my winners: golden globes 2016

YAY for award season! I couldn’t be happier, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Now that the nominees for the Golden Globes 2016 have come out, it’s time for me to make my predictions.

Keep in mind, I haven’t watched all of the films. I have watched most of them however. Additionally, this is just my little opinion. Feel free to share your views in the comments (in fact, I encourage you to), but no nasty fights please! We are all entitled to our own thoughts and feelings :)

Also skipped some of the categories, either because I haven’t seen any of the films in them, or I just don’t know enough to make a good choice.

Without further ado…


Best Motion Picture – Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Without a doubt. Room was definitely the highlight of my year (my film year). While Mad Max was definitely more action-packed, and Spotlight was so extremely riveting, I found that Room just got to me more intensely than the others. It was more subtle, but felt more intimate – and made me cry the most…

Also would like to point out that I am SO happy Mad Max made it into this category!


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
The Martian

Before you start yelling at me – I’m very surprised that The Martian is in this category… yeah it was pretty comedic at times, but I definitely thought this would end up as a Drama contender. If I’m judging by overall picture, The Martian would be the one for me, 100%. Because this is a Comedy category, I have to go with Trainwreck. Amy Schumer is a god.

I also have not seen Joy, OR The Big Short yet. So this choice may not be accurate.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Rooney Mara – Carol
Brie Larsen – Room
Alycia Vikander – The Danish Girl

This is a STACKED category, wow. Choosing Room for the same reasons above. Also – Brie Larsen locked herself in her apartment for a month to experience the feeling of being trapped and restless. Go her.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Will Smith – Concussion
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

I’ll admit I have a soft spot for Eddie Redmayne, but his performance in The Danish Girl seriously blew me away. I find that the subtlety in the changes in his body language as he encompasses different characters is his strongest skill.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Lily Tomlin – Grandma
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Melissa McCarthy – Spy
Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

See above. (Amy Schumer is a god. Haven’t seen Joy yet.)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Al Pacino – Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Steve Carell – The Big Short
Matt Damon – The Martian

Again, WHY is The Martian a comedy? Someone explain. BUT… Matt Damon was funny.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Jane Fonda – Youth
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Not particularly attached to any in this category, but she’s great.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

To be completely honest, Mark Rylance’s character in Bridge of Spies seemed quiet simple. But he NAILED it. I do also have to say however, I am disappointed that Jacob Tremblay didn’t make it in this category. He’s young – but ever so talented.


Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes – Carol
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Alejandro Inarritu – The Revenant

Haven’t seen The Revenant yet. Mad Max is a VERY close second choice.


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue – Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer – Spotlight
Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay – The Big Short
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

I read the book too, and Emma Donoghue did a fabulous job with both.


Best Motion Picture – Animated
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie

It was so clever. And so emotional – literally.


Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell – Carol
Daniel Pemberton – Steve Jobs
Alexandre Desplat – The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto – The Revenant


Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Love Me Like You Do – Fifty Shades of Grey
See You Again – Furious 7
One Kind of Love – Love & Mercy
Writing’s on the Wall – Spectre
Simple Song #3 – Youth

Although, I do admit I am very sick of it now. I loved it when it first came out, and before it got overplayed.


Best Television Series – Drama
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

Game of Thrones always.


Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is also hilarious.


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
American Horror Story : Hotel
Flesh & Bone
Wolf Hall

I may be biased because I am a dancer, but I am SO incredibly happy we finally have a dance TV series that is both a great show, AND has good dancers/choreography. I knew someone would be able to do it one day.


Best Performance by an Actress in Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Lady Gaga – American Horror Story: Hotel
Queen Latifah – Bessie
Kirsten Dunst – Fargo
Sarah Hay – Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman – American Crime

She may not be the best actress EVER, but she is solid – and can dance.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Taraji Henson – Empire
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Eva Green – Penny Dreadful

She is so unbelievably creepy in the best way possible.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Regina King – American Crime
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black
Maura Tierney – The Affair
Judith Light – Transparent

Crazy Eyes <3


And that’s it for me! Who do YOU want to win?


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