The Real Reel’s Golden Globe predictions

It’s that time of year again – the time when actors, directors, producers and agents from film and television all gather into the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton for one of the biggest parties of the year, the Golden Globes.  The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will honor talent from both film and television in 24 categories including Best Picture Drama and Comedy and Best Television Series Drama and Comedy.

Who will win? Who will get snubbed? Most importantly, who will act a hot mess? We love the hot messes, whether it be a character flaw or a bad wardrobe decision, hot messes make for a great evening.

Favorites for the evening include The Social Network, Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, all coming off of their wins at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Friday night. However, The Real Reel is looking for the King’s Speech to be the top winner of the night.  The Tom Hooper directed film leads the pack with seven nominees followed by The Social Network with six.

Ricky Gervais will host the awards,  and The Real Reel will be covering the show LIVE via Twitter and Cover it Live.  Follow @th3realreel for up to the minute commentary.

Check out predictions down below:

*Blue denotes should win and it only applies to certain categories.

*Red denotes will win


Best Picture -Drama

Black Swan

The Fighter


The King’s Speech

The Social Network

The Real REAL: The HFPA likes to thumb their nose at the critical masses and do the opposite. Since The Social Network won Best Picture on Friday at the Critics’ Choice, expect for The King’s Speech to claim the top prize at the Globes.

Best Picture -Musical or Comedy

Alice in Wonderland


The Kids A re All Right


The Tourist

The Real REAL: The Kids Are All Right should take this easily. Why? Because anything else would be uncivilized!


Best Director

Darren Aronofsky , Black Swan

David Fincher , The Social Network

Tom Hooper , The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David O. Russell, The Fighter

The Real REAL: This category makes me laugh because I guarantee that all of the above directors couldn’t care less about a Globe. They’re all so wildly talented and unconventional that I would hate to be the one who had to vote between the five.  However, let me put it this way − the best director nominees are like a delicious banana split but Fincher is without a doubt the cherry on top.

Best Actor- Drama

Jesse Eisenberg , The Social Network

Colin Firth , The King’s Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

The Real REAL:  Colin Firth.  In the words of nominee Mark Wahlberg in Renaissance Man (1994), “Too easy drill sergeant!”.

Best Actress- Drama

Halle Berry , Frankie and Alice

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

The Real REAL: This category is so yummy in terms of exceptional performances, and its honestly how I would mark the ballot if I was a member of the Academy. Too bad I’m not. Portman should take this with Kidman being a close second, the HFPA loves her.

Best Actor -Musical or Comedy

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp, The Tourist

Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs

Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

The Real REAL: Seriously, if Johnny Depp can’t beat himself and three others then all hope is lost. Although I’m willing to take any alternate scenario that would ensure a win for Kevin Spacey.


Best Actress- Musical or Comedy

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Anne Hathaway , Love and Other Drugs

Angelina Jolie, The Tourist

Julianne Moore , The Kids Are All Right

Emma Stone, Easy A

The Real REAL: How delicious would it be if Julianne Moore won? After all, she did provide most of the films laugh out loud moments.  Doesn’t matter though, Bening takes this round.


Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Michael Douglas , Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Andrew Garfield , The Social Network

Jeremy Renner , The Town

Geoffrey Rush , The King’s Speech

The Real REAL:  Bale is a clear front-runner but I wouldn’t be too surprised if Geoffrey Rush walked away with the Globe.

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams , The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Jacki Weaver , Animal Kingdom

The Real REAL: When the Weinstein Company is behind you, you’re almost guaranteed a win.  And the Golden Globe goes to…. Helena Bonham Carter.

Best Screenplay

Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy – 127 Hours

Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg – The Kids Are All Right

Christopher Nolan – Inception

David Seidler – The King’s Speech

Aaron Sorkin The Social Network

The Real REAL: Be it original or adapted, it doesn’t even matter because Sorkin will win every time!


Best Animated Film

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist


Toy Story 3

The Real REAL: Toy Story 3, now lets move on.

Best Foreign Film

Biutiful (Spain)

The Concert (France)

The Edge (Russia)

I Am Love (Italy)

In a Better World (Denmark)


The Real REAL: Biutiful should take this to make up for the missing nomination for Javier Bardem.


Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat , The King’s Speech

Danny Elfman , Alice in Wonderland

A.R. Rahman , 127 Hours

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross , The Social Network

Hans Zimmer, Inception

The Real REAL: Everyone will be expecting Hans Zimmer to win but I’m going to go w/ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ haunting score for The Social Network.  And this is coming from someone who will lives for Zimmer’s The Lion King score circa 1994.

Best Original Song

“Bound to You”, Burlesque

“Coming Home” , Country Strong

“I See the Light” , Tangled

“There’s a Place for Us” , The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” , Burlesque

The Real REAL: Diane Warren + Cher = Golden Globe win. It’s f–king Cher!


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