Golden Globes 2016 Predictions

The Golden Globes are on this Sunday, January 10, 2016. For those who don’t know, they are the funnier, fatter, and better brother of their more serious sibling – the Oscars. I previously wrote a betting preview for all the main categories for the Oscars, of which only 1 I am now not confident in (Keaton for Supporting Actor). Here are my predictions for every category I care to write about for the upcoming Golden Globes. Also, Ricky Gervais is hosting – The best host there has ever been for an awards show.

Best Picture (Drama)

  • Spotlight
  • The Revenant
  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Room

The best film of 2015 was Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller brought back the best apocalyptic franchise with an absolute roar and it deserves to win this category hands down. The winner here will be Spotlight. Actors, screenplays, and scandals. Yup, they cracked the code.

Back Spotlight at 1.36 with SkyBet.

Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)

  • The Martian
  • The Big Short
  • Joy
  • Trainwreck
  • Spy

When The Martian was declared a comedy this category became the most interesting and valuable of the bunch. Matt Damon gives a quality comedic performance that no one was expecting. This film will do very well at the Globes, and their biggest award comes in the shape of a Best Picture award for Ridley Scott – the all-time greatest science fiction director.

Back The Martian at 2.25 with BoyleSports.

The Martian

Best Director

  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  • Ridley Scott
  • Tom McCarthy
  • George Miller
  • Todd Haynes

Inarritu is the director’s choice. Tom McCarthy is the actor’s choice. George Miller is the fan’s choice. Todd Haynes is no one’s choice. Ridley Scott is the winning choice.

Back Ridley Scott at 3.4 with Bet365.

Best Actor (Drama)

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Bryan Cranson
  • Will Smith

Oh, come on! These actors do not deserve to be in the same category as this guy.

Back Leonardo DiCaprio at 1.2 with Ladbrokes.

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Best Actor (Musical/Comedy)

  • Matt Damon
  • Al Pacino
  • Steve Carrell
  • Christian Bale
  • Mark Ruffalo

Love all of these actors. Great entertainment across the board. Only one winner though and his performance was the standout. If not for his charisma, the movie would have died out there on Mars.

Back Matt Damon at 1.44 with Betfair Exchange.

Best Supporting Actor

  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Mark Rylance
  • Idris Elba
  • Michael Shannon
  • Paul Dano

Mark Rylance can have his Oscar. Sly is gonna take that Globe and have fun doing it. Rocky is one the greatest characters in the history of cinema and the Globes will respect it as such. Great value here on Sly.

Back Sylvester Stallone at 2.1 with Betfair Exchange.


I’ll just round up the actress categories quickly here because I have literally seen none of the films they are in.

Best Actress (Drama) – Back Brie Larson at 1.57 with William Hill.

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) – Back Jennifer Lawrence at 2.1 with Betfair Exchange.

Best Supporting Actress – Back Jennifer Jason Leigh at 2.37 with Betfair Sportsbook.

That’s all folks. Watch the films, make some money, and Merry New Year!