The night of January 11 saw the first most prestigious award of the year honoring the top films from last year and boy, wasn’t it a stellar night! Bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press, Golden Globe is second in rank right after the Academy Awards.
While films like “Birdman” “Boyhood” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” dominated the 72nd edition of the Golden Globe Awards; “Fargo”, “The Affair” and “House of Cards” repeated the same for television. As we warm up a little more for the Oscars, let’s a take a look at the big winners from last night.
Boyhood: Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress
After sweeping almost every international film festivals and awards, there was hardly any doubt left that “Boyhood” will continue its winning streaks in the Golden Globes too. In a cinematic attempt of what is said to be the most unique film in the history of cinema with the film being shot over 12 years, Boyhood explores the extraordinary tale of growing up and touched millions of hearts worldwide. Boyhood received the honors of Best Film, Best Director for Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia at last night’s Golden Globes.
The Theory of Everything: Best Actor
Actor Eddie Redmayne took away the Best Actor Golden Globe for his laudable portrayal of legendary Physicist, Dr. Stephen Hawking in the 2014 British Biographical Drama, The Theory of Everything.
Still Alice: Best Actress
Beating other strong nominees like Jennifer Anniston, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike, the Best Actress Award was rightfully bagged by Julianne Moore for her role in the 2014 drama film “Still Alice”. Julianne was also nominated in the comedy category for the satirical comedy “Maps to the Stars”.
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Best Film (Comedy)
Director Wes Anderson’s period comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel was crowned the Best Comedy Film of the year after it wooed both the audience and the critics alike.
Birdman: Best screenplay, Best Actor, Best Director (Comedy)
Birdman, which explores an unlikely tale of a fading Hollywood superhero actor, bagged the other top awards in the comedy section including Best Actor Comedy for Michael Keaton, Best Director for Alejandro González Inárritu and the one for Best Screenplay.
The Affair: Best TV Drama, Best Actress
Filling in the shoes of Breaking Bad, it was Showtime’s The Affair which stole the Golden Globe for Best Drama this year. Ruth Wilson, who had to compete with strong contenders namely Viola Davis, Claire Danes and Robin Wright in her nominated category, was awarded the Best Actress Drama for her role in the show.
House of Cards: Best Actor
For his outstanding portrayal of Congressman Francis Underwood in the hit Netflix series House of Cards, Kevin Spacey was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor Drama. Kevin, who has had phenomenal performances on the big screen in the past, proved to have equal spell over the small screen as he beat out other big names like James Spader, Dominic West and Clive Owen.
Transparent: Best TV Series (Comedy) , Best Actor (Comedy)
Amazon Studio’s original series Transparent, which is a take on a transgender parent, took away Golden Globe for Best television comedy. The show also took away the Best Actor Comedy for Jeffrey Tambor.
Fargo: Best TV Movie or Mini-series
Fargo, the television adaptation of the 1996 film of the same name won the Best Mini-series Award last night and the show’s lead Billy Bob Thornton won the Best Actor In A Mini-series Or TV Movie.
The Full Winners List:
- Best Motion Picture, Drama- Boyhood
- Best Actor, Drama- Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
- Best Actress, Drama- Julianne Moore, Still Alice
- Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Best Actress, Musical or Comedy- Amy Adams, Big Eyes
- Best Actor, Musical or Comedy- Michael Keaton, Birdman
- Best Animated Motion Picture- How to Train Your Dragon 2
- Best Foreign Language Film- Leviathan
- Best Supporting Actress- Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
- Best Supporting Actor- J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
- Best Director- Richard Linklater, Boyhood
- Best Screenplay- Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman
- Best Original Score, Motion Picture- Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
- Best Song- “Glory,” by John Legend & Common—Selma
- Best TV Drama- The Affair
- Best Actress, TV Drama- Ruth Wilson, The Affair
- Best Actor, TV Drama- Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
- Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy- Transparent
- Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical- Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
- Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical- Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
- Best TV Movie or Mini-series- Fargo (FX)
- Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-series- Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
- Best Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-series- Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
- Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television- Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
- Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television-Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart