One Night in Miami)

  • One of the stranger categories of the evening that could go a number of ways.  I’m torn between Cohen and Kaluuya and I’m giving Kaluuya the edge for his towering brilliance.

WILL WIN: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

SHOULD WIN: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

 

HILLBILLY ELEGY (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)
Olivia Colman (The Father)
Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian)
Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
Helena Zengel (News of the World)

  • Though the film was critically panned, Close seems poised to make a run at her long overdue Oscar and this is the first step.

WILL WIN: Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)

SHOULD WIN: Helena Zengel (News of the World)

 

BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM (Amazon)

BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL/COMEDY

Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
James Corden (The Prom)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)
Dev Patel (The Personal History of David Copperfield)
Andy Samberg (Palm Springs)

  • Cohen won this award back in 2006 for the first film and I expect him to repeat.

WILL WIN: Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

SHOULD WIN: Andy Samberg (Palm Springs)

 

BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM (Amazon)

BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL/COMEDY

Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Kate Hudson (Music)
Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit)
Rosamund Pike (I Care A Lot)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma)

  • Bakalova had the breakout performance of 2020 and

WILL WIN: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

SHOULD WIN: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

 

THE FATHER (Sony Picture Classics)

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
Gary Oldman (Mank)
Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian)

  • It’s a battle between seven-time nominees Anthony Hopkins and the posthumous powerhouse of Chadwick Boseman. The HFPA liked The Father a lot and Hopkins has never won, so I’m picking him here and Boseman will win the Oscar.

WILL WIN: Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

SHOULD WIN: Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

 

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (Focus Features)

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

  • McDormand is a recent winner and Mulligan is a past nominee in a Best Picture nominee. Mulligan for the win.

WILL WIN: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

SHOULD WIN: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

 

 

NOMADLAND (Searchlight Pictures)

BEST DIRECTOR

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
David Fincher (Mank)
Regina King (One Night in Miami)
Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

  • There has been on constant throughout the entire awards season and that is Chloé Zhao winning Best Director and it isn’t stopping here.

WILL WIN: Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

SHOULD WIN: David Fincher (Mank)

 

 

BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM (Amazon)

BEST PICTURE – MUSICAL/DRAMA

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton
Music
Palm Springs
The Prom

  • The first Borat was nominated in this category in 2006 and I expect the sequel to pick up the win. Get ready for a huge night for Cohen and Borat.

WILL WIN: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

SHOULD WIN: Palm Springs

 

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (Netflix)

BEST PICTURE – DRAMA

The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

  • I think it’s a three-way battle between MankNomadland, and Trial of the Chicago 7 and Aaron Sorkin’s timely true story will prevail.

WILL WIN: The Trial of the Chicago 7

SHOULD WIN: Mank

 

 

 

 

 

 

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