Predicting what 90 random Hollywood Foreign Press members picked is a daunting task. Yes, I have an 84.5% accuracy with the Oscar nominations, and 82% on the Oscar winners, but the Golden Globes are just kooky.
Here's what's gonna happen:
Best Actor (Drama)
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Clooney's best work and this group loves him. Don't count out Pitt for Oscar though.
Best Actress (Drama)
Viola Davis (The Help)
A close one. Meryl as Thatcher is Globe-bait, but this is Viola's year.
Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
I predict an upset here since The Help won't translate as well with this group.
Octavia Spencer is your Oscar winner.
Best Actress (Comedy or Musical)
Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)
She's brilliant as Marilyn but less funny that anyone in the drama The Help. But Michelle does sing two songs and Marion Cotillard won in this category for the more serious La Vie En Rose.
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Don't be surprised if Ryan Gosling pulls an upset.
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Foreign Language Film
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
So begins the 2012 onslaught of Madonna.
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
This looks to be the year of celebrating classic-Hollywood from The Artist to Scorsese's Hugo.
Best Motion Picture (Drama)
The Descendants is the safe pick to take to Vegas, but Globes are known for choosing splashy films like Avatar and Aviator, so this is my wild pick.
Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)