Predicting the Golden Globes' Most Memorable Moments

While everyone else is forecasting winners, we're trying to guess what will be Sunday's most talked-about moments

Everyone is handicapping the 71st Golden Globe Awards, which will be held Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif. Will Gravity sweep the film categories? Will Breaking Bad get the recognition it deserves?

The Globes are the first major trophies handed out during awards season; the ceremony is also the most fun gala, with booze flowing and celebrities freely mingling among the A-list crowd. So instead of the usual prognosticating, we're going to predict some other memorable moments we'd like to see happen Sunday night.

 

Best unwilling participant in hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's opener: Idris Elba

 

Nominated for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Elba tries to maintain a certain level of decorum when Poehler and Fey try to bring him on stage. But dude's got some mean beatboxing skills that he simply can't deny, and soon caves in for an impromptu mashup of "Atlas" by Coldplay from Catching Fire and that Kennedy song from Inside Llewyn Davis, both nominated for best original song.

 

Most likely to have a little too much wine: Julianna Margulies

 

Have you been watching The Good Wife? Girl could use a good drink -- or three.

 

Best flubbed acceptance speech: Spike Jonze

 

Her, about a man who falls in love with his phone's operating system, has been hailed as the best film in years. When Jonze wins for best screenplay, he'll let Siri give his acceptance speech for him -- except she misheard "thank" for "tank" and begins giving directions to a tropical fish store in Santa Monica.

 

Best performance by a "shocked" award winner who wasn't shocked to win in the slightest: Sandra Bullock

 

Bullock is America's sweetheart, and she always seems truly gracious for the accolades and support she has received in Hollywood, even through some pretty trying times. She'll put on her best "you really like me?!" face, but her performance in Gravity is thrilling and vulnerable and fierce, and just like everyone who has even heard of her work in this film, Sandy knows she's got this one.

 

Best joke about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

 

A little jab at Kimye will be as unavoidable as the couple themselves seems to be. In our ultimate fantasy, Breaking Bad co-stars Cranston and Paul both win (for best actor and supporting actor in a TV drama, respectively). And when Breaking Bad is named best TV drama, the duo walks to the stage as a video begins to play. Their acceptance speech turns out to be a spoof on Kanye's "Bound 2" music video, with their characters, Walt and Jesse, riding away on a motorcycle in the New Mexico sunset. 

The Golden Globes Awards airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Amber Ray is the Deputy Entertainment Editor at iVillage. Find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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