This is one of the major awards shows on the way to the Oscars and can sometimes help to show where the awards season is heading.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Joker (Warner Bros)

Marriage Story (Netflix)

The Irishman (Netflix)

The Two Popes (Netflix)

1917 (Universal)

It is a huge deal for Joker to get nominated here, and it is also fascinating that Netflix has 3 of the available 5 nominations here.

Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

Dolemite is my Name (Netflix)

Jojo Rabbit (Fox)

Knives Out (Lionsgate)

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (Sony)

Rocketman (Paramount)

I struggle to imagine anything but Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood winning, but Jojo Rabbit could always cause an upset.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Antonio Banderas – Pain & Glory

Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Just like the Oscar race, this is very clearly Driver vs Phoenix, and it could realistically go either way right now.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Cynthia Erivo – Harriett

Renee Zellweger – Judy

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

The race seems very much a three horse race between Theron, Zellweger and Johansson, and this could be one of the first indicators of who is leading that race.

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

Daniel Craig – Knives Out

Eddie Murphy – Dolemite is my Name

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

This is surely a win for Leo, but it would be foolish to rule out Eddie or Taron here.

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

Ana de Armas – Knives Out

Awkwafina – The Farewell

Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart

Cate Blanchett – Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Emma Thompson – Late Night

This is an odd looking category due to Awkwafina being the only major contender that is classed as comedy and not drama, and therefore will surely win. I’m so happy for Ana de Armas getting her nomination as her career continues to grow.

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

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

This is very likely to be the main 5 for most of awards season, and it is incredibly close at the moment between Pesci and Pitt.

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

Annette Bening – The Report

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

It looks like Laura Dern will run away with this category but I’d love to see J Lo or Margot make a surge. The absence of Florence Pugh is a big surprise.

Best Director – Motion Picture

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Sam Mendes – 1917

Todd Phillips – Joker

This is a hard to call category full of big names, but it’s a disgrace that in this year especially, no women were nominated for their great work.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – Parasite

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Some very good scripts in here, but it seems like Marriage Story and Parasite could be the front runners.

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Frozen II (Disney)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)

Missing Link (United Artists)

The Lion King (Disney)

Toy Story 4 (Disney)

Disney is so dominate here that it could very well backfire and give How to Train Your Dragon the win over Frozen. It is also amusing how Disney didn’t even run The Lion King as animated but the HFPA nominated it here anyway.

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Les Misérables – France

Pain & Glory – Spain

Parasite – South Korea

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – France

The Farewell – USA

This is an incredibly strong category but is obviously going to be a win for Parasite.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women

Daniel Pemberton – Motherless Brooklyn

Hildur Guonadottir – Joker

Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Thomas Newman – 1917

The Joker score could take it here, but don’t be surprised to see the much hyped 1917 be successful here too.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Taylor Swift (“Beautiful Ghosts”) – Cats

Beyoncé, Timothy McKenzie and Ilya Salmanzadeh (“Spirit”) – The Lion King

Elton John and Bernie Taupin (“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”) – Rocketman

Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo (“Stand Up”) – Harriett

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Into the Unknown”) – Frozen II

This is a star packed category unlike we’ve ever really seen, but Frozen II will likely still triumph. Will Elton, Taylor and Beyoncé come to the Globes?

The HFPA have a history of being swayed by campaigns and big stars so this isn’t necessarily a great representative of the race in whole, but I think the major players are really starting to emerge, and it is going to be a fascinating race. Side note… with the amount of amazing films directed by women this year, it is an absolute disgrace that at least one woman isn’t nominated for director or screenplay, and things need to change fast.

Published by samhowe98

My name is Sam Howe, and I am a Film and Screenwriting graduate. I have a passionate interest in the Film and Television industry and hope to be able to provide a personalised, entertaining and in depth look in all aspects of the industry. I will produce reviews, box office reports and predictions, general blog posts, and much more. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope this blog proves helpful and enjoyable reading for people.

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