The Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier this week and let me say, I'm very happy with most of the nominations and am delighted that the Hollywood Foreign Press has finally started to honor the films that are actually GOOD rather than just the films that make a lot of money.
In the major categories, I would like to see who people think should win and who will win. Here are the categories and nominees for everyone to see--post a comment specifying who should and who will win for each. My choices for who should win are in bold, my choices for who will win are in caps. Some are in bold and caps--which mean I think they should and will win.
Some have two choices highlighted, meaning I think both equally deserve it, as in the case of Ledger and Hoffman who give flawless performances in Brokeback Mountain and Capote, respectively.
The Constant Gardener
Good Night, and Good Luck
A History of Violence
*Brokeback Mountain has received almost unanimous critical acclaim, and its subject matter, though many think is a handicap, actually elevates it. It's a lock.
Best Musical or Comedy
Pride and Prejudice
Mrs. Henderson Presents
The Squid and the Whale
WALK THE LINE
*This is the problem with putting these biopics that have music in the Musical category. Heavy, serious dramas will almost always prevail over comedies. Walk The Line is an almost sure-win here. The Squid and the Whale is a dark horse to win.
Best Actor in a Drama
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
HEATH LEDGER - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Terrence Howard - Hustle and Flow
Russell Crowe - Cinderella Man
David Strathairn - Good Night, and Good Luck
*The Best Actor in a Drama category is probably the most robust category of them all this year. These are all great performances, with Ledger and Hoffman leading the pack in critical acclaim. It's going to be a close race between Ledger and Hoffman, but ultimately the power of Brokeback Mountain will allow Ledger to prevail.