With the Golden Globes only two short days away, we’re prepared to make some bold (or not-so-bold, depending on how you look at it) predictions.
While you never quite know what might happen during the televised event (that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?), this year’s contenders are offering up some stiff competition. But we’re calling it now, Joker is going to claim a number of wins this year—and here's why we think so.
First of all, the film was nominated in a total of four categories, meaning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association considers it to be one of the year's best. Sure, Marriage Story received the most nods of any film, but Joker’s extremely unique story and incredible performances are sure to give the competition a run for their money. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance is groundbreaking and disturbing. He is clearly deserving of the win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, and we think the HFPA will agree.
Best Actor is a tough category for sure, with Adam Driver having one of the most successful years of his career and buzz building about Christian Bale’s performance in Ford Vs. Ferrari. However, Phoenix (who previously won a Golden Globe for Walk the Line) likely has the upper-hand for his more talked-about, transformational take on the iconic villain. And come on, the guy lost 50 pounds for this role.