Golden Globe Pundit Poll: Depp, Bale, Firth Will Win
Sunday's going to be Johnny Depp's night! And Colin Firth's - though the jury's almost split on Social Network/King's Speech. But in a predictable contest, check out the long shots with only one vote each.
We GoldDerby pundits give a 21-vote salute to Natalie Portman, predicting her win for best actress at the Golden Globes on Sunday, but the jury is split . Click here to see the predicted winners (and my votes), but here's a more interesting list -- of candidates that got only one lonely critic's vote. Each critic will be intolerably smug if he or she proves right:
Best Drama: The FIghter (Guy Lodge)
Best Director: Tom Hooper (Bob Tourtellotte)
Best Drama Actor: James Franco (Joseph Kapsch)
Best Comedy Actor: Paul Giamatti (Sasha Stone)
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush (Michael Musto). But I say he should win Best Actor (and Rush told me I was wrong)!
Best Foreign-Language Picture: In a Better World (Thelma Adams)
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