By Kirsten Coachman

The lead up to Hollywood’s biggest night kicks off tonight with the Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globes don’t necessarily dictate who will win an Oscar next month, but it gives audiences an idea about how the awards race is shaping up, with potentially a surprise or two in store.

As someone that has been talking up Rocketman since last May, I would love to see a win for Taron Egerton. His turn as Elton John was one of my personal favorite performances of 2019 and proved the actor to be quite the triple threat. Plus, a Golden Globes win could bolster his chance to pick up an Oscar nomination. Whether that comes to fruition remains to be seen as performances from both of the Drama and Musical or Comedy field of nominated actors is quite impressive.

With the show is getting ready to start, let’s get to my last-minute predictions, shall we? Being that I have seen most, but not all of the nominated films, I will note which films/performances I have yet to see. Here we go! 

Best Motion Picture – Drama

1917 (Have yet to see)

The Irishman

Joker

Marriage Story

The Two Popes

KC pick: Marriage Story

Will win: The Irishman

Spoiler: Joker

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Drama

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Rocketman

Dolemite Is My Name

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

KC pick: Rocketman

Will win: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Spoiler: Rocketman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet (Have yet to see film)

KC pick: Renée Zellweger

Will win: Renée Zellweger

Spoiler: Scarlett Johansson

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory (Have yet to see film)

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

KC pick: Adam Driver

Will win: Adam Driver

Spoiler: Joaquin Phoenix

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

Ana de Armas, Knives Out

Awkwafina, The Farewell

Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart

Emma Thompson, Late Night

KC pick: Awkwafina

Will win: Awkwafina

Spoiler: Emma Thompson

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

Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name

Daniel Craig, Knives Out

Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Taron Egerton, Rocketman

KC pick: Taron Egerton

Will win: Leonardo DiCaprio

Spoiler: Taron Egerton

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

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Annette Bening, The Report

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

KC pick: Jennifer Lopez

Will win: Laura Dern

Spoiler: Jennifer Lopez

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

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

KC pick: Joe Pesci

Will win: Brad Pitt

Spoiler: Tom Hanks

Best Director – Motion Picture

Sam Mendes, 1917 (Have yet to see film)

Todd Phillips, Joker

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

KC pick: Bong Joon-ho

Will win: Quentin Tarantino

Spoiler: Bong Joon-ho

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin Won, Parasite

KC pick: Anthony McCarten

Will win: Noah Baumbach

Spoiler: Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin Won

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Frozen 2 (Have yet to see)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Have yet to see)

The Lion King

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

KC pick: Missing Link

Will win: Toy Story 4

Spoiler: Missing Link

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Parasite

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

The Farewell

Les Misérables (Have yet to see)

Pain and Glory (Have yet to see)

KC pick: Parasite

Will win: Parasite

Spoiler: The Farewell

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker

Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Thomas Newman – 1917 (Have yet to see)

Daniel Pemberton – Motherless Brooklyn

KC pick: Daniel Pemberton

Will win: Randy Newman

Spoiler: Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Rocketman

“Into the Unknown” – Kristen Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez, Frozen 2 (Have yet to see film)

“Spirit” – Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh & Beyoncé, The Lion King

“Stand Up” – Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo, Harriet (Have yet to see film)

“Beautiful Ghosts” – Andrew Lloyd Webber & Taylor Swift, Cats (Have yet to see film)

KC pick: “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”

Will win: “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”

Spoiler: “Spirit”

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