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Monday, January 12, 2015

The 2015 Golden Globes Winners Announced!

The 72nd annual Golden Globes were held last night and while no one film dominated throughout, several managed to get their presence felt. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were back for the third and final time to host the wildest party in Hollywood, except they were gone for most of the evening. We needed more of the duo the last time around. The Cecil B. DeMille award honoree this year was George Clooney who bounced back nicely after Monuments Men tanked.  He was introduced by two longtime friends, Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle, who argued amongst each other on who was the better friend.  Clooney gave a great speech, talking about everything from actors lost in the past year (Laura Bacall and Robin Williams) to free speech in Paris.

Boyhood, with three big wins for Best Film - Drama,  Director, and Supporting Actress, put its foot forward as the Oscar frontrunner. Other awards worthy films like Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game didn't win a single award and others like Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel showed that they're competitors again.  As for the actors, Julianne Moore, for Still Alice, looks to be on course I hope for her first ever Oscar. She's long overdue. Michael Keaton, for Birdman, and Eddie Redmayne, for The Theory of Everything, are also serious contenders for Best Actor now. But then I think so was Leonardo DiCaprio last year with The Wolf of Wall Street. He wasn't able to replicate his Golden Globes success.

Two big surprises of the night came in the animated feature and foreign film categories. How To Train Your Dragon 2, to my pleasant surprise, won the big honor right on the heels of its BAFTAs snub. The LEGO Movie has some competition. So does Ida as Russia's Leviathan won best foreign film.  The stage has been set for the rest of the awards, SAG, Critics Awards, BAFTAs to show what they've got and of course, let's not forget the grand daddy of them all, the Oscars announces its own nominations this Thursday. Get ready!

Here's the full list of winners in film below:

Best director

Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay, Selma
Alejandro González Iñárritu
David Fincher, Gone Girl

Best motion picture drama


The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best motion picture – comedy or musical

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St Vincent

Best actress in a motion picture drama

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best actor in a motion picture drama

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma

Best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical

Michael Keaton, Birdman
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Best supporting actress in a motion picture

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo, Birdman
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best animated feature film

How to Train Your Dragon 2
Big Hero Six
The Book of Life
The Lego Movie

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore, Map to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

Best original song

Glory, John Legend and Common (Selma)
Big Eyes, Lana del Rey (Big Eyes)
Mercy Is, Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye (Noah)
Opportunity, Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, and Will Gluck (Annie)
Yellow Flicker Beat, Lorde (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1)

Best original score

Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Best supporting actor in a Motion Picture

JK Simmons, Whiplash
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Best foreign language film

Force Majeure Turist (Sweden)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane (Israel)
Ida (Poland/Denmark)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines Madanriinid (Estonia)

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