Ernesto Sánchez and Anthony Smith give their predictions for the Golden Globes 2014
Ernesto Sánchez and Anthony Smith give their predictions for the Golden Globes 2014 Shutterstock

It's that time of the year! The awards season begins this Sunday, January 12th, with the 71st Golden Globes ceremony. Always funnier, quicker and sometimes more fair than the Oscars, the recognitions by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have become the ultimate movie party in the Mecca Of Cinema. No longer an indicator of the recipients of the following Academy Awards, the Golden Globes is certainly an event of its own.

For the 2014 Golden Globes edition, two Latin Times movie aficionados, Ernesto Sánchez (Editor-In-Chief) and Anthony Smith (Social Media Manager) --or Sánchez & Smith as we dream to be known one day-- decided to take our movie discussions at work and turn them into something more productive! So here we are, choosing our picks for movies and TV categories, thinking not who deserves them -that's another story, but rather who we think will take the awards home.

This year there were some clear omissions. Sadly, Jake Gyllenhaal gave the performance of his life in "Prisoners," and the film itself we think it's one of the finest of the year. There is also Mexico's extraordinary "Heli" missing from the Best Foreign Language category, and what happened to Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin in "Homeland"? Did they just omitted them because of how awful the third season was?

With "12 Years A Slave" and "American Hustle" leading the race in movies with seven nods each, and "House Of Cards" and "Behind The Candelabra" leading on TV with four nods each, logic would say these are the movies and TV shows and TV movies that will take all the awards home, but no, that's why we have included "dark horses," the big surprises of the year. Are we correct with our predictions? Without further ado, read below...


BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: "12 Years A Slave," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena," "Rush"

Sánchez' Pick: "12 Years A Slave" / Smith's Pick: "12 Years A Slave" / Dark horse: "Gravity"

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: "American Hustle," "Her," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska," "The Wolf Of Wall Street"

Sánchez' Pick: "American Hustle"/ Smith's Pick: "American Hustle" / Dark horse: "The Wolf Of Wall Street"

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet

Sánchez' Pick: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" / Smith's Pick: Cate Blanchett / Dark horse: Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford

Sánchez' Pick: Chiwetel Ejiofor "12 Years A Slave" / Smith's Pick: Chiwitel Ejiofor / Dark horse: Robert Redford, "All Is Lost"

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Amy Adams, Julie Delpy, Greta Gerwig, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Meryl Streep

Sánchez' Pick: Amy Adams "American Hustle" / Smith's Pick: Meryl Streep, "Osage: August County" / Dark horse: Greata Gerwig, "Frances Ha"

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Christian Bale, Bruce Dern, Leonardo Di Caprio, Oscar Isaac, Joaquin Phoenix

Sánchez' Pick: Oscar Isaac "Inside Llewyn Davis" / Smith's Pick: Bruce Dern, "Nebraska" / Dark horse: Joaquin Phoenix, "Her"

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts, June Squibb

Sánchez' Pick: Jennifer Lawrence "American Hustle" / Smith's Pick: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years A Slave" / Dark horse: Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine"

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: Barkhad Abdi, Daniel Brühl, Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto

Sánchez' Pick: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" / Smith's Pick: Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips" / Dark horse: Daniel Brühl, "Rush"

BEST ANIMATED FILM: "The Croods," "Despicable Me 2, " "Frozen"

Sánchez' Pick: "Frozen" / Smith's Pick: "Frozen" / Dark horse: None

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "The Wind Rises," "Blue Is The Warmest Color," "The Hunt," "The Past," "The Great Beauty"

Sánchez' Pick: "Blue Is The Warmest Color" / Smith's Pick: "Blue Is The Warmest Color" / Dark horse: "The Wind Rises"

BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón, Paul Greengrass, Steve Mcqueen, Alexander Payne, David O Rusell

Sánchez' Pick: Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity" / Smith's Pick: Steve McQueen, "12 Years A Slave" / Dark horse: Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips"


BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA: "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "The Good Wife," "House Of Cards," "Masters Of Sex"

Sánchez' Pick: "Breaking Bad" / Smith's Pick: "House Of Cards" / Dark horse: "The Good Wife"

BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY: "The Big Bang Theory," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Girls," "Modern Family," "Parks And Recreation"

Sánchez' Pick: "Girls" / Smith's Pick: "Parks And Recreation" / Dark horse: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

BEST MINI SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TV: "American Horror Story: Coven," "Behind The Candelabra," "Dancing On The Edge," "Top Of The Lake," "White Queen"

Sánchez' Pick: "Behind The Candelabra" / Smith's Pick: "Behind The Candelabra" / Dark horse: "American Horror Story: Coven"

BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES, DRAMA: Julianna Margulies, Tatiana Maslany, Taylor Schilling, Kerry Washington, Robin Wright

Sánchez' Pick: Kerry Washington, "Scandal" / Smith's Pick: Juliana Margulies, "The Good Wife" / Dark horse: Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is The New Black"

BEST ACTOR TV SERIES, DRAMA: Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Michael Sheen, Kevin Spacey, James Spader

Sánchez' Pick: Bryan Cranston / Smith's Pick: Bryan Cranston / Dark horse: None

BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES, COMEDY: Zooey Deschanel, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler

Sánchez' Pick: Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation" / Smith's Pick: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" / Dark horse: Lena Dunham, "Girls"

BEST ACTOR TV SERIES, COMEDY: Jason Bateman, Don Cheadle, Michael J. Fox, Jim Parsons, Andy Samberg

Sánchez' Pick: Don Cheadle, "House Of Lies" / Smith's Pick: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" / Dark horse: Michael J. Fox

BEST ACTRESS MINI SERIES, OR MOVIE FOR TV: Helena Bonham Carter, Rebecca Ferguson, Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren, Elisabeth Moss

Sánchez' Pick: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven" / Smith's Pick: Jessica Lange / Dark horse: Helen Mirren

BEST ACTOR MINI SERIES, OR MOVIE FOR TV: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Al Pacino

Sánchez' Pick: Michael Douglas, "Behind The Candelabra" / Smith's Pick: Michael Douglas / Dark horse: None

BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jacqueline Bissett, Janet McTeer, Hayden Panettiere, Monica Potter, Sofia Vergara

Sánchez' Pick: Janet McTeer, "White Queen" / Smith's Pick: Sofía Vergara, "Modern Family" / Dark horse: Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"

BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTOR: Josh Charles, Rob Lowe, Aaron Paul, Corey Stoll, Jon Voight

Sánchez' Pick: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" / Smith's Pick: Josh Charles, "The Good Wife" / Dark horse: Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"

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