By this time, the Golden Globes trophies are already being handed out, and not a few of Hollywood’s biggest names are starting to celebrate. We reckon that it will be a toss between The Revenant and Spotlight for the prize for Best Motion Picture-Drama.
The Big Short and The Martian will definitely be slugging it out for the equivalent plum in the Comedy or Musical Picture category, and we strongly feel that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will give George Miller the Best Director honors for his exceptional work in Mad Max: Fury Road.
We are all praises for Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl, but we think it will be The Revenant’s Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor-Drama. We also keep our fingers crossed that DiCaprio bags his first-ever Oscar a few weeks from now.
Matt Damon looks like a sure winner in the Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, since Christian Bale and Steve Carell will most likely split the votes for their outstanding performances in The Big Short.
Personally, we feel that Brie Larson will go up the stage for the Best Actress-Drama prize for her unforgettable turn in Room, but a part of us really think that Brooklyn’s Saoirse Ronan should be recognized too.
Anyone among Maggie Smith (The Lady in a Van), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) and Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) can be declared Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and we feel okay with that.
Sylvester Stallone will definitely get the sentimental votes for Best Supporting Actor and make a wonderful television moment, although Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) might just pull a surprising upset, which is certainly most deserved too.
If Sly wins, then newbie Alicia Vikander will most probably bag the Best Supporting Actress plum. Vikander gave a truly impressive performance in The Danish Girl and the Golden Globes likes to reward excellent newcomers.
The Golden Globes are not as predictable as the Oscars, and we find their annual proceedings always a joy to watch.
15 STERLING SUPPORT PERFORMANCES OF 2015
Since we are on the subject of recognizing exemplary acting for film, we feel it would be nice to focus on the good work that our local supporting actors did for the year just passed. Normally, it’s always the lead actors that get the spotlight, and sometimes, those that take on the vital supporting roles are left in the sidelines.
So, here is our list of the 15 sterling supporting performances in local cinema for 2015:
- Meryll Soriano, Honor Thy Father
- RK Bagatsing, Apocalypse Child
- Chai Fonacier, Ms. Bulalacao
- Anthony Falcon, Anino sa Likod Ng Buwan
- Tessie Tomas, Waterlemon
- Tirso Cruz III, Honor Thy Father
- Lou Veloso, Taklub
- Allen Dizon, Imbisibol
- Mon Confiado, Heneral Luna
- Micko Laurente, Bambanti
- OJ Mariano, Hamog
- Lou Veloso, Waterlemon
- Rio Locsin, Iisa
- Anna Luna, Hamog
- Bernardo Bernardo, Imbisibol