The Experts Predict Who Will Bask In the Golden Light
January 16, 2006
Monday night's Golden Globes will kick award season into high gear. "Extra" hooked up with film critic Jessica Shaw and television critic Matt Rousch, who gave us their predictions on the Globes big winners.
In the film category, Shaw told us, "I think it's pretty much a shoo-in who's going to win for Best Drama this year: 'Brokeback Mountain.'"
But will first-time nominee Heath Ledger walk away with the Best Actor statue? "Who should win? I would have to say Philip Seymour Hoffman," Shaw said.
The Best Actress category includes past winners like Charlize Theron, but Shaw believes an Emmy winner may steal the show for her gender-bending role. "You've got to go with Felicity Huffman," Shaw said. "She should win and she will win."
Look for the Man in Black to walk away with Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress statues. "'Walk The Line' is really going to clean up in the musical/comedy category," Shaw predicted.
Television will be sharing the stage Monday night, and TV Guide's Matt Rousch believes that it will be a two-horse race for Best Drama: "I think 'Lost' will win, and I think 'Lost' should win, but there's a part of me that thinks that 'Grey's Anatomy' could be a real secret surprise for the Golden Globes."
And although "House" star Hugh Laurie may be the critic's darling, Rousch predicts that shades of "Grey" may cloud a possible victory. "I think Patrick Dempsey will win," Rousch said.
Other nominees to put your money on: Kyra Sedgwick for "Closer" and "My Name Is Earl."
Rousch's prediction for Best Comedy could upset the women of Wisteria Lane. "'My Name is Earl' should win, 'My Name is Earl' will win," he said. "It's the freshest new comedy on the block."
Don't worry about the "Housewives" though; Rousch says that at least one of them will walk away happy. "I think Marcia Cross should win for playing Bree Van De Kamp, and I think she will win," Rousch said. "But that's a really tough call."
Find out who wins all the tough calls, Monday night on NBC.
2006 Golden Globe Nominees
Best Motion Picture - Drama :
- A History of Violence
- Brokeback Mountain
- The Constant Gardener
- Good Night, And Good Luck
- Match Point
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama:
- Maria Bello , A History of Violence
- Felicity Huffman , Transamerica
- Gwyneth Paltrow, Proof
- Charlize Theron, Norht Country
- Ziyi Zhang, Memoirs Of A Geisha
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama:
- Russel Crowe, Cinderella Man
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
- Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
- David Strathairn, Good Night, And Good Luck
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy:
- Mrs. Henderson Presents
Pride & Prejudice
The Squid And The Whale
Walk The Line
Best Actress in a Motion Picutre - Musical or Comedy:
- Judi Dench , Mrs. Henderson Presents
- Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
- Laura Linney, The Squid And The Whale
- Sarah Jessica Parker , The Family Stone
- Reese Witherspoon, Walk The Line
Best Actor in a Motion Picutre - Musical or Comedy:
- Pierce Brosnan , The Matador
- Jeff Daniels , The Squid And The Whale
- Johnny Depp , Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
- Nathan Lane , The Producers
- Cillian Murphy , Breakfast on Pluto
Joaquin Phoenix, WalkThe Line
Best Television Series - Drama:
Commander In Chief
Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama:
Patricia Arquette, Medium
Glenn Close, The Sheild
Geen Davis, Commander In Chief
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Polly Walker, Rome
Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama:
Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy
Matthew Fox, Lost
Hugh Laurie, House
Wentworth Miller, Prison Break
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy:
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Everybody Hates Chris
My Name Is Earl
Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy:
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy:
Zach Braff, Scrubs
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jason Lee, My Name is Earl
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
for a complete list of the nominees