Golden Globes Recap


Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took a few well-aimed jabs at Hollywood celebrities, including a marvellous joke at George Clooney’s expense. Mentioning the actor’s marriage to lawyer Amal Alamuddin, Tina Fey joked “Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a Lifetime Achievement Award!”
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Jokes about The Interview, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, and Birdman followed, but the two were just getting warmed up. They saved their biggest burns for beleagured Bill Cosby. “Proving nothing is sacred, Fey and Poehler then offered an alternative plot line for Into the Woods in which Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby,” reports Rolling Stone. Poehler and Fey then took turns with some vicious Cosby impressions, to a mixture of uproarious laughter and a few sharp intakes of breath from the audience.
The two main themes of Sunday night were the importance of free speech and the importance of decent roles for women. Several celebrities mentioned the events in Paris, and there was more than one utterance of Je Suis Charlie. George Clooney, in accepting his Cecil B. DeMille Award, said the march in Paris wasn’t about protest. It was about affirming that “we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it.” And the evening’s first standing ovation came after Hollywood Foreign Press President Theo Kingma made a speech in support of the value of free speech.
 

Several actresses acknowledged the apparent increase of roles for strong women (read: middle-aged women.) Patricia Arquette, who won for Boyhood, said she was inspired to play the part because at one time she had been a struggling single mother, and dedicated the win to her mother and to her daughter. The Honourable Woman‘s Maggie Gyllenhaal didn’t think it was a year of roles for powerful women; it was a year of roles for “actual women.”
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The hashtags from last night  that are going to dominate your twitter feed this morning are #Keatoncrying, #jlosgoldenglobes, #ReturnoftheCumberbomb and #omgPrince! Michael Keaton’s tearful moving acceptance speech for his win for Birdman is getting rave reviews on social media for its mixture of warmth, sincerity and sentimentality. Apart from the shocking news that his real name is Michael Douglas, Keaton’s speech was memorable for his dedication to his hard-working parents and to his “best friend”, his son Sean. Earlier in the evening, Benedict Cumberbatch brought the Cumberbomb back into the zeitgeist, when he photobombed Meryl Streep and Margaret Cho during a skit about North Korea.
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Jeremy Renner’s ears must be burning today; after leering at Jennifer Lopez’s chest and commenting “you’ve got the globes, too”, his silly, sexist joke was ruled a severe misfire, especially as the overwhelming theme of the evening was the importance of realistic roles for women in film and television.
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But perhaps the biggest moment of the night – as far as the room was concerned – was when a pimptastic Prince ambled on stage to present Best Original Song. The crowd lost the run of itself at the sight of His Purpleness. But that’s just a rule: when Prince comes in to the room, everyone gets excited.
While all the attention was on the speeches, the jokes, the fashion, and the flubs, let’s not forget the actual awards. The much-lauded True Detective went open empty-handed. Transparent, The Affair, The Normal Heart, and Fargo were winners, as were The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, and Boyhood. The LEGO Movie lost out to How To Train Your Dragon 2.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Boyhood

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Eddie Redmayne
The Theory Of Everything

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Julianne Moore
Still Alice

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 MOTION PICTURE

Patricia Arquette
Boyhood

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Richard Linklater
Boyhood

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

The Grand Budapest Hotel
American Empirical Picture; Fox Searchlight Pictures

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

Michael Keaton
Birdman

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

Amy Adams
Big Eyes

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

The Affair
Showtime
Showtime Presents, Sheleg, Higlewater

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Transparent
Amazon
Amazon Studios Instant Video

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Fargo
FX
FX Productions & MGM Television


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

Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Honorable Woman

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Kevin Spacey
House Of Cards

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

Jeffrey Tambor
Transparent

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Ruth Wilson
The Affair

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 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 TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Gina Rodriguez
Jane The Virgin

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

Johann Johannsson
The Theory Of Everything

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“Glory”
Selma

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

How To Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

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

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

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