There will be a ton of superstars in the audience of the Beverly Hilton for the Golden Globes on Sunday, but you won't see a lot of them taking home any hardware. In fact, most of them are presenting or expected to go home empty handed. This year's frontrunners will likely end up making the HFPA look classier than their sometimes eyebrow-raising picks in previous years. The problem for NBC is that most of them aren't “buzzworthy” movie or TV stars. Luckily, however, the Globes still have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board for one last hosting gig, and you never know what's going to happen once the alcohol starts flowing.
Of course, this is the group that picked “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Jacqueline Bisset for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Telvision last year, and Madonna's “Masterpiece” as Best Original Song – Motion Picture three years ago. For every two or three steps the HFPA takes forward, they still manage to take one back in a category or two (especially on the TV side). Still, the unspoken mantra of the group remains “pick the winners we're expected to pick,” so when there is a close call (especially on the movie side), they are likely voting for what they think everyone wants them to vote for.
There is still a lot of drama ready to unfold at the Beverly Hilton, however. Will Amy Adams win in the same category two years in a row? Can “Selma” come out of nowhere to surprise for Best Motion Picture – Drama? Is Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical really “Birdman's” to loose or will the HFPA succumb to the box office success of “Into the Woods?” Will the HFPA end up snubbing both “Orange is the New Black” and “Transparent?” We'll find out Sunday night.
In the meantime, check out our insider predictions of who will win what at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in the embedded story gallery below.
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