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This Sunday marks the 71st anniversary of the Golden Globes, and we couldn’t be more excited. Sometimes dubbed the “Pre-Oscars”, the Golden Globes honor the best in film and television every year, broadcast live from Beverly Hills, California. So why not print out some downloadable ballots, get some awesome appetizers in the oven, and have a wine night with the girls? This year is expected to be the best yet.

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Hosted by the ever adorable Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, this year’s Golden Globes will pack an extra special comedic punch. But let’s talk winners and losers. It’s time to put our pop culture knowledge to the test and scope out what will be our 2014 Golden Globe predictions.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Nominees

“12 Years A Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“Philomena”
“Rush”

Our prediction will be “12 Years A Slave”. Although “Gravity” packed quite a punch in the box office, we think that the scientific misgivings in the screenplay may contribute to the loss. “12 Years A Slave” is a powerful film that deserves the recognition of a Golden Globe win.

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BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY/MUSICAL

Nominees

“American Hustle”
“Her”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“The Wolf Of Wall Street”

Our prediction will be “American Hustle”. With an all-star cast like that, it’s hard not to absolutely adore the film. Although these nominees are the best group yet, there is a very good chance that “Nebraska” just might sneak in and steal it.

BEST DIRECTOR

Nominees

Alfonso Cuaron – “Gravity” 
Paul Greengrass – “Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen – “12 Years A Slave”
Alexander Payne – “Nebraska”
David O Russell – “American Hustle”

We’re going to give this one to Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity”, because it is damn hard to pull off a film so well with an over-abundance of special effects. The other favorite in this category is Steve McQueen who at times flies under the radar with his directorial genius.

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA

Nominees

Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock – “Gravity”
Judi Dench – “Philomena”
Emma Thompson – “Saving Mr Banks”
Kate Winslet – “Labor Day”

This one is a tricky choice because I feel that Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett equally deserve the honors. I haven’t seen Bullock in such an emotional role since The Blindside and we all know how well that turned out for her awards season. Sigh, if we have to make a choice, we’ll pick Bullock.

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA

Nominees

Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years A Slave”
Idris Elba – “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”
Tom Hanks – “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club” 
Robert Redford – “All Is Lost”

Easiest decision of the day: Matthew McConaughey.

BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY/MUSICAL

Nominees

Amy Adams – “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy – “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig – “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep – “August: Osage County”

We think Streep and Adams will be the obvious choice for this one, but Julia Louis-Dreyfus may sneak in and take the award home for her role in “Enough Said”. Although predicting Meryl will win all the time every time (except last year, whoops) she did knock her role in “August: Osage County” out of the park. Meryl, you have this one.

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BEST ACTOR – COMEDY/MUSICAL

Nominees

Christian Bale – “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern – “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf Of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac – “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix – “Her” 

This one is a toughie. What a powerful group of leading men. Although consistently overshadowed in Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio is still one of the best actors in Hollywood today, and when teamed up with Scorsese, it’s a power duo not to be messed with. Oscar Issac is making quite the buzz lately for his portrayal of Llewyn Davis, and Christian Bale packed on the pounds for America Hustle. Despite the fact we would love DiCaprio to take this one home, we think Joaquin will nab the Globe.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Nominees

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence – “American Hustle”
Lupita N’yongo – “12 Years A Slave” 
Julia Roberts – “August: Osage County”
June Squibb – “Nebraska”

Julia versus Jennifer. Well, guess what, we’ll predicting Lupita N’yongo will snag this win.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Nominees

Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl – “Rush”
Bradley Cooper – “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender – “12 Years A Slave”
Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club” 

If Jared Leto doesn’t land a Golden Globe for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club”, well then we may just turn off our TVs and say goodnight.

BEST SCREENPLAY

Nominees

“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“Her”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”

We’re hoping that “Nebraska” will surprise and upset as the underdog in this category, but we’re thinking “American Hustle” will ultimately take the title.

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BEST DRAMA SERIES

Nominees

“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Good Wife”
“House Of Cards”
“Masters Of Sex”

“Breaking Bad” is the obvious favorite and with good reason, so this will be our winner in this category. However, we do think “House of Cards” should stand a very good chance. Has anyone wondered why “Orange is the New Black” is not up here? Yes, we were, too.

BEST COMEDY SERIES

Nominees

“Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn Nine Nine”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“Parks & Recreation”

“Girls”, we can’t get enough of this show and it returns the VERY same night as the Golden Globes. Thank you, TiVo. So this is our winner for the comedy category. However, isn’t it time Parks & Rec gets some recognition?

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA

Nominees

Julianna Marguiles – “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling – “Orange Is The New Black”
Kerry Washington – “Scandal”
Robin Wright – “House Of Cards”

Marguiles just took home the People’s Choice award for this category, but we’re leaning toward Washington for the win. Although, Schilling should be a huge contender, it is Washington’s year and nobody can stop her.

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA

Nominees

Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad” 
Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen – “Masters Of Sex”
Kevin Spacey – “House Of Cards”
James Spader – “The Blacklist”

Now, I know everyone is rooting for Cranston to take it home, and rightly so. But Kevin Spacey nailed it in the premiere season of “House of Cards”. Hollywood will give Cranston the win, so that is our choice, but Spacey will have clear sailings this time next year.

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BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY

Nominees

Zooey Deschanel – “New Girl”
Lena Dunham – “Girls” 
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Amy Poehler – “Parks & Recreation”

Lena Dunham will take this one home, again, as it is well deserved. But we’re thinking Deschanel just may give everyone a run for their money. Who’s that girl?

BEST ACTOR – COMEDY

Nominees

Jason Bateman – “Arrested Development” 
Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies”
Michael J Fox – “The Michael J Fox Show”
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg – “Brooklyn Nine Nine”

Parsons is always the favorite in this category, but we’re going to support Bateman in his return with “Arrested Development” the show that was always ahead of its time. Bateman for the win!

Check out the rest of the categories and nominees here and let us know who you’re rooting for!

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