2017 Golden Globes Nominees

The wild and wonderful awards season has begun. We start off with tonight’s Golden Globes ceremony – featuring some of my favourite talents of the past year. Here’s the full list of nominees and a few of my predictions.

Alright awards season….let’s go!


Best Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea


Should Win: Moonlight. I couldn’t stop thinking about Barry Jenkins’ intimately and incredibly beautiful film. It is profoundly moving and incredibly vulnerable – in a way that feels wholly intimate and unforgettable. Moonlight has justifiably received excellent reviews and critial praise throughout its run. I’d love to see this film awarded.

Could Win: Since it’s premiere at Sundance, Manchester By The Sea has been praised and hailed as one of the best films of the year. This masterpiece could take the win from Moonlight.

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical
20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street


Should Win: LA LA LAND OR BUST. It is glorious.

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Should Win: Damien Chazelle weaved absolute magic into his film. His vision was lovely and imaginative, it’s hard to see him not winning the award.

Could Win: If the Hollywood Foreign Press leans more toward the top dramas of the year, it’s likely they would favor Jenkins’ powerful story of a man’s life through three important stages. Jenkins’ film is so gorgeous and impactful.


Best Actor, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences


Should Win: Casey Affleck gives the best performance of his career in Manchester By The Sea. I really can’t see anyone else winning this award.

Best Actress, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie


Probable Win: To be completely honest – I have NOT SEEN JACKIE. I know – it’s a travesty (I can’t find it playing anywhere near me!). But based on what I’ve heard about the film and specifically Natalie Portman’s performance, she is the clear frontrunner.

Could Win: Amy Adams – who gave such an emotional and wonderful performance in Arrival. She was the heart of that film which I really really loved.

Best Actor, Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool


Probable Win: I’d like to give this to Colin Farrell for his work in the strange and wonderful The Lobster, but I’m giving this to Ryan Gosling for La La Land. He’s an absolute dream – singing and dancing in a way that hearkens to old Hollywood.

Best Actress, Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


Probably Win: This is a no-brainer – Emma Stone can go ahead and put the finishing touches on her speech. She’s amazing in La La Land.

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals


Could Win: The supporting category is always my favourite, and always the hardest to call. I’m leaning towards Marhershala Ali for his incredible and moving work in Moonlight. Word on the street is that Jeff Bridges could take the win for a fantastic performance in Hell or High Water.

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea


Could Win: AGAIN. Supporting is full of the strongest performances of the year. Perhaps the strongest of all of these amazing ladies came from Viola Davis and the excellent film Fences.

Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Original Score
La La Land
Hidden Figures

Best Original Song
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Animated Feature Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini

Best Foreign Language Film
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann


Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Could Win: Such great shows are nominated! The Crown is absolutely glorious – and has the awards season checklist down (historical drama, expensive sets, great performances).

Should Win: GAME OF THRONES. The last two episodes of this season were some of hte best television I’ve ever seen. Period.

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical
Mozart in the Jungle

Should Win: Season One of Atlanta has been a a fresh, funny and unique show full of things I love – Donald Glover, rap music and comedy. I’m pulling for Atlanta.

Best TV Miniseries or Movie
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Probable Win: THE PEOPLE vs OJ SIMPSON – the drama that we just couldn’t a-quit. [Not even sorry for that]

Best Actor, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Actress, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Should Win: A career comeback for Winona….”WIIIIILLLLLLLL”

Best Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress, Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

Should Win: I’d take anyone over Sarah Jessica Parker in this category. For real.

Best Supporting Actor
Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Could Win: This is a toss up between Sterling K. Brown and John Lithgow. I’m going with seniority on this one.

Best Supporting Actress
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

The 2017 Golden Globes are sure to be an incredible (and slightly drunk) kick-off to Awards Season – plus is hosted by my fave, Jimmy Fallon.

Can’t Wait!


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