This year, the two supporting acting categories are steeped with talent. Thankfully, both categories also have a few clear favorites that will rise to the surface and make my job a little easier. In my mind, Best Supporting Actress is already in the books. Then again, apparent certainty can blind one to other variables, so maybe take a grain of salt or two on this one.
The Best Screenplay category of the 2018 Golden Globes is a stacked category. The easiest way to predict this one might be to look to other categories.
The Nominees – Best Screenplay
Three animated films, a showbiz musical, and an Americana period piece. Five songs. One Best Original Song category. Numbers, numbers. Yadda, yadda. Let’s talk about it.
The Nominees – Best Song
There are a few factors that go into the choice of Best Original Score: name recognition, a score’s importance to a film, the prominence of the score over other sonic elements, the overall success of the film itself, etc.
In the case of the 2018 crop of Golden Globe nominees, these factors don’t really narrow anything down. But it’s still worth a try!
The Nominees – Best Score
One of the trickier Golden Globes categories is Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language, mainly due to the films being hard to see prior to the award ceremony. First They Killed My Father is available to stream on Netflix, but the rest are yet to be available to a wide U.S. audience.
Ah well, shooting fish in a barrel can be fun.
The Nominees – Best Foreign Language Film
When it comes to predicting the winners at the 2018 Golden Globes, Best Motion Picture – Animated is the easiest place to start. Even with a film like The LEGO Batman Movie snubbed for the likes of The Boss Baby and Ferdinand, the category is the most clear-cut and predictable of the lot.
That is…if you believe Pixar is an insurmountable force.