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It takes a lot of very talented people to deliver a great movie, and while they all deserve credit, it is more often than not the actors who elevate any film to great heights.

This is why the actor and actress awards are always so coveted, as there are countless performances over the course of a year that deserve recognition.

The Best Actress and Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy have been whittled down to 5 apiece, so let’s look at those nominees and make some 2019 Golden Globes predictions.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

The 5 ladies up for this award are as follows:

Olivia Colman – The Favourite (-240): In recent years, you will have seen Miss Colman in a more serious role in the hit British TV show Broadchurch. She has some real comedic chops, though, and was a real standout in this hilariously funny period piece. She already has 1 win from a single nomination.

Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns (+150): It is always tough to fill the shoes of an actress who previously played a beloved character, but Emily Blunt was able to do just that in her portrayal of the magical nanny. Miss Blunt has been nominated 5 times in the past and has 1 win.

Golden Globe Awards 2019, Best Actress and Actor in Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Emily Blunt_Mary Poppins Returns

Charlize Theron – Tully (+1000): Miss Theron won the Golden Globe the first time she was nominated (Monster), but she has since been on the losing side on 3 more occasions. Can she break out of that slump with a win here?

Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians (+1200): While this was a movie that went for laughs, Miss Wu showed that she could handle the dramatic side of things, too.

Elsie Fisher- Eight Grade (+1400): This was a breakout performance from a wonderful young actress, playing the role of a middle school girl obsessed with posting YouTube videos. This is a situation where just being nominated should be considered a win.

Our Prediction: Olivia Colman

Golden Globe Awards 2019, Best Actress and Actor in Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Olivia-Colman_The-Favourite

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Listed below are the 5 actors up for the Golden Globe in this category:

Christian Bale – Vice (-165): Bale has become known for taking on roles that often require rather dramatic body transformations. He did it again to play the role of Vice President Dick Cheney. He became almost unrecognizable, which should serve him well here.

Viggo Mortensen – Green Book (+125): This is the 4th Golden Globe Nomination for Viggo, but this one has been a little bit blighted by some controversy earned during the promotion of the movie. That may come back to haunt him here.

Golden Globe Awards 2019, Best Actress and Actor in Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Viggo-Mortensen_Green-Book

Robert Redford – The Old Man and the Gun (+700): Mr. Redford has been around for a long time, but he shows no signs of slowing down. He has 9 previous nominations, both for acting and directing, and has 5 Golden Globe wins.

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns (+1500): Perhaps best know for creating Hamilton for the Broadway stage, Mr. Miranda made a smooth transition to the silver screen for this family favorite. This is his second nomination, but his first for acting.

John C. Reilly – Stan and Ollie (+1600): Another actor asked to go through a drastic transformation to play the role of Oliver Hardy in his later years. This will be the 4th Golden Globe nomination for Mr. Reilly, who has yet to win.

Our Prediction: Christian Bale

Golden Globe Awards 2019, Best Actress and Actor in Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Christian-Bale_Vice

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