4YE’s 2018 Golden Globe Winners Wishlist Roundtable: Our Picks For the Winners On Sunday

Awards season will officially kick off this Sunday night as Hollywood will be feeling rather golden soon.

The 2018 Golden Globe nominations came out last month, much to the delight of film and TV fans everywhere. There are a lot of first timers who are up for awards this year, and a lot of our faves here at 4 Your Excitement are also up for awards.

With the awards coming up this Sunday night, we thought we would pick who we would like to see win one of the highly coveted Globes up for grabs this year.

Without further ado, check out our Winners Wish list below!

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Call Me By Your Name

Dunkirk

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Emmy: So many good ones to choose from but I would have to give it to Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. I was utterly mesmerized from start to finish by this film.

Anna: I think Call Me By Your Name will take it home, as the story was just so good and real! Though I secretly hope that The Post will win.

Verena: I agree with Emmy, The Shape of Water is an extraordinary piece of art. I have seen nothing like it all year. Truly original. If I had to bet money i would still go with Call Me By Your Name though.

Shelby: Truthfully, any of these films would be okay for me. However, I secretly want Dunkirk to win. I know, it is typical awards fodder but I love Christopher Nolan and WW2 history speaks to me on so many levels.

Lara: Dunkirk legit made me cry, and The Post has relevance on its side (re: industry challenging). However, I believe The Shape of Water will take this one.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

Lady Bird

Emmy: Hands down, The Greatest Showman gets my vote. Hugh Jackman singing is always my aesthetic not to mention, this movie made my heart sing with its performances, especially Keala Settle’s.

Anna: I couldn’t agree more with Emmy. I loved every second of The Greatest Showman.

Verena: This is tough, because I, Tonya was one of the most entertaining films of the year, and everything was just right about it. But The Disaster Artist had me and the rest of the audience in stitches, so it gets my vote. PS: Get Out still does not belong in this category.

Shelby: Lady Bird deserves all the awards. End of. (Second vote is Get Out even though it is definitely not a comedy.)

Abby: I, Tonya. So gooood!

Lara: Get Out absolutely deserves to be awarded, the problem (as so many of you have pointed out) is that it doesn’t belong in this category. If it loses, it loses to Lady Bird.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, The Post

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Emmy: This one is God’s aka Gary Oldman’s to lose. Truly one of the finest actors in the world, Oldman as Churchill is pure artistry and a master class in acting.

Verena: My  vote goes to Timothee Chalamet for his truly captivating and heart-felt portrayal of Elio. He will go places.

Shelby: Give Gary Oldman all the awards. He deserves recognition for all of the amazing things he’s contributed to.

Lara: Man, this is a tough race. Huge contenders, well established actors. I think Timothee Chalamet would be a wonderful surprise. Personally, I’m a fan of Daniel Day-Lewis who has said he is retiring from acting. But I expect Gary Oldman to win this year.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Emmy: I always tend to go with Queen Meryl but Jessica Chastain slays in Molly’s Game. I think her time has come.

Anna: I’m like Emmy. I always root for Meryl Streep no matter what, but Jessica Chastain was just brilliant in Molly’s Game.

Verena: Chastain was great in Molly’s Game, and Frances McDormand was a powerhouse in 3 Billboards, but Sally Hawkins’ Shape of Water performance was nothing short of extraordinary. It must have been a challenge to bring emotions across without spoken language, and she mastered it like a pro.

Shelby: Sally Hawkins. A brilliant actress and her role in The Shape of Water is so beautiful and well acted.

Abby: It’s your turn, Jessica Chastain.

Lara: I feel so bad for actresses when they get nominated alongside Meryl. Gay ladies love Sally Hawkins, and I would be thrilled for her. Gay Agenda aside, Frances McDormand is one of my heroes and I’m rooting for her.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Emmy: I may be the lone wolf here but I thought Steve Carell nailed it in Battle of Sexes. I hope he walks away with a Globe for his turn as the sexist Bobby.

Anna: I loved Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman but I think James Franco will take it home.

Verena: Steve Carell deserves the world, but this one is James Franco’s to lose. Oh, hi Mark.

Shelby: Ansel Elgort, hands down. Baby Driver was great and this is really the performance I’ve been looking for in him.

Abby: Battle of the Sexes was so fantastic. Go, Steve!

Lara: Again, Get Out was one of the most unforgettable films this year and Daniel Kaluuya should be recognized. But I predict he will lose to James Franco, and I’m mad just thinking about it.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Emmy: This will ultimately be a showdown between Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan. Margot is Tonya Harding, through and through, while Saoirse’s performance resonates with many of us struggling with ourselves and with our relationships. I’m giving the win to Margot with Saoirse as the runner up.

Verena: This award should go to Margot Robbie, not just for trying so very hard to be unattractive (which she failed at), but for giving such a stellar performance altogether. Her portrayal of Harding had everything, and it makes the audience feel, laugh, and wonder.

Shelby: It’s a toss up between Margot and Saoirse. Margot is such a powerhouse in I, Tonya but, honestly, for me, this is Saoirse’s to lose. Lady Bird deserves all the awards.

Abby: This one goes to Margot. I, Tonya is easily a favorite already and I thought her performance was incredible.

Lara: Everything Emmy just said. This is a showdown between Lady Bird and I, Tonya. Just reverse the order: I predict Saoirse with Margot as runner up.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Emmy: Any person that can replace Kevin Spacey and crush his performance gets my vote so it’s Christopher Plummer for the win here.

Anna: I loved Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards and I hope he’ll take it home.

Verena: While Christopher Plummer deserves an award just for jumping in at the last second and saving this movie, I’d like for this one to go Willem Dafoe. The Florida Project is one of the quiet winners of the year, and Dafoe was a highlight through and through.

Shelby: I agree with Emmy. This is Plummer’s to lose.

Lara: Three Billboards is one of those films nominated as much as possible because it will not be taking home best picture. That said, Sam Rockwell could walk away the winner here. But I suspect the race is actually between Christopher Plummer and Willem Dafoe. When we consider that the Golden Globes theme this year will be to address the sicknesses in the industry, that makes Plummer the one to beat, if only for what he might say in his acceptance speech.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Emmy: This one is Janney’s to lose. #sorrynotsorry

Anna: Hong Chau basically made Downsizing so brilliantly funny and I hope she’ll win. But I also loved Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water and I can see her take the award home as well.

Verena: Allison Janney is a hero. She is unrecognizable in I, Tonya, and you will absolutely love to hate her character – LaVona is vulgar, she is cruel, and she is a pretty crappy mom. Shout out to the parrot!

Shelby: Octavia Spencer. I love her and I love her sass and she was the perfect support for Sally Hawkins.

Abby: This one is SO HARD. To me, any time Allison Janney is nominated, she deserves it.

Lara: Abby raises an excellent point. Allison Janney is an award season darling. While Mary J. Blige is my hope and dream, the front runners here are Janney and Metcalf. The Globes is a nostalgic award ceremony. If anyone can beat Janney it’s Metcalf not only for performance, but having been away so long.

Best Director – Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World

Steven Spielberg, The Post

Emmy: If Guillermo del Toro doesn’t win, I may riot. This is truly his finest work.

Verena: While I hated Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve is a god, and his vision and directing was the only redeemable thing about this movie. Sad to see he isn’t even listed. But, as I have praised The Shape of Water before, Guillermo del Toro is a deserving winner as well.

Shelby: Ridley Scott. Sorry del Toro but he really went above and beyond when everything hit the fan with Spacey. He is the epitome of a saving grace and a force to be reckoned with.

Lara: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water. Next!

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Liz Hannah & Josh Singer, The Post

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Emmy: I love a good Sorkin piece so my money is on Molly’s Game.

Verena: I really want to mix it up a bit and don’t go with The Shape of Water again (i still hope it wins). I thought Three Billboards had a great script that kept the tension going until the very end. So there you go.

Lara: I’m so sick of Aaron Sorkin winning. The ones to beat are Three Billboards and Molly’s Game. Keeping with the theme this year, and depending on how serious the HFPA is about leveling the playing field, we might see Greta Gerwig on that stage. Gerwig is my pick, but that’s extremely idealistic of me.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

John Williams, The Post

Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Emmy: Hans Zimmer always does exceptional work and Dunkirk is another tour de force from him.

Verena: Out of fairness, I have only seen The Shape of Water and Three Billboards out of these films, and both Desplat and Burwell are incredibly talented artists. They both deserve it.

Lara: There’s no rooting against Hans Zimmer. Christopher Nolan originally wanted to shoot the film without dialogue, and dialogue was kept to a minimum which means the mood of the film was largely driven by sound mixing and score. Dunkirk for the globe.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Remember Me,” Coco

Music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Home,” Ferdinand

Music by Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter and Nick Monson

Lyrics by Nick Jonas and Justin Tranter

“Mighty River,” Mudbound

Music by Raphael Saadiq

Lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson

“The Star,” The Star

Music and lyrics by Mariah Carey and Marc Shaiman

Anna: If “This Is Me” doesn’t take it home then I’m doubting everything! The song is inspiring and touching and just makes you feel good about yourself.

Emmy: I’m with Anna; that has been my go to song since I heard it in the trailer. That being said, “Remember Me” had me bawling so if either one of those wins, I’d be happy.

Lara: Coco will win Animated Feature, so it stands to reason that it might lose in this category. I don’t suspect that Mudbound will get the love it deserves this year, so it’s highly possible “Mighty River” will be the films parting gift.

Best Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

Emmy: Coco is the winner in my eyes. As a Latina, this movie hit so close to home and reminded me so much of my family.

Lara: Already covered it. Coco.

Best Foreign-Language Film

A Fantastic Woman

First They Killed My Father

In the Fade

Loveless

The Square

Lara: Again, politics. The HFPA may want to get Angelina Jolie on that stage to talk not only about her film, her industry, but also her travels and her work with the U.N. I predict First They Killed My Father for the acceptance speech.

Best Television Series – Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Emmy: I love me some Game of Thrones but I do think The Handmaid’s Tale will walk away with this one.

Anna: I still haven’t seen The Handmaid’s Tale (yes, I know) and I’m sure it will win but the second season of The Crown deserves this win sooo much as well!

Verena: To be honest, this category is very underwhelming and predictable, and I am a tad disappointed. I hope Stranger Things takes it home.

Abby: I have a strong feeling This Is Us will win, but my vote goes to The Crown.

Lara: The Handmaid’s Tale. It would take an act of god to defeat it.

 

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Black-ish

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Master of None

SMILF

Will & Grace

Verena: Weirdly enough, I haven’t seen any of these. My vote goes to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, who has been NAILING IT this season and deserves a spot on this list. But that’s none of my business.

Abby: I’ve watched three of five and my vote goes to Master of None. I love you, Aziz!

Emmy: Will & Grace, your time has come. The fact that the revival is on par or even better than the first run speaks volumes.

Lara: I love Aziz Ansari, as you all know. But I’m going with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel based solely on the SHEER NUMBER OF PEOPLE who have asked me why I haven’t yet watched.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Verena: Sterling K. Brown has owned season one of This is Us. “Memphis” is still one of the most wonderful episodes of television this past year. Give him whatever goddamn award he wants.

Abby: Everything Verena said.

Emmy: What they said above.

Lara: I think this is between Jason Bateman and Sterling K. Brown. I’m pulling for Sterling.  

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Anna: Queen Claire for the win!

Verena: Again, underwhelming category. My vote goes to Katherine Langford though. Say what you want about 13 Reasons Why, but Langford’s portrayal of Hannah was as powerful as can be.

Abby: CLAIRE!

Emmy: I’m with Verena. This is Katherine’s time to shine.

Lara: I know you all love Claire Foy. I love Claire Foy and she has a real chance here. But it’ll be Elizabeth Moss. Sorry.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

William H. Macy, Shameless

Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Abby: I sincerely like four out of five of these men, so it’s really tough. I’ve got to give to to Aziz, though.

Emmy: Eric McCormack for the win please and thank you.

Lara: Now this is a fun one. Another tight race. Anthony Anderson and Aziz Ansari are out in front. But what the hell is Eric McCormack doing up there, you ask? I’ll tell you. Will & Grace has never won. It was a running joke with the cast because they were nominated every year and snubbed every year. We’ve already talked about nostalgia, so even if McCormack loses, it’ll harken to past Globes! He could be the upset that ruins everyone’s bracket and he’s my long shot pick.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Alison Brie, Glow

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Issa Rae, Insecure

Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Verena: FINALLY some recognition for Glow, which was nothing short of wonderful. Alison Brie has found a place on my favorite actresses list since the early days of Community, so I’m rooting for her.

Emmy: I just recently saw Glow; Alison Brie gets my vote.

Lara: Critics are hot for Frankie Shaw, but I don’t think this it for her. Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Seriously, people won’t shut up about the show.  

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law, The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Emmy: I’d love for Jude to win this one. He was oh so good in The Young Pope.

Lara: I have to pick Kyle MacLachlan, gals. I just have to. This is the only nomination for Twin Peaks: The Return, surprisingly absolutely no one. It’s a polarizing show even among its established fan base.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Verena: It’s the year of Big Little Lies. Kidman tops Reese just by a bit though.

Abby: Nicole, 100%. Big Little Lies was amazing and she was vulnerable and raw.

Emmy: I always go for Lange but will have to give it to Kidman. Her performance is a master class in acting.

Lara: You’re both right. Nicole Kidman will take it home. The dark horse here isn’t Reese though, it’s Jessica Biel.

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

David Thewlis, Fargo

Verena: This is a hard one, because, realistically speaking, this one should go to Alexander Skarsgard for making us feel aroused and disgusted at the same time. But in my heart I want David Harbour to go home with the trophy.

Abby: I agree with Verena, except mostly disgusted. Alexander for the win on this one.

Emmy: I really want David Harbour to win. Hopper is my fave but me thinks Alex will walk away with this one.

Lara: Skarsgard. NEXT!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Anna: I think either Chrissy Metz or Shailene Woodley will take it home.

Verena: LAURA DERN, LAURA DERN, LAURA DERN!

Abby: I’m not good at making difficult decisions like this one.

Emmy: I think Ann Dowd will follow up her Emmy win with a Globe.

Lara: You know, even as much as I loved The Handmaid’s Tale, I couldn’t believe Ann Dowd snatched the Emmy. Laura Dern was my Emmy prediction, and she is my Globe prediction.

 

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

The Sinner

Top of the Lake: China Girl

Emmy: This is Big Little Lies to lose.

Verena: I wouldn’t be surprised if Big Little Lies took home all of the limited series awards. It would be a well-deserved win.

Abby: I’m going with, you guessed it, Big Little Lies. The show was very well done and wildly popular. Seems like a given to me.

Lara: Big Little Lies. That being said, I do wish Top of the Lake got a little more love.

 

Erika Negrón Rivera
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