Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tim's 73rd Golden Globe Picks

Awards Season is officially here! The Golden Globes are LIVE on NBC tonight hosted once again by the hilarious Ricky Gervais! It's become a tradition at On the Mic, that we put in our picks for who we think will take home the prestigious Golden Globe Award. 

One of my favorite things about making my annual picks are the hours spent watching screeners and going to the theatre to make sure I see every film and TV show nominated for an award. 

Congratulations to all of the nominees this year. It's always hard to pick against some of my favorite actors and actresses, as well as favorite films and TV shows, but it had to be done. All of that being said, here are my picks for the 2016 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards. 

Best Picture, Drama

(I was absolutely torn on this category between Spotlight and Mad Max. If Spotlight doesn't win, it will go to Mad Max)

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical
The Big Short

Best Director
Ridley Scott, The Martian

(Another tough pick for me. This could very easily go to George Miller for Mad Max, but I really feel that this is Ridley Scott's year)

Best Actor, Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress, Drama
Brie Larson, Room

Best Actor, Comedy
Matt Damon, The Martian

(Christian Bale is excellent in The Big Short and was the one person I was slightly torn on, but this is Matt Damon's year.)

Best Actress, Comedy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

(This has been the year of Schumer! I think Amy Schumer has this one in the bag. I couldn't be happier to see Schumer getting more and more recognition for her incredible talent.)

Best Supporting Actor
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

(What for Michael Shannon as well in this category, but I think Stallone has this one in the bag)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

(Don't count out Alicia Vikander for Ex-Machina. She's absolutely brilliant in this film as well as The Danish Girl. Alicia Vikander is going to become more and more of a household name and very easily could take home the Golden Globe tonight)

Best Screenplay
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short

(Tough choice against a few of the other films, especially The Hateful Eight. The Oscars will make this category a little easier to pick when the screenplays are separated by Adapted and Original. For the Globes, this goes to The Big Short.)

Best Original Score
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song
“See You Again,” Furious 7

Best Animated Feature Film
Inside Out

Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul


Best TV Series, Drama
Mr. Robot

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical

(I think Transparent will pick up another win this year, but I am really rooting for Silicon Valley to upset them all and take this one home)

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

Best Actor, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

(I wouldn't be surprised to see this go to Jon Hamm, but the Golden Globes enjoy young, new talent, and Rami Malek is everything they love.)

Best Actress, Drama
Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Best Actor, Comedy
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress, Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best Supporting Actor
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

(I could see this go to Christian Slater as well for Mr. Robot, but with all of the attention behind Bloodline, I think Ben Mendelsohn has this one)

Best Supporting Actress
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Let's see how I do this year. Of all the award shows, I always feel like the Golden Globes are the hardest to pick. Follow along on Twitter as I live-tweet the Awards @timdrake  

Enjoy the show!

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