Golden Globes: Who wins? Who goes home empty-handed?

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

It's that time of the year again: awards season! The fete-ing all kicks off Sunday with the 70th Golden Globe Awards (8 p.m. ET on NBC). Will "Homeland" continue its awards show winning streak? Is "Lincoln" the film to beat? Check out content partner TV Guide's predictions as well as the fashions and parties expected on the big night.


Drama Picture

Will win: Argo

Ben Affleck's third directorial effort is the happy medium between Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty: a smart, historical, taut thriller that celebrates showbiz and almost seems too good to be true. (The HFPA is surely fond of the scene set in the Beverly Hilton Hotel — where the Globes ceremony takes place.)  Plus, the Globes loves big-name stars, so it won't be able to resist having both Affleck and producer/HFPA fave George Clooney on stage. Don't be surprised if Affleck takes the director trophy too. (Yes, he was snubbed by the Oscars, but Globes voting closed before Oscar nods came out.)

Watch out for: Lincoln

Steven Spielberg's superbly crafted American tale, which leads the field with seven nominations, has the edge in prestige and emotional heft.

Comedy/Musical Picture

Will win: Les Miserables

When there's an actual musical in the lineup, the HFPA will go for it more often than not, even when there's nothing comedic about it, like in Les Miz's case. Opinions may differ on the divisive Tom Hooper adaptation, but the film ought to benefit from its risky live-singing efforts and voters' familiarity with the beloved source material.

Watch out for: Silver Linings Playbook

The high-wire rom-com brings the heart and the laughs.

Predictions for acting categories can be found here.

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