Here are our Golden Globe predictions
The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday, so, in the spirit of awards season, we made our predictions for the movies that will take home prizes come Jan. 13. They're bolded.
Best Motion Picture - Drama
"Life of Pi"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
Our take: Awards momentum seems to have shifted toward the Steven Spielberg-Tony Kushner-Daniel Day-Lewis trifecta and their take on the 16th president.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Richard Gere, "Arbitrage"
John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
Our take: Day-Lewis' performance as Lincoln is a characteristically phenomenal disappearing act, and it's tailor-made for all sorts of recognition. This won't be close.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard, "Rust and Bone"
Helen Mirren, "Hitchcock"
Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"
Our take: We think Chastain's hard-edged performance as a CIA operative in Kathryn Bigelow's flick about the hunt for Osama bin Laden is the slight favorite over Rachel Weisz.
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Our take: Globe voters love their musicals, having recently awarded "Sweeney Todd," "Chicago" and "Dreamgirls." "Les Mis" is one of the most beloved stage shows of the past few decades. Do the math.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Jack Black, "Bernie"
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Ewan McGregor, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
Bill Murray, "Hyde Park on Hudson"
Our take: Hugh Jackman brings great vocal chops and real toughness to Jean Valjean.Plus, everyone seems to love him offscreen.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Emily Blunt, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
Judi Dench, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Maggie Smith, "Quartet"
Meryl Streep, "Hope Springs"
Our take: Between the box office smash of "The Hunger Games" and the critical acclaim for "Silver Linings Playbook," this is Jennifer Lawrence's year.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
Alan Arkin, "Argo"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Our take: The veteran steals his scenes as Rep. Thaddeus Stevens. That's no easy task opposite Day-Lewis.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
Amy Adams, "The Master"
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"
Our take: Hathaway's "I Dreamed a Dream" rendition alone is enough to take this award.
Best Director - Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Our take: When in doubt, go with an all-time filmmaking legend who just happened to direct one of the most subdued, intellectual movies he's ever made.
Attention, TV fanatics! Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes honor the best of the year in television. Below are the nominations and our choices for the winners, which are highlighted in red.
Best TV Series - Drama
"Downtown Abbey: Season 2"
Best Peformance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Connie Britton, "Nashville"
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
"The Big Bang Theory"
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"