Boyhood triumphs at Golden Globes

Boyhood was the big winner at last night's Golden Globe Awards.

Boyhood has led the way at the Golden Globe Awards, taking home three nominations.

The 72nd annual ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting proceedings for the third and final time.

Boyhood was the big winner, taking home the best drama film, best director for Richard Linklater and best supporting actress gongs for Patricia Arquette. The film is unique as it was shot on and off over 12 years, telling the story of a young boy called Mason.

“I want to dedicate this to parents that are evolving everywhere and families that are just passing through this world and doing their best,” Richard said as he was handed his award.

“Bottom line is we’re all flawed in this world. No one’s perfect.”

Eddie Redmayne’s turn as physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything saw him bag the best drama actor prize, with Michael Keaton taking home the best comedy/musical actor prize for Birdman. The Grand Budapest Hotel triumphed in the best comedy/musical film category.

Honours for the ladies went to Julianne Moore in the best drama actress group for Still Alice, with Amy Adams receiving the comedy/musical version for Big Eyes.

“To say that I am not prepared for this moment is a huge understatement,” she said. “Wow, thank you so much, I feel so fortunate to be here.”

J.K. Simmons’ turn in Whiplash saw him named best supporting actor, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 was named best animated movie.

The Golden Globes also honours TV, with some of the biggest names of the small screen on hand to pick up prizes.

The Affair was named best TV drama, and is about the psychological effects of a relationship between a married waitress and a teacher. Its star Ruth Wilson was named best TV drama actress, beating out the likes of Claire Danes and hotly-tipped Viola Davis.

The men’s prize went to Kevin Spacey for Netflix original House of Cards. He took the opportunity to poke fun at himself, saying it was “about f**king time” he was honoured for his role as dastardly politician Francis Underwood, as it was eighth time he’d been nominated for a Globe over the years.

Fargo was named best TV miniseries or movie, with its star Billy Bob Thornton taking home the best actor prize in that genre. Maggie Gyllenhaal took the honour for the women, thanks to her turn in The Honourable Woman.

Best comedy TV show went to Transparent, with Gina Rodriguez named best TV comedy actress for Jane the Virgin.

The event was also notable for the stunning array of stars who handed out trophies, among them Jared Leto, Sienna Miller, Jamie Dornan, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez and Jeremy Renner. The biggest surprise came when Prince took to the stage to give John Legend and Common the best song trophy for Selma.

List of 2015 Golden Globe Awards winners:

Best Motion Picture-Drama: Boyhood

Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Animated Film: How To Train Your Dragon 2

Best Foreign Language Film: Leviathan (Russia)

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: Birdman

Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything

Best Original Song – Motion Picture: John Legend and Common, Glory, 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

Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical: Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy: Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Mini Series Or TV Movie: Fargo

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series: Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series or Mini Series: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman

Best Actor in a Mini Series or TV Movie: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Copyright: Cover Media 2015

Monday, 12. January 2015