Although later than normal due to COVID-induced movie release hiatus, it's that time again when an abundance of little gold statues are distributed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The show must go on, but an exact procedure of how things will unravel during the 78th Golden Globe Ceremony, Monday, March 1 (Australian Time) is still under wraps. However, exuberant duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are slated to host, albeit from separate locations.
Fey will be in New York atop of the Rockefeller Centre, whilst best mate Poehler will be on hand at the usual Los Angeles auditorium inside Beverly Hilton.
A multitude of television and cinematic celebrities have confirmed as presenters.
Australians nominated, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman are longshots for their respective miniseries', Mrs America - The Undoing.
Sacha Baron Cohen - Trial of the Chicago 7; Daniel Kaluuya - Judas and Black Messiah; Jared Leto - Little Things; Bill Murray - On the Rocks; Leslie Odom Jr - One Night in Miami
Strong category which legendary Murray may just surprise. Leto mesmerises. Get Out star, Kaluuya, should get this but won't. My pick: BILL MURRAY
Glenn Close - Hillbilly Elegy; Olivia Coleman - Father; Jodie Foster - Mauritanian; Amanda Seyfried - Mank; Helena Zengel - News of the World
Strong support for ageless Jodie Foster here, she's incredible and it's the 30th anniversary of, Silence of the Lambs. But, Seyfried will pip Close. My pick: AMANDA SEYFRIED.
ACTOR MUSICAL / COMEDY
Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; James Corden - Prom; Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton; Dev Patel - Personal History of David Copperfield; Andy Samberg - Palm Springs
Directly filmed from a theatre stage, Hamilton should NOT qualify. Patel, Corden can just smile at recognition, it's between Cohen and Samberg. My pick: ANDY SAMBERG.
ACTRESS MUSICAL / COMEDY
Maria Bakalova - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; Kate Hudson - Music; Michelle Pfieffer - French Exit; Rosamund Pike - I Care A Lot; Anya Taylor-Joy - Emma
British thespian Rosamund Pike crackles above her counterparts in a stacked category. Unknown Bakalova is a revelation and swooping for a surprise. Don't under estimate a timeless Pfeiffer or fabulous Taylor-Joy. My pick: ROSAMUND PIKE.
Riz Ahmed - Sound of Metal; Chadwick Boseman - Ma Rainey's Balck Bottom; Anthony Hopkins - Father; Gary Oldman - Mank; Tahar Rahim - Mauritanian
Have been saying since day one, Ahmed Oscar worthy, but this is Globes where anything possible. Legend Hopkins a threat as a dementia sufferer in the underseen, Father. Late great Boseman and swilling Oldman, solid. My pick: RIZ AHMED - CHADWICK BOSEMAN (tied).
Viola Davis - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Andra Day - United States vs. Billie Holiday; Vanessa Kirby - Pieces of a Woman; Frances McDormand - Nomadland; Carey Mulligan - Promising Young Woman
Vanessa Kirby incredible, as is Viola Davis, but the only competition against scintillating Mulligan is McDormand. Just don't underestimate amazing Ms. Day, she engulfs Billie Holiday. My pick: CAREY MULLIGAN.
Emerald Fennell - Promising Young Woman; David Fincher - Mank;; Regina King - One Night in Miami; Aaron Sorkin - Trial of the Chicago 7; Chloe Zhao - Nomadland
Personal favourite Fincher may get swamped by the riveting direction of Fennell or the choice work of her fellow female nominees. Sorkin, no way. My pick: EMERALD FENNELL
MOTION PICTURE COMEDY / MUSICAL
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; Hamilton; Palm Springs; Music; Prom
As one of the few who enjoyed Music, it has next to no chance of a win. Still astounded why Hamilton is nominated as a directly filmed stage play. Unfunny, difficult watch, Borat still has ingenious appeal. Palm Springs cultivates a Groundhog Day premise with sensational glee. Forget, Prom. My pick: PALM SPRINGS
MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
Father; Mank; Nomadland; Promising Young Woman; Trial of the Chicago 7
Hard to understand the complete appeal of emotional but ultra-boring Nomadland. It's realistically between old school Hollywood tale, Mank, alongside cynically brilliant, Promising Young Woman..... maybe. My pick: PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Find the 78th Golden Globes on FOX 8 Foxtel at noon on Monday, March 1. Lead up runs from 9am live on E (Foxtel).
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