The Golden Globes, which are delivered this Sunday, February 28, are considered as the Oscar anteroom. The year 2020 was an atypical year for the film industry due to the pandemic, but even so, numerous and interesting productions could be shown, either through theaters or platforms. Then a selection of films and series with many options to win the awards.
Best Picture (Drama)
Tapes from platforms like Netflix and HBO have gained a lot of steam, but critics they could opt for a film shown in conventional theaters to recognize the efforts of the traditional industry. In that sense, ‘Nomadland’ and ‘The Father’ have many possibilities, although the first, when addressing a drama based on the bankruptcy of the American dream during the Great Recession of 2008, appears as a favorite and with the endorsement of having won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
Best film (comedy or musical)
The continuation of the sarcastic character played by Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Borat 2’ seems too radical for the tastes of the traditional press, which suggests that Musicals like ‘The Prom’, with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman or Mery Streep, and especially ‘Hamilton’, the version of the play of the same name, appear as the favorites.
Veteran filmmakers like David Fincher, nominated for ‘Mank’, and Aaron Sorkin, who could win for ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, compete with young people like the African-American director Regina King (‘One Night in Miami’), the British Emerald Fennell for ‘Promising Young Woman ‘and the Chinese Chloé Zhao, author of’ Nomadland ‘. Perhaps the critics are inclined this year to recognize the work of some of these young talents, who can shape the future of cinema.
In the drama category, the always magnificent Frances McDormand stands out for ‘Nomadland’, not forgetting Carey Mulligan (‘Promising Young Woman’) and Andra Day (‘United States vs Billie Holiday’). In comedy or musical, they have options Rosamund Pike, highly praised by the critics in ‘I Care a Lot’, and the young Anay Taylor-Joy for ‘Emma’. In the men’s section, the British Anthony Hopkins for ‘The Father’ and Gary Oldman for ‘Mank’ are the undisputed favorites, while in the category of comedy or musical they appear James Corden for ‘The Prom’ and Lin-Manuel Miranda for ‘Hamilton’.
In the drama category, due to its repercussion throughout 2020, the big favorite should be ‘The Crown’, the series that deals with the interiors of the British royal family. But ‘Ozark’ or ‘The Mandalorian’, with a large number of followers among the fans of ‘Star Wars’, can also take the prize. When it comes to comedy / musical, the options are more widely distributed, with ‘The Great’ and ‘Schitts Creek’ with many possibilities.
Sarah Paulson plays the Machiavellian Nurse Ratched in the series of the same name, based on the novel ‘Someone flew over the cuckoo’s nest’. She will compete for the award with Olivia Colman (‘The Father’), although Laura Linney (‘Ozark’) also has options. In the comedy or musical section, Elle Fanning stands out for ‘The Great’ and Kaley Cuoco for ‘The Flight Attendant’. On the male side, veteran Al Pacino (‘Hunters’) is one of the great contenders alongside Josh O’Connor for ‘The Crown’. Jason Sudeikis (‘Ted Lasso’) and Nicholas Hoult for ‘The Great’ are favorites in the comedy or musical section.