2012 Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions


2012 Golden Globe Award predictions
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Predicting this year’s 2012 Golden Globe Awards is not an easy task and I’m really curious to see how the Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) turns out. Clearly The Artist is the front-runner, but wouldn’t it be interesting to see Bridesmaids or Midnight in Paris take home the Globe? Midnight is already considered a lock for a Best Picture nom, Bridesmaids is on the bubble line and then there’s The Artist. Things could get even more interesting…

After winning the Critics Choice Award for Best Picture last night, The Artist is gaining even more momentum to what many are considering a sure thing at the Oscars. At this moment, even I am bending from my prediction that The Descendants is going to take Best Picture. Unfortunately, the Globes won’t offer much help there as I fully expect Alexander Payne‘s latest film to take Best Picture (Drama) on Sunday night.

Elsewhere I have decided to go with Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) at the Globes over Viola Davis (The Help) as sort of a “gut instinct” call that I don’t think will have an effect on the Oscars at all. I think Davis has that award wrapped up.

The Supporting Actress category would have been a bit more interesting had Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) been nominated and I can’t help but wonder if there will be a divide among the two actresses for The Help, though I am expecting Octavia Spencer to enjoy another win.

I’ve also altered my predictions in the screenplay category compared to what I picked at last night’s Critics Choice Awards. Last night I was right with my prediction for Woody Allen‘s Midnight in Paris and Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian‘s screenplay for Moneyball, but with adapted and original tossed together I see both going down to Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist, just as much as I see Hazanavicius winning for Best Director, Jean Dujardin winning for Best Actor (Comedy/Musical) and Ludovic Bource winning for Original Score.

Essentially, I think it’s going to be a big night for The Artist, but I will gladly welcome a wrench in those predictions.

I’ve noted my predictions in bold and red directly below and will be back on Sunday, January 15 at 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. EST with a continuous live blog of the events as Ricky Gervais returns for a third year in a row. I am also expecting Laremy to join me in a tag team live-blogging effort to bring you twice the entertainment along with Breaking News live winner results, up-to-the-minute updates on my Twitter account and everything else you could possibly expect and/or need.

If you’ve never tuned in for a live blog here at RopeofSilicon, just click here to check out last year’s coverage when Gervais stole the show.

All of that said, here are my film predictions, have a look and let me know what you think in the comments below and I’ll see you on Sunday!


  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • The Ides of March
  • Moneyball
  • War Horse
  • 50/50
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • Midnight in Paris
  • My Week with Marilyn
  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
  • Michael Fassbender, Shame
  • Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball
  • Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk about Kevin
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
  • Ryan Gosling, Cazy Stupid Love
  • Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
  • Jodie Foster, Carnage
  • Charlize Theron, Young Adult
  • Kristin Wiig, Bridesmaids
  • Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
  • Kate Winslet, Carnage
  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
  • Albert Brooks, Drive
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Berenice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • George Clooney, The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese, Hugo
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cars 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango
  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • George Cloney and Grant Heslov, The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
  • Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball
  • The Flowers of War
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • A Separation
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Ludovic Bource, The Artist
  • Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Howard Shore, Hugo
  • John Williams, War Horse
  • “Hello Hello” from Gnomeo and Juliet
  • “The Keeper” from Machine Gun Preacher
  • “Lay Your Head Down” from Albert Nobbs
  • “The Living Proof” from The Help
  • “Masterpiece” from W.E.