We have seen many times in the past Golden Globe winners standing victorious with their Oscar statutes only a few weeks later. Take “Argo”, for instance, which won Best Drama Motion Picture at the Globes and Best Picture at the Oscars in 2013. Don’t forget Daniel Day Lewis who won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama and an Oscar for Best Actor in the same year.
On the other hand, we all remember 2011 when “The Social Network” won a Golden Globe for Best Drama, but did very poorly at the Oscars, losing to Tom Hooper’s “King’s Speech”.
So, in light of Sunday’s Globe winners and losers, what can we say about the rest of the awards seasons and its contenders?
We can certainly say that after the Globes, “Boyhood” emerged as one of the frontrunners in this year’s Oscar race, and it may be “Birdman’s” biggest competition.
Going into the awards season, the critics and audiences alike predicted Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman” would be the big winner, but we may even go as far as to say “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a safer bet, taking the number two spot after the Globes, having beaten “Birdman” in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category.
The race moves on to the Best Actor category, where Michael Keaton won Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for “Birdman” at the Globes, beating “The Grand Budapest Hotel’s” Ralph Fiennes.
We have yet to see who the Academy nominates this year in this category, but it’s unlikely we won’t be seeing the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game” and Eddie Redmayne, this year’s winner at the Globes for Best Actor in a Drama, for “The Theory of Everything” on that list.
Oscar nominations are coming this Thursday, Jan 15, and we can’t wait to see who makes the cut. We have until Feb 22 to make up our minds as far as frontrunners and underdogs for this year’s awards season go, as that will be the night all our forecasting will be put to rest at the Oscars.