2015 Golden Globe Awards Winners - 'Boyhood' Wins Best Drama
by Alex Billington
January 11, 2015
The winners of the HFPA's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, have been announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted by the incredibly talented Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, back for three years in a row as some of the best hosts they've had. Our list below will be updated with all film-related winners as they're revealed during the ceremony's live broadcast. The nominees were odd as usual, and we're not sure who will win with so many great films in the running, so let's find out what the HFPA likes this time. Find out which films took home Globes! List below.
The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards are held at the Beverly Hilton hosted by Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. Full list of film only (no TV - sorry!) Globe winners can be seen below. Winners highlighted in BOLD.
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Thoughts: I'll take it! I was rooting for Selma more than anything, but Boyhood is next best.
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo - Selma
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
Thoughts: A bit of an upset, would've preferred Cumberbatch or Gyllenhaal or Oyelowo. But Redmayne is good, can't deny his performance is pretty noteworthy. Tough competition.
Jennifer Aniston - Cake
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon - Wild
Thoughts: She's incredible in this heartbreaking film, but it's all about her performance. No complaints.
BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Thoughts: I love Birdman as well, but this is a win I can get behind! Funny speech from Wes Anderson, too.
ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Bill Murray - St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix - Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz - Big Eyes
Thoughts: Huzzah! Birdman! Great win for Keaton, I'm happy he won. What a speech! Bravo.
ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Amy Adams - Big Eyes
Emily Blunt - Into the Woods
Helen Mirren - The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore - Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis - Annie
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Thoughts: I really wanted Force Majeure of Ida, aww shucks.
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
Thoughts: This is great! It's actually a wonderful movie, please watch it whenever you can.
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Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
Thoughts: Yes! Great start for Simmons, here's to hoping he ends up with the Oscar, too.
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Emma Stone - Birdman
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
Thoughts: Prefer the other performances over this, including Chastain & Stone, but I'm happy for Boyhood.
Wes Andreson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay - Selma
David Fincher - Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Thoughts: Congrats! Hooray for Linklater, this is a fantastic win for him and hopefully only the start for Boyhood. It might end up having a great awards season and this is only just the beginning now.
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Graham Moore - The Imitation Game
Thoughts: Okay, odd pick (even though a great film), I would go with Gone Girl over it but what can you do.
Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson - The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor - Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez - Birdman
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
Thoughts: Very surprising, I would've chosen any other of these scores but this one. Oh well.
"Big Eyes" from Big Eyes
"Glory" from Selma
"Mercy Is" from Noah
"Opportunity" from Annie
"Yellow Flicker Beat" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 12, 2015
What do you think of the 2015 winners? How is the show with returning hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler? Are these an early indicator of any Oscars, or not? What favorite movies from 2014 are you rooting for?
Thoughts: Overall, nothing to write home about. Pretty much typical wacky wins from the HFPA, with some worthy, some weird, some whatever. I'm fine with Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel taking home the two big Best Picture wins, because they're both great films and no problem. We'll see what happens soon with the Oscars after this. The biggest upset for me is the Original Score category, anything but Theory of Everything was better and same with Best Supporting Actress, I really thought Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone were both better. This always seems to be the case, the HFPA usually makes some odd picks all their own, so I'm not surprised but not too worried either. At least it was Boyhood and not Foxcatcher, I guess.