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Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

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Golden Globe Predictions

I’ll be enjoying this year’s Globes with a room full of Jesuits.  Fun will be had by all. Here’s what’s nominated and what I want to win.  

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • "The Descendants"
  • "The Help"
  • "Hugo"
  • "The Ides of March"
  • "Moneyball"
  • "War Horse"

This is a decent slate of films, except for “The Help.” I want “Hugo” to win because it has great momentum and could use a push into Oscar voting season.  

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
  • Viola Davis, “The Help”
  • Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
  • Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin

I have not seen Queen Meryl in “the Iron Lady” so I might change my mind tomorrow, but I’m betting on Ms. Davis for her dignified and powerful performance in “The Help.” Tilda Swinton could be a dark horse for either Streep or Davis. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • George Clooney, “The Descendants”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
  • Michael Fassbender, “Shame
  • Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”
  • Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

This is also a stellar category, but Fassbender is the clear winner in my eyes.  

Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical

  • "50/50"
  • "The Artist"
  • "Bridesmaids"
  • "Midnight in Paris"
  • "My Week With Marilyn"

I’m sticking with Woody Allen this award season. “Midnight In Paris” is THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR!  If “The Artist” wins, i will be enraged. If “Bridesmaids” wins, that will be a strong sign that the comedy will be nominated for an Oscar.

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