How will #AngelinaJolie's films fare at the @goldenglobes this Sunday -- #FirstTheyKilledMyFather (director) & #TheBreadwinner (producer)? Will #HongChau, #Thailand-born daughter of #Vietnamese boat refugees, win best supporting actress? More questions:https://t.co/vB4v4XYyEo pic.twitter.com/zjraYZm9HX— ruben nepales (@nepalesruben) January 4, 2018
LOS ANGELES—Will Frances McDormand win her first Golden Globe best actress-drama trophy for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri?” She has been nominated six times for a Globe, but never won.
Will 22-year-old rising actor Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) beat veteran actors Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Daniel-Day Lewis (“Phantom Thread”), Tom Hanks (“The Post”) and Denzel Washington (“Roman Israel, Esq.”), and bag his first best actor-drama Globe trophy?
Will Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”) earn her first best actress-musical or comedy Globe over Judi Dench (“Victoria & Abdul”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Emma Stone (“Battle of the Sexes”) and Helen Mirren (“The Leisure Seeker”)?
Will James Franco (“The Disaster Artist”) grab his first actor-musical or comedy Globe against Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”), Hugh Jackman (“The Greatest Showman”) and Steve Carell (“Battle of the Sexes”)?
These are some of the exciting questions that will be answered when the 75th Golden Globe Awards takes place on Jan. 7 at The Beverly Hilton. The Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, will be broadcast live in the Philippines from the United States on Monday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. on Blue Ant Entertainment, which is available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53 and Cablelink channels 37 (SD) and 313 (HD).
Standing in Frances McDormand’s way are best actress-drama nominees Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”), Meryl Streep (“The Post”), Michelle Williams (“All the Money in the World”) and Jessica Chastain (“Molly’s Game”).
In recent years, the Golden Globe race has been tight but not as close as this year, especially in the best picture competition. In the drama category, there is no clear front-runner among these nominees: “Call Me by Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards … ”
The same can be said in the musical or comedy derby: “The Disaster Artist,” “Get Out,” “The Greatest Showman,” “I, Tonya” and “Lady Bird.”
In the foreign film contest, how will director Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” (Cambodia) fare against “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile), “In the Fade” (Germany/France), “Loveless” (Russia) and “The Square” (Sweden/Germany/France)?
Angelina also has a stake in the animated feature race. She produced a nominee, “The Breadwinner,” which competes against “Coco,” “Ferdinand,” “Loving Vincent” and “The Boss Baby.”
It will be interesting if Christopher Plummer wins the supporting actor race. In an unprecedented move, “All the Money in the World” director Ridley Scott deleted Kevin Spacey’s scenes as J. Paul Getty when sexual allegations surfaced against the actor.
Standing in Christopher’s way are these men who also gave stunning turns: Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”), Armie Hammer (“Call Me … ”), Richard Jenkins (“The Shape of Water”) and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards … ”).
Will Hong Chau (“Downsizing”), the Thailand-born daughter of Vietnam boat refugees, be among the first-time victors in Hollywood’s party of the year?
Any one of Hong’s fellow supporting actress nominees could be first-time awardees as well, except Octavia Spencer (“The Shape … ”) who won in this category in 2012: Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) and Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”).
As in the supporting actress derby, there are four potential first-time winners in the director race: Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards … ”), Ridley Scott (“All the Money … ”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape … ”) and Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”). Steven Spielberg (“The Post”) has won twice in this field.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Fil-Am Robert Lopez, who won in the Oscars for best song but not at the Globes, could score this Sunday, thanks to their “Remember Me,” from “Coco.”
EXCLUSIVE! The HFPA is proud to add Helen Mirren and Angelina Jolie to the list of Sunday’s presenters at the 75th #GoldenGlobes! #Globes75 pic.twitter.com/TsRzNi4Av0— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 4, 2018