Golden Globe 2015 Awards: Predictions From Marie Claire’s Film Expert

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  • Marie Claire's resident film expert and reviewer James Mottram delivers his verdict on this year's Golden Globes...

    Best Picture (Drama) – Boyhood

    ‘It’s the critics’ film of the year and for once everyone loves it’

    Best Picture (Musical/Comedy) – Birdman

    ‘It simply destroys all others in this category. Only The Grand Budapest Hotel comes even vaguely close to achieving what Birdman manages’

    Best Actor (Drama) – Eddie Redmayne / The Theory of Everything

    ‘A tough one to call but Redmayne ticks all the boxes in a remarkably transformative performance.’

    Best Actress (Drama) – Rosamund Pike / Gone Girl

    ‘Pike deserves it for a high-wire act, playing a tricky character’

    Best Actor (Musical/Comedy) – Michael Keaton / Birdman

    ‘Keaton’s Phoenix-like rise from the ashes, the mirror opposite of his character, means he’s a dead cert for this.’

    Best Actress (Musical/Comedy) – Emily Blunt / Into The Woods

    ‘Blunt is a revelation in this musical; it’s her best work in Hollywood to date.’

    Best Supporting Actor – Edward Norton / Birdman

    ‘Playing a preening stage actor, it’s Norton’s best work in years. JK Simmons from Whiplash might sneak it, though.’

    Best Supporting Actress – Emma Stone / Birdman

    ‘Not an easy category to predict, but Stone just about edges out Knightley and Chastain.’

    Best Screenplay – Birdman

    ‘Sharp-tongued and savvy, screenplays don’t get more acerbic than this.’

    Best Director – Richard Linklater, Boyhood

    ‘Twelve years making Boyhood – that deserves every award going.’

    Best animation – The Lego Movie

    ‘Witty, sharp, fun – it’s by far the best animated movie of 2014.’

    See all the Golden Globe 2015 nominations.

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