2017 Golden Globes Preview

Which nominees have the best shot at taking home the gold?
2:45 | 01/08/17

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It's a scene from "La la land." One of the the many contenders from the golden globes tonight. Winners can be unpredictable. That's the reason to watch. They go off the rails, kind of like we're doing right now. The night could fore shadow who takes home the biggest prize of the year, Oscar. Chris comely joins us from los Angeles with a preview. Hi, Chris. Reporter: Hi, good morning, Dan and Paula. A bit of a paradox. Tonight's golden floebs will be a star-studded, laughter-filled, wildly festive affair. Expected to honor some of the most depressing film performances. A lot of those are really good. Kind of sad. You don't think any joke was funny. Reporter: Really amazingly sad. And I will walk to the cathedral with the casket. Reporter: And so sad, you could just -- My heart was broken 37 I know yours is broken, too. Reporter: When it comes to favorites at the 2017 golden globes, grief is good. Take Natalie portman, best actress drama nominated for her portrayal of a newly widowed Jacqueline Kennedy. Jack, jack, can you hear me? Reporter: And Casey Affleck, from "Manchester by the sea." You to want to be his guardian? Reporter: Positioning it as one of Oscar's top contenders. Together with the magnificent "Moonlight" and a cheery musical soaked in the sun. "Lala land." And its two leads, Ryan gosling and Emma stone. Looking like the class of the field in the three musical or comedy categories. With a best actress challenge from Annette Bening and career hon rear Meryl Streep. That seemed perfect to me. Reporter: Viola Davis getting the early buzz. I gave 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you. None of them yet close to a $100 million smash. At awards shows these day, if you want to find a big hit movie, you have to look in the animation categories. Where "Moana" and "Zootopia" are located. Reporter: Remember, the globes are not necessarily the best predictors. Dan, Paula? I didn't remember that. He's a font of Hollywood trivia.

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