Jo Koy hosts 81st Golden Globes amid industry's willingness to embrace the revamped awards.
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Barbenheimer is expected to dominate the awards, but new voters may introduce surprises.
Best Film (Drama) predicts a two-horse race, with Oppenheimer likely to win, and Past Lives deserving attention.
Best Actress (Drama) sees Lily Gladstone as a likely winner, reflecting the Globes' diversity direction.
Best Actor (Drama) presents a tight race, with Cillian Murphy favored for Oppenheimer.
Best Film (Comedy or Musical) anticipates a win for Barbie, validating the HFPA's category split.
Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) predicts Emma Stone winning for Poor Things, blending Hollywood glamour with new HFPA preferences.
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) is a close contest, with Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) and Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers) as frontrunners.
Best Supporting Actress expects Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers) to secure a win.
Best Supporting Actor has Charles Melton (May December) and Robert Downey Jr (Oppenheimer) in a competitive race.
Best Director predicts Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer) winning, with potential competition from Greta Gerwig and Martin Scorsese.
It expresses excitement for Jo Koy's hosting role and the potential for the awards to rebound after recent challenges.