TVGuide.com's 2009 Golden Globes Predictions
Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Who will emerge victorious at the Golden Globes? We don't know yet, but we can have fun predicting — and so can you. So sharpen your pencils, check out the nominees here, make your picks and compare them to ours below while we count down to Sunday's ceremony (NBC at 8 pm/ET).
Will win: Mad Men
Unlike the Emmys, the Globes don't usually repeat winners, but Mad Men's sleek and stylish ways will be too much for the HFPA to ignore. Plus, with no ceremony last year, it will feel like winning for the first time.
Watch out for: In Treatment
It did get five nominations, after all.
Will win: 30 Rock
The critical darling has never triumphed at the Globes (it wasn't even nominated its first season!). Besides, what better time is there than now for the HFPA to get on the bandwagon?
Watch out for: The Office
After failing to nab a nomination last year, Dunder Mifflin popped back on the Globe radar again.
Will win: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
No one can resist Don Draper.
Watch out for: Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
His dark and troubled therapist is pitch-perfect.
Will win: Anna Paquin, True Blood
The Globes love fresh, uh, blood, and Paquin's spunky Sookie Stackhouse is the best way for them to honor the show.
Watch out for: January Jones, Mad Men
Another fresh face on a hot show.
Will win: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Who else can bring Jack Donaghy to life with such wacky verve and brilliance?
Watch out for: David Duchovny, Californication
Defending champ could get singled out for his on-screen dirty deeds.
Will win: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
After her 2008, voters can't deny Fey a second-straight Globe. And she'll actually get to give a quirky speech this time.
Watch out for: Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Like Fey, Applegate had a year to remember too, albeit not for the same reasons.
Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Will win: Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
Not even Ari Gold can take on Benjamin Franklin.
Watch out for: Ari Gold — er, Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Will win: Laura Dern, Recount
No recount needed for Dern's clueless Katherine Harris.
Watch out for: Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Skillfully goes toe-to-toe with Byrne week in and week out.
Will win: Slumdog Millionaire
The intoxicatingly uplifting hit is on a roll.
Watch out for: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Globes adore an epic and their A-list stars.
Will win: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
A fun return to form for Woody Allen.
Watch out for: Mamma Mia!
For popular appeal alone.
Will win: Sean Penn, Milk
Engrossing and captivating, Penn was Harvey Milk. Plus, the film somehow failed to show in other categories, so this is its only shot at getting some love.
Watch out for: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Comeback kid, indeed.
Will win: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
The Globes love their ingénues.
Watch out for: Meryl Streep, Doubt
The Globes also love their Meryl — she has two nods this year, bringing her total to 23.
Will win: Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
A suave, sexy and drastic departure from last year's No Country for Old Men.
Watch out for: James Franco, Pineapple Express
Dealing pot never looked so good — or so funny.
Will win: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
A critical favorite in a breakout role, Hawkins' perpetually sunny Poppy will charm the pants off voters.
Watch out for: Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
See Drama Actress. Plus, she sings and dances.
Will win: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Cue the standing O now.
Watch out for: Um, no one? OK, fine, Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder.
Will win: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Mentally unstable always does well, and Cruz did mentally unstable very well.
Watch out for: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Category fraud or not, Winslet's role as a former Nazi prison guard is the meatiest of them all. However, her double nominations (she's also up for drama actress in Revolutionary Road) may lead to vote-splitting.
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