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Undecided Is The Leader Among Golden Globe Watchers

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The curtain is set to rise on tonight’s 68th annual Golden Globe awards, and there are no clear favorites to win the top film awards among those who intend to watch.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds, in fact, that 43% of those who say they are likely to watch the Golden Globes are undecided when it comes to which film will win for best drama and 50% say the same when it comes to the best comedy movie. They have more confidence when it comes to the top television programs in contention. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Fifteen percent (15%) think "Black Swan" will be named the best drama film, while nearly as many (13%) say "The King's Speech" will win top honors. The three remaining nominees - “The Fighter,” “Inception” and “The Social Network” - each earn 10% support.

 In the best comedy category, 19% of likely Golden Globe watchers pick “Alice in Wonderland” to win. Thirteen percent (13%) predict “The Kids Are All Right” will come out on top. As for the rest, "The Tourist" has seven percent (7%) support, followed by "Burlesque" at six percent (6%) and "Red" with five percent (5%).

Many closely watch the Golden Globes as a sign of how films will fare in the Academy Awards competition.

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The survey of 1,351 Adults who are likely to watch the Golden Globes was conducted on January 10-12, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


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