'Boyhood' wins big at 2015 Golden Globes Awards
"Boyhood," the film that took filmmaker Richard Linklater 12 years to make and celebrates the American family, was the biggest winner at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards as voted by Hollywood Foreign Press Association and presented live on television from The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. The Golden Globe Awards honor the best in film and television. Hosting the Golden Globe Awards for a third and final time were the female comedians and SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poelher.
For the most part the Golden Globe Awards show this year was a hodgepodge of spreading awards across the television and film industry (although it was nice to see a the dethroning of "Modern Family" in the television category) and not having clear strong winners was a bit underwhelming. The show seemed to drag a bit.
"Boyhood" took home the most awards for the night, winning three Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director for Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.
"Birdman," the film with most nominations before the show won two Golden Globe Awards. The first for its remarkable screenplay and the second to actor Michael Keaton for Best Actor in a Drama. Keaton gave the most endearing speech of the night: speaking of his humble beginnings and the life his poor, but loving family gave him.
The beautiful and talented actress Julianne Moore received honors for Best Actress - Drama for her performance as a woman that has been diagnosed with early onset diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in "Still Alice." Mark my words right now, the Oscar is assuredly belongs to her this year.
The young and gifted Eddie Redmayne won the Best Actor Award - Drama for his performance as scientist Stephen Hawking. In his acceptance speech he thank Mr. Hawking, saying, "Getting to spend time with Stephen Hawking who has lived a passionate life with great honor was one of the great honors in my life."
Amy Adams, last year's Golden Globe winner for her performance in "American Hustle," took home another Golden Globe tonight for her performance in "Big Eyes."
And it was no surprise when character actor J.K. Simmons won a Golden Globe Award for his stellar performance in "Whiplash." Again, mark my words, Simmons will also be a winner come Oscar Sunday.
In the television categories, the mini-series "Fargo," the Amazon original series "Transparent" and the new Showtime series "The Affair" all took home two awards.
George Clooney, often referred to as the nicest guy in Hollywood, was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. He took to the stage and stayed true to his nature and thanked his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, an international human rights attorney, saying, "It's a humbling thing to find someone to love."
And speaking for the freedom of expression and responding to the terrorist attack in Paris just a few days ago, Clooney finished his remarks with,"Je suis Charlie."
Complete List of Golden Globe winners (highlighted in bold) and nominees are as follows:
Best Picture, Drama: "Foxcatcher" "Selma" "Boyhood" "The Imitation Game" "The Theory of Everything"
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Into The Woods" "Birdman" "Pride" "St. Vincent"
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman" Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Ava DuVernay, "Selma" David Fincher, "Gone Girl" Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" - his first Golden Globe win
Best Actor, Drama: Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher" Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything" - his first Golden Globe win David Oyelowo, "Selma"
Best Actress, Drama: Jennifer Aniston, "Cake" Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything" Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" - her second Golden Globe win, her previous Golden Globe win was for her performance in the HBO film "Game Change" in 2013 Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl" Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Ralph Fiennes, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Michael Keaton, "Birdman" - his first Golden Globe win Bill Murray, "St. Vincent" Joaquin Phoenix, "Inherent Vice" Christoph Waltz, "Big Eyes"
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, "Big Eyes" - her second Golden Globe win, Amy won a Golden Globe last year for her performance in "American Hustle" Emily Blunt, "Into The Woods" Helen Mirren, "The Hundred Foot Journey" Julianne Moore, "Map to the Stars" Quvenzhané Wallis, "Annie"
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall, "The Judge" Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood" Edward Norton, "Birdman" Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher" J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash" - his first Golden Globe Award win
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" - her first Golden Globe Award win Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game" Emma Stone, "Birdman" Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods" Jessica Chastain, "A Most Violent Year"
Best Animated Feature Film: "The LEGO Movie" "How to Train Your Dragon 2" "The Book of Life" "Big Hero Six" "The Boxtrolls"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Ida" - Poland "Force Majeure" - Sweden/France/Norway "Leviathan" - Russia "Gett: The Trial of Viviane" - Isreal/Germany/France "Tangerine Mandariinid" - Estonia
Best Screenplay: Wes Anderson for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Gillian Flynn for "Gone Girl" Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicholas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo for "Birdman" - this is the first Golden Globe win by all of these writers Richard Linklater for "Boyhood" Graham Moore for "The Imitation Game"
Best Original Song: "Big Eyes" - Lana Del Ray for "Big Eyes" "Glory" - John Legend and Common for "Selma" - first Golden Globe win for John Legend and Common "Mercy Is" - Patty Smith and Lenny Kaye for "Noah" "Opportunity" - Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler and Will Gluck for "Annie" "Yellow Flicker Beat" - Lorde for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1"
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat for "The Imitation Game" Johann Johannsson for "The Theory of Everything" - his first Golden Globe win Trent Reznor for "Gone Girl" Antonio Sanchez for "Birdman" Hans Zimmer for "Interstellar"
Best Television Series, Drama: "The Affair" "Downton Abbey" "The Good Wife" "House of Cards" "Game of Thrones"
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical: "Jane the Virgin" "Orange is the New Black" "Girls" "Silicon Valley" "Transparent"
Best Miniseries or Television Movie: "Fargo" "The Missing" "True Detective" "The Normal Heart" "Olive Kitteridge"
Best Actor, Television Drama: Clive Owen, "The Knick" Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan" Dominic West, "The Affair" Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards - his first Golden Globe win James Spader, "The Blacklist"
Best Actress, Television Drama: Juliana Margulies, "The Good Wife" Claire Danes, "Homeland" Viola Davis, "How to Get Away with Murder" Ruth Wilson, "The Affair" - her first Golden Globe win Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Best Actor, Television Comedy or Musical: Ricky Gervais, "Derek" Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent" - his first Golden Globe Award Louis C.K., "Louie" William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Best Actress, Television Comedy or Musical: Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin" - her first Golden Globe win Lena Dunham, "Girls" Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black"
Best Actor, Television Movie or Mini-Series: Martin Freeman, "Fargo" Woody Harrelson, "True Detective" Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective" Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart" Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo" - his first Golden Globe win
Best Actress, Television Movie or Mini-Series: Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman" - her first Golden Globe Award Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge" Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Frances O'Connor, "The Missing" Allison Tolman, "Fargo"
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife" Colin Hanks, "Fargo" Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart" - his first Golden Globe win Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge" Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"
Best Supporting Actress: Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black" Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Freak Show " Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey" - her first Golden Globe win Allison Janney, "Mom" Michelle Monaghan, "True Detective"