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Just ahead of these awards, I’ll be away for the weekend and not tuning in; just following highlights via social media. But here are my favorites, a few of which I added recently.

Movies

  • Male Actor in a Leading Role: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” or Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
  • Female Actor in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” or Emma Stone – “La La Land”
  • Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”
  • Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Cast in a Motion Picture: “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: “Captain America: Civil War”

TV

  • Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Bryan Cranston – “All the Way”
  • Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Bryce Dallas Howard – “Black Mirror”
  • Male Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot”
  • Female Actor in a Drama Series: Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
  • Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy – “Shameless”
  • Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
  • Ensemble in a Drama Series: “Downton Abbey” or “Game of Thrones”
  • Ensemble in a Comedy Series: “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Action by a Stunt Ensemble: “Game of Thrones”

Which nominees do you think will win?

Now that my votes have been cast for most of these categories, I’m looking forward to seeing which nominees become the people’s choices. Undecided in a few cases, I’ll have to revisit the choices as the ceremony draws closer. But here are the nominees who have my vote so far:

Movies

  • Movie: “Captain America: Civil War”
  • Movie Actor: Tom Hanks
  • Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Action Movie: “Captain America: Civil War”
  • Action Movie Actor: Chris Evans
  • Action Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Animated Movie Voice: Ellen DeGeneres, “Finding Dory”
  • Comedic Movie: “Bad Moms”
  • Comedic Movie Actor: Chris Hemsworth
  • Comedic Movie Actress: Kristen Bell
  • Dramatic Movie: “Sully”
  • Dramatic Movie Actor: Tom Hanks
  • Dramatic Movie Actress: Amy Adams
  • Family Movie: “Finding Dory”
  • Thriller Movie: “The Conjuring 2,” “Nerve” or “The Shallows”
  • Movie Icon: Tom Hanks

TV

  • TV Show: “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Network TV Comedy: “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons
  • Comedic TV Actress: Kaley Cuoco
  • Network TV Drama: “How To Get Away With Murder”
  • Dramatic TV Actor: Terrence Howard
  • Dramatic TV Actress: Viola Davis
  • Cable TV Comedy: ?
  • Cable TV Drama: “Mr. Robot”
  • Cable TV Actor: Rami Malek
  • Cable TV Actress: Vera Farmiga
  • Premium Drama TV Show: “Homeland”
  • Premium Comedy TV Show: “Veep”
  • Premium Cable TV Actor: Kevin Spacey
  • Premium Cable TV Actress: Claire Danes
  • TV Crime Drama: ?
  • Crime Drama TV Actor: ?
  • Crime Drama TV Actress: ?
  • Network Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show: “Once Upon A Time,” “Supernatural” or “The Vampire Diaries”
  • Cable Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show: “Shadowhunters”
  • Premium Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show: “Game of Thrones”
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Actor: Ian Somerhalder
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Actress: Emilia Clark
  • Competition TV Show: ?
  • Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Daytime TV Hosting Team: Good Morning America
  • Late Night Talk Show Host: Conan O’Brien or Jimmy Fallon
  • Streaming Series: ?
  • Actor in a New TV Series: Kiefer Sutherland or Milo Ventimiglia
  • Actress in a New TV Series: Minnie Driver
  • Animated TV Show: “The Simpsons”
  • New TV Comedy: “The Great Indoors”
  • New TV Drama: “Designated Survivor”

Music

  • Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
  • Female Artist: Ariana Grande
  • Group: Coldplay
  • Breakout Artist: DNCE
  • Male Country Artist: Keith Urban
  • Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Country Group: The Band Perry
  • Pop Artist: Ariana Grande
  • Hip Hop Artist: ?
  • R&B Artist: Rihanna or Usher
  • Album: “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande
  • Song: “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

Social Media

  • Social Media Celebrity: ?
  • Social Media Star: ?
  • YouTube Star: ?
  • Comedic Collaboration: SNL with Alec Baldwin as Trump and Kate McKinnon as Clinton
  • Digital Obsession: Facebook Live

Which of these entertainment nominees did you vote for this year?

Moving on to the Golden Globe announcements, here are some of my favorite actors, actresses and titles to win.

Movies

  • Motion Picture, Drama: “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: “La La Land”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Natalie Portman – “Jackie”
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”
  • Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” or Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Screenplay: ?
  • Animated Feature Film: “Zootopia”
  • Foreign Language Film: ?
  • Original Score: “Hidden Figures” or “Arrival”
  • Original Song: “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

TV

  • TV Series, Drama: “Game of Thrones”
  • TV Series, Comedy or Musical: “Veep”
  • Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: ?
  • Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
  • Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: Bryan Cranston – “All the Way”
  • Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld”
  • Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot”
  • Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
  • Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
  • Actress in a Supporting TV Role: Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones”
  • Actor in a Supporting TV Role: Christian Slater – “Mr. Robot”

Which nominees do you think will win at the coming Golden Globes?

I’ve been playing catch-up with my favorites to win awards in this busy month. Also for the moment, I don’t have a working television set and as a result, missed this year’s Critics’ Choice ceremony. I’ll have to take care of that before the next award show for this season. However, I thought I’d share who my favorite nominees were, just for a comparison to the winners. I was undecided on a few of these and hadn’t heard about or seen nominated movies and shows in some categories.

Movies

  • Picture: “Sully”
  • Actor: Tom Hanks – “Sully”
  • Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie”
  • Supporting Actor: Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Young Actor / Actress: Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
  • Acting Ensemble: “Hidden Figures”
  • Director: ?
  • Original Screenplay: ?
  • Adapted Screenplay: “Sully”
  • Cinematography: “La La Land” or “Arrival”
  • Production Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • Editing: “Sully”
  • Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • Hair & Makeup: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • Visual Effects: “Arrival” or “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • Animated Feature: “Finding Dory”
  • Action Movie: “Captain America: Civil War,” “Hacksaw Ridge” or “Jason Bourne”
  • Actor in an Action Movie: Matt Damon – “Jason Bourne”
  • Actress in an Action Movie: Scarlett Johansson – “Captain America: Civil War”
  • Comedy: “The Edge of Seventeen”
  • Actor in a Comedy: Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic”
  • Actress in a Comedy: Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
  • Sci-Fi / Horror Movie: “Arrival”
  • Foreign Language Film: ?
  • Song: ?
  • Score: ?

TV

  • Actor in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot”
  • Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Tim Matheson – “Killing Reagan”
  • Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon – “Saturday Night Live”
  • Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder”
  • Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Cynthia Nixon – “Killing Reagan”
  • Comedy Series: “Veep”
  • Drama Series: “Game of Thrones”
  • Guest Actor / Actress in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live”
  • Guest Actor / Actress in a Drama Series: Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
  • Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: “Killing Reagan”
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Kit Harington – “Game of Thrones”
  • Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Emilia Clarke – “Game of Thrones”
  • Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Animation Series: “The Simpsons”
  • Reality Show – Competition: ?
  • Reality Show Host: Anthony Bourdain – “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”
  • Structured Reality Show: “Inside the Actors Studio”
  • Talk Show: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
  • Unstructured Reality Show: “Deadliest Catch”

So many great nominees once again. Congratulations to this year’s Critics’ Choice winners!

At this point, I’ve got some regular favorites spanning the nominations for various awards. The Critics’ Choice also brings back into it many others of which I’m a fan, but weren’t among SAG and Golden Globe nominees. Of those, I’m particularly excited for “Jurassic World,” my favorite summer blockbuster this year. In the TV categories, there are also some nominees I like from other award announcements, previous years, as well as those of which I recently became a fan. I started watching “The Middle” not too long ago and found it to be hilarious! Also, I don’t always have favorites in the reality TV genre. But as a fan of many actors and actresses, I enjoy catching episodes of “Inside the Actors Studio” and hearing their stories. Like my earlier lists, I’ll have to come back to update some categories I’m uncertain of at the moment. Once I learn more, I can add them as favorites among those I have so far.

Movies

  • Picture: “Brooklyn” or “The Revenant”
  • Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”
  • Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”
  • Supporting Actor: Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy” or Mark Ruffalo – “Spotlight”
  • Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet – “Steve Jobs”
  • Young Actor / Actress: R.J. Cyler – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” or Jacob Tremblay – “Room”
  • Acting Ensemble: “Spotlight” or “Trumbo”
  • Director: Alejandra G. Inarritu – “The Revenant” or Ridley Scott – “The Martian”
  • Original Screenplay: ?
  • Adapted Screenplay: “The Martian” or “Steve Jobs”
  • Cinematography: “The Martian” or “The Revenant”
  • Production Design: “The Martian”
  • Editing: “The Martian” or “The Revenant”
  • Costume Design: “Cinderella”
  • Hair & Makeup: “Mad Max: Fury Road” or “The Revenant”
  • Visual Effects: “Jurassic World” or “The Martian”
  • Animated Feature: “Inside Out” or “The Peanuts Movie”
  • Action Movie: “Furious 7” or “Jurassic World”
  • Actor in an Action Movie: Tom Cruise – “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” or Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  • Actress in an Action Movie: Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” or Charlize Theron – “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  • Comedy: “Joy”
  • Actor in a Comedy: Robert De Niro – “The Intern”
  • Actress in a Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy”
  • Sci-Fi / Horror Movie: “Jurassic World”
  • Foreign Language Film: ?
  • Documentary Feature: “He Named Me Malala”
  • Song: “See You Again” – “Furious 7”
  • Score: “The Revenant”

TV

  • Actor in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Actor in a Drama Series: Hugh Dancy – “Hannibal”
  • Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Actress in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis – “How To Get Away With Murder”
  • Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Comedy Series: ?
  • Drama Series: “Mr. Robot”
  • Guest Actor / Actress in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Guest Actor / Actress in a Drama Series: Marisa Tomei – “Empire”
  • Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Flynn – “The Middle”
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Rufus Sewell – “The Man in the High Castle” or Christian Slater – “Mr. Robot”
  • Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik – “The Big Bang Theory” or Eden Sher – “The Middle”
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Hayden Panettiere – “Nashville”
  • Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Animation Series: “The Simpsons”
  • Reality Show – Competition: ?
  • Reality Show Host: James Lipton – “Inside the Actors Studio”
  • Structured Reality Show: “Inside the Actors Studio”
  • Talk Show: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
  • Unstructured Reality Show: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” or “Deadliest Catch”

Which nominees are you rooting for at the Critics’ Choice Awards?

So many amazing talents, as well as movies and TV shows nominated for this year’s Golden Globes. Once again, I can’t always pick a definite favorite in some categories. At least not right away. I’m waiting to find out more about them as the ceremony gets closer, before choosing a nominee. Those I’m rooting for at this point include:

Movies

  • Motion Picture, Drama: “The Revenant”
  • Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: “The Martian”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Brie Larson – “Room” or Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”
  • Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy”
  • Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Matt Damon – “The Martian”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet – “Steve Jobs”
  • Actor in a Supporting Role: Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy”
  • Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu – “The Revenant” or Ridley Scott – “The Martian”
  • Screenplay: “Room”
  • Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out” or “The Peanuts Movie”
  • Foreign Language Film: ?
  • Original Score: ?
  • Original Song: “One Kind of Love” or “See You Again”

TV

  • TV Series, Drama: “Game of Thrones”
  • TV Series, Comedy or Musical: ?
  • Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: “Wolf Hall”
  • Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: ?
  • Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV: ?
  • Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Viola Davis – “How To Get Away With Murder”
  • Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
  • Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Jamie Lee Curtis – “Scream Queens”
  • Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: ?
  • Actress in a Supporting TV Role: Joanne Froggatt – “Downton Abbey”
  • Actor in a Supporting TV Role: Damian Lewis – “Wolf Hall”

Which acting talents, movies and TV shows are among your favorites this year?

Now on to my favorites to win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards next month. With so many great nominees, it sure was difficult to narrow them down!

Movies

  • Male Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”
  • Female Actor in a Leading Role: Brie Larson – “Room” or Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”
  • Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale – “The Big Short”
  • Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet – “Steve Jobs”
  • Cast in a Motion Picture: “Spotlight” or “Trumbo”
  • Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: “Everest” or “Furious 7”

TV

  • Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Ben Kingsley – “Tut”
  • Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Nicole Kidman – “Grace of Monaco”
  • Male Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” or Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
  • Female Actor in a Drama Series: Claire Danes – “Homeland” or Viola Davis – “How To Get Away With Murder”
  • Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”
  • Ensemble in a Drama Series: “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones” or “Mad Men”
  • Ensemble in a Comedy Series: “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series: “Game of Thrones”

I can’t wait to see how this and the next award ceremonies go as they lead up to the Oscars. Which nominees are your SAG favorites?