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What the Golden Globes winners mean for the Oscars

golden-globes-790The Golden Globes are commonly regarded as one of the most fun award shows. With everybody sitting around at tables together and with the alcohol flowing freely is it any wonder? This year, instead of having Ricky Gervais offend everybody, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been chosen to co-host the show. Luckily the producers chose right this year, Tina and Amy are hilarious on stage together. Can we always get some SNL pairings? Or perhaps a Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert year? Now that would be amazing.

Once again, Homeland creates a bit of a sweep, getting Best Drama TV Series, Best Actor (Damian Lewis), and Best Actress (Claire Danes). Game Change found a few awards of it’s own for Miniseries/TV movies and Girls picked up two in the TV comedy/musical area.

Although the TV awards are always interesting to see what shows I should be catching up on, what I’m more focussed on is the movie awards. Although not always the case, in recent years who wins at the Golden Globes tends to be very similar to who wins the Oscars. Maybe one movie gets a bigger sweep at one show or the other, but since 2000 the Best Drama Picture in the Globes has picked up the Best Picture in the Oscars almost every time. Care to make a bet? Unfortunately, no movie picked up the full set on this one, making Oscar predictions a little trickier.

Both Les Misérables and Django Unchained received three awards and Argo came away with the top two of Best Picture and Director. It’s nice to see Ben Affleck getting the award here when he was snubbed in the Oscars but it makes that a little up in the air. Kathryn Bigelow’s widely talked about Zero Dark Thirty only received the Best Actress award for Jessica Chastain and Lincoln picked up one for Daniel Day-Lewis as Best Actor.

Lincoln has 12 nominations in the Oscars but after winning only one of their seven for the Globes does that still mean they’re destined to sweep? Perhaps. Without Ben Affleck’s Argo in the running for Best Director that leaves a space wide open for (potentially) Spielberg to fill. My biggest question is who will take home the Best Actress and Actor awards. Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence have to duke it out for theirs after providing two marvelous performances. Is Daniel Day-Lewis a sure bet for the Oscar’s Best Actor or could Hugh Jackman (or someone else for that matter) steal it from him? Let me know what your thoughts are!

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Best Picture, Drama: “Argo”

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: “Les Misérables”

Best Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”

Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Foreign Language Film: “Amour”

Best Animated Feature Film: “Brave”

Best Original Song: “Skyfall” – “Skyfall”

Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”

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Best Television Series, Drama: “Homeland”

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical: “Girls”

Best Miniseries or Television Movie: “Game Change”

Best Actor, Television Drama: Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actress, Television Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Best Actor, Television Comedy or Musical: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”

Best Actress, Television Comedy or Musical: Lena Dunham, “Girls”

Best Actor, Television Movie or Mini-Series: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”

Best Actress, Television Movie or Mini-Series: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”

Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris, “Game Change”

Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, “Downtown Abbey”

What did you think of the winners? How will these winners factor into your decisions for the Oscars?

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