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And The Award Goes To: 2015 Golden Globe winners

And The Award Goes To: 2015 Golden Globe winners

It’s been three fun-filled years since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler first stepped up to host the Golden Globes back in 2012. Every year being slightly more eccentric, ever more hilarious and making the entire award ceremony feel like a family get together. It really is a remarkably sad feeling to know that they won’t be at the forefront of next year’s annual award season. The beauty of the Golden Globes is that the nominees and, indeed, the winners of each of the categories continually serve as something of an indicator as to how the Oscar nominations will pan out. This year proved somewhat surprising, with rumoured favourites pushed aside – leaving it an open platform and anyone’s game.

First to score big was J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. Simmons’ first critical win, it was a night of ‘first timers’ for many big names: Richard Linklater picked up both Best Film – Drama and Best Director Boyhood – an extraordinary tale about growing up that took place in real time, filmed over the course of twelve consecutive years. Along with visionary director Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne, respectively, both won Best Actor (Comedy/Musical and Drama) for their roles in Birdman, as a jaded and frustrated former superhero actor, and The Theory of Everything, as none other than Professor Stephen Hawking.

It was also a night that celebrated feminism in quite a massive way. Meryl Streep took to the stage and straight away discussed the importance of Fey and Pehler’s energy at the Golden Globes and how missed they will be. And they truly will. To wit: “Steve Carrell’s Foxcatcher look took two hours to put on, including hairstyling and makeup. Just for comparison, it took me three hours today just to prepare for the role of Human Woman.” Meanwhile, Patricia Arquette proved to be another surprise win for Best Actress as a struggling single mum, in Boyhood, saying that such a role proves that there ARE great roles for women out there (a response to Russell Crowe’s quip about a lack of worthy roles for women over 40…) and Gina Rodriguez won for her role in TV comedy Jane the Virgin saying that the award “celebrated a culture that want to see themselves as heroes.” Throw in Julianne Moore’s heartrending, now award-winning performance as an early onset Alzheimer’s victim in Still Alice and things look even brighter.

The awards dedications and speeches were all in their own, unique way, completely charming and there was such a fantastically relaxed atmosphere that is always ever apparent at the Golden Globes. Perhaps it’s because it’s the first award ceremony to kick things off every year, but it is such a delightful award show to watch. For instance, in more TV news, eight-time nominee Kevin Spacey walked away with his first statuette for House of Cards season two, even dropping a stunned f-bomb in the process. Given the surprise wins, it will prove incredibly interesting to see how Thursday’s Oscar nominations go… best of luck to all that are nominated!



Best Motion Picture – Drama

Winner: Boyhood

Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Winner: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Lead Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama

Winner: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Lead Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

Winner: Michael Keaton – Birdman

Lead Actress – TV Drama

Winner: Ruth Wilson – The Affair


Winner: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Lead Actor – TV Drama

Winner: Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Best TV Drama

Winner: The Affair

Actress – TV Miniseries or Movie

Winner: Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman

Foreign Film

Winner: Leviathan, Russia

Lead Actor – TV Comedy

Winner: Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent


Winner: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Winner: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Animated Feature

Winner: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Lead Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

Winner: Amy Adams – Big Eyes

Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie

Winner: Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart

Original Song – Motion Picture

Winner: Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)

Original Score – Motion Picture

Winner: Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything

Best TV Comedy or Musical

Winner: Transparent

Lead Actress – TV Comedy or Musical

Winner: Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Actor – TV Miniseries or Movie

Winner: Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

TV Miniseries or Movie

Winner: Fargo

Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie

Winner: Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Winner: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash


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