2016 Golden Globes: Which Movies Should Win, and Which Ones Will

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Best Motion Picture, Drama
What Will Win…: Spotlight
…But If It Doesn’t: Mad Max: Fury Road
What Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
What Will Win…: The Big Short
…But If It Doesn’t: The Martian
What Should Win: The Big Short

Best Director
Who Will Win…: Ridley Scott (The Martian)
…But If He Doesn’t: George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Who Should Win: George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Screenplay
What Will Win…: Spotlight
…But If It Doesn’t: The Hateful Eight
What Should Win: The Big Short

Best Actress, Drama
Who Will Win…: Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
…But If She Doesn’t: Brie Larson (Room)
Who Should Win: Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Actor, Drama
Who Will Win…: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
…But If He Doesn’t: Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Who Should Win: Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical
Who Will Win…: Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
…But If She Doesn’t: Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Who Should Win: I abstain; haven’t seen enough of the nominees to make a thoughtful decision.

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical
Who Will Win…: Matt Damon (The Martian)
…But If He Doesn’t: Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Who Should Win: Either Christian Bale or Steve Carell (The Big Short)

Best Supporting Actress
Who Will Win…: Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
…But If She Doesn’t: Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Who Should Win: Alicia Vikander, Alicia Vikander, Alicia Vikander! (Ex Machina)

Best Supporting Actor:
Who Will Win…: Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
…But If It Doesn’t: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
What Should Win: Sylvester Stallone (Creed). Rocky’s back, baby!

Best Motion Picture, Animated
What Will Win…: Inside Out
…But If It Doesn’t: Inside Out — okay, kidding, Anomalisa
What Should Win: Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
What Will Win…: Son of Saul
…But If It Doesn’t: Mustang
What Should Win: I’ve got no dog in this fight. Victoria wasn’t nominated, and I still haven’t seen any of the nominees. I abstain.

Best Original Score
Who Will Win…: Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
…But If He Doesn’t: Carter Burwell (Carol)
Who Should Win: Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Song
What Will Win…: “See You Again” (Furious 7)
…But If It Doesn’t: “One Kind of Love” (Love and Mercy)
What Should Win: Literally anything but “Writing’s on the Wall” (Spectre)

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