Boyhood celebrates Golden Globes success

Posted on 12 January 2015
By Craig Kell
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The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place last night as Richard Linklater’s family drama Boyhood nabbed three film accolades.

Linklater himself also won Best Director while Patricia Arquette landed Best Supporting Actress for her role as the mother of the leading character. Her stern competition included Jessica Chastain , Keira Knightley, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep.

In Best Film (Comedy/Musical), Wes Anderson’s quirky caper The Grand Budapest Hotel took home the gong ahead of the much-fancied Birdman. However, the defeated favourite did secure the Best Screenplay award and a much-deserved Best Actor (Comedy/Musical) win for Michael Keaton as the former superhero star trying to rebuild his career on Broadway.

Another double-winning film on the night was the British biopic The Theory of Everything which clinched two awards for Best Original Score and Best Actor (Drama) win for Eddie Redmayne with his portrayal of renowned scientist Stephen Hawking. He overcame fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and David Oyelowo plus Steve Carrell and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) to land the gong.

Julianne Moore was named Best Actress (Drama) for her performance as a middle-aged woman suffering from Alzheimer’s in the family drama Still Alice beating off the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon.

For the second year in a row, Amy Adams won the Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) accolade for her role as painter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes. The triumph came a year after her previous victory in the category for American Hustle.

J.K Simmons eased his way to Best Supporting Actor for his stunning performance in the music-based drama Whiplash.

John Legend and Common secured the Best Original Song award for their work on Selma while there was an unexpected win for How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the Best Animated Film shortlist as it overcame The LEGO Movie.

The Imitation Game ended up being the big loser on the night with no wins from its five nominations while other films like Foxcatcher, Gone Girl and Into the Woods went home empty-handed.

Oscar-winning actor/director George Clooney received the Cecil B. DeMille award for his work over the past thirty years and dedicated the achievement to his new wife Amal.

The full list of winners are below:

BEST MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA)
Boyhood

BEST MOTION PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Julianne Moore – Still Alice

BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Michael Keaton – Birdman

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Amy Adams – Big Eyes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K Simmons – Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

BEST SCREENPLAY
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Johan Johansson – The Theory of Everything

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Glory” – Selma

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
How to Train Your Dragon 2

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Leviathan