Tonight are the Golden Globes (is the Golden Globes?).
The award show to hand out the Golden Globes is *TONIGHT*. The globes are usually a good indicator of who will be winning the Academy Award for the same prize and so I look over the list of movies that are nominated and…
Well. I feel like when I check out at the grocery store and see the names and faces on the celebrity magazines and think that I didn’t know who those people were, I didn’t know that they were dating, so the headline expressing shock that they’re breaking up seems to be completely coming out of nowhere. But then you see something about the royal family and feel better for a moment because, at least, you know who those people are.
You can check out the list of nominees here and bone up on who the players are.
The supporting roles are where the meat usually is and I’ve releaded the page a couple of times and they randomize how the pictures are shown and that’s kind of a good idea. Don’t bias the viewers.
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe from The Florida Project, Armie Hammer from Call Me By Your Name, Richard Jenkins from The Shape of Water, Christopher Plummer from All The Money In The World, and Sam Rockwell from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
And I look at that and think “oooh! I hope that Guillermo del Toro’s movie wins a lot of those!”
The main thing that I tend to look for is the number of overlap between “best picture” and “best supporting” and that’s the indicator that tells me what’s most likely to win “best picture” which tells me that The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards seem to be the strongest going into the Globes.
But given that I haven’t really heard of the overwhelming majority of those, I have to conclude that I know precious little about this year’s batch of contenders and so cannot recommend that you use my recommendations for wagering.
So… which of those have you seen?