Golden Globes 2014 Nominations Predix: It's Angie time ... No, no, it isn't.

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It doesn't feel right to miss the award season, no matter that I'm just whipping predictions off last minute. So I'm doing it again this year, despite not having posted anything of note recently.

My special guest, Griz, once again helpfully contributes (in purple). Actual nominations tomorrow morning will be in red. It's a pretty wild-card year, so anything could go!

Post announcement comments:

Griz: Unbroken snubbed! No star-f*ckery nomination for Jolie. Her not getting in for Maleficent is almost shocking. It seemed like the perfect Golden Globes celebrity-suck-up nomination. Maybe they’re actively trying to clean up their act? Their picks this year seem unusually respectable. Wes Anderson for best director, what a fun pick! I hope the movie can make a good showing at the Oscars, at least a screenplay nomination and some tech stuff (art direction, costumes, cinematography).

Editor: First of all, yay to Budapest's success! The Anderson's directing nod was entirely wanted but unexpected. And Ralph Fiennes hopefully can use this to spring forward to the Oscars? Secondly, I, too, was puzzled about this Jolie shut out. Not that I thought she was deserving either way, as I have not seen both Maleficent and Unbroken to comment on their quality (and unlikely to do so?). But this is the Hollywood Foreign Press! Don't they want to please one of the biggest, most glamorous stars in Hollywood? I mean, they nominated Madonna! In any case, that was the biggest shocker for me (the second being the completely mind boggling Foreign Film nominations, and the inconsequential but shocking snub of "Everything is Awesome"). Thirdly, what the heck is with Pride? I don't understand nominating a film for best picture and giving it no love in any other category. So it's mediocre in everything, yet comes out on top? Judging by the nom tally and placement, Gone Girl should've been nom'd in its place. And I'm pretty sure it would have been, if not for the fact that it was placed in the stronger Drama category instead of Comedy (how did Big Eyes get into Comedy again? It also had more noms than Pride!).

Fourthly, check out all the lone-actress nominations! It's an epidemic! Is it a case of actresses not being able to get their films nominated as well, or that they're so good that they'd get nominated regardless of how crappy/mediocre their films are? Speaking of actresses: it's the year of Julianne Moore! I should've put that as my title instead of Jolie (note to self: remember for the Oscars). Finally, poor Interstellar. It deserved more than the lone score nomination, though I suppose it's better than nothing. And I'm sure that if I'd seen Inherent Vice, I'd probably find the snub intolerable. I can't wait for the movie to come out. It looks delish.

PICTURE (DRAMA)
American sniper x Selma
Boyhood
The imitation game
Gone girl x The theory of everything
Foxcatcher
Alt. Interstellar

• Boyhood
• Gone Girl
• The Imitation Game
• Selma
• Unbroken
———————————————————————
Alt: The Theory of Everything

Go Interstellar! You can do it! It's not a North American prize! It's the Hollywood FOREIGN Press! Also, I have a hard time believing Unbroken or Selma would make it - for different reasons, of course. I'm taking Unbroken out based on the ad assault I have had to endure for the movie EVERYDAY (so, really, not a very good reason). We'll see if I'm wrong and everyone else is right soon enough. AHA! I was RIGHT! (about Unbroken)!

PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Top 5 Pride
Birdman
Inherent Vice x St. Vincent
Into the woods
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alt. St. Vincent

• Birdman
• The Grand Budapest Hotel
• Into the Woods
• St. Vincent
• Begin Again
———————————————————————
Alt: Guardians of the Galaxy


Top five was a hit at TIFF?

DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan - Interstellar x Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
David Fincher - Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu - Birdman
Angelina Jolie - Unbroken x Ava DuVernay - Selma
Alt. Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher

• David Fincher - Gone Girl
• Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman
• Angelina Jolie - Unbroken
• Richard Linklater - Boyhood
• Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
———————————————————————
Alt: Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game


Jolie? Jolie! She's famous.

ACTOR (DRAMA)
Steve Carrell - Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Channing Tatum - Foxcatcher x David Oyelowo
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Alt. Bradley Cooper - American Sniper

• Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
• Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
• David Oyelowo - Selma
• Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
• Timothy Spall - Mr. Turner
———————————————————————
Alt: Bradley Cooper - American Sniper


I'm betting against Selma because I assume the HFPA is, uh, not American. Bradley Cooper is. And, why not Channning Tatum? This time, he's even in a serious, non-stripping role!

ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Bill Murray - St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix - Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz - Big eyes
Alt. Chadwick Boseman - Get on up

• James Corden - Into the Woods
• Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
• Michael Keaton - Birdman
• Bill Murray - St. Vincent
• Chris Pratt - Guardians of the Galaxy
———————————————————————
Alt: Mark Ruffalo - Begin Again


Not sure about Waltz, because apparently comedy is a dubious category for Big Eyes, and Waltz may go Supporting. But I'm not willing to put Chris Pratt. Griz is on board the year's blockbuster, apparently.

ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon - Wild
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Jennifer Aniston - Cake
Alt. Shailene Woodley - The Fault in our stars

• Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
• Julianne Moore - Still Alice
• Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
• Hilary Swank - The Homesman
• Reese Witherspoon - Wild
———————————————————————
Alt: Marion Cotillard - Two Days, One Night


Please let it not be Shailene. And I'm only betting on Aniston for the rating.

ACTRESS (COMEDY / MUSICAL)
Amy Adams - Big Eyes
Angelina Jolie - Maleficent x Helen Mirren - The Hundred Foot Journey
Kiera Knightley - Begin Again x Quvenzhané Wallis - Annie
Emily Blunt - Into the Woods
Julianne Moore - Maps to the stars
Alt. Helen Mirren - The Hundred Foot Journey

• Amy Adams - Big Eyes
• Emily Blunt - Into the Woods
• Angelina Jolie - Maleficent
• Keira Knightley - Begin Again
• Helen Mirren - The Hundred Foot Journey
———————————————————————
Alt: Julianne Moore - Maps to the Stars


SUPPORTING ACTOR
Johnny Depp - Into the Woods x Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ed Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J. K. Simmons - Whiplash
Josh Brolin - Inherent Vice x Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Alt. Ethan Hawke - Boyhood

• Johnny Depp - Into the Woods
• Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
• Edward Norton - Birdman
• Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
• J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
———————————————————————
Alt: Robert Duvall - The Judge


Inherent Vice looks amazing from the trailer. I'm judging everything on trailers.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Emma Stone - Birdman
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game

Alt. Anna Kendrick

• Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
• Laura Dern - Wild
• Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
• Emma Stone - Birdman
• Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
———————————————————————
Alt: Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year


SCREENPLAY
Boyhood
Inherent Vice x The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone girl
Foxcatcher x The Imitation Game
Birdman
Alt. The Grand Budaphest Hotel

• Birdman
• Boyhood
• Gone Girl
• The Grand Budapest Hotel
• The Imitation Game
———————————————————————
Alt: Unbroken


FOREIGN FILM FEATURE
Ida
Mommy x Force Majeure
Two days, one night x Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Winter sleep x Tangerines
Wild Tales x Leviathan
Alt. Force Majeure

• Force Majeure (Sweden)
• Ida (Poland)
• Mommy (Canada)
• Two Days, One Night (Belgium)
• Wild Tales (Argentina)
———————————————————————
Alt: Winter Sleep (Turkey)


I haven't seen Winter Sleep, but I'm rooting for Wild Tales. I can't actually believe we're even predicting this?

ANIMATED FEATURE
Lego Movie
The Tale of Princess Kaguya x The book of life
The Boxtrolls
Big Hero 6
How to train your dragons 2
Alt. The book of life

• Big Hero 6
• The Boxtrolls
• The LEGO Movie
• Song of the Sea
• The Tale of Princess Kaguya
———————————————————————
Alt: How to train your dragons 2


SCORE
Gone girl
Interstellar
The Theory of Everything
Unbroken x The Imitation Game
Birdman

• Birdman
• Gone Girl
• The Imitation Game
• Interstellar
• Unbroken
———————————————————————
Alt: Big Eyes


SONG
Big Eyes
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
The Lego Movie x Noah
Selma
Unbroken x Annie
Alt. Begin again

• Begin Again
• Big Eyes
• The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
• The LEGO Movie
• Selma
———————————————————————
Alt: Noah


I know nothing (Jon Snow).

Tally: Multiple nominations
Birdman - 7 nominations
Boyhood - 5 nominations
The Imitation Game - 5 nominations
The Theory of Everything - 4 nominations
Selma - 4 nominations
The Grand Budapest Hotel - 4 nominations
Gone Girl - 4 nominations
Foxcatcher - 3 nominations
Into the Woods - 3 nominations
Big eyes - 3 nominations
Annie - 2 nominations
St. Vincent - 2 nominations

How did we do?
Editor - 49/68 (without alternates) or 72.06%; 55/68 (with alternates) or 80.88%
Griz - 48/68 (without alternates) or 70.59%; 54/68 (with alternates) or 79.41%

I am victorious once more!



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2 Response to Golden Globes 2014 Nominations Predix: It's Angie time ... No, no, it isn't.

Grizzly
December 11, 2014 at 10:12 AM

It's a tie! 48 vs. 48, or 54 vs. 54 counting alternates. You win on account of acing three categories (to my one) though.

That said, we both did pretty badly.. But maybe if we look on the bright side, that means it wasn't ridiculously predictable this year either, which is a good thing!

December 12, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Are you sure of that tally? I counted mine and I got a different number! I win either way but, still, ... math!

Though we did badly, I actually did better than I did last year! Considering my worsening state of award-watching, I'm impressed with myself. *pats self*

When it comes to predicting nominations, getting 3 is easy. Getting 4 is good. Getting 5 is amazing. And then there's me in the Foreign Film category. ONE. So sad. I wish Wild Tales did get in though - that would've been ... uh ... wild. It was a really fun collection of short films - completely ridiculous in the best way.

 

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