Nomination predictions for the 75th Golden Globes

Predicting the Golden Globes is really just throwing darts at a dartboard. The drunk uncle of awards season is always rather impossible to predict. They’re a daffy group who often pave their own path for nominations, especially with the split categories for Drama and Musical/Comedy. That being said, we have a wide-open race, and it may actually fall to the Globes to provide some semblance of clarity for how the Oscar showdown is firming. God help us all.

Oscars dark-horse Get Out being lumped in the Comedy categories, for some bizarre reason, so it will be interesting to see how that goes down. There’s a part of me that thinks it could actually be snubbed altogether (horror films are not their thing), but let’s hope not. If they go all out for it, like they did for La La Land, it could be the film’s complete undoing.

After being mostly snubbed at the critics awards of the last few weeks, this could finally be the time to shine for potential-frontrunner Dunkirk. The HFPA love Christopher Nolan, nominating him in the past for Director and Screenplay for Inception and for Screenplay for Memento, so expect to see it rake in the nominations and possibly even win, come January. If it fails to grab the key nominations here, its essentially dead in the water…no pun intended.

Take my predictions with a grain of salt. The Globes are often dazzled by celebrity over performance, so there could be a whole host of shockers coming. Alas, here are my final predictions for the Golden Globes film nominations for 2018.

MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Possible surprises – The Florida Project, The Darkest Hour, Mudbound

BEST ACTOR – MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks – The Post
Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger
Gary Oldman – The Darkest Hour

Possible surprises – Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq, Christian Bale – Hostiles

BEST ACTRESS – MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep – The Post

Possible surprises – Diane Kruger – In The Fade, Jennifer Lawrence – mother!, Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel

MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Possible surprises – The Greatest Showman, Battle of the Sexes, Beauty and the Beast

BEST ACTOR – MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick

Possible surprises – Matt Damon – Downsizing, Adam Sandler – The Meyerowitz Stories, Tom Cruise – American Made

BEST ACTRESS – MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Judi Dench – Victoria and Abdul
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes
Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast

Possible surprises – Zoe Kazan – The Big Sick, Michelle Williams – The Greatest Showman, Alison Williams – Get Out

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name
Ben Mendolsohn – The Darkest Hour
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name

Possible surprises – Mark Rylance – Dunkirk, Richard Jenkins or Michael Shannon – The Shape of Water, Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World (hey, it could happen)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Holly Hunter – The Big Sick
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Possible surprises – Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water, Melissa Leo – Novitiate, Hong Chau – Downsizing

DIRECTING
Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
Luca Guadagnino – Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Steven Spielberg – The Post

Possible surprises – Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird, Patty Jenkins – Wonder Woman, Dee Rees – Mudbound

SCREENPLAY
Call Me by Your Name
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Possible surprises – The Disaster ArtistThe Big Sick

ANIMATED FEATURE
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
The Lego Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

Possible surprises – Cars 3, Ferdinand

ORIGINAL SCORE
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Post 
The Shape of Water

Possible surprises – The Darkest HourCoco

ORIGINAL SONG
“Evermore” – Beauty and the Beast
“Mystery of Love” – Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me” – Coco
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” – Fifty Shades Darker
“This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman

Possible surprises – “Prayers for this World” – Cries from Syria, “Mighty River” – Mudbound

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM (France)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
Foxtrot (Israel)
In the Fade (Germany)
The Square (Sweden)

  • Bet you were glad to see Three Billboards early. It gets quite a few mentions in your predictions. Good luck