Who will win, should win this year's Golden Globes? Our critics weigh in (with video)

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Entertainment,Movies,Katy DeLuca,Kelly Jane Torrance

The Golden Globes are usually one of the most fun nights in Hollywood. Stars from both film and television convene in one place to honor the best in their fields.

This year's show is hosted by the duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, both of whom are nominated for Best Actress in a Television Comedy. That means laughs should be in store for both the audience at the Beverly Hilton and at home.

Below are our picks for who should take home the trophies:

On TV
The 70th Annual Golden Globes
» When: 8 p.m. Sunday
» Channel: NBC
» Info: goldenglobes.org
We'll be live-Tweeting the ceremony
Washington Examiner Entertainment Editor Katy DeLuca will be live-tweeting Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony. Follow her @KatyLucey, or check washingtonexaminer.com to follow along.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • "Argo"
  • "Django Unchained"
  • "Life of Pi"
  • "Lincoln"
  • "Zero Dark Thirty"

Should win: "Django Unchained"
Will win: "Lincoln"

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
  • "Les Miserables"
  • "Moonrise Kingdom"
  • "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
  • "Silver Linings Playbook
Should win: "Moonrise Kingdom"
Will win: "Les Miserables"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
  • Richard Gere, "Arbitrage"
  • John Hawkes, "The Sessions"
  • Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
  • Denzel Washington, "Flight"
Should win: Joaquin Phoenix
Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Jack Black, "Bernie"
  • Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
  • Ewan McGregor, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
  • Bill Murray, "Hyde Park on the Hudson"
Should win: Jack Black or Bradley Cooper
Will win: Hugh Jackman

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
  • Marion Cotillard, "Rust and Bone"
  • Helen Mirren, "Hitchcock"
  • Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
  • Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"
Should win: Rachel Weisz
Will win: Jessica Chastain

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Emily Blunt, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
  • Judi Dench, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
  • Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
  • Maggie Smith, "Quartet"
  • Meryl Streep, "Hope Springs"
Should win: Jennifer Lawrence
Will win: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Alan Arkin, "Argo"
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
  • Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
  • Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Should win: Christoph Waltz
Will win: Tommy Lee Jones

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams, "The Master"
  • Sally Field, "Lincoln"
  • Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
  • Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
  • Nicole Kidman, "The Paperboy"
Should win: Amy Adams
Will win: Anne Hathaway

Best Director

  • Ben Affleck, "Argo"
  • Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty"
  • Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
  • Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
  • Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Should win: Quentin Tarantino

Will win: Ben Affleck

Best Foreign-Language Film

  • "Amour" (Austria)
  • "A Royal Affair" (Denmark)
  • "The Intouchables" (France)
  • "Kon-Tiki" (Norway)
  • "Rust and Bone" (France)

Should win: "Amour" (Austria)
Will win: "Amour" (Austria)

Best TV Series, Drama

  • "Boardwalk Empire"
  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Homeland"
  • "The Newsroom"
Should win: "Homeland"
Will win: "Homeland"

Best TV Series, Comedy

  • "The Big Bang Theory"
  • "Episodes"
  • "Girls"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Smash"
Should win: "Girls"
Will win: "Modern Family"

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
  • Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
  • Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
  • Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
  • Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Should win: Bryan Cranston
Will win: Damien Lewis

Best Actor, TV Series, Comedy

  • Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
  • Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
  • "Louis C.K., "Louie"
  • Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
  • Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Should win: Louis C.K.
Will win: Jim Parsons

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

  • Connie Britton, "Nashville"
  • Glenn Close, "Damages"
  • Claire Danes, "Homeland"
  • Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
  • Julianna Marguiles, "The Good Wife"
Should win: Claire Danes
Will win: Claire Danes

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

  • Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
  • Lena Dunham, "Girls"
  • Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
  • Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Should win: Amy Poehler
Will win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

  • "Game Change"
  • "The Girl"
  • "Hatfields & McCoys"
  • "The Hour"
  • "Political Animals"
Should win: "Hatfields & McCoys"
Will win: "Game Change"

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
  • Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
  • Toby Jones, "The Girl"
  • Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
Should win: Benedict Cumberbatch
Will win: Kevin Costner or Woody Harrelson

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
  • Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
  • Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
  • Sienna Miller, "The Girl"
  • Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
Should win: Julianne Moore
Will win: Julianne Moore

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
  • Ed Harris, "Game Change"
  • Danny Huston, "Magic City"
  • Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"
  • Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Should win: Max Greenfield
Will win: Eric Stonestreet or Mandy Patinkin

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

  • Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
  • Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
  • Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"
  • Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
  • Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Should win: Sofia Vergara
Will win: Maggie Smith
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Katy DeLuca

Entertainment Editor
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Kelly Jane Torrance

Washington Examiner Movie Critic
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