The 2016 movie awards season is now well under way with the first big ceremony of the year, the Golden Globes, taking place on 10 January from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. British comic Ricky Gervais is hosting the awards for the fourth time in a ceremony that sees both film and television celebrated.

But who will triumph on the night, giving us an early indicator of who could walk away with Hollywood's top prize, an Oscar? In this video, IBTimes UK film critics Amy West and Ben Skipper make their predictions.

Best Picture (Drama)


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Prediction: Spotlight

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)

The Big Short


The Martian



Prediction: The Martian

Best Actor (Drama)

Bryan Cranston - Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Will Smith - Concussion

Prediction: Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

Best Actress (Drama)

Cate Blanchett - Carol

Brie Larson - Room

Rooney Mara - Carol

Saoirise Ronan - Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

Prediction: Cate Blanchett - Carol

Best Actor (Music or Comedy)

Christian Bale - The Big Short

Steve Carell - The Big Short

Matt Damon - The Martian

Al Pacino - Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo - Infinitely Polar Bear

Prediction: Matt Damon - The Martian

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)

Jennifer Lawrence - Joy

Melissa McCarthy - Spy

Amy Schumer - Trainwreck

Maggie Smith - The Lady In The Van

Lily Tomlin - Grandma

Prediction: Jennifer Lawrence - Joy

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano - Love & Mercy

Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon - 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Prediction: Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress

Jane Fonda - Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren - Trumbo

Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina

Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Prediction: Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs