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Golden Globes crystal ball: Our 2013 winner predictions

SheKnows looks into our crystal ball to find our favorites to win at the 2013 Golden Globes.

Daniel Day Lewis and Steven Spielberg at Lincoln premiere.Best Motion Picture — Drama

Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

SheKnows expects Lincoln to take home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture — Drama. It was both a critical and commercial success and hit just the right note during the 2012 presidential election. While we think all the films nominated are deserving of the award, Lincoln was refreshing and interesting, which is difficult to achieve with a biopic, especially one from the Civil War era.

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Best Director — Motion Picture

Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

SheKnows predicts Steven Spielberg will once again take home the Golden Globe for Best Director. We actually prefer Ben Affleck for this award — Argo represents a major career achievement for him — but we just have this feeling that the Hollywood Foreign Press (HFP) is in love with Spielberg and Lincoln. It’s true the film is a masterpiece, and so a win for Spielberg is both expected and deserved.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

We love this category because it’s great to see some of our favorite actresses back in the spotlight after some years away, like Sally Field and Helen Hunt. Despite our wave of nostalgia, The Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is likely going to Anne Hathaway for her breathtaking performance in Les Misérables. Hathaway sang and acted her way through one of the most raw and difficult performances in acting. Anne’s ability to captivate audiences — and exceed their expectations for the beloved character Fantine — solidifies her chance at a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

This category is difficult because none of the actors listed received any exceptional buzz surrounding their performances, yet all were truly outstanding in their work, hence their Golden Globe nominations. After careful consideration, SheKnows predicts Philip Seymour Hoffman will take home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Hoffman gave a stellar performance in The Master.

Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Honestly, some of these nominations were a surprise to us: Girls? Smash? Girls is a great show, but its first season showed some serious kinks. We’d be truly surprised if Lea Dunham’s HBO breakout show took home this award. And Smash? We just don’t see it. The real battle is between The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family. We think The Big Bang Theory is set to win the Golden Globe for Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical. The show has really grown into its characters and the writing has improved over the years to move it beyond a typical quirky sitcom and toward a truly well-developed show.

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