Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Oscar Narrative: First Golden Globe Predictions - Best Picture - Drama

First Golden Globe Predictions
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game

Other Contenders -American Sniper, A Most Violent Year, Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, Selma, Wild, Mr. Turner, Big Eyes, Still Alice, Whiplash, Black or White, Fury, The Fault in Our Stars, A Most Wanted Man, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Judge, Tracks, Snowpiercer, The Homesman, Exodus: Gods and Kings

Commentary - This category is simply brutal. Especially if Big Eyes, American Sniper, Selma, and A Most Violent Year turn out to be good. I am currently predicting several of those films for the Oscars, but I have to remember that the Globes are a different game. For example, Gone Girl is certainly a bubble contender for the Oscars, do to its dark nature, but I think that its slick nature and star appeal will win over Globe voters a lot easier. I think that big bold action flicks like Unbroken and Interstellar, with their true star power backing them up will be easy picks. Plus, they backed Inception, and even gave Angelina Jolie's In The Land of Blood and Honey a nod. The last two slots are interesting. Foxcatcher is still a top contender, but it is going to have to survive the fall and winter onslaught of new contenders. Of the two British contenders I think only one will get in here (Both at the Oscars is a real possibility, but there are a lot of films fighting for five slots here). So I am going with The Imitation Game, which seems to be the stronger of the two right now. There is also sitting out there Still Alice, Whiplash, Black or White, Fury, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hobbit, And Mr. Turner, all with legitimate shots at making it in. Whatever happens on Globe nomination morning, someone big is going to be left out.