Golden Globes 2013 Prediction: Best Actress

Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence will likely win big, but should they?

We're a little more than 24 hours from the first major awards show of the season: the Golden Globes! As we pass the time until funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take the stage to host the annual ceremony, we're offering up our predictions for the show's bold-faced categories.

Without further ado, here's our take on Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical:

Best Actress - Drama

Despite a pair of Oscar nominations to her name, this year marks Naomi Watt's first Golden Globe nod — the only actress in the field to have not been previously nominated. Will the first time be a charm?

Who Will Win: It's been a busy two years for Jessica Chastain, who's earned back-to-back Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her roles in "The Help" and "Zero Dark Thirty." This will no doubt be the year the 35-year-old's hard work is rewarded. (She's already off to a good start having nabbed a Critics' Choice Award.)

Who Should Win: Who should win is less of an open-and-shut case than who will win — Chastain's not the only actress to have charmed critics this year. Marion Cotillard, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz have earned plenty of accolades along the way too. Yet, we'll give the slight advantage to the "Zero Dark Thirty" star. It's her time.

Best Actress - Comedy or Musical

Despite a field brimming with Hollywood veterans like Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Meryl Streep, it seems the only one anyone can talk about is relative newcomer Jennifer Lawrence. (Probably for good reason, considering she's the only actress in this category to also be nominated for an Oscar.)

Who Will Win: Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook." The buzz surrounding the David O. Russell adaptation, and the 22-year-old's performance in particular, has been near deafening. It'd no doubt be an upset if Lawrence didn't leave the ceremony with a gleaming orb tucked under her arm.

Who Should Win: This really is Lawrence's award to lose. A playful performance like hers as Bradley Cooper's widowed love interest (and dance enthusiast) Tiffany is the kind of stuff the Hollywood Foreign Press Association goes gaga over.

Can "Zero Dark Thirty" track down victory? Will "Les Miserables" hear the voters sing? Check in with MTV News on Sunday night for the 2013 Golden Globes winners, and don't miss all the fashion from the Golden Globes red carpet!