Golden Globes predictions: Here's who we think will win big

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E!'S Big Predictions for 2016 Golden Globe Awards

The 2016 Golden Globes on Sunday will surely bring with it some major surprise winners, some of the night's award recipients are all but guaranteed. Brie Larson, for example, is the closest we have this year to a lock in a major category (she'll surely win Best Actress in Motion Picture, Drama for her performance in "Room").

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So, let's break down biggest categories for the biggest night yet of the 2016 award season:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight - Likely winner

Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy
The Big Short - Likely winner
Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out - Likely winner
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun The Sheep

Best Director, Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, "Carol"
Alejandro G. Inarritu, "The Revenant"
Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"
George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road" - Likely winner
Ridley Scott, "The Martian"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant" - Likely winner
Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"
Will Smith, "Concussion"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy
Christian Bale, "The Big Short"
Steve Carell, "The Big Short"
Matt Damon, "The Martian" - Likely winner
Al Pacino, "Danny Collins"
Mark Ruffalo, "Infinitely Polar Bear"

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, "Love & Mercy"
Idris Elba, "Beasts of No Nation"
Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies" - Likely winner
Michael Shannon, "99 Homes"
Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"
Melissa McCarthy, "Spy"
Amy Schumer, "Trainwreck" - Likely winner
Maggie Smith, "The Lady in the Van"
Lily Tomlin, "Grandma"

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, "Carol"
Brie Larson, "Room" - Likely winner
Rooney Mara, "Carol"
Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"
Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, "Youth"
Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"
Hellen Mirren, "Trumbo"
Alicia Vikander, "Ex Machina" - Likely winner
Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

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Jennifer Lopez walks in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jeffrey Tambor walks in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Amy Poehler attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Aquafina)
Kevin Spacey, left, and Kate Mara walk in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kayte Walsh, left, and Kelsey Grammer walk in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
John Legend poses in the press room after winning the award for best original song “Glory” in a film for “Selma” at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Michelle Schumacher, left, and J.K. Simmons pose in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Edward Norton (L) and producer Shauna Robertson attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Adrien Brody (L) and Liev Schreiber attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
Richard Perry, left, and Jane Fonda walk in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Lily Tomlin walks in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Herbie Hancock poses in the audience at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Singer John Legend (L) and model Chrissy Teigen pose in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jeffrey Tambor attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Matt Bomer, Winner of Best Supporting Actor - Series/Mini-Series/TV Movie for 'The Normal Heart', speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, J.K. Simmons, Winner of Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for Whiplash' speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Hosts Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Amy Adams, Winner of Best Actress - Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for 'Big Eyes', speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Jill Soloway accepts the award for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical for 'Transparent' onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Ruth Wilson attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Oprah Winfrey (L) and actor David Oyelowo attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Oprah Winfrey (L) and actress Helen Mirren attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenter Melissa McCarthy speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Kerry Washington and Bryan Cranston speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: (L-R) Don Cheadle, Bridgid Coulter, Ayana Tai Cheadle and Imani Cheadle attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Writer Armando Bo, writer Alexander Dinelaris, writer/director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and writer Nicolas Giacobone, winners of Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for 'Birdman', pose in the press room at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, George Clooney, Winner of the Cecile B. Demille Award, speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Gina Rodriguez (R) and sister Ivelisse Rodriguez pose in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Judith Light attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Uzo Aduba attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Salma Hayek and Kevin Hart speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Tina Fey, Margaret Cho and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Louis C.K. attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Jon Voight attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Paul Rudd and Adam Levine speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenter Kate Hudson speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Patricia Arquette, Winner of Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for 'Boyhood', speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Adrien Brody (L) and Liev Schreiber attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Recording artist John Legend and recording artist/actor Common, winners of Best Original Song 'Glory' for the Motion Picture 'Selma', pose in the press room at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Jennifer Aniston (L) and Justin Theroux attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Director Sophie Hunter (L) and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attendthe 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards cocktail party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
Actress Gina Rodriguez (R) celebrates with her sister Ivelisse Rodriguez after winning the award for Best Actress - TV Series, Comedy or Musical for her role in 'Jane the Virgin,' in the press room at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" - Likely winner
Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"
Wagner Moura, "Narcos"
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, "Outlander"
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder" - Likely winner
Eva Green, "Penny Dreadful"
Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

Best Drama - TV Series
"Empire" - Likely winner
"Game of Thrones"
"Mr. Robot"
"Narcos"
"Outlander"

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical/Comedy
Aziz Ansari, "Master of None"
Gael Garcia Bernal, "Mozart in the Jungle"
Rob Lowe, "The Grinder"
Patrick Stewart, "Blunt Talk"
Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent" - Likely winner

Best Comedy/Musical – TV Series
Casual
Mozart in the Jungle
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Orange is the New Black
Veep - Likely winner

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