Award season is now upon us, with the 72nd Golden Globes ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, taking place last night.
It’s been a fantastic year for film, with many categories being too close to call. Below is a complete list of this year’s winner:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominations: Foxcatcher, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Selma and The Theory of Everything.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nominations: Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel Into the Woods, Pride and St Vincent.
Winner: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Nominations: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ava DuVernay, Selma, David Fincher, Gone Girl and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Best Actor – Drama
Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Nominations: Steve Carell, Foxcatcher, Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything, Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler and David Oyelowo, Selma.
Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
Winner: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Nominations: Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Michael eaton, Birdman, Bill Murray, St. Vincent, Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice and Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes.
Best Actress – Drama
Winner: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Nominations: Jennifer Aniston, Cake, Julianne Moore, Still Alice, Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything, Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl and Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
Winner: Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Nominations: Emily Blunt, Into the Woods, Amy Adams, Big Eyes, Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars, Quvenzhane Wallis, Annie
Best Supporting Actor
Winner: JK Simmons, Whiplash
Nominations: Robert Duvall, The Judge, JK Simmons, Whiplash, Ethan Hawke, Boyhood, Edward Norton, Birdma and Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Nominations: Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year, Patricia Arquette, Boyhood, Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game, Emma Stone, Birdman and Meryl Streep, Into the Woods.
Winner: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman
Nominations: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman, Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl, Richard Linklater, Boyhood and Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Best Original Score
Winner: Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Nominations: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Gone Girl, Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game, Antonio Sanchez, Birdman and Hans Zimmer, Interstellar.
Best Original Song
Winner: Glory, Selma – John Legend, Common
Nominations: Big Eyes, Big Eyes – Lana Del Rey, Glory, Selma – John Legend, Common, Mercy Is, Noah – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye Opportunity, Annie – Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck and Yellow Flicker Beat, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Lorde.
Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: Leviathan (Russia)
Nominations: Force Majeure (Sweden), Leviathan (Russia), Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel), Ida (Poland) and Tangerines (Estonia).
Best Animated Feature
Winner: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Nominations: Big Hero 6, The Book of Life, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Boxtrolls and The Lego Movie.
Perhaps nothing too surprising in the film department. Birdman and Boyhood took several gongs, as expected. It’s great to see The Grand Budapest Hotel taking the award for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), a category that many had Birdman down for winning. The original Score and Song awards were a little unexpected, as I had Interstellar to take the Original Score by some distance. Maybe the issue of sound design effected The Hollywood Foreign Press panel as much as it did me. Either way, this year has been a tough one to call, with multiple contenders for every award.
To hear what we have to say about this year’s winners and losers, tune in to The Angry Microwave podcast Friday 16th January, where we will be joined by YouTube Movie Reviewer and Film Fanatic, Chris Stuckmann.