Golden Globe Nominations are Out and I Have Some Opinions

The Golden Globe nominations have been announced and I have a lot of opinions on all the snubs and surprises this year.

The Golden Globe nominations have been announced and my favorite time of the year has officially begun. Bright and early Monday morning Susan Kelechi Watson, Dakota Fanning and Tim Allen announced the nominations for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, and everyone immediately had an opinion. There were many snubs and definitely some surprises, as there is every year, and I’m here to break it all down for you. Here are some of my predictions on the big categories and what I’m most looking forward to.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Irishman
Marriage Story
The Two Popes

I am going to be 100% honest right now, I have not seen any of these movies. Luckily most of them can be found on some form of a streaming service and are available to me. Based on buzz alone, I’m going to guess the Joker to be the winner but I honestly can’t have a valid opinion on this category.

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Unlike the previous category, I’ve seen four out of the five movies nominated in this category so I definitely have an opinion. Unpopular opinion, I did not like Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood as much as everyone else. I feel like it was two long, I was bored for a good chunk of it and I feel like people only say they like it because they’re afraid to say they didn’t. I liked Knives Out but am so surprised to see that it’s been nominated, I forgot Rocketman even came out this year, maybe it’ll win for costumes. Jojo Rabbit is the clear winner for me, granted I haven’t seen Dolemite Is My Name, but I loved Jojo Rabbit. It was funny, thoughtful and heartwarming and nailed it in my opinion.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
Renée Zellweger, “Judy”

Okay so I haven’t seen any of these either but two of them have not been released yet and one of them came out two days ago. This was my last semester of college guys so give me a break I was pretty busy. Love all these women and would be fine if either one got the award. If I had to guess I would say it’s going to go to Renée Zellweger for Judy.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Ana de Armas, “Knives Out”
Awkwafina, “The Farewell”
Cate Blanchett, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”
Beanie Feldstein, “Booksmart”
Emma Thompson, “Late Night”

I loved Booksmart so much and regularly quote the movie and send gifs and memes of the movie to everyone I know. If Beanie Feldstein doesn’t win, I will riot. I mean I love me some Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson, but Beanie was a QUEEN in Booksmart. Ana de Armas was great as Marta in Knives Out but in my humble opinion this easily goes to Beanie.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari”
Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

Honestly who knows, possibly Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig, “Knives Out”
Roman Griffin Davis, “Jojo Rabbit”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”
Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”

I don’t know who is going to win this but I know who I want to win this. Roman Griffin Davis was in literally every scene of this movie and hit the nail on the head in every single one. There was not one scene I could point to and say he could have been better there. Plus Jojo Rabbit was probably my favorite movie this year so I could be a little bias. Daniel Craig’s accent in Knives Out was good but I hated it, Leo was great in his movie but as I said I was not a fan of that movie and Taron Egerton was a fantastic Elton John, but my vote goes to Roman.

Snubs and Surprises

There were some snubs that everyone is talking about. First of all, Little Women was not nominated as much as people think it should have been. Laura Dern didn’t receive a nomination and neither did Meryl or director Greta Gerwig. Considering how well the movie did with critics choice nominations, this was surprising. People are also shocked that icon Robert De’Niro didn’t get a nod for his leading role in The Irishman. Annette Benning received a surprise nod for her role in The Report.

Anyways, come back tomorrow for those nominated in the Golden Globe television categories! I’ve probably seen more of these. Maybe. Can’t promise you anything.

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