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Doug’s Fearless 2023 Golden Globe Film Predictions

They’re ba-aaaaaack! Live again on NBC this week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present their Golden Globe Awards. Can they rehab their bad image? Possibly. Will most of my predictions come true? Probably not (I’m including some wilder guesses than usual!) – but see for yourselves.

Motion Picture (Drama)

“Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios)

“Elvis” (Warner Bros.)

“The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures)

“Tár” (Focus Features)

“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)


Will Win: “Elvis”

Could Win: “The Fabelmans”


Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

“Babylon” (Paramount Pictures)

“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures)

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24)

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Netflix)

“Triangle of Sadness” (Neon)


Will Win: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Could Win: “The Banshees of Inisherin”


Director (Motion Picture)

James Cameron (“Avatar: The Way of Water”)

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Baz Luhrmann (“Elvis”)

Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)

Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)


Will Win: Steven Spielberg

Could Win: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert


Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)

Austin Butler (“Elvis”)

Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)

Hugh Jackman (“The Son”)

Bill Nighy (“Living”)

Jeremy Pope (“The Inspection”)


Will Win: Austin Butler

Could Win: Brendan Fraser


Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)

Ana de Armas (“Blonde”)

Cate Blanchett (“Tár”)

Olivia Colman (“Empire of Light”)

Viola Davis (“The Woman King”)

Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)


Will Win: Cate Blanchett

Could Win: Michelle Williams


Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

Diego Calva (“Babylon”)

Daniel Craig (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”)

Adam Driver (“White Noise”)

Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)

Ralph Fiennes (“The Menu”)


Will Win: Colin Farrell

Could Win: Diego Calva


Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)


Lesley Manville (“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”)

Margot Robbie (“Babylon”)

Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Menu”)

Emma Thompson (“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”)

Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)


Will Win: Michelle Yeoh

Could Win: Margot Robbie


Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture


Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)

Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)

Brad Pitt (“Babylon”)

Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Eddie Redmayne (“The Good Nurse”)


Will Win: Ke Huy Quan

Could Win: Brad Pitt


Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)

Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)

Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Dolly De Leon (“Triangle of Sadness”)

Carey Mulligan (“She Said”)


Will Win: Jamie Lee Curtis

Could Win: Angela Bassett



“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures) — Martin McDonagh

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) — Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

“The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures) — Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg

“Tár” (Focus Features) — Todd Field

“Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Sarah Polley


Will Win: “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Could Win: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”


Original Score

“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures) — Carter Burwell

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix) — Alexandre Desplat

“Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Hildur Guðnadóttir

“Babylon” (Paramount Pictures) — Justin Hurwitz

“The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures) — John Williams


Will Win: “Babylon”

Could Win: “Women Talking”


Original Song


“Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing” (Sony Pictures) — Taylor Swift

“Ciao Papa” from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix) — Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, Guillermo del Toro

“Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures) — Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice

“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel Studios) — Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler

“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” (Variance Films) — Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj


Will Win: “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”

Could Win: “Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing”


Motion Picture (Animated)

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix)

“Inu-Oh” (GKIDS)

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” (A24)

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (DreamWorks Animation)

“Turning Red” (Pixar)


Will Win: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Could Win: “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”


Motion Picture (Non-English Language)

“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)

“Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)

“Close” (Belgium)

“Decision to Leave” (South Korea)

“RRR” (India)


Will Win: “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Could Win: “RRR”


Let’s see how it goes!