Golden Globes Predictions Best Drama: '12 Years a Slave'

The ultimate, and arguably biggest, award of the night is the Best Picture — Drama award. This year's nominees are: 

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush  

To my mind, there is a clear winner here and that's 12 Years a SlaveCaptain Phillips is great, but not ground-breaking; Gravity is beautiful and has Best Director written all over it, but it's too simple; Philomena is too small of a film; and Rush was a total wild card. 12 Years a Slave is one of the most affecting, beautiful, and challenging film's in a long time. And, as we now know, the Lupita Nyong'o cast connection makes the film that much stronger. My money is on 12 Years a Slave as the night's rightful and biggest winner. 

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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