'Boyhood,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Win Big at 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:10 Written by  iamrogue
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'Boyhood,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Win Big at 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Awards season is like going to Outback Steakhouse®: you always go in hopeful but leave sweaty, red-faced, and bloated.

Obviously the Oscars® are an Outback Special® Sirloin in this star-studded awards econo-eatery, so that makes the Golden Globe Awards® a Bloomin' Onion®.  Every year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association serves up a piping hot appetizer of deep-fried "Who are you wearing?" before the nutritionally non-existent main course of pomp and self-congratulation.

An array of wildly different movies got a bite of the onion this year, as no single film swept, but the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards® saw Boyhood in particular making good, winning Best Picture (Drama), Best Director (Richard Linklater), and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette).

M. Gustave primly received a major award, too, as Wed Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel won Best Picture (Comedy/Musical).

While Boyhood was busy shoring itself up as an Oscar frontrunner, the acting categories saw several thespians doing the same.  Michael Keaton cemented the impression that he's a shoe-in for his Birdman performance, which won Best Actor (Comedy), though Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything could give him a run for his money, having won in the Drama category.  Birdman, long an awards season heavy-hitter, also won Best Screenplay.

Julianne Moore and Amy Adams were anointed Best Actresses in Drama and Comedy/Musical for Still Alice and Big Eyes, respectively. Long-overdue character actor JK Simmons made it clear that he's got a real chance at an Academy Award thanks to his savage, horrifying performance in Whiplash.

In a pretty surprising upset, How to Train Your Dragon 2 won Best Animated Feature, defeating the much-loved and critically acclaimed The LEGO Movie.

The ceremony, hosted – for the last time, they say – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, also saw George Clooney honored with a Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.  Batman & Robin was conspicuously missing from the highlight reel of his work during the show, a reel that came complete with new footage from the yet-to-be-released Tomorrowland.

Check out all of the winners of from the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards®, including the landmark winners from the television side, which saw streaming series awarded to an unprecedented extent:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE 

J.K. Simmons
Whiplash

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Joanne Froggatt
Downton Abbey

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Fargo
FX, FX Productions & MGM Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Billy Bob Thornton
Fargo

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Gina Rodriguez
Jane The Virgin

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Transparent
Amazon
Amazon Studios Instant Video

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

Johann Johannsson
The Theory Of Everything

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“Glory”
Selma

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Matt Bomer
The Normal Heart

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Amy Adams
Big Eyes

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

How To Train Your Dragon 2
DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Patricia Arquette
Boyhood

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
Birdman

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Jeffrey Tambor
Transparent

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Leviathan (Russia)
(Левиафан) Non-Stop Production, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation of the Cinema Funds, RuArts Foundation; Sony Pictures Classics


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Honorable Woman

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

The Affair
Showtime
Showtime Presents, Sheleg, Higlewater

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Kevin Spacey
House Of Cards

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Richard Linklater
Boyhood

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Ruth Wilson
The Affair

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Michael Keaton
Birdman

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

The Grand Budapest Hotel
American Empirical Picture; Fox Searchlight Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Julianne Moore
Still Alice

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Eddie Redmayne
The Theory Of Everything

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Boyhood
IFC Productions and Detour Filmproduction; IFC Films


Here is how IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick thinks the Golden Globe wins will affect the upcoming Academy Award-nominations:

-Boyhood and director Richard Linklater’s wins in Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Director, respectively, make them both frontrunners in their Oscar categories. 

-After it’s surprise win over Birdman for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, The Grand Budapest Hotel is now a serious contender for an Academy Award-nomination for Best Picture. 

Michael Keaton’s win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, and subsequently, Eddie Redmayne’s win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, lock-in Keaton for being both nominated and likely winning an Oscar for Best Actor, as young Redmayne does not seem like much competition for veteran actor Keaton

Amy Adams win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical makes her a much more serious contender for an Academy Award-nomination in the Best Actress category. However, in an already very competitive race, it may be too little too late. 

-Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette, and J.K. Simmons’ wins in their respective categories, assures all of them to receive Oscar-nominations and more likely than not, the gold this year. 

- How To Train Your Dragon 2’s surprise win over The Lego Movie for Best Animated Feature Film could help it’s chances come Oscar time. 

-Writer/director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s win for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for his work on Birdman, could give him a leg up over Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood in the Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay category. 

Academy Award-nominations will be announced on January 15th. 

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