The Golden Globes? After all that noise– and what a boring show with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler gagged from joking about the HFPA–it all means little when it comes to the Oscars.
The winners from last night who will translate over to the Academy Awards– Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto. But Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lawrence–good as they were– will likely not repeat themselves. Neither will Amy Adams or Leonardo DiCaprio.
Vying for an Oscar for Best Actor are Bruce Dern and Robert Redford. If they split the vote, the winner will be Chiwetel Ejiofor. Tom Hanks, so eloquent in “Captain Phillips,” will settle for a nomination.
Best Supporting Actress will now turn to Lupita Nyongo and June Squibb. Oprah Winfrey, if she’s nominated on Thursday morning, should win.
Best Picture: The Globes endorsed “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave.” They actually passed over “Gravity.” The Oscar for Best Picture is wide open again, I think, with “Gravity” losing gravitas. “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “Nebraska” move down to 10th and 9th, I think. We’ll see. “Philomena” may be the surprise of the season.