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2021 Golden Globes Best Director Predictions

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UPDATED: Jan. 10, 2021

Aaron Sorkin is a long-time favourite with the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation, getting nominated for each screenplay he’s written aside from “Malice.” He missed out on a director nomination for his debut “Molly’s Sport,” and we’ll see in the event that they really feel like going all-in on the two-time winner. This can be one of many solely pictures for stopping the momentum for Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland.” Additionally they love large stars, which is why regardless of division throughout the critics, George Clooney could also be near a nomination for “The Midnight Sky.”

(Awards Circuit Winners Chart (2020-2021)

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THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, from left: director Aaron Sorkin, Sacha Baron Cohen, on set, 2020. ph: Niko Tavernise / © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Assortment
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  1. Chloé Zhao
    "Nomadland" (Searchlight Footage)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: By no means nominated

    PRODUCERS: Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao
    SYNOPSIS: After dropping all the things within the Nice Recession, an outdated lady embarks on a journey by way of the American West, dwelling as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
    STARRING: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda Could, Swankie, Bob Wells

  2. Aaron Sorkin
    "The Trial of the Chicago 7" (Netflix)

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    GLOBES HISTORY: 7 nominations, 2 wins (2010's "The Social Community" and 2015's "Steve Jobs" in finest screenplay)

    PRODUCERS: Stuart M. Besser, Matt Jackson, Marc Platt, Tyler Thompson
    SYNOPSIS: The story of seven folks on trial stemming from varied prices surrounding the rebellion on the 1968 Democratic Nationwide Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
    STARRING: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Sturdy

  3. David Fincher
    "Mank" (Netflix)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 2 nominations (2008's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and 2010's "The Social Community")

    PRODUCERS: David Fincher, Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski
    SYNOPSIS: Thirties Hollywood is re-evaluated by way of the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to complete the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.
    STARRING: Tom Burke, Lily Collins, Joseph Cross, Charles Dance, Monika Gossman, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jamie McShane, Tuppence Middleton, Toby Leonard Moore, Gary Oldman, Tom Pelphrey, Amanda Seyfried, Sam Troughton

  4. Regina King
    "One Night time in Miami" (Amazon Studios)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 1 nomination, 1 win (2018's "If Beale Road May Speak" in supporting actress)

    PRODUCERS: Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Jody Klein
    SYNOPSIS: A fictional account of 1 unimaginable night time in 1964, the place 4 icons of activism, sports activities and music – Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – gathered, discussing their roles within the civil rights motion and cultural upheaval of the ’60s.
    STARRING: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom, Jr.

  5. George Clooney
    "The Midnight Sky" (Netflix)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 8 nominations, 2 wins (2005's "Syriana" in supporting actor and 2012's "Argo" in finest image)

    PRODUCERS: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Bard Dorros, Keith Redmon, Cliff Roberts
    SYNOPSIS: This post-apocalyptic story follows Augustine, a lonely scientist within the Arctic, as he races to cease Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning house to a mysterious world disaster.
    STARRING: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir, Tiffany Boone, Caoilinn Springall

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  1. Florian Zeller
    "The Father" (Sony Footage Classics)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated

    PRODUCERS: Philippe Carcassonne, Simon Pal, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt, Christophe Spadone
    SYNOPSIS: A person refuses all help from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his altering circumstances, he begins to doubt his family members, his personal thoughts and even the material of his actuality.
    STARRING: Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Anthony Hopkins, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams

  2. Lee Isaac Chung
    "Minari" (A24)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated

    PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Christina Oh
    SYNOPSIS: A Korean household strikes to Arkansas to start out a farm within the Eighties.
    STARRING: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim, Yuh-jung Youn, Will Patton

  3. George C. Wolfe
    "Ma Rainey's Black Backside" (Netflix)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated

    PRODUCERS: Todd Black, Denzel Washington, Dany Wolf
    SYNOPSIS: Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her bold horn participant and the white administration decided to regulate the uncontrollable "Mom of the Blues". Primarily based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play..
    STARRING: Chadwick Boseman, Dusan Brown, Jonny Coyne, Viola Davis, Colman Domingo, Taylour Paige, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos, Glynn Turman

  4. Paul Greengrass
    "Information of the World" (Common Footage)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 1 nomination (2006's "United 93")

    PRODUCERS: Gary Goetzman, Gregory Goodman, Gail Mutrux
    SYNOPSIS: A Civil Struggle veteran agrees to ship a woman, taken by the Kiowa folks years in the past, to her aunt and uncle, towards her will. They journey a whole lot of miles and face grave risks as they seek for a spot that both can name house.
    STARRING: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Elizabeth Marvel, Mare Winningham, Michael Angelo Covino, Ray McKinnon

  5. Emerald Fennell
    "Promising Younger Girl" (Focus Options)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated

    PRODUCERS: Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Ashley Fox
    SYNOPSIS: A younger lady, traumatized by a tragic occasion in her previous, seeks out vengeance towards those that cross her path.
    STARRING: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Molly Shannon, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Alison Brie, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Connie Britton, Chris Lowell, Adam Brody, Sam Richardson

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  • Sofia Coppola, “On the Rocks” (A24/Apple TV Plus)
  • Lee Daniels, “America vs. Billie Vacation” (Hulu)
  • John Lee Hancock, “The Little Issues” (HBO Max/Warner Bros.)
  • Charlie Kaufman, “I’m Pondering of Ending Issues” (Netflix)
  • Shaka King, “Judas and the Black Messiah” (HBO Max/Warner Bros.)
  • Francis Lee, “Ammonite” (Neon)
  • Spike Lee, “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)
  • Sam Levinson, “Malcolm & Marie” (Netflix)
  • Kevin Macdonald, “The Mauritanian” (STXfilms)
  • Darius Marder, “Sound of Metallic” (Amazon Studios)
  • Kornél Mundruczó, “Items of a Girl” (Netflix)
  • Christopher Nolan, “Tenet” (Warner Bros.)
  • Kelly Reichardt, “First Cow” (A24)
  • Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, “Cherry” (Apple TV Plus)
  • Leigh Whannell, “The Invisible Man” (Common Footage)

2021 Golden Globes Predictions (Movie)

2020-2021 Golden Globes Awards Timeline

  • Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Movement Image and Tv entry types – Nov. 30, 2020
  • Deadline for Tv nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Younger – Dec. 30, 2020
  • Deadline for receipt of Tv nomination ballots by Ernst & Younger at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 12, 2021
  • Deadline for Movement Image nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Younger at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 13, 2021
  • The ultimate screening date for Movement Footage – Jan. 26, 2021
  • The ultimate date for Movement Image press conferences – Jan. 27, 2021
  • Deadline for receipt of Movement Image nomination ballots by Ernst & Younger at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT – Jan. 30, 2021
  • Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards are introduced at 8:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. PT – Feb. 3, 2021
  • Ultimate ballots mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Younger – Feb. 23, 2021
  • 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air dwell coast to coast at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California – Feb. 28, 2021

2021 Academy Awards Predictions

Concerning the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes Awards, hosted by the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation, is held yearly with 93 members since 1944. The group acknowledges excellence in movie and tv, throughout drama and comedy or musical classes. Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” holds the document for probably the most awards gained by a single movie with seven. Milos Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and Alan Parker’s “Midnight Categorical” is subsequent in keeping with six every. Robert Altman’s “Nashville” has the document for many nominations acquired by a movie with 11 whereas Colin Higgins’ “Foul Play,” Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Half III” and Mike Nichols’ “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” share the document for receiving probably the most nominations and never profitable a single award at seven.


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