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2014 Golden Globes Predictions: How’d We Do?

Golden Globes 2014
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So, the other day, we tried our hand at predicting the 2014 Golden Globes. Then, last night they gave out the Golden Globes to the actual winners. How did our random guesses scientific analysis match up to the real thing? Let’s look back and see how we did.

Best Supporting Actress

PREDICTED: Lupita Nyong’o, ’12 Years a Slave’
ACTUAL: Jennifer Lawrence, ‘American Hustle’
Hmm, not a good start for Team ScreenCrush. To paraphrase ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ we should have our heads examined going ahead when we weren’t 100%. Jennifer Lawrence was the smart, obvious choice for the Golden Globes voters. They love glitz and glamour and schmooze and, Jennifer Lawrence is all those things. Lupita Nyong’o gave the better performance, but she’s not the star J-Law is yet. It may be cynical to think the voters vote with telecast ratings in the back of their mind, but we have to think the thought of having the OMG SO ADORBZ Jennifer Lawrence on stage was too much for them to pass up.

Best Supporting Actor

PREDICTED: Jared Leto, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’
ACTUAL: Jared Leto, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

There we go. The person we thought would win, was the person we wanted to win, was the person who actually won. Everybody wins! (Except for those four guys who lost.)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy

PREDICTED: Amy Adams, ‘American Hustle’
ACTUAL: Amy Adams, ‘American Hustle’

We are so smart. S-M-R-T.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

PREDICTED: Cate Blanchett, ‘Blue Jasmine’
ACTUAL: Cate Blanchett, ‘Blue Jasmine’

We think the Oscar will come down to Cate Blanchett vs. Amy Adams and we’re just lucky we didn’t have to pick either one of them at the Golden Globes. Cate was a pretty easy choice, so we’re not going to gloat. Much.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy

PREDICTED: Christian Bale, ‘American Hustle’
ACTUAL: Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

While we thought DiCaprio gave the better performance, we thought Bale would ride the ‘American Hustle’ buzz to a win. Turns out only the ‘American Hustle’ ladies were lucky at the Globes as both Bale and Bradley Cooper went home winless. (In fairness, Bale didn’t even show up, so he didn’t even go home. He was already home.)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

PREDICTED: Robert Redford, ‘All is Lost’
ACTUAL: Matthew McConaughey, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Wait, what happened?! We were on a roll for a while there. This was one of the hotly contested categories in the office and we went back and forth between Redford and McConaughey. In the end, we thought the Globes wouldn’t honor both McConaughey and Leto and that Leto had an easier category to win in. Also, the Globes tend to like the old Hollywood actors, so we thought Redford would steal this one. Unfortunately, both Redford and ‘All is Lost’ have been losing buzz while McConaughey is gaining it in spades.

Best Picture, Comedy

PREDICTED: ‘American Hustle’
ACTUAL: ‘American Hustle’

If there was ever a no-brainer, it was this one. We were so confident, we even wrote our “‘American Hustle’ Wins Best Picture” article ahead of time.

Best Picture, Drama

PREDICTED: ’12 Years a Slave’
ACTUAL: ’12 Years a Slave’

Let the record state, that while we did pick ’12 Years’ to win, we almost went with ‘Gravity.’ We still think the Oscar race will come down to those two films and ‘American Hustle’ the Globes did little to separate one over the other.

In conclusion: We kinda did OK? Considering the Hollywood Foreign Press is a nebulous and mysterious body and it’s still early in the Oscar season (nominations are announced this Thursday), we think we did OK. We can’t say we’ll have the same kind of success with our Oscar predictions when we have to figure out who is going to win for Best Foreign Language Film or Best Sound Editing.

Did you make any Golden Globes predictions? If you predicted there would be at least three drunken, rambling speeches you probably won!

Next: Full List of 2014 Golden Globes Winners

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