||UP: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood. Sweep of the L.A. critics could push him into the Designated Auteur slot at the Oscars.
||DOWN: Sidney Lumet, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. Locked out of the Globes, and even the New York critics didn't recognize him — after NYFCC chief Armond White passionately argued that Lumet is a hack during the org's awards lunch.
|CURRENT PREDIX: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood, Ethan and Joel Coen, No Country for Old Men;
|Sidney Lumet, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead; Sean Penn, Into the Wild; Ridley Scott, American Gangster; Joe Wright, Atonement
||UP: Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises. Surprising love for Viggo and the film from the Globes breathes life into the much-admired actor's chances..
||DOWN: Mathieu Amalric, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. The movie got three Globe nominations — which makes it all the more worrisome that Amalric's performance wasn't recognized.
|CURRENT PREDIX: Mathieu Amalric, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood; Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd; James McAvoy, Atonement; Denzel Washington, American Gangster
||UP: Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart. Julie Christie might be the Oscar front-runner, but given the HFPA's love of hot stars, we'd bet money that Jolie will win the Globe.
||DOWN: Laura Linney, The Savages. She's been an Oscar favorite before, but even a last-minute switch to Comedy couldn't net her a Globe nom.
|CURRENT PREDIX: Amy Adams, Enchanted; Julie Christie, Away From Her; Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose; Keira Knightley, Atonement; Ellen Page, Juno
|Best Supporting Actor
||UP: John Travolta, Hairspray. A beloved movie star in drag: How could the Golden Globes resist?
||DOWN: Russell Crowe, American Gangster. The HFPA's decision that this role was a lead hurt his chances at a supporting nomination down the road.
|CURRENT PREDIX: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men; Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War; Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild; Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
|Best Supporting Actress
||UP: Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone. The respected actress made a clean sweep of the critics' awards this week…
||DOWN: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There …even the New York Film Critics' Circle, an award everyone thought was Blanchett's to lose.
|CURRENT PREDIX: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There;
|Romola Garai, Atonement; Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson's War; Saoirse Ronan, Atonement; Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone; Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton