|12 Years a Slave a film by Steve McQueen|
My favorite actor, Michael Fassbender, has received his second Golden Globe nomination, but this time in the supporting actor category for his turn as a brutal slave owner. However, it's a tight race as his primary competitor, Jared Leto has won the bulk of the critics honors, and no doubt due to his great performance in Dallas Buyer's Club, which I saw at TIFF and predicted his nomination this award season, but Leto's character offers an alternative to Fassbender's, which may allow some voters, whom did not see 12 Years a Slave, or were so put off by its frank narrative, that they feel more comfortable voting for a performance that is lovely, warm, and fuzzy. With that all said, I still believe that Michael Fassbender has a great chance in winning many awards this season because his performance was just so spectacular, and undeniable.
Here are my predictions:
Best Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Actress Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Actor Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture
Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture
Steve McQueen (I'll be shocked, but not surprised if Alfonso Cuaron)
Best Screenplay Motion Picture
John Ridley - 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Score Motion Picture
Best Original Song Motion Picture
Please Mr. Kennedy (Inside Llewyn Davis)
The following are the only two Television categories I'm interested in -
Best TV Series, Drama
Best Actor TV, Drama
So there you have it. Many of my predictions are hope based, I don't have the time or the interested to study odds or precursors because you know what, that is antithesis to the actual concept of being rewarded based on the subjective craft of the arts.
The Golden Globes will be aired on NBC at 8pm EST, Sunday, January 12th.