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.
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.
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?