Golden Globes 2024: Predicted Winners

The upcoming Golden Globe Awards are brimming with anticipation, as the film and television industry gears up for one of the most unpredictable nights in the event’s history. With a refreshed format under CBS, a fresh face in Jo Koy hosting, and an expanded panel of 300 global voters, the January 7 ceremony promises to be a night full of surprises.

The Clash of Titans in Cinema

The term “Barbenheimer” has emerged to describe the rivalry between Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” two cinematic juggernauts competing in the same categories: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Supporting Actor. While Nolan seems to have a slight edge in the Directing category, “Barbie” could sweep the awards for Screenplay and Supporting Actor, thanks to Ryan Gosling’s performance.

However, the Golden Globes have a reputation for defying expectations, potentially benefiting “Killers of the Flower Moon” directed by Martin Scorsese and “Poor Things” by Yorgos Lanthimos. Scorsese, with his strong track record at the Globes, could be a dark horse in the directing category.

Lead Acting Races and New Categories

The lead acting races remain wide open. Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan have garnered praise for their performances in “Maestro,” but the momentum seems to be with Cillian Murphy (“Oppenheimer”) and Lily Gladstone (“Flower Moon”).

A new category for box office and cinematic achievement adds another layer of excitement. “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” were the presumed frontrunners, but Taylor Swift’s concert film “The Eras Tour” has emerged as a potential upset, much to the delight of Swift’s extensive fan base.

Comedy Category: A Battle of Similarities

In the comedy category, intriguing parallels exist among the nominees. Jeffrey Wright (“American Fiction”) and Paul Giamatti (“The Holdovers”) both play educators aspiring to be writers, while Margot Robbie (“Barbie”) and Emma Stone (“Poor Things”) portray women coming to terms with self-awareness and the world around them. Past winners Giamatti and Stone could potentially add another trophy to their collections.

Television: A Wild Card

The television categories are equally unpredictable. HBO’s “Succession” appears poised for success, potentially winning the top drama prize and awards for Sarah Snook and Matthew Macfadyen. However, with three “Succession” actors nominated in the lead drama actor category, there’s a possibility of a vote split, benefiting Pedro Pascal in “The Last of Us.”

In TV comedy, surprises are expected. Despite the popularity of “The Bear” (FX) and “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+), Amazon Freevee’s “Jury Duty” could emerge victorious. “Beef” (Netflix) is likely to dominate the limited series category, with Steven Yeun and possibly Brie Larson (Apple’s “Lessons in Chemistry”) claiming top honors.

The inaugural stand-up performance race is a toss-up, with Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, and Wanda Sykes all in contention. Rock might have a slight advantage with his groundbreaking Netflix live special.

As the Golden Globes transition into a new era, predicting the outcomes becomes more challenging than ever. This ceremony could signal a significant shift in the awards landscape, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating the results.

Motion Picture (Drama)

The Golden Globes are always a spectacle of cinematic talent, and this year is no different. Leading the pack in the Drama category, we have a diverse selection of films. The nominees include:

Predicting the winner in this category is always a challenge, but “Oppenheimer” stands out as the frontrunner. However, “Killers of the Flower Moon” also has a significant chance of clinching the award. An interesting note is the film “Origin,” which, despite its acclaim, didn’t make it to the nominations list.

Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

Moving to the Comedy or Musical category, the nominees bring a mix of humor, wit, and musical extravaganza:

  • “Air” from Amazon MGM Studios
  • MGM’s “American Fiction”
  • The highly anticipated “Barbie” by Warner Bros.
  • Searchlight Pictures presents “Poor Things”
  • “The Holdovers” from Focus Features
  • And Netflix’s “May December”

The prediction for the winner here leans towards “Barbie,” with its unique blend of comedy and cultural commentary. “Poor Things” is also a strong contender. Interestingly, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” was a notable omission from this category.

Cinematic and Box Office Achievement

This category celebrates films that have made a significant impact both artistically and at the box office. The nominees are:

  • Warner Bros.’s “Barbie”
  • Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
  • “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” from Paramount Pictures
  • Universal Pictures’ “Oppenheimer”
  • Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
  • “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” by Illumination
  • Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 4”
  • “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” brought to cinemas by AMC Theatres
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In this category, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” emerges as the likely winner, with its unique cinematic experience and massive fan following. “Barbie” is also a strong competitor.

Motion Picture (Non-English Language)

Lastly, we have the Non-English Language category, highlighting global cinematic excellence. The nominees are:

  • “Anatomy of a Fall” (France) by Neon
  • “Fallen Leaves” (Finland) presented by Mubi
  • “Io Capitano” (Italy) from 01 Distribution
  • A24’s “Past Lives” (United States)
  • “Society of the Snow” (Spain) by Netflix
  • “The Zone of Interest” (United Kingdom) also from A24

“Anatomy of a Fall” is predicted to win in this category, with its powerful narrative and direction. “Past Lives” could also be a surprise winner. An interesting snub in this category is the film “Monsters.”

Motion Picture (Animated)

The animated feature film category at the Golden Globes 2024 presents an exciting lineup:

  • “The Boy and the Heron” (GKids)
  • “Elemental” (Pixar)
  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony Pictures)
  • “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (Illumination)
  • “Suzume” (Crunchyroll)
  • “Wish” (Walt Disney Pictures)

The prediction for the winner is “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” with its innovative animation and compelling storytelling. A potential upset could come from “The Boy and the Heron,” a beautifully crafted film.

Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)

The nominees in this category showcase exceptional talent:

Cillian Murphy is the frontrunner for his role in “Oppenheimer,” while Bradley Cooper could surprise with his performance in “Maestro.”

Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

In the Comedy or Musical category, the nominees are:

Paul Giamatti is predicted to win for “The Holdovers,” with Jeffrey Wright also having a strong chance for “American Fiction.” Jamie Foxx was surprisingly not nominated for “The Burial.”

Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)

The nominees in the Drama category for actresses are:

  • Annette Bening in “Nyad” (Netflix)
  • Lily Gladstone for “Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures)
  • Sandra Hüller in “Anatomy of a Fall” (Neon)
  • Greta Lee for “Past Lives” (A24)
  • Carey Mulligan in “Maestro” (Netflix)
  • Cailee Spaeny for “Priscilla” (A24)

Lily Gladstone is the predicted winner for her role in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” with Sandra Hüller also in contention for “Anatomy of a Fall.” Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor’s absence from the nominations for “Origin” is notable.

Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

The Comedy or Musical category for actresses includes:

  • Fantasia Barrino in “The Color Purple” (Warner Bros.)
  • Jennifer Lawrence for “No Hard Feelings” (Sony Pictures)
  • Natalie Portman in “May December” (Netflix)
  • Alma Pöysti for “Fallen Leaves” (Mubi)
  • Emma Stone in “Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Margot Robbie for “Barbie” (Warner Bros.)

Emma Stone is predicted to win for “Poor Things,” with Margot Robbie also having a strong chance for “Barbie.”

Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

The category of Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes 2024 is stacked with immense talent:

Ryan Gosling is the frontrunner for his role in “Barbie,” with Robert Downey Jr. also having a significant chance for his performance in “Oppenheimer.” Low key rooting for Charles Melton here.

Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

The Supporting Actress category presents a diverse group of talented actresses:

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Da’Vine Joy Randolph is predicted to win for her role in “The Holdovers,” with Emily Blunt also in contention for “Oppenheimer.”

Director – Motion Picture

The Director category at the Golden Globes 2024 highlights some of the finest filmmaking talents:

  • Bradley Cooper for “Maestro” (Netflix)
  • Greta Gerwig with “Barbie” (Warner Bros.)
  • Yorgos Lanthimos for “Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Christopher Nolan directing “Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures)
  • Martin Scorsese with “Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures)
  • Celine Song for “Past Lives” (A24)

Christopher Nolan is the anticipated winner for “Oppenheimer,” offering a strong challenge to Greta Gerwig for “Barbie.” Hello? “American Fiction”? What’s happening?

Screenplay – Motion Picture

The category for the Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes 2024 showcases a range of compelling narratives:

  • “Anatomy of a Fall” (Neon) by Justine Triet and Arthur Harari
  • “Barbie” (Warner Bros.) penned by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures) written by Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese
  • “Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures) by Tony McNamara
  • “Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures) crafted by Christopher Nolan
  • “Past Lives” (A24) by Celine Song

“Barbie” is the predicted winner, credited to the sharp writing of Gerwig and Baumbach. “Past Lives” also stands a strong chance with its unique storyline. How is “American Fiction” not here.

Original Score

The nominees for Original Score are a testament to the auditory artistry in filmmaking:

  • “The Boy and the Heron” (GKids) scored by Joe Hisaishi
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films/Paramount Pictures) by Robbie Robertson
  • “Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures) composed by Ludwig Göransson
  • “Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures) by Jerskin Fendrix
  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony Pictures) scored by Daniel Pemberton
  • “The Zone of Interest” (A24) composed by Mica Levi

The anticipated winner in this category is “Oppenheimer,” with Ludwig Göransson’s composition. “Killers of the Flower Moon” also has a significant chance of winning. Notably, “Saltburn” was left out of the nominations.

Original Song

The Original Song category is always a highlight, featuring a blend of music and storytelling:

  • “Barbie” (Warner Bros.) – “Dance the Night” by Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt
  • “Barbie” (Warner Bros.) – “I’m Just Ken” by Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
  • “Barbie” (Warner Bros.) – “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish and Finneas
  • “Rustin” (Netflix) – “Road to Freedom” by Lenny Kravitz
  • “She Came to Me” (Vertical Entertainment) – “Addicted to Romance” by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
  • “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (Illumination) – “Peaches” by Jack Black, Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond, John Spiker

“Barbie” stands out with “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish and Finneas predicted to win. Another strong contender from the same film is “I’m Just Ken.”

Golden Globes 2024: TV Series Predictions Across Drama, Comedy, and Limited Series

TV Series – Drama

The Drama category for TV series at the Golden Globes 2024 features a mix of established favorites and exciting newcomers:

  • “1923” (Paramount+)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Diplomat” (Netflix)
  • “The Last of Us” (Max)
  • “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
  • “Succession” (Max)

The expected winner is “Succession,” known for its sharp writing and strong performances. “The Last of Us” also stands a good chance of winning.

Past winners include “House of the Dragon” (2022), “Succession” (2021), “The Crown” (2020), “Succession” (2019), and “The Americans” (2018).

TV Series – Comedy or Musical

The Comedy or Musical category for TV series is equally competitive:

  • “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
  • “Barry” (Max)
  • “The Bear” (FX)
  • “Jury Duty” (Amazon Freevee)
  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
  • “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

“Jury Duty” is predicted to take home the award, with “The Bear” also having a strong chance. “Reservation Dogs” was surprisingly not nominated.

TV Series – Limited, Anthology or TV Movie

The Limited, Anthology or TV Movie category brings a variety of compelling narratives:

  • “All the Light We Cannot See” (Netflix)
  • “Beef” (Netflix)
  • “Daisy Jones and the Six” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • “Fargo” (FX)
  • “Fellow Travelers” (Showtime)
  • “Lessons in Chemistry” (Apple TV+)

The frontrunner in this category is “Beef,” with “Lessons in Chemistry” also in the running. A significant omission from the nominations was “Love and Death.”

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Actor in a TV Series (Drama)

The Drama category for actors in a TV series at the Golden Globes 2024 features some outstanding performances:

Pedro Pascal is anticipated to win for his role in “The Last of Us,” with Kieran Culkin also being a strong contender for “Succession.” Notably missing from the nominations is Harrison Ford.

Actress in a TV Series (Drama)

The Drama category for actresses is equally competitive:

  • Helen Mirren in “1923” (Paramount+)
  • Bella Ramsey for “The Last of Us” (Max)
  • Keri Russell in “The Diplomat” (Netflix)
  • Sarah Snook for “Succession” (Max)
  • Imelda Staunton in “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • Emma Stone for “The Curse” (Showtime)

Sarah Snook is predicted to win for her role in “Succession,” with Bella Ramsey also having a significant chance with “The Last of Us.” Melanie Lynskey was a surprising omission for “Yellowjackets.”

Actor in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy)

In the Musical or Comedy category for actors, the nominees are:

Jeremy Allen White is the frontrunner for his role in “The Bear,” while Jason Sudeikis could also win for “Ted Lasso.” Ronald Gladden was notably not nominated for “Jury Duty.”

Actress in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy)

The nominees for actresses in the Musical or Comedy category are:

Ayo Edebiri is expected to win for her performance in “The Bear,” with Natasha Lyonne also being a strong contender for “Poker Face.” Bridget Everett’s absence from the nominations for “Somebody Somewhere” is notable.

Actor in a TV Series (Limited, Anthology or TV Movie)

The Limited, Anthology, or TV Movie category for actors showcases diverse and compelling performances:

  • Matt Bomer in “Fellow Travelers” (Showtime)
  • Sam Claflin for “Daisy Jones and the Six” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Jon Hamm in “Fargo” (FX)
  • Woody Harrelson for “White House Plumbers” (Max)
  • David Oyelowo in “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” (Paramount+)
  • Steven Yeun for “Beef” (Netflix)

Steven Yeun is predicted to win for his role in “Beef,” with Jon Hamm also being a strong contender for “Fargo.” Josh Hartnett was notably absent from the nominations for “Black Mirror.”

Actress in a TV Series (Limited, Anthology or TV Movie)

The actresses in this category have delivered standout performances:

  • Riley Keough in “Daisy Jones and the Six” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Brie Larson for “Lessons in Chemistry” (Apple TV+)
  • Elizabeth Olsen in “Love and Death” (Max)
  • Juno Temple for “Fargo” (FX)
  • Rachel Weisz in “Dead Ringers” (Prime Video)
  • Ali Wong for “Beef” (Netflix)

Brie Larson is the frontrunner for “Lessons in Chemistry,” with Ali Wong also having a significant chance for “Beef.” Dominique Fishback was surprisingly not nominated for “Swarm.”

Supporting Actor on Television

In the Supporting Actor category for television, the nominees are:

  • Billy Crudup for “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
  • Matthew Macfadyen in “Succession” (Max)
  • James Marsden for “Jury Duty” (Amazon Freevee)
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach in “The Bear” (FX)
  • Alan Ruck for “Succession” (Max)
  • Alexander Skarsgård in “Succession” (Max)

Matthew Macfadyen is anticipated to win for his role in “Succession,” with James Marsden also being a strong contender for “Jury Duty.” Harrison Ford was a notable snub for “Shrinking.”

Supporting Actress on Television

The category for Supporting Actress on television features a range of talented actresses:

Meryl Streep is predicted to win for her performance in “Only Murders in the Building,” with Hannah Waddingham also in the running for “Ted Lasso.” Jessica Williams was a surprising omission for “Shrinking.”

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