First Golden Globe Predictions
Amy Adams "Big Eyes"
Jessica Chastain "A Most Violent Year"
Julianne Moore "Still Alice"
Rosemund Pike "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon "Wild"
Other Contenders - Felicity Jones "The Theory of Everything", Hilary Swank "The Homesman", Shailene Woodley "The Fault in Our Stars", Jessica Chastain "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby", Marion Cotillard "Two Days One Night", Anne Hathaway "Interstellar", Octavia Spencer "Black and White", Rooney Mara "Trash", Emily Blunt "Edge of Tomorrow", Kristen Bell "Veronica Mars", Emma Stone "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", Scarlett Johansson "Lucy", Gugu Mbatha-Raw "Belle", Jennifer Aniston "Cake"
Commentary - This one is an interesting race. I think that one or possibly two of the younger stars to breakthrough here will make it in. A lot of it depends on how Big Eyes and A Most Violent Year turn out. Because if they are good, expect Golden Globe winners Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain to get back in. I also think that Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon, both of whom took the festival circuit by storm are pretty solid contenders, not only for the Oscars, but particularly for the star-whore Golden Globes. It is that lost spot though that gives me trouble. I think when it comes to Oscars that Felicity Jones might actually have a better shot at a nod thanks to the fact that The Theory of Everything will appeal to the Academy probably more than the darker Gone Girl. But I think, in reverse, that Gone Girl will be a hit with Globe voters, and that Rosemund Pike will edge out a nomination here. But as always, we'll have to wait and see...