Jan 122015


Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel took out the top prizes at today’s Golden Globe Awards, selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Peohler – you can watch their opening monologue here – the night also celebrated the performances of Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette and JK Simmons and awarded Richard Linklater his first Golden Globe.

You can find all of the film winners after the jump:

Best Motion Picture – Drama


The heavy favourite, and one of the night’s surest bets.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

The Grand Budapest Hotel

After Birdman scored Best Screenplay, and Keaton won Best Actor, you would have been mad to bet against Inaritu’s film, but The Grand Budapest Hotel prevailed, adding a twist to the evening.
Best Director

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Definitely. Wonderful to see Linklater awarded for his monumental directorial achievement. His Before films are beloved by many, but they never gathered the acclaim of Boyhood.
Best Actress – Drama

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Moore’s performance in Still Alice is heartbreaking. This wasn’t going to anyone else.
Best Actor – Drama

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Well, one thing looks likely – if Keaton doesn’t win the Oscar for Birdman, it is Redmayne’s. He beat out the category’s strongest competition in Oyelowo and Gyllenhaal to take the film’s second award of the night.
Best Actress – Comedy

Amy Adams, Big Eyes

This was between Adams and Blunt (for Into the Woods) but the HFPA love Adams. She won this last year.
Best Actor – Comedy/Musical

Michael Keaton, Birdman

No one doubted this. And it is deserved.
Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Another sure bet. This was a perfect role for the veteran actress who worked so well with her younger cast members.
Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Well, it looks like JK Simmons will not be stopped. Can’t see anyone beating him to the Oscar. I have always been a fan of Simmons and his chameleonic ability to be both terrifying and hilarious (often at the same time). I don’t care for Whiplash and feel like Simmons’ character has serious issues, but he eats the role up for breakfast.
Best Screenplay


I predicted The Grand Budapest Hotel here (and Birdman for Best Film). I was wrong. I would have had Birdman at #2 so it wasn’t a surprise.
Best Foreign Film


Kind of an upset. I expected Ida to take this. A big boost for Leviathan’s Oscar chances.
Best Animated Feature

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Interesting. I liked How to Train Your Dragon 2, but it has nothing on the first film. The Lego Movie not winning is a blow for it’s campaign.
Best Original Score

The Theory of Everything

Well, Johannsson’s score looked like an Oscar lock before this, but it has beaten some hefty competition here. Personally, I would have awarded Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel, instead of The Imitation Game, so I didn’t expect him to win for that. Zimmer’s full-Zimmer score for Interstellar wasn’t enough either, it seems.
Best Original Song

“Glory” by John Legend and Common, Selma
For all of the TV winners head to Indiewire. What are your thoughts on the winners?