Having spoken to a “rather large” percentage of 90-some Hollywood Foreign Press members, The Envelope‘s Tom O’Neil is reporting that at this somewhat early stage of the game that Golden Globe voters “are absolutely crazy about Babel, The Queen and The Departed.
“The other two slots for best drama picture will probably go to two of these three — Flags of Our Fathers, Bobby or World Trade Center. They’re not responding gushingly to The Pursuit of Happyness” — I observed yesterday that Gabriele Muccino‘s film seems to be sliding– “but they love Will Smith‘s performance and plan to nominate him.
“One voter said that, between the two sparring 9/11 movies, they prefer World Trade Center to United 93 “because it’s more about the human relationships involved.” Brilliant deduction!!
“On the comedy/musical side, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine, Borat and The Devil Wears Prada look like locks for best pic bids. The fifth slot could go to Thank You for Smoking or another small indie. Some observers say Stranger Than Fiction, but not everyone agrees.”