Welcome back to one of the most alluring and exciting times of the year – awards season. And whilst it showcases the best of the best in cinema, it’s also an opportunity to think about the ongoing issues that are still raising questions in the industry.

The 77th Golden Globes will no doubt create tension amongst the film community as Joker goes against Martin Scorsese’s three-hour masterpiece The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood against Knives Out (both of which have stellar casts) and Sam Mendes against Bong Joon Ho. Topping the nominations list though, by no surprise, is Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story. The Netflix divorce drama starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver scored six Golden Globe nominations. The film was closely followed by Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood. Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, starring Joaquin Phoenix earned three nominations.

Each year The Golden Globes are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), made up of roughly 90 journalists across the globe. When nominations of this year’s Globe contenders were announced, controversy was caused by the lack of females nominated in both Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director categories. With films such as Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and Lulu Wang’s The Farewell missing out on the top nominations, it begins the conversation again as to why female director’s success in the world of cinema is taken lightly. It’s a huge disappointment early on in the game that can certainly change in the next upcoming month or so.

*NOTE* HFPA members are not Academy voters, meaning there are no overlaps in the process of both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. The Golden Globes, being the first awards show to kick off the season, play a crucial role in helping to boost the visibility of Oscar contenders.

Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 2020 Golden Globes ceremony takes place January 5th. Here are our predictions on tonight’s show below.


BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Will win: The Irishman

Runner- up: Marriage Story

Notable mention: Joker

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Will win: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Runner-up: Knives Out

Notable mention: Rocketman

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Will win: Parasite

Runner-up: The Farewell

Notable mention: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST DIRECTOR – DRAMA

Will win: Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Notable mention: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA

Will win:  Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Runner-up: Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Notable mention: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA

Will win: Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Runner-up: Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Notable mention: Renee Zellweger, Judy

BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Will win: Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Runner-up: Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Notable mention: Daniel Craig, Knives Out

BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Will win: Awkwafina, The Farewell

Runner-up: Ana de Armas, Knives Out

Notable mention: Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

Will win: Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Runner-up: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Notable mention: Al Pacino, The Irishman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Will win: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Runner-up: Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Notable mention: Margot Robbie, Bombshell

BEST SCREENPLAY

Will win: Marriage Story

Runner-up: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Notable mention: Parasite

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Will win: Joker

Runner-up: 1917

Notable mention: Little Women

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Will win: “Beautiful Ghosts” – CATS

Runner-up: “Spirit” – The Lion King

Notable mention: “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Rocketman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Will win: Frozen 2

Runner-up: Toy Story 4

Notable mention: The Lion King