Thoughts about 2017 Golden Globe Nominations

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The nominations have just come out for the 2017 Golden Globes. Here are my predictions on the winners and my thoughts of the subs.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
HACKSAW RIDGE
HELL OR HIGH WATER
LION
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MOONLIGHT

Thoughts: This is a very tight category. Any one of these could win and no one should be upset, but I hate that Birth of a Nation isn’t in the category. I’m not shocked because the Hollywood machine won against Nate Parker. But that movie is GREAT! I’m scared that it won’t get an Oscar nomination either because of the Hollywood machine. Usually the Hollywood Foreign Press is way more open than the Academy. 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
AMY ADAMS ARRIVAL
JESSICA CHASTAIN MISS SLOANE
ISABELLE HUPPERT ELLE
RUTH NEGGA LOVING
NATALIE PORTMAN JACKIE

Thoughts: I think the fight is between Natalie Portman and Jessica Chastian. Those two movies and performances have been the talk fo Hollywood for the past couple of months. 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
CASEY AFFLECK MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
JOEL EDGERTON LOVING
ANDREW GARFIELD HACKSAW RIDGE
VIGGO MORTENSEN CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
DENZEL WASHINGTON FENCES

Thoughts: I want Denzel Washington to take this one but I know it will be fight all around. Joel Edgerton was amazing in Loving, so there is a part of me that wants him to win too. We will have to see how this plays out. I will say that Nate Parker should be in this category. He did a great job in Birth of a Nation. Also, Matthew Mconaughey

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
20TH CENTURY WOMEN
DEADPOOL
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
LA LA LAND
SING STREET

Thoughts: It would be hilarious if Deadpool wins this award but I’d would really give it to Florence Foster Jenkins. That movie was so good. 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR 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

Thoughts: Meryl Streep should have this one hands down. She was sooo good. I will say that I really like Haliee Steinfeld but she was almost the same as she was in Pitch Perfect 2, so I can’t really say that I would expect her to win. 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
COLIN FARRELL THE LOBSTER
RYAN GOSLING LA LA LAND
HUGH GRANT FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
JONAH HILL WAR DOGS
RYAN REYNOLDS DEADPOOL

Thoughts: I would love for Ryan Reynolds to win this one. He was on point in this movie. I don’t want the movie to win best comedy, but his performance was worth the award. 

BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
MOANA
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
SING
ZOOTOPIA

Thoughts: It’s going to be a Disney battle – Zootopia vs Moana. Both of those movies were great, had good lessons and were funny for both kids and adults. I think the supporting characters in Moana might take it to the win. 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
VIOLA DAVIS FENCES
NAOMIE HARRIS MOONLIGHT
NICOLE KIDMAN LION
OCTAVIA SPENCER HIDDEN FIGURES
MICHELLE WILLIAMS MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Thoughts: Total toss up. All of them are amazing in their movies. Just from the trailers, I’m cheering for Viola Davis, but if any of the other actresses win, I’m okay with that too. 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
MAHERSHALA ALI MOONLIGHT
JEFF BRIDGES HELL OR HIGH WATER
SIMON HELBERG FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
DEV PATEL LION
AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

Thoughts: Another catagory that it could be anybody. They all were great. It was great seeing Simon Helberg play a different chacter than Howard from ‘The Big Bang Theory’, but again this is totally open.

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
DAMIEN CHAZELLE LA LA LAND
TOM FORD NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
MEL GIBSON HACKSAW RIDGE
BARRY JENKINS MOONLIGHT
KENNETH LONERGAN MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Thoughts: I think Mel Gibson might have this one. I know people don’t like him, but what he did in Hacksaw Ridge was great. He totally pulled you in to the story and didn’t let you go until the end. You couldn’t walk out during the credits because you wanted to know more. This my truely be Mel’s comeback movie. 
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
DAMIEN CHAZELLE LA LA LAND
TOM FORD NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
BARRY JENKINS MOONLIGHT
KENNETH LONERGAN MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
TAYLOR SHERIDAN HELL OR HIGH WATER

Thoughts: I think it’s going to be between Manchester by the Sea, Moodlight and Hell or High Water. All three of thos movies told a story in a very unquie way that you’ll never forget what you say and it moved your soul.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
NICHOLAS BRITELL MOONLIGHT
JUSTIN HURWITZ LA LA LAND
JOHANN JOHANNSSON ARRIVAL
DUSTIN O’HALLORAN, HAUSCHKA LION
HANS ZIMMER, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN WALLFISCH HIDDEN FIGURES

Thoughts: I don’t even know. all of the songs were beautiful. Total toss up.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” — TROLLS
Music by: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback
Lyrics by: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback
“CITY OF STARS” — LA LA LAND
Music by: Justin Hurwitz
Lyrics by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
“FAITH” — SING
Music by: Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder, Francis Farewell Starlight
Lyrics by: Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder, Francis Farewell Starlight
“GOLD” — GOLD
Music by: Brian Burton, Stephen Gaghan, Daniel Pemberton, Iggy Pop
Lyrics by: Brian Burton, Stephen Gaghan, Daniel Pemberton, Iggy Pop
“HOW FAR I’LL GO” — MOANA
Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Thoughts: It will be a fight between “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and “How Far I’ll Go”. There is a good chance that the Trolls song could win because it was all over the radio but Moana’s song was really great too.

For a full list of all of the nominees, including the TV categories

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