Golden Globes 2015 – Reactions and Winners

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With the Golden Globes, the award season is officially upon us. It’s hard to say how much the winners here will identify the winners at the upcoming award shows, but it’s a good first look into the mindset of voters.

This is the last Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted Globes of their three year run, and they kicked it off as good as ever. Starting with The Interview, moving onto Who’d You Rather, and then Bill Cosby jokes. It was a dramatic way to shock the audience but they’ll probably get some flack from some people.

North Korea got multiple mentions throughout the evening but after the first initial joke it was a lame trope throughout the evening. The only jokes Tina and Amy produced after their monologue were these unfortunate portrayals of North Korea running the show. When the HFPA President gave his quick speech he related it to freedom of speech and received a standing ovation for basically nothing. Really, it was just an over the top patriotic show. Tina and Amy could have done better on their final run, but unfortunately it was a lackluster, uninteresting evening.

It was shocking that Fargo picked up so much, stealing it from True Detective and Normal Heart in two of the early awards. Gina Rodriguez’s win for Jane the Virgin was one of the most exciting wins of night, both because this show is incredible and because she was so excited for winning. Another good win is Transparent, the show focused on the trans community. The Globes are an award show willing to shake things up, but that was a big ten minutes of success. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s acceptance speech was a powerful, feminist moment about roles being created for real and complicated women, not just the powerful ones. Michael Keaton supplied an emotional and touching speech summarizing his life and his son. George Clooney’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B Demille award was memorable and sweet. It’s the first time I’ve seen Clooney so emotional and excited to show off a woman he’s with, married or not.

There were some amazing moments and moving speeches this year, but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler certainly let me down. Maybe they’ll ask Ricky Gervais back, because he was certainly better during his time as a presenter. That would certainly spice things up and lessen the reliance on annoying and unhumorous gags.

Movie Win Counts:
Boyhood – 3
Birdman, The Theory of Everything – 2
Still Alice, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Big Eyes, Whiplash, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Leviathan, Selma – 1

Our Correct Predictions:
Movies: 6
TV: 2

WINNERS

Movies:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams (Big Eyes)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Animated Feature Film
How to Train your Dragon 2

Best Foreign Language Film
Leviathan

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Selma

TV:
Best TV Series, Drama
The Affair

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Ruth Wilson (The Affair)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
Fargo

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman)

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Billy Bob Thorton (Fargo)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)

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