And the Big Winner is … Boyhood!
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual recognition of the best in film and television kicked off the 2015 awards season.
An early indicator of Academy Award potential, the Golden Globes have established Boyhood as the early Oscar favorite. Boyhood was directed by Richard Linkater, and the time-lapse coming-of-age drama scooped up the Best Picture, Drama, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress categories.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were co-hosts, in a very different act to that delivered by Ricky Gervais. Unfortunately, the two divas couldn’t help themselves, and although they were otherwise celebrity-friendly, they took a few potshots at two-time Golden Globes-winner Bill Cosby.
In an opening monologue for Into the Woods, Amy Poehler said “Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby,” referring to what dozens of women claimed Cosby did to them, slipping a knockout drug into their drinks, and then raping them. Tina Fey followed up with twisting knife in the back imitation of Cosby saying, “I put the pills in the people.” Bill Cosby was not present at the event.
Despite the rumor going around that Selma would win Best Picture, even though there was an accidental, early posting on Friday to that effect on the official Golden Globe website, it wasn’t to be. The civil rights saga only gained a trophy for Best Song, the hip-hop anthem “Glory,” by John Legend and Common. It is possible that Selma’s prospects might have been cramped by allegations it of historical inaccuracies regarding its portrayal of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Complete List of 2015 Golden Globe Winners
Best Picture, Drama: “Boyhood”
Best Picture, Comedy or Musical: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Director: Ricard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Best Actor, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Best Actress, Drama: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Best Original Score: Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything”
Best Original Song: “Glory” (music by John Legend, Common), “Selma”
Best Animated Feature Film: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Best Screenplay: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, “Birdman”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Leviathan” (Russia)
Best Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: “Fargo”
Best Comedy Series: “Transparent”
Best Dramatic Series: “The Affair”
Best Actor, Drama: Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” Best Actress, Drama: Ruth Wilson, “The Affair”
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Best Actor, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”
Best Actress, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: George Clooney