Golden Globe Predictions

Host Ricky Gervais has his own 2010 Golden Globe Predictions

I can’t believe the Golden Globe Awards are here again. Another year of great films and movies and the competition is great. For starters, George Clooney and his film “Up In The Air” are set to have a golden night at the Golden Globes.

Predictions from critics place Clooney at the top. Eleven of the 20 experts who voted picked “Up In The Air” to claim top honours as Best Film, while 10 gave Clooney the edge over Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) and Colin Firth (A Single Man) in the Best Drama Actor category. It will be an interesting night to watch.

Golden Globe Best Drama Actress award will be a closely contested battle between Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and Carey Mulligan (An Education). The movie “It’s Complicated” leads the way as the Best Comedy/Musical Picture, but the other four nominees include The Hangover, Julie & Julia, Nine and (500) Days of Summer . This category will be tough.

Robert Downey Jr.’s turn as Sherlock Holmes earned him the bulk of votes for Best Comedy/Musical Actor and Meryl Streep is the clear favourite to land the Best Comedy/Musical Actress. Former couple Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and James Cameron (Avatar) will battle it out for the Best Director prize. Cameron landed nine votes to Bigelow’s eight.

Host Ricky Gervais

Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais has firm ideas about who should win and who should have been nominated in the first place. For instance, himself. Gervais said he plans to follow in the footsteps of Bob Hope, who, as Academy Awards host, jokingly whined about being overlooked for his movies. Gervais failed to get a nod for “The Invention of Lying,” which he starred in, co-wrote and co-directed.

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