Oscars 2016 Predictions Based on Golden Globe Winners
The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards took place Sunday, and while plenty of Oscar-nominated actors and films won Golden Globes, many predicted Oscar winners went home with nothing. Some stars and films were snubbed, but being that winners of the Golden Globes are chosen by less than 100 foreign journalists while the Oscars are decided by some 7,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there are bound to be inconsistencies in the outcomes of the two award shows.
The Golden Globes can influence the Oscars by giving lesser-known films more recognition and Oscar buzz, but Oscar winners often vary from Golden Globe winners. While Spotlight seems to be the frontrunner of Oscar predictions for best picture, The Revenant beat out Spotlight for best picture at the Golden Globes. The Hollywood Reporter's awards columnist Scott Feinberg tweeted "none of this means anything for the Oscar race," though many Golden Globe winners are consistent with Oscar predictions this year.
Here are Oscar predictions based on Golden Globe winners (Oscar nominees will be announced Thursday):
Best picture: Spotlight
The Hollywood Reporter and a few other publications still rank Spotlight as the No. 1 contender for best picture at the Oscars while Golden Globes winner The Revenant is sixth in line on the the Hollywood Reporter's list. "Spotlight is the only sure thing in a very crowded race," Indiewire wrote.
Best actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
The veteran actor is still Oscar-less after winning the Golden Globe for best actor for his role in the The Revenant, and several publications are predicting this is the role that'll finally earn him an Oscar as well. "The only acting race with a full-on frontrunner that seems extremely unlikely to lose come Oscar night, best actor is all about Leonardo DiCaprio," according to Indiewire.
Bryan Cranston is the Hollywood Reporter's second most favorable prediction for best actor, for his role in Trumbo. Cranston lost to DiCaprio for best actor at the Golden Globes.
Best actress: Brie Larson for Room
Predictions seem to agree that Golden Globe winner Larson, who won best actress in a drama, will win the title of best actress for her role in Room at the Oscars as well. Jennifer Lawrence won best actress in a musical or comedy at the Golden Globes, a role that's also earning her some Oscar buzz. The Hollywood Reporter ranked Larson at the top of its list with Saoirse Ronan's performance in Brooklyn as its top threat. Ronan was nominated for best actress at the Golden Globes.
Best supporting actor: Sylvester Stallone for Creed
Though some think Idris Elba got snubbed at the Golden Globes for his role as supporting actor in Netflix's first original feature film Beasts of No Nation, it seems Oscar predictions agree that Stallone, who won best supporting actor for his reprisal Rocky role in Creed, deserves the Oscar for best supporting actor as well.
Best supporting actress: Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her role in Steve Jobs, but the Hollywood Reporter predicts Vikander will win the Oscar for her role in the Danish Girl. There's also talk that Vikander being nominated for best supporting actress is "category fraud," being that she essentially plays an equal role to the film's lead character. Vikander was nominated against Winslet at the Golden Globes.