2015 Golden Globes Awards Winners

The prestigious Golden Globe Awards were handed out tonight by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The trophies are still widely considered to be a good indicator of Oscar potential, even though experience has often proved otherwise --- only about one third of Globes winners actually go on to win Academy Awards. While the numerous critics’ nominations and awards revealed over the past couple of weeks can be even more reliable in predicting who will win Oscars, the Golden Globes have the highest public visibility and are said to signal the traditional “start of Oscar season.”

Boyhood was the night's big winner, taking three top awards. Richard Linklater's shot-over-12-years masterpiece won Best Picture (Drama), Director, and Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category went to Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. Although Birdman had topped the nominations tally with seven, it only took home two awards: Best Actor - Comedy or Musical to Michael Keaton and Best Screenplay. Julianne Moore was awarded Best Actress in a Drama for Still Alice. In the Comedy or Musical category, Best Actress honors went to Amy Adams for Big Eyes. Best Actor in a Drama was Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything. J.K. Simmons picked up Best Supporting Actor honors for Whiplash.

Jóhann Jóhannsson won Best Original Score for The Theory of Everything while John Legend and Common's "Glory" was the Best Original Song from Selma. Other top movie winners included Russia's Leviathan for Foreign Language Film and How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Best Animated Feature.

Currently celebrating its 72nd year in Hollywood, the enigmatic Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a distinguished group of critics and reporters for overseas outlets representing 55 countries with a combined readership of more than 250 million. Their publications include leading newspapers and magazines in Europe, Asia, Australasia, and Latin America. Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA-based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual Golden Globe Awards, the third most watched awards show on television, have enabled the non-profit organization to donate more than $15 million in the past 19 years to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programs for future film and television professionals.

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards were telecast live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler and former 30 Rock star Tina Fey hosted the ceremonies for the third time.

Winners by motion picture distributor:

Fox Searchlight Pictures: 3
IFC Films: 3
Sony Pictures Classics: 3
Focus Features: 2
Paramount Pictures: 1
Twentieth Century Fox: 1
The Weinstein Company: 1

Winners by television network:

Amazon Instant Video: 2
FX: 2
Showtime: 2
The CW: 1
HBO: 1
Netflix: 1
PBS Masterpiece: 1
Sundance TV: 1

Winners by motion picture:

“Boyhood”: 3
“Birdman”: 2
“The Theory of Everything”: 2
“Big Eyes”: 1
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”: 1
“How to Train Your Dragon 2″: 1
“Leviathan”: 1
“Selma”: 1
“Still Alice:” 1
“Whiplash”: 1

Winners by television series or program:

“The Affair”: 2
“Fargo:” 2
“Transparent”: 2
“Downton Abbey”: 1
“Jane the Virgin”: 1
“The Honorable Woman”: 1
“House of Cards”: 1
“The Normal Heart”: 1

Here are all the nominees and wiiners (in BOLD):

MOTION PICTURES

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

BOYHOOD
IFC Productions and Detour Filmproduction; IFC Films

FOXCATCHER
Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Classic

THE IMITATION GAME
Black Bear Pictures; The Weinstein Company

SELMA
Paramount Pictures and Pathé; Paramount Pictures

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Working Title Films; Focus Features

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

JENNIFER ANISTON
CAKE

FELICITY JONES
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

JULIANNE MOORE
STILL ALICE

ROSAMUND PIKE
GONE GIRL

REESE WITHERSPOON
WILD

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

STEVE CARELL
FOXCATCHER

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
THE IMITATION GAME

JAKE GYLLENHAAL
NIGHTCRAWLER

DAVID OYELOWO
SELMA

EDDIE REDMAYNE
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BIRDMAN
Regency Enterprises and M Productions and Le Grisbi Productions; Fox Searchlight Pictures

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
American Empirical Picture; Fox Searchlight Pictures

INTO THE WOODS
Disney; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

PRIDE
Pathé Productions Limited, British Broadcasting Corporation, The British Film Institute and Calamity Films; CBS Films Inc.

ST. VINCENT
Chernin Entertainment; The Weinstein Company

 

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

AMY ADAMS
BIG EYES

EMILY BLUNT
INTO THE WOODS

HELEN MIRREN
THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

JULIANNE MOORE
MAPS TO THE STARS

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS
ANNIE

 

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

RALPH FIENNES
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

MICHAEL KEATON
BIRDMAN

BILL MURRAY
ST. VINCENT

JOAQUIN PHOENIX
INHERENT VICE

CHRISTOPH WALTZ
BIG EYES

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BIG HERO 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

THE BOOK OF LIFE
Twentieth Century Fox and Reel FX Animation Studios; Twentieth Century Fox

THE BOXTROLLS
Laika; Focus Features

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox

THE LEGO MOVIE
Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / RatPac-Dune Entertainment / Lego System A/S / Vertigo Entertainment/Lin Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

FORCE MAJEURE TURIST (SWEDEN)
Coproduction Office; Magnolia Pictures

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE (ISRAEL) AMSALEM GETT
Arte France Cinéma; Music Box Films

IDA (POLAND/DENMARK)
Phoenix film investments; Music Box Films

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

TANGERINES MANDARIINID (ESTONIA)
Allfilm

 

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

PATRICIA ARQUETTE
BOYHOOD

JESSICA CHASTAIN
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
THE IMITATION GAME

EMMA STONE
BIRDMAN

MERYL STREEP
INTO THE WOODS

 

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

ROBERT DUVALL
THE JUDGE

ETHAN HAWKE
BOYHOOD

EDWARD NORTON
BIRDMAN

MARK RUFFALO
FOXCATCHER

J.K. SIMMONS
WHIPLASH

 

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

WES ANDERSON
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

AVA DUVERNAY
SELMA

DAVID FINCHER
GONE GIRL

ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU
BIRDMAN

RICHARD LINKLATER
BOYHOOD

 

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

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

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
THE IMITATION GAME

JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS
GONE GIRL

ANTONIO SANCHEZ
BIRDMAN

HANS ZIMMER
INTERSTELLAR

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“BIG EYES” — BIG EYES
Music by: Lana Del Rey
Lyrics by: Lana Del Rey

“GLORY” — SELMA
Music by: John Legend, Common
Lyrics by: John Legend, Common

“MERCY IS” — NOAH
Music by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
Lyrics by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye

“OPPORTUNITY” — ANNIE
Music by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck
Lyrics by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck

“YELLOW FLICKER BEAT” — THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
Music by: Lorde
Lyrics by: Lorde

TELEVISION

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

THE AFFAIR
SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME Presents, SHELEG, HIGLEWATER

DOWNTON ABBEY
PBS
A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production in association with NBCUniversal

GAME OF THRONES
HBO
HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions

THE GOOD WIFE
CBS
CBS Television Studios with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

HOUSE OF CARDS
NETFLIX
Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

CLAIRE DANES
HOMELAND

VIOLA DAVIS
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

JULIANNA MARGULIES
THE GOOD WIFE

RUTH WILSON
THE AFFAIR

ROBIN WRIGHT
HOUSE OF CARDS

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

CLIVE OWEN
THE KNICK

LIEV SCHREIBER
RAY DONOVAN

KEVIN SPACEY
HOUSE OF CARDS

JAMES SPADER
THE BLACKLIST

DOMINIC WEST
THE AFFAIR

 

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

GIRLS
HBO
HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I Am Jenni Konner Productions

JANE THE VIRGIN
THE CW
CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Electus

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
NETFLIX
Lionsgate Television for Netflix

SILICON VALLEY
HBO
HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky works, and 3 Arts Entertainment

TRANSPARENT
AMAZON
Amazon Studios INSTANT VIDEO

 

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

LENA DUNHAM
GIRLS

EDIE FALCO
NURSE JACKIE

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS
VEEP

GINA RODRIGUEZ
JANE THE VIRGIN

TAYLOR SCHILLING
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

 

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

LOUIS C. K.
LOUIE

DON CHEADLE
HOUSE OF LIES

RICKY GERVAIS
DEREK

WILLIAM H. MACY
SHAMELESS

JEFFREY TAMBOR
TRANSPARENT

 

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

FARGO
FX
FX Productions & MGM Television

THE MISSING
STARZ
New Pictures, Company Pictures, Two Brothers Pictures, Playground Entertainment, BBC

THE NORMAL HEART
HBO
HBO Films in association with Plan B Entertainment, Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy Productions

OLIVE KITTERIDGE
HBO
HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone

TRUE DETECTIVE
HBO
HBO Entertainment in association with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger

 

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

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
THE HONORABLE WOMAN

JESSICA LANGE
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW

FRANCES MCDORMAND
OLIVE KITTERIDGE

FRANCES O’CONNOR
THE MISSING

ALLISON TOLMAN
FARGO

 

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

MARTIN FREEMAN
FARGO

WOODY HARRELSON
TRUE DETECTIVE

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
TRUE DETECTIVE

MARK RUFFALO
THE NORMAL HEART

BILLY BOB THORNTON
FARGO

 

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

UZO ADUBA
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

KATHY BATES
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW

JOANNE FROGGATT
DOWNTON ABBEY

ALLISON JANNEY
MOM

MICHELLE MONAGHAN
TRUE DETECTIVE

 

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

MATT BOMER
THE NORMAL HEART

ALAN CUMMING
THE GOOD WIFE

COLIN HANKS
FARGO

BILL MURRAY
OLIVE KITTERIDGE

JON VOIGHT
RAY DONOVAN



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Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

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