Just after finishing up with the Critics' Choice Awards last night, we heard the names of the 2017 Golden Globe nominees just moments ago. So I suppose you can consider this a recap of Critics' Choice along with predictions for the Golden Globes. Despite the ground being covered in cold white stuff, today is the one day that I'm happy to be in Toronto and not L.A. because the press conference started at 5:15 am PT.
I was quick to make predictions considering the winners are usually the same at all of the award shows. Before I go there though, I must mention that I'm glad Jimmy Fallon is hosting. It seems to be the battle of the late night hosts when it comes to hosting this season. Now, for the nominees.
Notable snubs: Tom Hanks (Sully), Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) and Silence. The rest of the nominations were all one in the same. It's looking like it'll be war between Moonlight and La La Land. Fortunately for them, they are separated in the Comedy/Musical and Drama categories this time around for Best Picture as well as a few other categories. People v. O.J. will dominate in all of the TV categories, but honestly, I'm all about the film.
Casey Affleck will hopefully continue winning Best Actor (Drama, Manchester By The Sea), Natalie Portman for Best Actress (Drama, Jackie), Damien Chazelle for Best Director (La La Land), Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress (Fences), Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor (Moonlight), City of Stars for Best Song (La La Land), La La Land for Best Original Score, La La Land for Best Picture Musical/Comedy, Moonlight for Best Picture Drama, Elle for Best Foreign Film, and Zootopia for Best Animated Film.
The comedy actor and actress categories have many possiblilties. Last night, Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) won. Also, note that Deadpool won Best Picture - Comedy, but will be facing off against La La Land at the Golden Globes. There could be a major upset if it wins again.
That's all from me regarding award season for right now, but I will have more for you when the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announces the nominees in a couple of days.