Golden Globes 2019 winner predictions: BlacKkKlansman, Green Book and Lady Gaga tipped to win big
Organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, the 2019 Globes recognizes the best of the best in movies and TV shows last year.
Golden Globes, the very first big award show of 2019 is just around the corner, set to be held on Monday, January 7 night. Hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, it is expected to be hilarious and representative of all the entertainment milestones of 2018. Setting the tone for the award season each year, the Golden Globes takes its nominations and winners very seriously.
Organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, the 2019 Globes recognizes the best of the best in movies and TV shows last year. From 'Vice' to 'A Star Is Born,' many popular and fan favorites have been nominated this year setting a precedent for awards season.
While there are many good projects to choose from this year, we at MEAWW have our favorites. Take a look at our winner predictions for the 2019 Golden Globes:
Best Picture — Drama: BlacKkKlansman
While all the movies in this category made an impact in their own way, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is the one that impressed us the most. If ‘Black Panther,’ one of the top contenders in this category, led the way with its diverse and brilliant cast, ‘Blakkklansman’ put a satirical yet poignant twist on racism, crime, and America that no one saw coming. The movie perfectly balances drama and comedy, and most of all it opened the world’s eyes to the genius that is John David Washington.
Best Picture — Comedy or Musical: Green Book
‘Green Book’ was one of the most surprising movies of 2018 and is a beautiful story of friendship between two men from two different worlds in a time when the Deep South was unabashedly racist. The poignant film offers a narrative of the events and abstains from being preachy or melodramatic, instead relying on facts based on the deep connection that the two men forged over the period showcased in the film.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama: Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
‘A Star is Born’ is a movie that has blown the minds of everyone that has watched it. Despite being Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, it managed to touch the hearts of many. People who haven’t cried in years bawled in theatres watching Cooper’s performance, which is all the more impressive when you consider the fact that the screenplay for the film was written by him, was produced by him and he also directed.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama: Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Lady Gaga, who plays lady love to Cooper’s Jackson Maine in ‘A Star is Born’ also gave one of the best performances of the year. She switches from filled-with-love-and-concern to filled-with-self-doubt and insecurities with a passion that touches your soul. The truth and honesty that she brings to her character Ally is unparalleled and her no-makeup look for a major part of the film only enhances it. Her unadulterated musical prowess, which was showcased in the film, led the movie’s soundtrack to top the charts in more than 15 countries, attaining gold and platinum certifications in many of them.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale (Vice)
When the first pics were released of Christian Bale as former Vice President Dick Cheney, the world went nuts. There was no Cheney to be found. While the credit for this goes to the make-up department, what Bale brought to the role in terms of mannerism and execution is a sight to behold, one would even say, award-worthy. The consesus of having Bale play the role has been that while Cheney may not be the most likeable guy out there - in fact, to many he may be downright despicable - there is a lot to love for Bale as Cheney, whose role as Batman three time over seems to have prepared to him to nail the baritone of the former VP.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy: Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Olivia Colman in ‘The Favourite’ nails the eccentricities of Queen Anne during the time of France’s war with Britain, even as her two women – her secret lover and the lover's less fortunate cousin - fight for her attention and favor. Having lost 17 children, Anne now spends her time playing with ducks and rabbits, and her depression and suicidal thoughts are barely veiled by the apparent innocence and naivete she projects. This precarious mix of emotions are displayed beautifully by the mighty Colman.
Best Director — Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Written, directed, produced, co-edited and shot by Alfonso Cuarón, 'Roma' is a semi-biographical take on his upbringing in Mexico City, where he narrates the life of a live-in housekeeper. The film marks Cuarón's return to feature films after a five-year hiatus post 'Gravity.' It is also the most personal story he has told, making 'Roma' the best indicator of his prowess as a filmmaker. This movie has touched many, with an approval of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Best Television Series — Drama: Pose (FX)
Set in 1987–88, Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose,’ is historic for being the first primetime show to shed light on the New York ballroom scene, where the art of drag found its footing in America. With over 140 trans and LGBTW people both in front of the camera and behind it, the show has highlighted the community, but beyond that, the FX show offers drama, comedy, heartwarming stories and impactful characters, which makes this show worth your time and worthy of a coveted Golden Globe. The history lessons and minority representation is only a cherry on the top of the fact that ‘Pose’ is entertaining AF.
Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy: Kidding (Showtime)
Shuflling between the dark and light, Jim Carrey's 'Kidding' was a breath of fresh air in 2018. The title of the show and having Carrey at the helm of the project misled many to believe that 'Kidding' was a comedy, and while it does get a tick next to comedy in a genre checklist, it is also about mental health, depression and using comedy to cope with the adversities in life. Just as we were wondering if we lost Carrey to his anti-Trump artwork and questionable red carpet interviews, he proved with Showtime's 'Kidding' that there is no replacing talent and genius with anything else.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Sharp Objects (HBO)
HBO miniseries 'Sharp Objects' held a mirror to the demons that live among us and forced us to stare helplessly as one does into a story of child abuse and trauma, and it's terrifying repurcussions. Starring some of the most talented actors of our time, including Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson and Chris Messina, the show excelled at creating a dark atmosphere and bringing viewers into its terrying world for an hour every week. Throughout the eight episodes, it remained sturdy and consistent, going so far into the dark that Adams refused to "live" in her character and in that world for another season.