Movie Nominee Predictions

January 9, 2015 3:51 PM

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Movie Nominee Predictions

It’s the biggest awards show put on by people you don’t know. The Golden Globes, the 72nd edition of which NBC will air on Sunday with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, crams a couple hundred movie and TV stars and their handlers into the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom for three hours of hijinks, lojinks and the bestowing of prizes by… who? The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a coterie of journalists for international newspapers and magazines. Their job the rest of the year is to get interviews with the very celebrities they’ll soon be showering with trophies. But the HFPA’s provenance doesn’t matter. The idea is to stage a full-dress rehearsal for the Oscars (Feb. 22), with free drinks and thus more fun.

This year, several of the movie categories seem stone-cold locks: Michael Keaton as Comedy or Musical Actor in Birdman, J.K. Simmons as Supporting Actor in Whiplash and Patricia Arquette as Supporting Actress in Boyhood. And the received wisdom of the savants over at the Gold Derby awardophile websi...

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