The 77th Golden Globe Awards took place last night I thought it would be a good chance to review who took home awards, and what it could mean for the Oscars in this awards season.
Best Picture – 1917 (Drama) and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Musical or Comedy): 1917 beating out The Irishman, Joker, and Marriage Story to Best Motion Picture: Drama was a big shocker at the Globes and will have given it a big boost looking ahead to the Oscars. Meanwhile Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is still looking strong after winning in the Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy category and will be one of the big favourites going into Oscar night.
Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix (Drama) and Taron Egerton (Musical and Comedy): Whilst Taron Egerton has given himself a massive boost after winning for playing Elton John in Rocketman it is looking more and more like Joaquin Phoenix’s year. The Globes aren’t always the biggest indicator, but seeing how many people in the industry love his performance in Joker it’s going to be hard for anyone to topple him.
Best Actress – Renée Zellweger (Drama) and Awkwafina (Musical or Comedy): Renée Zellweger is marching her way towards that Oscar right now, I can’t see anyone stopping her. But it was fantastic to see Awkwafina winning on the Musical or Comedy side for The Farewell, it is such a wonderful film and performance that saw her play against her usual comedic roles.
Best Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt: I’m not really sure how this category is going to go at the Oscars. I wouldn’t be shocked if Pitt ended up repeating his success, but similarly someone like Pesci or Hopkins could win it. This is obviously a big win for Pitt, and it could end up being a difference maker, we’ll see how the SAG Awards go.
Best Supporting Actress – Laura Dern: This is another one we can probably assume is done and dusted for the Oscars. Dern seems to be going all the way for Marriage Story, where she is fantastic, although I personally prefer her performance in Little Women.
Best Director – Sam Mendes (1917): This is another massive boost for 1917 in a category that caused quite a bit of controversy. Not one woman was nominated this year with the likes of Greta Gerwig and Lulu Wang surely more deserving than Todd Phillips. But Best Director wins are always a strong indicator of who could win the eventual prize, although we’ve seen some movement away from that in the last decade.
Best Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood): Another big statement win, that will probably take Tarantino to Original Screenplay glory. It tells us far less about Adapted Screenplay however, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that being where the Oscars reward The Irishman.
Best Original Score – Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker): I think this one is fantastic to see. Guðnadóttir’s score for Joker was exceptional. It would be amazing, and so well deserved, if a woman went on to win the Original Score award at the Oscars.
Best Original Song – “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” Elton John, Bernie Taupin (Rocketman): Well I guess we won’t be seeing Frozen II winning in this category, which is a shame as far as I’m concerned, but this seems to be the big push for Rockerman outside of Egerton.
Best Animated Film – Missing Link: The really big shock of the Globes was Missing Link winning Best Animated Film. I still don’t think this will affect the Oscars too much, and Toy Story 4 is probably the favourite there, but what a win for Laika, that will hopefully get a few more people to watch Missing Link.
Best Foreign Language Film – Parasite: The other big contender in the Oscar Best Picture race is Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, which isn’t eligible at the Globes. I still think that it might be hurt by not being in English, as Roma may have been last year, but it should clean up in the Foreign Language categories.