The 2016 award season has officially kicked off, and next on our calendar is the 73rd annual Golden Globes. Ricky Gervais will return for the fourth time as host for the Golden Globes, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton in California, on 10 January, 2016.
The year 2015 has been great for movies, with the release of widely anticipated films like "Mad Max: Fury Road", "The Revenant", "The Danish Girl" and "The Martian". The nominees for the Golden Globes 2016 were announced on Thursday, 10 December, 2015, and voting ballots have all been mailed to the HFPA as of 21 December.
We will learn the final results only during the live ceremony on Sunday, but that does not stop us from guessing the winners. It is, after all, an exciting year for the Golden Globes, especially since America's latest BFF obsession Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are being pitted against each other in the Best Actress in Comedy category.
Check out our Golden Globes 2016 winners' predictions to see if you agree with us and if our guesses match the final results, which will announced during the ceremony, telecast at 8 pm (EST) on 10 January. Do not forget to check back here for the live streaming information.
Best Picture: Drama
Room: The movie shows the beauty of freedom, and how important the things we take for granted are. Starring Brie Larson, William H Macy and young actor Jacob Temblay, "Room" has received much critical acclaim and is beautiful in its originality and vulnerability.
Best Picture: Comedy or Musical
The Martian: Not sure how this movie is part of comedy or musical category, but that does not take away from the fact that it was one of the most entertaining films of the past year. Although "The Big Short" has a huge chance of winning the category, we are still going to stick with our guts and "The Martian".
George Miller for "Mad Max: Fury Road": Having garnered both critical and commercial acclaim, the post-apocalyptic action film managed to restore the "Mad Max" franchise back to its past glory. It has been pegged as one of the greatest action movies ever made, and director George Miller deserves huge credit for it.
Best Actor: Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Revenant": We have watched Leo being treated as the underdog despite being the alpha in almost every award season for two decades now. We hope "The Revenant" will change this luck and allow Leo to bag every single trophy, starting with the Golden Globes.
Best Actress: Drama
Saoirse Ronan for "Brooklyn": This is one of the most competitive categories this year, with performance of Cate Blanchett and Brie Larson vying for the top spot. However, it is the nuanced performance of Saorise as a young woman caught between her love for two men that we think will be rewarded at the Golden Globes.
Best Actor: Musical or Comedy
Mark Ruffalo for "Infinitely Polar Bear": With his easy charm and likable face, Ruffalo manages to make the most annoying characters lovable, as he has done with Cam Stuart. He deserves an award for this performance — in a movie that did not become very popular — and we hope he will.
Best Actress: Comedy or Musical
Amy Schumer for "Trainwreck": As her BFF and contender Jennifer Lawrence explained to Seth Meyers recently, Schumer's movie was brilliant in its unabashed vulnerability. While the film itself did not meet the expectations we had for it, Schumer's performance was brilliant and so was her story.
Best TV series: Drama
Mr Robot: We all know how popular "Game of Thrones" is, but no one expected a show like "Mr Robot" to pop out of nowhere and amaze us with its brilliance. The show definitely deserves to take home the Golden Globes on Sunday night.
Best TV Series: Comedy or Musical
Silicon Valley: The HBO series is nothing like we have ever seen before, and is unfortunately not as popular as it deserves to be. With Season 2, the show proved it is possible to improve brilliance, which is why it deserved a Golden Globes 2016 win.
Best TV Miniseries or Movie
Fargo: The comedy-crime series is an award show favourite and the trend is expected to continue in 2016 too, although it does have tough competition from "American Crime" this year.