Awards season will officially kick off this Sunday night as Hollywood will be feeling rather golden soon.
The 2019 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 Wishlist below!
Best Motion Picture – Drama
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
Shelby: I am fairly certain this will go to A Star is Born, but my little Marvel heart really wants to see Black Panther take it home to prove that comic book movies are just as good as regular movies. Basically, I want Black Panther to stick it to the man this awards season.
Clare: I think this is likely between If Beale Street Could Talk and A Star Is Born. I’ve only seen the latter and was blown away by it so going for A Star Is Born.
Verena: I really want Black Panther to take this home, but I’m pretty sure the highly underwhelming A Star Is Born will win this one. Hollywood loves crap like that.
Emmy: Golden Globes history tells me to pick If Beale Street Could Talk but this is a wishlist so my wish is for the house of Marvel to take it home with Black Panther.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
Shelby: I think this is Crazy Rich Asians’ to lose. The film was funny, charming, and diverse. Hollywood needs a good dose of all of those things and I think Crazy Rich Asians is just the film to kickstart it all. Just saying.
Clare: I have to say I haven’t seen any of these films at the time of writing this (a number only released here in Australia this week). While Mary Poppins Returns is sentimental favourite, going on what I’ve read and heard and the current mood in Hollywood, I agree with Shelby that Crazy Rich Asians will take it out.
Verena: I agree with Shelby, there’s a very good chance Crazy Rich Asians is the frontrunner for this category, with The Favorite being a close second.
Emmy: I think The Favourite is going to pull off the win here over Crazy Rich Asians. Both films were equally delightful but that Favourite cast is hard to beat.
Best Motion Picture – Animated
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Shelby: Uh, Into the Spider-Verse. The film is absolutely beautiful. It’s great seeing animation expand in a way that is different and surprising and aesthetically pleasing. Spider-Verse is all of those things and it has a great and interesting storyline. (Give all the awards to the comic book films this year. Do it.)
Clare: Isle of Dogs.
Verena: Full disclosure, I haven’t seen any of these films (I know, boo), but the amount of people that have been raving to me about Into The Spider-Verse has to be right, right?
Emmy: Make my winner Marvelous this year and give it to Spider-Man.
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Never Look Away
Clare: Roma is the only one I’ve heard anything about and it’s meant to be fantastic so going with that one.
Verena: Sure, everyone is head over heels in love with Roma. I’m giving my vote to Shoplifters.
Emmy: Roma is breathtaking. Just watched it on Netflix. It gets my vote.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike, A Private War
Shelby: I love Rosamund Pike. I have since Pride & Prejudice, but this award is going to the queen, Lady Gaga. Hands down.
Clare: I will be heartbroken if Lady Gaga doesn’t win this one. She blew me away in A Star Is Born and deserves all the credit and acclaim heaped on her for this role.
Verena: I want to say Nicole Kidman because Destroyer is utterly brilliant, and so is Rosamund Pike in A Private War. But like with Best Film this one will go the A Star is Born. At least Gaga deserves it.
Emmy: It’s Lady Gaga’s to lose on this one. She was fantastic.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlackKklansman
Shelby: Hmm. There are three outstanding actors in this category and dang if I don’t know who to choose. Honestly, I really want Rami Malek to win. He did some stellar things in Bohemian Rhapsody. I don’t think anyone else could have embodied Freddy Mercury quite as he did.
Clare: Rami Malek was outstanding in Bohemian Rhapsody, he just needed a better film to support him. I think he will likely take this home, though Lucas Hedges for Boy Erased cannot be discounted.
Verena: I cannot wait to see Boy Erased, as it hasn’t been released in the UK yet. I agree with Shelby and Clare that Malek’s performance in BoRhap was phenomenal.
Emmy: I feel like we may be surprised and see Willem Dafoe walk off with this one for his portrayal of Van Gogh. That being said, I’d love to see Rami win it. He absolutely crushed it as Freddie.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Coleman, The Favourite
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron, Tully
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians
Shelby: Let’s just go with Crazy Rich Asians everywhere, shall we? Constance Wu. The woman’s hilarious. I love her.
Clare: I love Emily Blunt and love Mary Poppins. From what I have seen she has done a superb job encapsulating the beloved nanny and so will be rewarded here.
Verena: I don’t even know what those two are on about, this one is 100% Olivia Colman’s to lose. What a #kween.
Emmy: I’m with Verena on this one though would be delighted as well to see Emily win too.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man in the Gun
John C. Reilly, Stan and Ollie
Shelby: Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’s already an EGOT, right? Let’s just add to it because the dude’s got skills. So. Many. Skills. I bow down to his skills.
Clare: I agree with Shelby. Plus just look at him…. How can you not give him everything?!
Verena: Same. Can we just give all the awards to Lin-Manuel Miranda for being the best human? We don’t deserve him.
Emmy: My heart says Lin-Manuel but Christian Bale will probably walk away with this one. His method acting ways are just too damn good.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Shelby: Again, there are so many good actresses in this category. Oh no. I have the biggest soft spot imaginable for Regina King so my vote’s for her. The girl can slay and I’m all down for her winning, especially as she’s the only drama actress in a pool of comedy. Like, who does that? Putting comedy acting in a lump with dramatic acting? Why?
Clare: Unfortunately more than one nomination from a movie often splits the votes so while I have heard amazing things from both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, this is likely to play against them. If Beale Street Could Talk received rave reviews so I’m backing Regina King.
Verena: I’ve only seen two out of these films (release dates, again) and I can tell you it ain’t Claire Foy’s year to win. First Man was a disappointment. I vote for Emma Stone.
Emmy: This one is a doozy but it will most likely be between Regina King and Emma Stone, with Regina probably going for the win since drama tends to take the cake here.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershela Ali, Green Book
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlackKklansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Shelby: Timothee Chalamet. He is going place. He delivers so much nuance and emotion to his performances, it’s hard to imagine anyone else winning, honestly. But, that’s just me.
Clare: Timothee Chalamet is so captivating to watch. He proved it with Ladybird and Call My By Your Name and definitely continues it with Beautiful Boy.
Verena: How is Timothee Chalamet nominated as a SUPPORTING ROLE????? Anyway, this one is his.
Emmy: This hopefully will be Timothee’s year to win but also have to say Richard E. Grant has been getting stellar reviews so he might be the surprise win.
Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlackKklansman
Adam McKay, Vice
Shelby: I love Alfonso Cuaron and I feel like he’s an underrated director. I think he’ll win it and go on to do great things with Roma.
Clare: This could go a number of ways. It is unlikely that Bradley Cooper will get the Best Actor, but think he is a great chance for Best Director. A Star Is Born was fantastic and filled with brilliant performances. It left audiences raw and emotional and who doesn’t love rewarding that?
Verena: Anyone but Bradley Cooper please. Let’s go for Spike Lee, BlackKklansman had me laughing and crying and laughing again.
Emmy: I’d love to see Spike win this one as he’s long overdue but Bradley did pour his heart and soul out in A Star is Born.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis, The Favourite
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay, Vice
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, The Green Book
Shelby: Again, I’m going Cuaron. It’s his year to shine.
Clare: Barry Jenkins for If Beale Street Could Talk.
Verena: THE FAVORITE! Some of these lines were almost too outrageous, even for someone like me.
Emmy: Alfonso’s screenplays are so wonderful so my heart wants to pick him but I have a feeling that Clare is right on this one so If Beale Street Could Talk is most likely going to take the win.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“Girl in the Movies,” Dumplin’
“Requiem for a Private War,” A Private War
“Revelation,” Boy Erased
“Shallow,” A Star Is Born
Shelby: “Shallow” is kind of annoying but seeing as I haven’t heard any of the other songs, I’ll go with this one. It’s A Star is Born’s year, anyway. Might as well give them this one. As if anyone else will win over Lady Gaga.
Clare: I dread to think what social media will be like if “Shallow” doesn’t win this. While not the strongest song from the film, it certainly has captured our hearts.
Verena: Just give it to A Star Is Born and let’s move on.
Emmy: It’s “Shallow” all the way.
Best Television Series – Drama
Shelby: Oh my gosh, if this one doesn’t go to Bodyguard, I will riot. This show…. Ugh, it had me on the edge of my seat. Jed Mercurio can do no wrong and I am forever blaming him for my tears and my anxiety and heart problems. Bodyguard was so good, seriously. So. Good.
Clare: This is a really, really strong category with so many great shows which I have loved this year. I’m going with Pose to win though. It’s new, different, edgy and really is not like anything else we have seen on TV for a while.
Verena: I will literally start a Twitter war if this one doesn’t go to Killing Eve.
Emmy: I will start a Twitter war if Pose doesn’t win. May the best army win.
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Shelby: While it isn’t my kind of TV show, I’m pulling for The Good Place. I’ve only seen the first season but I keep hearing good things about it and I hope it finally gets the recognition it deserves.
Clare: It will be pretty hard to beat The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in this category.
Verena: The Good Place. Next.
Emmy: For fork’s sake, it better be the The Good Place.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Escape at Dannemora
A Very English Scandal
Shelby: Can Ryan Murphy do no wrong? It’ll go to The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Easily. Though I kind of wish Sharp Objects will win. Just to prove everyone wrong.
Clare: Does anyone seriously NOT know which one I’m backing here??? If you didn’t say The Assassination of Gianni Versace, you obviously haven’t been spending enough time here at 4YE. Rectify that ASAP and definitely check out Versace if you haven’t already.
Verena: I’ll side with everyone else here and give my vote to The Assassination of Gianni Versace whether out of fear or agreement…
Emmy: Do I really need to answer this question? I mean…I did recap one of these…
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton, Dirty John
Laura Dern, The Tale
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Shelby: Regina King. Regina King. Regina King. Have I mentioned how much I love her? No? Well, I love her and I want her to win something at this ceremony.
Clare: I’ve only seen the beginning of Dirty John but I’ve long been a fan of Connie Britton and she doesn’t disappoint in this Limited Series.
Verena: I haven’t seen any of these, I feel like I’ve let TV down this year. All of these women are such masterful performers, I really don’t want to make this choice. Let’s go for Dern.
Emmy: I stan Connie Britton in everything she does.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas , Genius
Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Shelby: Again, is this even a question at this point? Darren Criss.
Clare: DARREN for the win!!!! As if there could be anyone else here??????
Verena: I second (third?) all of the above. Darren Criss.
Emmy: I love me some Daniel Brühl but let’s be real, it’s Darren’s all the way.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans
Shelby: I know. I didn’t pick The Americans for TV Show but, like, the acting deserves some recognition. Keri Russell. She’s a fantastic actress and The Americans was the greatest place to see her stretch those muscles.
Clare: Like with the Emmys I have no idea why Jodie Comer isn’t nominated here along with Sandra Oh. I loved this series and love having two strong, interesting female leads. Since only oh is nominated, I think she’ll walk away with it.
Verena: Hey Clare, I propose a joined opinion piece on how Jodie Comer has been snubbed this awards season. I’m still rooting for my girl Sandra.
Emmy: Sandra Oh, come on down, your Globe is here.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephen James, Homecoming
Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Shelby: Oh noooo. I knew this would happen. I just knew it. I can’t choose between Richard Madden and Matthew Rhys. I can’t. I just… they’re both so good. They’re both so talented. I’m going to cheat and not choose and just say that if either of them win, I’ll be happy. (Though, let’s face it: it’s Rhys’ to lose.)
Clare: While I would love to see Billy Porter win this for Pose, I think that Richard Madden will win this. He was wonderful in Bodyguard.
Verena: I really need to catch up on Bodyguard. Richard Madden just looks so nice in a suit.
Emmy: starts singing “We want Billy. Give us Billy. B-I-L-L-Y” But as fun as that would be, it’s going to probably be Matthew Rhys here.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing, Will & Grace
Shelby: Kristen Bell. She’s been slaying for years and recognition is deserved. Plus, even though I don’t like The Good Place, she’s great in it.
Clare: Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Verena: I really want Alison Brie to get some recognition for Glow, because that show is fantastic and so is her powerful performance. But I’m thinking Mrs. Maisel herself will scoop up this award.
Emmy: If the Globes want to be fun and surprising, it will go to Kristen Bell. But, if they go with predictability, it will be Rachel’s win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
Jim Carrey, Kidding
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Clare: Oh it would be wonderful if Sacha Baron Cohen took this home, but I think he’s just too controversial with this performance. My bet is on Donald Glover.
Verena: Hi, my name is Verena and I’m an addict. I love Donald Glover and think he deserves the world.
Emmy: Hi, my name is Emmy and I’m also with Verena and Clare on this one.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Bronstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Thandi Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Shelby: Thandi Newton is one of those underrated actresses that’s like, always nominated and yet never manages to win and I really think she’s the greatest. She should win it this year.
Clare: Yvonne Strahovski just blew me away this season in The Handmaid’s Tale. Such fine, nuanced work, where I constantly didn’t know if I wanted to love or hate her. She actually had me feeling sorry for her character – a far cry from season 1.
Verena: This one is a tough one because I haven’t seen season two of Westworld, but Thandi blew me away in the first season. I’d like her to take this one home.
Emmy: Thandie’s to lose on this one.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler, Barry
Shelby: I love Ben Whishaw far too much to not cast my vote for him. Seriously. He’s the bee’s knees and he’s so talented. He could do anything and I’d be all down for it.
Clare: I loved Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace and thought he was brilliantly cast. Unfortunately, I think he’ll be pipped once again in this category by Henry Winkler.
Verena: I just don’t know anymore, but I feel like Versace is just going to take it all in the limited series categories.
Emmy: I want it to be Edgar so much it hurts but I feel like Henry is going to win this.
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