Predictions: Best Actor-Musical or Comedy
This one breaks down pretty easily. Jean Dujardin is the ideal candidate since his breakthrough performance as the silent film star in The Artist should play favorably with foreign HFPA. The movie is incredibly likable. Dujardin is incredibly expressive in a script written with select scenarios. Dujardin’s performance is captivating and the audience cannot look away despite the little dialogue. This movie is original and is a perfect tribute to old Hollywood. Dujardin is a stellar performer who deserves this adoration. As much as I would like to see Dujardin win, I can see Joseph-Gordon Levitt as the ideal second choice. He gives an emotional/entertaining turn as the seemingly healthy radio news caster getting diagnosed with cancer. 50/50 is the underdog for this race but it would be pleasant to see him win.
Predictions: Best Actress-Musical or Comedy
One movie: Bridesmaids. One name: Kristen Wiig. The pretty, hilarious starlet should be a lock for this category. Bridesmaids was the critical darling of this year and comediennes deserve their time to shine. Wiig provides great laughs in the movie and this should be the best win since Melissa McCarthy was snubbed. Wiig is a rare breed: she has shown she is more capable of roles beyond the outlandish skits of SNL. She is essentially this generation of SNL’s Will Ferrell. She is an excellent writer. She is a great actress. She needs to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or comedy. I see her as the top contender as Michelle Williams turn as Marilyn Monroe should fall more under the drama categories.
This ends my predictions for the film categories of the Golden Globes. Coming soon will be my SAG forecasts.