Lucien’s 2017 Golden Globe Predictions: Who Will Win? Who Should Win?

Seth Meyers hosts the 75th Golden Globes this Sunday night, and while the Globes are — for all intents and purposes — a complete, meaningless farce of trophy-giving, they do get a lot of eyeballs, so here are my predictions for the movie categories at this year’s ceremony.

Best Picture (Drama)

Will win: The Post

Could win: The Shape of Water

Should win: Call Me By Your Name

Best Actor (Drama)

Will win: Timothée Chalamet

Could win: Gary Oldman

Should win: Timothée Chalamet

Best Actress (Drama)

Will win: Meryl Streep

Could win: Sally Hawkins

Should win: Jessica Chastain

Best Picture (Comedy)

Will win: Lady Bird

Could win: Get Out

Should win: Lady Bird

Best Actor (Comedy)

Will win: James Franco

Could win: Hugh Jackman

Should win: James Franco

Best Actress (Comedy)

Will win: Saoirse Ronan

Could win: Margot Robbie

Should win: Saoirse Ronan

Best Supporting Actor

Will win: Willem Dafoe

Could win: Christopher Plummer

Should win: Willem Dafoe or Sam Rockwell or Armie Hammer (three perfect performances)

Best Supporting Actress

Will win: Laurie Metcalf

Could win: Allison Janney

Should win: Laurie Metcalf

Best Director

Will win: Christopher Nolan

Could win: Guillermo Del Toro

Should win: Christopher Nolan

Best Screenplay

Will win: Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri

Could win: Lady Bird

Should win: (I haven’t seen The Post or Molly’s Game, so…) Lady Bird

Best Animated Feature

Will win: Coco

Could win: The Breadwinner

Should win: The Boss Baby (obviously)

Best Original Score

Will win: The Shape of Water

Could win: The Post

Should win: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Will win: Kyle Maclachlan

Could win: Jude Law

Should win: Kyle Maclachlan and Jude Law both deserve this award.


The Globes air Sunday on NBC. Check back the next day for analysis.