Who Will Be Golden At The Globes?

Kim MacCormack

Friday, December 7, 2018 3:21 PM UTC

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 3:21 PM UTC

The Golden Globes are the less serious sister to the Academy Awards, and this year the nominees offer a mix of oddball friendships, musical partnerships and a comedy about a vice president.

Let’s get this party started.

With the Golden Globe nominees announced, the awards season is in full throttle with “Vice,” starring Christian Bale leading with six nominations. “A Star is Born,” “Green Book” and “The Favourite” felt the love too, each getting five nominations.

On the TV side, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” received 4 nomination with “The Americans,” “Barry” and “Homecoming” each getting three.

The snubs? We’re looking at you Ryan Gosling. The actor who entered the fall as a frontrunner for Best Actor playing astronaut Neil Armstrong in “First Man” may as well have been left on the moon. What happened? Let’s just say he failed to launch, though actress Claire Foy was nominated in a supporting role. Ouch!

Also left off the nominations list, Viola Davis as a wife-turned-robber in “Widows,” director Ryan Coogler who saw his film “Black Panther” get a nod but not him, last year’s Best TV Drama winner “The Handmaids Tale” and two-time Best Actor winner Sterling K. Brown.

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So who will take home the awards BetOnline and Ladbrokes has chimed in first, posting odds on which films/TV shows it thinks will take home the Golden Globe in three categories. We’re hopeful other oddsmakers will chime in in the coming days.

In the Best Motion Picture -Drama category, “A Star Is Born” as the frontrunner at +400 (BetOnline) and 1/4 (Ladbrokes). Both of its stars, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were nominated in the acting categories as well. Also up for Best Drama, “If Beale Street Could Talk (+400 BetOnline) (4/1 Ladbrokes), about a family’s life derailed by a false arrest; “BlacKkKlansman” (+750 BetOnline) (10/1, Ladbrokes), Spike Lee’s story of an African American detective who takes bold steps to take down the Ku Klux Klan”; “Black Panther” (+1200 BetOnline) (10/1 Ladbrokes) the first superhero movie nominated in this category, and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (+1600 BetOnline) (20/1 Ladbrokes), the biopic of Freddie Mercury, the front man of Queen.

The Pick: If anyone thinks anything other than “A Star is Born” is the choice of the Hollywood Foreign Press, we’d like to have what you’re having. This is a done deal.

The competition is a bit stiffer in the Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy category with costume-comedy “The Favourite” (+175 BetOnline) (6/4 Ladbrokes) being, well, the favorite. As the commercial touts, three superior acting performances by three actresses – Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz (all three nominated in acting categories) command the screen in this period costume comedy about who is really the power behind the crown. “Green Book” (+175 BetOnline) (5/2 Ladbrokes) about an unlikely friendship starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali (also both nominated); “Vice” (+200 BetOnline) (5/2 Ladbrokes) starring an unrecognizable Christian Bale (up for Best Actor as well) as Vice President Dick Cheney; box office superstar “Crazy Rich Asians” (+1000 BetOnline) (10/1 Ladbrokes) with nominee Constance Wu and “Mary Poppins Returns” (+900 BetOnline) (10/1 Ladbrokes) starring an also nominated Emily Blunt in a movie that has yet to open in the United States.

The Pick: It will be hard for the HFPA not to pick “The Favourite” but “Vice” could slip in for the win. We’re still sticking with girl power.

Ladbrokes also has offered odds on Best Television Series – Drama, but not Comedy. Go figure.

The frontrunner here is the thriller “Killing Eve” (-150 BetOnline) (4/6 Ladbrokes) starring Sandra Oh as a security operative who goes toe-to-toe with an assassin played by Jodie Comer. Also nominated, “Homecoming” (+325 BetOnline) (4/1 Ladbrokes) starring Julia Roberts as woman helping soldiers transition to civilian life; and “Pose,” the groundbreaking show abouts ‘80s ballroom culture starring five transgender actresses (+550 BetOnline) ; “The Americans" (+600 BetOnline) the story of Russian spies living and working in the United States; and “Bodyguard” (+750 BetOnline) a compelling Nexflix series starring Richard Madden as a former war veteran trying to keep a politician out of harm’s way, all with odds of 6/1 at Ladbrokes to win.

The Pick: The HFPA loves picking shows outside the box and this year they’ve nominated a few. We think this year’s Golden Globe’s host, Sandra Oh, will be very happy with their choice. We’re picking “Killing Eve” over “Homecoming.”

As more sportsbooks offer up odds and categories, we’ll keep updating with our picks.

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