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

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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