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Golden Globes Nomination Film Predictions: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ … And What Else?

By on December 7, 2019 0 184 Views

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has always been an idiosyncratic group with shifting tastes and agendas, and these days it seems particularly hard to figure out how the 87 voting members might cast their ballots for the Golden Globe Awards. Will the more conservative members get “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “Ford v Ferrari” and “Richard Jewell” onto the slate of nominees, or will more adventurous and looser voters land “Joker” and “Dolemite Is My Name?” on the list?

We don’t really know, but here are our best guesses as to what we’ll see when nominations are announced on Monday morning.

And yes, there may well be some bewildering, head-scratching choices that we’re not anticipating, because it wouldn’t be the Golden Globes if there weren’t at least a chance of those.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Globes voters can’t ignore Martin Scorsese and “The Irishman,” which has already won the top prize from the National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle. They can’t deny the late-breaking “1917” from Sam Mendes, or shrug off the critical love for Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” even though those close to the group say they’re mixed on the latter film.

Of the other films in the running, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Bombshell” and “The Two Popes” all have a shot, and a significant number of bolder voters are said to have loved “Uncut Gems” and “Joker.” But the cinematic pleasures of “Ford v Ferrari” will probably win out, and a lineup of male-dominated films could use Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” for balance.

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