ThisIsYork predicts the 78th Golden Globes film categories

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Frances McDormand competes for another Golden Globe in her stellar performance in “Nomadland.” The film’s director, Chloe Zhao, is also in line for a win.

Lucy Valeski and Olivia Rosenberg

After a delayed awards season and increased home releases, the first major Oscar precursor awards ceremony finally arrives on Feb. 28. The Golden Globes will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and occur in two locations on both coasts.

While the women dominated directing category provided an exciting surprise, the lack of films with Black ensembles (in a year bursting with Black led movies) disappointed. Sia’s controversial movie musical “Music”, which received a nomination for Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy, also garnered angry reactions.

We compiled the most anticipated categories of the night and picked out our predictions for the 78th Golden Globes ceremony.

Best Motion Picture- Drama

“The Father”

“Mank”

“Nomadland” 

“Promising Young Woman”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

If the HPFA wants to award a crowd pleaser, Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” should easily win. However, Oscars frontrunner and critics favored “Nomadland” or the heavily nominated “Promising Young Woman” could swoop in for a win in the biggest category of the night.

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: “Nomadland”

Who Lucy and Liv think should win: “Nomadland” 

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- 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”)

In a stacked category, no actress emerged as a front runner. Davis gives an engaging performance, however her limited screen time might hurt her chances. Kirby and Day films failed to pick up additional nominations and also stray behind. The race should come down to veteran actress McDormand and the greener Mulligan.

Who Lucy thinks will win: Carey Mulligan 

Who Liv thinks will win: Frances McDormand

Who Lucy thinks should win: Frances McDormand

Who Liv thinks should win: Carey Mulligan 

 

Carey Mulligan stepped out of her period piece performance roles to lead “Promising Young Woman.” (Photo courtesy of Focus Features)

Best Picture by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama

Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”)

Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)

Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”)

Gary Oldman (“Mank”)

Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”)

While Hopkin’s gave a critically praised performance and deserves his first Golden Globe, Chadwick Boseman should sweep this awards season after his final performance as a confident musician. 

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Chadwick Boseman 

Who Lucy thinks should win: Chadwick Boseman 

Who Liv thinks should win: Riz Ahmed 

 

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” may take home three Golden Globes, including two for both leading actors. (Photo courtesy of Amazon Prime)

Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

“Hamilton”

“Music”

“Palm Springs”

“The Prom”

The musical or comedy category appears relatively weak and puzzling this year. The recorded musical “Hamilton” feels like it should not even qualify in this category, and critics blasted Sia’s “Music” for harmful representation of people with autism. “The Prom” received relatively mixed reviews, and while “Palm Springs” would be a deserved winner, it seems unlikely to garner the votes. The hilariously relevant sequel to Borat could easily win, however “Hamilton” fever might bring the hip hop musical a win.

Who Lucy thinks will win: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Who Liv thinks will win: “Hamilton”

Who Lucy and Liv think should win: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

 

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

Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”)

Kate Hudson (“Music”)

Michelle Pfeiffer (“French Exit”)

Rosamund Pike (“I Care A Lot”)

Anya Taylor-Joy (“Emma”)

Bakalova looks like the clear winner in this category. Her physical comedy and commitment to the role, in addition to a strong campaign, paves a clear path towards a Golden Globe. However, Rosamund Pike could ride the recent “I Care A Lot” hype to a surprising win. 

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Maria Bakalova

Who Lucy thinks should win: Maria Bakalova

Who Liv thinks should win: Anya Taylor-Joy

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical or 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”)

Much like the previous category, the “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” actors should take both comedy categories. Cohen’s reprise of Borat should win him a second Globe for the role. However, the HPFA may decide to award Miranda for his work on “Hamilton.”

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Sacha Baron Cohen

Who Lucy thinks should win: Andy Samberg 

Who Liv thinks should win: Sacha Baron Cohen

 

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

Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”)

Olivia Colman (“The Father”)

Jodie Foster (“The Mauritanian”)

Amanda Seyfriend (“Mank”)

Helena Zengel (“News of the World”)

The HPFA loves to give Colman awards so she could easily win this category. However, Close has been heavily nominated for her role in the critically bashed “Hillbilly Elegy” and may win the prize. Seyfriend may also surprise for her role in “Mank” after missing a Screen Actors Guild nomination.

Who Lucy thinks will win: Glenn Close 

Who Liv thinks will win: Olivia Colman

Who Lucy and Liv think should win: Amanda Seyfriend

 

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

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”)

Kaluuya should easily take this category in his nearly leading role of Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” His performance felt energized and engaging, and he should sweep this category throughout the awards season. The only possible surprise could come from Sacha Baron Cohen if the HPFA loves “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Daniel Kaluuya 

Who Lucy and Liv think should Win: Daniel Kaluuya

Kaluuya portrays Black Panther Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” (Photo courtesy of HBO Max)

 

Best Director- Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)

David Fincher (“Mank”)

Regina King (“One Night In Miami”)

Aaron Sorkin (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)

Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”)

The HPFA may award Fincher’s highly produced “Mank” because they appreciate the ode to the importance of movies. However, we expect Zhao to become the second woman to win in this category with the unforgettable “Nomadland.”

Who Liv and Lucy think will win: Chloe Zhao 

Who Liv and Lucy think should win: Chloe Zhao 

 

Best Screenplay- Motion Picture

Courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” may win Sorkin another Golden Globe this Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)

Jack Fincher (“Mank”)

Aaron Sorkin (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)

Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller (“The Father”)

Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”)

Without a clear winner in the screenplay category, we predict the HPFA will crown the genre bending revenge drama “Promising Young Woman”. However, they may have trouble resisting a snappy and relevant Sorkin screenplay. 

Who Lucy and Liv think will win: Emerald Fennell

Who Lucy thinks should win: Jack Fincher

Who Liv thinks should win: Emerald Fennell