Following up with more award nominees, here are my favorites to win at this year’s Golden Globes.  I must say, there sure are a lot of tough choices among such great talent.

  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) – “The Descendants” or “The Help”
  • Best Performance (Actress, Motion Picture Drama) – Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
  • Best Performance (Actor, Motion Picture Drama) – Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
  • Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) – “My Week with Marilyn” (I have a few favorites in this category; “The Artist” and “Midnight in Paris.” However, my top pick is based on what I saw in a show about the making of “My Week with Marilyn” and Williams’ in-character resemblance to the 1950s Hollywood icon).
  • Best Performance (Actress, Motion Picture Comedy or Musical) – Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn” or Kate Winslet, “Carnage”
  • Best Performance (Actor, Motion Picture Comedy or Musical) – Jean Dujardin, “The Artist;” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50;” Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love;” or Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris.”  I haven’t heard or seen much yet about “The Guard,” for which Brendan Gleeson is nominated.
  • Best Performance (Actor, Supporting Role) – Kenneth Branagh, “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Best Performance (Actress, Supporting Role) – Berenice Bejo, “The Artist” or Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
  • Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
  • Best Screenplay – Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris” or Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
  • Best Animated Feature Film – “Rango”
  • Best Foreign Language Film – “A Separation”
  • Best Original Score – “The Artist” or “Hugo”
  • Best Original Song – “Hello Hello” (“Gnomeo & Juliet”)

Here are my favorites for the TV nominations.

  • Best Television Series (Drama) – “Game of Thrones”
  • Best Performance (Actress, TV Series – Drama) – Claire Danes, “Homeland”
  • Best Performance (Actor, TV Series – Drama) – Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire;” Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad;” Jeremy Irons, “The Borgias”
  • Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical) – “New Girl”
  • Best Performance (Actress, TV Series – Comedy or Musical) – Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
  • Best Performance (Actor, TV Series – Comedy or Musical) – David Duchovny, “Californication”
  • Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV – “Downton Abbey” or “Mildred Pierce”
  • Best Performance (Actress, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV) – Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”
  • Best Performance (Actor, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV) – Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
  • Best Performance (Actress Supporting Role, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV) – Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
  • Best Performance (Actor Supporting Role, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV) – Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce”

Which nominees are your favorites to win at the Golden Globes this year?  Check out more of the nominees at the Golden Globes website.