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TWoP Picks The 2008 Golden Globes: Movies

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Will Win: Julie Christie.

Best Picture: Musical/Comedy
Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Hairspray
Juno
Sweeney Todd

Should Win: Across The Universe is actively bad, Hairspray is deeply mediocre, Charlie Wilson looks bad enough that we haven't been able to bring ourselves to see it yet, and Juno is a good and likeable movie but too flawed in the screenplay department. It may seem like Sweeney Todd comes out on top by default, but it's a truly momentous achievement on Tim Burton's part and it's the best of this lot, certainly.

Will Win: In a tight race with Sweeney -- and with not-insignificant siphoning of votes from Charlie Wilson and Hairspray supporters -- Juno takes it. The Globes' tendency to go for big-spectacle musicals over indie comedies is well-documented, but the odd Sideways does prevail from time to time. This is one of those times.

Best Actor
Johnny Depp -- Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling -- Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks -- Charlie Wilson's War
Philip Seymour Hoffman -- The Savages
John C. Reilly -- Walk Hard

Should Win: Johnny Depp just gives a monster performance as Sweeney Todd's titular demon barber. Few actors came close to him this year, and none of his co-nominees are among them.

Will Win: Johnny Depp.

Best Actress
Amy Adams -- Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky -- Hairspray
Helena Bonham-Carter -- Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard -- La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page -- Juno

Should Win: Blonsky's ridiculously likeable, as is -- so we hear -- Amy Adams, and we're among the few who kind of dug Bonham-Carter's breathless rendition of Mrs. Lovett. Don't get us started on Marion Cotillard, though. What a steaming pile of a performance that was. Ellen Page, on the other hand, basically has to fight her way through one thick-ass tangle of an original screenplay, chopping her way through the quirky wordiness with a machete and arriving on the other side having fleshed out a real character. That took some doing. The girl's the real deal.

Will Win: Tough call. Cotillard's gotten the raves, for whatever godforsaken reason, while Page looks to be winning over the public. We wouldn't rule out an Amy Adams win here, but ultimately we think Ellen Page takes it.

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TWoP Picks The 2008 Golden Globes: Movies

Will Win: Julie Christie.

Best Picture: Musical/Comedy
Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Hairspray
Juno
Sweeney Todd

Should Win: Across The Universe is actively bad, Hairspray is deeply mediocre, Charlie Wilson looks bad enough that we haven't been able to bring ourselves to see it yet, and Juno is a good and likeable movie but too flawed in the screenplay department. It may seem like Sweeney Todd comes out on top by default, but it's a truly momentous achievement on Tim Burton's part and it's the best of this lot, certainly.

Will Win: In a tight race with Sweeney -- and with not-insignificant siphoning of votes from Charlie Wilson and Hairspray supporters -- Juno takes it. The Globes' tendency to go for big-spectacle musicals over indie comedies is well-documented, but the odd Sideways does prevail from time to time. This is one of those times.

Best Actor
Johnny Depp -- Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling -- Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks -- Charlie Wilson's War
Philip Seymour Hoffman -- The Savages
John C. Reilly -- Walk Hard

Should Win: Johnny Depp just gives a monster performance as Sweeney Todd's titular demon barber. Few actors came close to him this year, and none of his co-nominees are among them.

Will Win: Johnny Depp.

Best Actress
Amy Adams -- Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky -- Hairspray
Helena Bonham-Carter -- Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard -- La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page -- Juno

Should Win: Blonsky's ridiculously likeable, as is -- so we hear -- Amy Adams, and we're among the few who kind of dug Bonham-Carter's breathless rendition of Mrs. Lovett. Don't get us started on Marion Cotillard, though. What a steaming pile of a performance that was. Ellen Page, on the other hand, basically has to fight her way through one thick-ass tangle of an original screenplay, chopping her way through the quirky wordiness with a machete and arriving on the other side having fleshed out a real character. That took some doing. The girl's the real deal.

Will Win: Tough call. Cotillard's gotten the raves, for whatever godforsaken reason, while Page looks to be winning over the public. We wouldn't rule out an Amy Adams win here, but ultimately we think Ellen Page takes it.

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