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Experts predict who'll win the Golden Globes

January 10, 2009 | 12:58 pm

We've assembled a team of pro pundits to predict who'll win the Golden Globes: Thelma Adams (Us Weekly), Scott Bowles (USA Today), Peter Howell (Toronto Star), Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Greg Ellwood (HitFix.com), Marshall Fine (Star Magazine, Hollywood and Fine), Kris Tapley (InContention.com), Brad Brevet (Rope of Silicon), Scott Feinberg (Feinberg Files, The Envelope), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season, The Envelope), Edward Douglas (Comingsoon.net), T.L. Stanley (Gold Rush, Hollywood Reporter) and me. Read more pundits' predictions at AwardsDaily.com. Check out my detailed analysis of the top categories HERE . Film critic Gene Seymour gives Gold Derby readers his analysis HERE.

GOLDEN GLOBES FILM CATEGORIES

BEST DRAMA PICTURE
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" — Douglas, Karger, Travers
"Frost/Nixon"
"The Reader"
"Revolutionary Road"
"Slumdog Millionaire" — Adams, Bowles, Brevet, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Howell, O'Neil, Stanley, Tapley

BEST COMEDY-MUSICAL PICTURE
"Burn After Reading"
"Happy-Go-Lucky" — Adams, Brevet, Stanley, Tapley, Travers
"In Bruges"
"Mamma Mia!" — Fine, Howell, O'Neil
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" — Bowles, Ellwood, Douglas, Feinberg, Hammond, Karger

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE PICTURE
"The Baader Meinhof Complex"
"Everlasting Moments"
"Gomorrah" — Brevet, Feinberg, Tapley
"I've Loved You So Long" — Adams, Douglas, Fine
"Waltz With Bashir" — Bowles, Ellwood, Hammond, Howell, Karger, O'Neil, Stanley, Travers

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire" — Adams, Bowles, Brevet, Douglas, Feinberg, Howell, Karger, O'Neil, Stanley, Tapley
Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"
David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" — Fine, Ellwood, Hammond, Travers
Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"
Sam Mendes, "Revolutionary Road"

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Revolutionary Road"
Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon" — Hammond, O'Neil, Tapley
Sean Penn, "Milk" — Adams, Bowles, Brevet, Douglas, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Stanley, Travers
Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" — Howell
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler" — Karger

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BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married" — Brevet, Douglas, Feinberg, Fine, O'Neil
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
Meryl Streep, "Doubt" — Ellwood, Hammond, Howell, Tapley, Travers
Kristin Scott Thomas, "I've Loved You So Long" — Stanley
Kate Winslet, "Revolutionary Road" — Adams, Bowles, Karger

BEST COMEDY/MUSICAL ACTOR
Javier Bardem, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" — Brevet, Douglas, Fine, Stanley, Hammond, Howell
Colin Farrell, "In Bruges" — O'Neil
James Franco, "Pineapple Express" — Travers
Brendan Gleeson, "In Bruges"
Dustin Hoffman, "Last Chance Harvey" — Adams, Bowles, Ellwood, Feinberg, Karger, Tapley

BEST COMEDY/MUSICAL ACTRESS
Rebecca Hall, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" — Bowles
Sally Hawkins, "Happy-Go-Lucky" — Adams, Brevet, Douglas, Ellwood, Fine, Hammond, Howell, Karger, Tapley, Stanley, Travers
Frances McDormand, "Burn After Reading"
Meryl Streep, "Mamma Mia!" — Feinberg, O'Neil
Emma Thompson, "Last Chance Harvey"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Cruise, "Tropic Thunder"
Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
Ralph Fiennes, "The Duchess"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight" — Adams, Bowles, Brevet, Douglas, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Howell, Karger, O'Neil, Stanley, Tapley, Travers

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, "Doubt"
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" — Adams, Brevet, Douglas, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Howell, Karger, Stanley, Tapley, Travers
Viola Davis, "Doubt" — Bowles
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader" — O'Neil

ANIMATED FILM
"Bolt"
"Kung Fu Panda"
"Wall-E" — Adams, Bowles, Brevet, Feinberg, Douglas, Ellwood, Fine, Hammond, Howell, Karger, O'Neil, Stanley, Tapley, Travers

SCREENPLAY
Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire" — Adams, Bowles, Brevet, Ellwood, Feinberg, Howell, Stanley, Karger
David Hare, "The Reader"
Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"
Eric Roth, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" — Fine, Hammond, O'Neil, Tapley, Travers
John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt" — Douglas

ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" — Ellwood, Douglas, Feinberg, Hammond, Howell, Karger, O'Neil
Clint Eastwood, "Changeling" — Adams
James Newton Howard, "Defiance"
Hans Zimmer, "Frost/Nixon"
A.R. Rahman, "Slumdog Millionaire" — Brevet, Bowles, Brevet, Fine, Stanley, Tapley

SONG
"Down to Earth" (performed by Peter Gabriel, written by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman), "Wall-E" — Adams, Howell
"Gran Torino" (performed by Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens, lyrics by: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens), "Gran Torino"
"I Thought I Lost You" (performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, written by Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele), "Bolt" — Hammond
"Once in a Lifetime" (performed by Beyoncé, written by Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street), "Cadillac Records"
"The Wrestler" (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen), "The Wrestler" — Bowles, Brevet, Douglas, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Karger, O'Neil, Stanley, Tapley, Travers

GOLDEN GLOBES TELEVISION CATEGORIES

DRAMATIC TV SERIES
"Dexter" — Tapley
"House M.D."
"In Treatment" — Ellwood
"Mad Men" — Bowles, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Karger, O'Neil, Travers
"True Blood"

BEST ACTOR, TV DRAMA
Gabriel Byrne, "In Treatment" — Ellwood
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" — O'Neil, Tapley
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" — Bowles, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Karger, Travers
Hugh Laurie, "House M.D."
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, "The Tudors"

BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA
Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters" — Tapley
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU"
January Jones, "Mad Men" — Bowles
Anna Paquin, "True Blood" — Hammond, Ellwood, Karger, O'Neil, Travers
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer" — Feinberg, Fine

TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
"Californication"
"Entourage"
"The Office"
"30 Rock" — Bowles, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Karger, O'Neil, Tapley, Travers
"Weeds"

BEST ACTOR, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" — Bowles, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Karger, Tapley, Travers
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Kevin Connolly, "Entourage"
David Duchovny, "Californication"
Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"

BEST ACTRESS, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?" — Tapley
America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock" — Bowles, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Karger, O'Neil, Travers
Debra Messing, "The Starter Wife"
Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"

BEST MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
"Cranford"
"Bernard & Doris"
"John Adams" — Feinberg, Ellwood, Fine, Hammond, Karger, O'Neil, Tapley, Travers
"A Raisin in the Sun"
"Recount" — Bowles

BEST ACTOR IN A TV MINI OR MOVIE
Ralph Fiennes, "Bernard and Doris"
Paul Giammatti, "John Adams" — Bowles, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Hammond, Karger, O'Neil, Tapley, Travers
Kevin Spacey, "Recount"
Kiefer Sutherland, "24: Redemption"
Tom Wilkinson, "Recount"

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV MINI OR MOVIE
Judi Dench, "Cranford"
Laura Linney, "John Adams" — Bowles, Ellwood, Feinberg, Fine, Karger, Travers
Catherine Keener, "An American Crime"
Shirley MacLaine, "Coco Chanel" — Hammond, O'Neil, Tapley
Susan Sarandon, "Bernard & Doris"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV MINI OR MOVIE
Eileen Atkins, "Cranford"
Laura Dern, "Recount" — Bowles, Ellwood, Fine, Hammond, O'Neil, Travers
Melissa George, "In Treatment"
Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers & Sisters" — Karger, Tapley
Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment" — Feinberg

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN TV MINI OR MOVIE
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Denis Leary, "Recount"
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage" — Bowles, Feinberg, Fine, Tapley, Travers
Blair Underwood, "In Treatment"
Tom Wilkinson, "John Adams" — Hammond, Ellwood, Karger, O'Neil

Photo: HFPA


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