The 2015 awards season kicks into high gear this week with the 2015 Golden Globe Awards ceremony, hosted by everyone’s favorite celebrity BFFs, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. We’ll be updating this post as winners are announced, along with some of our commentary. Hit the jump to join in on the fun!
8:00: Tina and Amy kick things off with a Sony hack joke.
8:09: Took 9 minutes to get to the Bill Cosby material.
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
Thoughts: Good pick, HFPA. A strong category, but J.K. Simmons’ Fletcher was one of the most memorable creations of the year.
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
Thoughts: Oh — really? Um, okay. Froggatt is very likable, but Downton Abbey is long past its prime.
Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
* Fargo, FX
The Missing, Starz
The Normal Heart, HBO
Olive Kitteridge, HBO
True Detective, HBO
Best Performance By an Actor in a Miniseries 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
Thoughts: Aw, the True Detective gang must be so bummed. Thornton’s speech was short and sweet and totally him.
The Benedict Cumberbomb Lives. pic.twitter.com/oNp1Gt9LV6
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) January 12, 2015
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV 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
Thoughts: Wow! A big surprise, and a happy one. Rodriguez is just incredible on Jane the Virgin, one of the season’s best new shows. But what is this Wild-style trek she has up to the stage?
Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Jane the Virgin, The CW
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
* Transparent, Amazon Instant Video
Thoughts: Say what you will about the HFPA, but they have great taste in new comedies. Transparent is so quietly lovely it could’ve gone overlooked, but it’s an incredible work worthy of this prize.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
* Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Big Eyes” from Big Eyes
* “Glory” from Selma
“Mercy Is” from Noah
“Opportunity” from Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Thoughts: Selma‘s been tragically underappreciated this awards season, so I’m just happy to see it pick up a statue.
Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, 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
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
Thoughts: Big Eyes wasn’t one of Adams’ strongest roles, but it’s not like there’s an obvious better choice in this category. (To be fair, I haven’t seen Maps yet.) So… sure, why not.
Is Brad Pitt available to sing Quvenzhané Wallis's name to Ricky Gervais?
— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) January 12, 2015
Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
* How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
Thoughts: I would’ve voted for Lego Movie, personally, but it’s hard to begrudge HTTYD2 this win. I mean, just look at this guy.
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
Thoughts: IMHO, the right person got the win. So happy to see Arquette’s subtle work in Boyhood has not gone unnoticed.
9:26: Oh, this Margaret Cho / North Korea thing is a recurring bit? Okay then.
9:28: I think would be okay with it if the next 90 minutes of the Globes were just Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader doing terrible celebrity impressions.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
* Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Thoughts: I liked Birdman as much as the next person, but even so I’m not seeing how that was a better screenplay than Gone Girl or The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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
Thoughts: Transparent is having a great night! If you haven’t caught up with this show yet, please take this as a sign that you should do so ASAP.
9:38: “I would like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community.” – Jeffrey Tambor is a class act.
Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure Turist, Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett, Israel
Ida, Poland and Denmark
* Leviathan, Russia
Tangerines Mandariinid, Estonia
Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries 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 Television Series – Drama
* The Affair, Showtime
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
The Good Wife, CBS
House of Cards, Netflix
Thoughts: The HFPA really likes new shows, and also Joanne Froggatt.
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
10:07: Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle adorably / awkwardly bicker over who is better friends with Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient George Clooney.
Amal is only barely tolerating her husband's stupid office party. #GoldenGlobes
— Caroline (@carolineframke) January 12, 2015
Not putting “Batman” in the Clooney retrospective doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. WE REMEMBER. #GoldenGlobes
— Donna Dickens (@MildlyAmused) January 12, 2015
Best Director – Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
* Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Thoughts: Yay! I like all of the nominees, but Boyhood was a singular achievement, if you ask me.
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
Nice thing about Linklater winning is it feels like Hollywood coming to him, not other way around. Still that guy in the cab from SLACKER.
— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) January 12, 2015
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
Thoughts: Riggan Thomson would be so proud.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
* The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Thoughts: Totally expected Birdman to take this, based on the Best Actor and Best Screenplay wins, but I’m not complaining.
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
Thoughts: Nothing against Eddie Redmayne… but his turn in The Theory of Everything is maybe the third-best performance in this category. Womp womp.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Thoughts: And with that, Boyhood is officially the film to beat at the Oscars.
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