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Jan 15, 2007

Golden Globe winners...

A month ago today, I took a look at the Golden Globe nominees and predicted the winners. Let's see if I should move to Vegas and become a handicapper for awards season or not.

Predicted winners in bold red...actual winners follow:

Picture, Drama: Babel, Bobby, The Departed, Little Children, The Queen
Winner: Babel

Actress, Drama: Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet
Winner: Helen Mirren

Actor, Drama:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Leonardo DiCaprio, Peter O'Toole, Will Smith, Forest Whitaker
Winner: Forest Whitaker

Picture, Musical or Comedy:
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine, Thank You for Smoking
Winner: Dreamgirls

Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening, Toni Collette, Beyonce Knowles, Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger
Winner: Meryl Streep

Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Sacha Baron Cohen, Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Will Ferrell
Winner: Sacha Baron Cohen

Supporting Actress:
Adriana Barraza, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Hudson, Rinko Kikuchi
Winner: Jennifer Hudson

Supporting Actor:
Ben Affleck, Eddie Murphy, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg
Winner: Eddie Murphy

Clint Eastwood, Flags of Our Fathers ; Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima ; Steven Frears, The Queen ; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel ; Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Winner: Martin Scorcese

Guillermo Arriaga, Babel ; Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, Little Children ; Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal ; William Monahan, The Departed ; Peter Morgan, The Queen
Winner: The Queen

Foreign Language:
Apocalypto, USA; Letters from Iwo Jima, USA/Japan; The Lives of Others, Germany; Pan's Labyrinth, Mexico; Volver Spain
Winner: Letters from Iwo Jima

Animated Film:
Cars,Happy Feet,Monster House
Winner: Cars

Original Score:
Alexandre Desplat, The Painted Veil ; Clint Mansell, The Fountain ; Gustavo Santaolalla, Babel ; Carlo Siliotto, Nomad ; Hans Zimmer, The Da Vinci Code
Winner: The Painted Veil

Original Song:
A Father's Way from The Pursuit of Happyness ; Listen from Dreamgirls ; Never Gonna Break My Faith from Bobby ; The Song of the Heart from Happy Feet ; Try Not to Remember from Home of the Brave
Winner: Happy Feet

Total count: 5/14

I will be keeping my day job. Ouch. My only (valid) excuse is that I made the predictions a month ago and not yesterday or the day before, which is kind of like predicting the presidential winner right now. Oh well. I will try again come Academy Award time (with a shorter window, of course).

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