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Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel Win Big at the Golden Globes


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association showed Wes Anderson some love this year.

Photo by Fox Searchlight.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association named their Golden Globes winners Sunday evening, and there was at least one big shock: Wes Anderson, who’s never been a favorite of the HFPA (this year marked his first Golden Globe nominations) or the academy, won Best Picture Musical or Comedy for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Budapest beat out its toughest competition in the category, Birdman (which took home two awards).

Boyhood was the biggest winner in the film categories, however, winning Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress. Julianne Moore continued her successful awards season run, winning Best Actress in a Drama for her turn in the emotional drama Still Alice, while Eddie Redmayne beat out some formidable competition for Best Actor in a Drama with his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. For Best Actor and Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, Michael Keaton and Amy Adams won for Birdman and Big Eyes.


Notably, in the television categories, none of the major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, or Fox) took home any awards, as the New York Times’ Movies Twitter feed pointed out. The HFPA did, on the other hand, show a lot of love for newcomers: Amazon’s critically beloved Transparent won big, taking home Best Television Series Comedy or Musical (the first show distributed through non-traditional means to do so), as well as Best Actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical for Jeffrey Tambor. Another first-timer, Showtime’s The Affair, nabbed Best Television Drama and Best Actress in a Television Drama for Ruth Wilson.

Among the other surprise wins: Gina Rodriguez, who won her first Golden Globe for her lead role in Jane the Virgin, and How to Train Your Dragon 2, which beat out presumed favorite The Lego Movie.



Best Picture, Drama

The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

Best Director
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actress, Drama
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Jennifer Aniston, Cake


Best Actor, Drama
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
David Oyelowo, Selma
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes 


Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year


Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Robert Duvall, The Judge

Best Screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Original Song in Motion Picture
John Legend & Common, “Glory” (Selma)
Lana Del Rey, “Big Eyes” (Big Eyes)
Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, and Will Gluck, “Opportunity” (Annie
Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye, “Mercy Is” (Noah)
Lorde, “Yellow Flicker Beat” (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay)


Best Original Score
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar


Best Animated Film
The Lego Movie
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Boxtrolls
The Book of Life

Best Foreign-Language Film
Tangerine Mandarin
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem


Best Television Series Comedy or Musical
Jane the Virgin
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Television Drama
The Affair
Game of Thrones

Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best Actress, Television Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Claire Danes, Homeland


Best Actor, Television Drama
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Clive Owen, The Knick
Dominic West, The Affair
James Spader, The Blacklist
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless

Best Actress in a Television Series Comedy or Musical
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black
Lena Dunham, Girls
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie


Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective


Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective


Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances O’Connor, Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matthew Bomer, The Normal Heart

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Allison Janney, Mom
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey