Best Picture Favorites At The 2020 Golden Globe Awards. We are nearly to the new year and that generally means one thing: the Golden Globe Awards are right around the corner. We have had a full year of wonderful, fun movies to go through and now it is time to reward the best of the best.
And when the Golden Globe Awards come around, that generally means a lot of speculation for bettors out there. Placing bets, typically through a betting online site such as Unibet, means that movie buffs can find an extra source of motivation when rooting for particular films.
So who are the favorites heading into the Best Picture category for the Golden Globe Awards?
Any time that famed director Martin Scorsese has a project, it is certain to be an awards contender. With films such as Goodfellas and The Departed, Scorsese has become famous for bringing the gritty, enticing criminal underworld to the forefront.
It doesn’t hurt that there is an all-star cast from organized crime movies of the past in Robert DeNiro (The Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino), Joe Pesci (Goodfellas, Casino), and Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scarface) littering the casting sheet.
The Irishman details the rise of Frank Sheerhan from his time as a truck driver through his time as a hitman with the Bufalino crime family. It also covers Sheerhan’s involvement in the death of famed teamster Jimmy Hoffa.
With the star power involved, not to mention Scorsese’s Midas touch, it would be a true shocker if any other film took home the Best Picture Award at this year’s Golden Globes.
There are few genres of film that consistently get more accolades than war films and 1917 falls right in the time period of “The Great War” itself.
This Sam Mendes-directed film details the story of two young British soldiers at the height of the First World War in the spring of 1917. They are given the impossible mission of delivering a message: a company of British soldiers has been sent into an ambush that will almost certainly cost the lives of 1600 men unless our protagonists can get to them in time.
Visually breathtaking and with a unique story about one of the greatest wars in human history, 1917 would likely be a favorite in any year that did not feature a Scorsese-DeNiro-Pacino team-up.
Comic book movies have taken precedence in recent years and Joker might be the most unique of all. A story of the beginnings of Batman’s famed nemesis, Joker features an absolutely stunning performance of the title character by Joaquin Phoenix.
Joker defied expectations — it was expected to be a commercial success based on the popularity of the Dark Knight and his nemesis but ended up being so much more than that. It explores the topic of mental illness in a light that may not have been touched on before in a major motion picture.
Phoenix does a wonderful job of delivering the kind of off-beat performance that is meant to encapsulate the troubled, complex title character. While no one expected it to be a best picture nominee, it is here because it truly is that.
Whether it has the strength to overtake the mobster holy trinity of Scorsese, DeNiro, and Pacino remains to be seen. That said, Joker stands on its own as a remarkable film that has a basis in the comic book world but feels like a unique, powerful film all its own.
The Golden Globes will certainly provide a wonderful opportunity for bettors to make a bit of coin with the Best Picture category deserving a longer look.
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