Golden Globes: How Did I Do?

So for purposes of figuring out just HOW wrong I was in certain categories, I’m scoring myself like this: If I correctly guessed the winner, I get 5 points. If I listed the actual winner as a “possible upset”, that’s 3 points. If it was a Longshot, 1 point. If I said it had No Chance, I get zero points.

Let’s begin!

Best Film Drama:
I Predicted: Manchester By The Sea
Actual Winner: Moonlight

I put Moonlight as a Possible Upset and even acknowledged that I thought it was an incredibly tight race between the two, so I’m not surprised Moonlight won. I could have flipped a coin on these two.

Points So Far: 3/5

Drama Actor:
I Predicted: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Actual Winner: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)

I thought he was a lock, and he was.

Points so far: 8/10

Drama Actress:
I Predicted: Amy Adams (Arrival)
Actual Winner: Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

I thought Adams would get it, but Hupper snuck the win. I had her as a possible upset, so not too far off

Points So Far: 11/15

Best Musical/Comedy
I Predicted: :a La Land
Actual Winner: La La Land

Another easy victory for me.

Points So Far: 16/20.

Comedy Actor:
I Predicted: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Actual Winner: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Another one correct.

Points So Far: 21/25

Comedy Actress:
I Predicted: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Actual Winner: Emma Stone (La La Land)

I did well by betting on La La Land

Points So Far: 26/30.

Supporting Actor:
I Predicted: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Actual Winner: Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)

You know, I don’t even feel bad that I had him at “no chance”? He wasn’t projected to win by ANY off the experts. In fact, his Oscar odds on Gold Derby are 100/1. He’s literally ranked LAST. 52nd. His co-star, Michael Shannon, has better odds. He wasn’t even supposed to be nominated, let alone win. It was the biggest shock of the night. I ain’t mad.

Points So Far: 26/35

Supporting Actress:
I Predicted: Viola Davis (Fences)
Actual Winner: Viola Davis (Fences)

Landed another one.

Points So Far: 31/40.

Best Director:
I Predicted: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Actual Winner: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Another victory for me.

Points So Far: 36/45.

Best Screenplay:
I Predicted: Manchester By The Sea
Actual Winner: La La Land

I had La La Land as an upset, so there’s that, and I acknowledged how close the category was, not listing anyone as “no chance”.

Points So Far: 39/50

Animated Feature:
I Predicted: Zootopia
Actual Winner: Zootopia

I knew it would win. It’s the only one in serious contention for a Best Picture nomination, and also in the running for Screenplay.

Points So Far: 44/55

Foreign Language:
I Predicted: Elle
Actual Winner: Elle

I’m glad I stuck with my gut instinct here and didn’t go with Toni Erdmann.

Points So Far: 49/60

Best Score:
I Predicted: La La Land
Actual Winner: La La Land

I had said “The movie about music will win this category”, and I was right.

Points so Far: 54/65

Best Original Song:
I Predicted: How Far I’ll Go (Moana)
Actual Winner: City Of Stars (La La Land)

I thought the Globes would want to award Lin Manuel Miranda, and I was wrong. I guess he’s gonna have to wait a bit longer for that EGOT. Personally, I think Audition is a better song, but alas. At least I had City Of Stars as a possible upset.

Points So Far: 57/70.

So I missed 13 possible points throughout the night. That’s not too shabby. I was mostly right, and then mostly almost right. The only one I was completely off was Supporting Actor, and I have a feeling no one saw that coming.

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