Monday, January 12, 2015

Recap: The 72nd Golden Globe Awards

     Richard Linklater’s epic Boyhood—which was shot over the course of 12 years—took home the award for Best Drama at last night’s Golden Globes and netted the filmmaker the prize for Best Director. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel beat out a crowded field that included the acclaimed films Birdman, Into the Woods, Pride and St. Vincent to win in the category of Best Comedy or Musical. Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) won for Best Actress and Best Actor in a drama. On the TV side, Showtime’s The Affair won for best dramatic series with Amazon’s Transparent winning in the comedy category. And The Batman himself, Michael Keaton, took home a best actor award for his work in Birdman.

     The ceremony lived up to the show’s reputation of being a more casual, irreverent version of the Oscars with live photobombs, a recurring skit poking fun at North Korea’s response to The Interview and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ripping Bill Cosby in light of a string of sexual assault allegations. In one of the evening’s most poignant moments, the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Theo Kingma, got a standing ovation for a brief speech underscoring the importance of free speech and free artistic expression, referencing both North Korea and the attacks in Paris .

Best Motion Picture, Drama: Boyhood
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Best Animated Feature Film: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Best Foreign Language Film: Leviathan
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Best Director - Motion Picture: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman)
Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory Of Everything)
Best Original Song - Motion Picture: "Glory" from Selma
Best TV Series, Drama: The Affair
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Ruth Wilson (The Affair)
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Transparent
Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin)
Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series: Fargo
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman)
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo)
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)